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looking for something different..

so, I'm looking for something change of pace. I have had everything from a R1 to my latest 600rr.

Tell me everything about the 2000 - 2003 Aprilia RSV1000R and the 1999-2001 DUCATI 900 Super.


I am strongly considering one of them as my next bike for multi purpose. It will serve as my daily rider going to work, short trips, less than ten miles, and for long rides with my wife around 120 miles round trip. Which on is more reliable and will hold its resale value the best? thanks
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Aprilia is a pig.

Otherwise go 1098R, or if you can't handle the investment, 1098s

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Wink, I guess I should have stated, its a toss up between those two.
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Ahh, in that case, for what you are looking for, no question, the Aprilia.

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I really know nothing about Aprilia other than Squirelly had/has one. Ducati looks different and cool, but maintaince is another question. Are they both the same when it comes to maintaince intervals? I wonder which one would give a superior ride/comfort and still be a blast to ride myself.
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or what about the Ducati ST3
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The Ape is a better ride, smooth and solid. We have a few guys on here with them, I just don't like them on the track due to its weight. But that is a big plus when cruising. It is a solid bike, easier parts than the Duc, with a nicer ride.

I am sure more folks will post up during the day. I personally think the Ape is a lot sexier too. But that is all just personal opinion.

I have an Aprilia RS250 Cup Bike, and I absolutely love it. Different animal, however.

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The Ducati is kind of a rack compared to the Aprillia ....... and the Aprillia has better
power, suspension and brakes......especially if you find an R model.


The Aprillia is a bit heavy and slow to turn *compared to an IL-4* but that doesn't
mean it's not a gas to ride.


The Mille changed in 2000.5 ..... so you will want a 2000.5 - 2003 version rather
than a 2000 version.



I had a 2001 Mille - R that went on to Will and then to David ( both NESBA Guys )
and it was fun to ride and fairly reliable AFAIK.


Good choice for s STREET/track bike.

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The ST3 is also a great bike ...... I own one for street riding.


It is *not* a track bike.



Edit * FFS WInk...... not everyone wants to ride a 250 track-bike man .... The Ducs and the Aprillias
are fun for those that like twins ...... I know that you have no love for them but geez......


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ST3 is a great street bike as well.

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thanks for posting up. I found a 2000.5 RSV1000R model. All orginal, no scratches or any blemishes with less than 4,000 miles on it for $4800. Due to an injuy the gentleman needs to move it asap. It does look sexy. I'm wondering if it would look horrible if I put a nice tankbag and some removable saddle bags on her? Are they reliable bikes? I'm used to my honda 600rrs that I have had and put 20-30,000 miles on and done nothing but changed the oil and airfilter.
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Needs more work, but it is a great bike.

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Very reliable..... engine by Rotax.


The tank is Plastic btw...... so no mag tank bags..



Hey..... SPORT touring at it's best !


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well, I guess here we go..

2003 Yamaha R1 stock but with PVM forged wheels. Has 12,000 miles
2000.5 RSV1000r all stock 4,300 miles
2000 Ducati 900 supersport 10,000 miles with alot of upgrades
2002 Ducati ST3 9,000 miles with fiberglass saddle bags


They are all priced with $500 of each other.

You guys pick for me. This could be fun :-)
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Prices for them are between $4,800 and $5,500
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For the uses you described, the ST3 looks like the best choice in that list. The 3 sportbikes are all nice, but if you're serious about long rides with the wife, the ST3 is where it's at. Comfy enough (for both of you) for long rides, and will be more than capable of handling some twisties too.

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I'd agree, St3 first, Ape second.

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Just realized that the Aprillia does not have a passenger seat.
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2000 ducati monster 900, I'll sell you one!!!


out of your list I'd get the mille, if it doesnt have a passenger seat it's the R model. I owned one, great bike.

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Hey if you want a brand new 2004 Aprilia RSV1000R the dealership by me has more than 4 of them ... HAHAHA

Call em up and low-ball em!
http://www.iowacitymotorsports.com/n...986&pov=167955

They are still paying on them, and gave me the "Its a brand new bike, it deserves a brand-new-price" speech. I insisted that regardless of the lack of miles on it, it needs all new rubber and is still a 6 yr old bike... good luck to you though!
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I doubt they will take any low ball offer. They still want 11,000 for them.
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Yeah ... and they have a couple factory versions.
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I see. I wonder what I can get them down to?
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I see. I wonder what I can get them down to?
They are really nice guys, but there are really taking a hit on those. I might see if I can demo one this week, I've always wanted to ride one.
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wonder if I can grab one for less than 7 grand lol.
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here is a pic of the R
I think that is a member here, I could be wrong but there are only so many of those in the area and I remember talking to him after he got it maybe a year or 2 ago. Bone stock. I had one just like it but loaded with goodies, great bike.

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Just realized that the Aprillia does not have a passenger seat.

Just the R I think.


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