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    RSV4 Launch at dealers

    just saw this: http://www.visordown.com/news/article.asp?UAN=6994&v=1

    you brits are some lucky bastards.

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    Got my test ride booked for Saturday (so long as its not raining!!)

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    Yeh i saw the bike yesterday when i dropped mine off, its much nicer in the flesh and its not as cramped as people are making out. My local garage are charging 50 per test ride.

    I can wait

    Just seen what the guy put at the bottom of the page. What a tube! After going to Birmingham and London bike show its is the cleanest and best put together bike i've seen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nadz View Post
    Just seen what the guy put at the bottom of the page. What a tube! After going to Birmingham and London bike show its is the cleanest and best put together bike i've seen.
    haha the mods must have deleted it...i was a very stupid thing to say anyhow.

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    nah still there on this Link

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    We have to wait until June, here in Oz.

    Would be interested in reading what your opinions are after the test ride, as all the magazines haven't said a bad thing about it yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgw View Post
    We have to wait until June, here in Oz.

    Would be interested in reading what your opinions are after the test ride, as all the magazines haven't said a bad thing about it yet.
    IF you can get MCN online out there then they did a road test. The outcome was 50/50 - Great Race bike but flawed road bike about sums up what they said.

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    I will still take one out for a test ride when they get here.

    But I think it would be better to wait until they sort out all the problems maybe next years model

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    i found it a little small but i still want one

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    Jesus Carl, I know you're tall but you look like you're sitting on a 125!!!!

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    Sharky, told me a great story about the launch at Forza in Silverstone.....which ended up being the non-launch as Aprilia failed to send any merchandise, posters, blurb etc.. & failed to provide any bikes!!!! Cracking launch that eh!!!?

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    Flawed..?

    Went to Wareham Aprilia to view the bike yesterday... lovely. Tried to get a ride but the're not letting anyone on it yet and yes I was told 50 for an hours test ages ago ! Ivan was saying that he found out that one of the testers, can't remember which one, is sponsored by Yamaha.......... independent test not. Will wait 'till another mag gives it a go. would be good to see it on a dyno. He also said that in T mode it's scary as hell !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rotors7 View Post
    Went to Wareham Aprilia to view the bike yesterday... lovely. Tried to get a ride but the're not letting anyone on it yet and yes I was told 50 for an hours test ages ago ! Ivan was saying that he found out that one of the testers, can't remember which one, is sponsored by Yamaha.......... independent test not. Will wait 'till another mag gives it a go. would be good to see it on a dyno. He also said that in T mode it's scary as hell !!
    It's Michael Neeves who has a bike supplied by Yamaha. That's not unusual as all the mags have manufacturer supplied bikes as long termers etc.
    Neeves was on a Yam last year but voted the Blade the best alrounder.

    You have to test ride it yourself and make up your own mind. Personally i think it highly likely many might ride an R1 faster than the RSV4. The RSV4 is a racer on the road and the R1 is a road bike. Turn a racer into a road bike and you have to curb the very things that made it a good racer. If T mode is as scary as hell where's the point in that. ? I've never liked or been fast on a bike that scared me to death.
    Isn't that the point of the R1, not to imtimidate you so that u can use it's full potential.
    I still wouldn't own an R1 but i get the testers point but i also don't believe in Motorcycle conspiracy theories either. That's dealer bullshit, they want to sell you a bike at the end of the day.

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    Ah point taken, it's easy to be gullible.

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