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    Baby Twin
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    Angry New owner with lots of problems on the bike

    In January 2012 I changed from a Ducati 1098 to the RSV4 APRC.

    10 days after receiving the bike the engine didnt start, the aprilia dealer charged the battery....15 days later it didnt start again, they replaced the battery and the problem was solved.

    Yesterday I was riding at around 200 KPH going from 5th to 6th gear, heard a strange noise and the 6th gear did not enter.

    Took the bike to the dealer and they say the gear box must be replaced.

    The bike has 1.600 KM, 4 months and they want to replace the gear box ??

    Does any of you had this kind of problems

    What would you do ? should I demand a new bike or is it OK to replace the gear box and pray for no more problems

    I use the bike everyday and the Aprilia dealer in Lisbon has been very correct with me, I now ride a replacement bike Aprilia MANA 850 and expect a reply from Aprilia...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PedroMoreira View Post
    In January 2012 I changed from a Ducati 1098 to the RSV4 APRC.

    10 days after receiving the bike the engine didnt start, the aprilia dealer charged the battery....15 days later it didnt start again, they replaced the battery and the problem was solved.

    Yesterday I was riding at around 200 KPH going from 5th to 6th gear, heard a strange noise and the 6th gear did not enter.

    Took the bike to the dealer and they say the gear box must be replaced.

    The bike has 1.600 KM, 4 months and they want to replace the gear box ??

    Does any of you had this kind of problems

    What would you do ? should I demand a new bike or is it OK to replace the gear box and pray for no more problems

    I use the bike everyday and the Aprilia dealer in Lisbon has been very correct with me, I now ride a replacement bike Aprilia MANA 850 and expect a reply from Aprilia...
    There has been an issue with Clutch arm on some bikes causing shifting issues. You might want to ask the dealer about it and see if your bike has the affected part.

    I heard on Af1 that some more recalls may be coming for the v4 also but i think the Factory is on a Easter break

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    Baby Twin
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    Thank's Spoonz.

    I sent your comments to the dealer.

    Aprilia asked them to send fotos of the damaged parts, in order to find out what happened and what will be the solution.

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    I hope those 1600 kilometres were not banzai track miles? What was the history of it?
    Ck

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    what's your impression of the Mana 850 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carbon Kid View Post
    I hope those 1600 kilometres were not banzai track miles? What was the history of it?
    Ck
    The 1600 KM were on the street, exactly as the 30.000 I've done on the Ducati 1098 (previous bike) without any problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corsa_RSVR View Post
    what's your impression of the Mana 850 ?
    It's confortable, easy to ride, pratical for daily use in the city. Not my kind of bike, I like to lean on the tank and go fast specially on corners.

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    Baby Twin
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    Thanks for the nice post dear...

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    the bike wil be cool my friend please dont worry!
    it does sound like its part of the effected gearbox , it should all be on warranty!

    let us know how you get on!

    cold in lisboa at the moment?

    Griff

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