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JimBo
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:58 pm    Post subject: Aprilia RSV 1000 Reply with quote

Well, finally got out on M (Milly-Molly-Mandy) that I bought from M (Markie Mark).

First ride and I'm very impressed. Not uncomfortable as I was expecting! I've never owned a sports bike before and I was ready for aching arm/hands, but if anything my bum is aching from there only being a plank of wood for a seat.

It's a complete revelation how planted it feels, and how much easier it is to tip it into corners and bends. I don't think I went round them faster (I need to get the feel of the bike first) but it seemed to be a more natural movement.

Again the suspension surprised me as I expected it to be a little "rattly" over indifferent road surfaces, but it knocks spots off my Suzuki SV over any terrain.

Power delivery (as far as I dare) was very progressive, until I cracked the throttle open when it took off Shocked & Cool .

So far so good then. I will give some updates when I've used it a bit more.

But now I know why sports bike riders walk funny. Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Aprilia RSV 1000 Reply with quote

JimBo wrote:
but now I know why sports bike riders walk funny. Laughing


Oh yeah, that because most of them are so far up themselves.........enjoy it Jimbo, just watch the Licence............
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one Jimbo, enjoy it! Cool

Glad to hear the suspension is good over rough road surfaces...makes me really want to go have a tinker with the R1 suspension setup.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats Jimbo Very Happy

Look forward to doing a ride with you soon mate. Very Happy

Dont believe the bad press about us sportsbike riders Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad to hear you like her Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are very nice bikes with fanastic torque. Smile

The thing to watch for especially if you are following on a normal inline 4 is the engine breaking, they slow down alot quicker. Shocked
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whizbang wrote:
They are very nice bikes with fanastic torque. Smile

The thing to watch for especially if you are following on a normal inline 4 is the engine breaking, they slow down alot quicker. Shocked

I have 3 bikes in my garage at the moment, and all are V twins Wink .
It's riders following me who have to watch out, eh Pete? Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JimBo wrote:
Whizbang wrote:
They are very nice bikes with fanastic torque. Smile

The thing to watch for especially if you are following on a normal inline 4 is the engine breaking, they slow down alot quicker. Shocked

I have 3 bikes in my garage at the moment, and all are V twins Wink .
It's riders following me who have to watch out, eh Pete? Laughing


Tell me about it - France especially.....
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JimBo wrote:
Whizbang wrote:
They are very nice bikes with fanastic torque. Smile

The thing to watch for especially if you are following on a normal inline 4 is the engine breaking, they slow down alot quicker. Shocked

I have 3 bikes in my garage at the moment, and all are V twins Wink .
It's riders following me who have to watch out, eh Pete? Laughing


too fookin right ...bloody engine should be linked to the brake light
glad to hear youve got a big girls bike now jim .....cant wait to see the famous jimbo mojo back in action Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes but how do you happy biker on a sport bike .... Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tango wrote:
Yes but how do you happy biker on a sport bike .... Laughing

rolling on the floor laughing
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