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Aprilia RSV as sport tourer?

My 919 rocks for tooling around town and short blasts up the highway, but as a long-distance rocketship it just comes up short. The RSV just seems so perfect for what my 919 lacks: an ample fairing!!! Of course these bikes are two different animals. How do you people rate your RSV's for highway riding? Good ergos? Appropriate gearing? Wind blast over faring? How does it stand up to a sudden gust of wind? Man I want this thing!

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the best part about the aprilia, is you don't have to take anyone's word for anything about the mille. just look up your local dealer and arrange a test ride. or, you can rent one for a track day (see www.teampromotion.com).

i never rode one on the highway. i rode a futura on the highway and in the twisties. i loved it. a little too comfy for me in the twisties, but on the highway....YUM!!!

i only rode the mille in the twisties. it was an r model. i loved it.

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I put Heli Bars on my Mille. Now its awesome for my commute. Its still not as upright as your honda (which has an actual handlebar..right?) but its about as comfy as any sportbike can be, and still be a sportbike!

Silly squid...specs are for kids!

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Ditto on Heli-bars, they will greatly improve your comfort for long tours. There's a Mille owner in Ohio that reported a 3,000 tour with no problems and great comfort. Before buying my Futura, I very nearly went with the Mille, intending to upgrade the ergos. After a lap on the Futura, I was sold!

In any event, the Mille would be great for long haul riding, provided you tinker with the ergos. If you want to consider a Futura, there are some very good deals to be had right now on them!

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Ditto on Heli-bars, they will greatly improve your comfort for long tours. There's a Mille owner in Ohio that reported a 3,000 tour with no problems and great comfort. Before buying my Futura, I very nearly went with the Mille, intending to upgrade the ergos. After a lap on the Futura, I was sold!

In any event, the Mille would be great for long haul riding, provided you tinker with the ergos. If you want to consider a Futura, there are some very good deals to be had right now on them!
and they look awesome with the staintune slip-ons.

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they do look great. glad i could open that door.

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**sigh**

And the Falco is once again the ($3000 cheaper, a shock away from greatness) wallflower...

Suits me fine, though...

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Oh No!

The Falco is a rorty good bike!

Scotty makes a good point. The Falco has the same motor, brakes and suspenders as the others, tuned for hooliganism. You also get an additional $3000 or so savings. I think you can find new Falco's for about $8K and I know you can pick up new Futura's for about $10K. Shop around and a near new Mille R will run below $14K, standard Mille about $10K

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Nice photo Scott!

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