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    Posted: 06 Nov 2017 at 19:51
Thought i would pop in to see what is happenning in the Ape world.

Hope yer all goodSmile

Just musing over the fact i have owned an RSV in one form or another since 1998, anyone better that on here?
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Originally posted by badger badger wrote:

Thought i would pop in to see what is happenning in the Ape world.

Hope yer all goodSmile

Just musing over the fact i have owned an RSV in one form or another since 1998, anyone better that on here?

You still able to swing ya leg over an rsv at your age ?  Big smile

My first Ape was 1988 but first rsv was a 2000R so you beat me. Although I did order it in Nov 99 at the NEC after a chat with Griff on the Ape stand so technically i'm only a year out. 

Anyways hows it going. Got the Austrian beasts still  ?


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2000 Rsvr since march 2003, longest I have had a bike on the road continuously.
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2004 for my first Tuono, I'll replace it when a better bike comes along.
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Got my Mille back in 2001...still loving it after 16 years!

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Yo Spoonz, aye of course i can still throw a leg over, even still doing track stuff mate.

Yes, i still have the KTM's, the MV, the Futura and the auld boys RT1200.

What are you riding these days then?

Not managed as much biking this year as i would have liked, this bloody work gets in the way of enjoymentCry
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Thats a long time for 1 bike Nitro & Hemi, well doneSmile
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I've had my 2001 'R' since new as well. So much character and frankly all I need on the road,I just can't imagine letting her go.
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Hi Badger, long time no speak.

I picked up old Blue in 2005 and kept it until Jan this year when it was replaced with the Factory 1100 Tuono.

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Originally posted by badger badger wrote:



What are you riding these days then?

Not managed as much biking this year as i would have liked, this bloody work gets in the way of enjoymentCry
 
I have an rsv still (2003) in rsvr.net livery and just traded in my Ducati for a Gs1200 for touring duties.
Like you I don't get much riding time (doing a lot of mtb at weekends) so 99% of my riding this year was touring. mainly Alps and France/Italy which was a killer on the Ducati.
 
If the sun ever comes out next summer I might even venture the GS1200 up your way. Did a tour there on my first RSV in Nov 2002 (not my best idea) and loved it but boy was it cold. Been watching a vlogger on you tube who did a 5 day tour all round the west coast and down via inverness and the ski resorts (aviemore etc) on the east. Looked good if you catch the weather right.
 
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Originally posted by Spoonz Spoonz wrote:

Originally posted by badger badger wrote:



What are you riding these days then?

Not managed as much biking this year as i would have liked, this bloody work gets in the way of enjoymentCry
 
I have an rsv still (2003) in rsvr.net livery and just traded in my Ducati for a Gs1200 for touring duties.
Like you I don't get much riding time (doing a lot of mtb at weekends) so 99% of my riding this year was touring. mainly Alps and France/Italy which was a killer on the Ducati.
 
If the sun ever comes out next summer I might even venture the GS1200 up your way. Did a tour there on my first RSV in Nov 2002 (not my best idea) and loved it but boy was it cold. Been watching a vlogger on you tube who did a 5 day tour all round the west coast and down via inverness and the ski resorts (aviemore etc) on the east. Looked good if you catch the weather right.
 
 
Hey spoons  -  don't go telling everyone  how good it is up this way !! 
Our normal sunday run takes in 2 of the Ski areas  only an hour from Aberdream  Wink
 
If anyone is thinking of venturing up from DARWN SAWWWWTH  give me a shout  as I have some cracking routes all have been tried and tested.

 
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Originally posted by Zax Zax wrote:

Our normal sunday run takes in 2 of the Ski areas  only an hour from Aberdream  Wink
 
If anyone is thinking of venturing up from DARWN SAWWWWTH  give me a shout  as I have some cracking routes all have been tried and tested.

 

I feel a Devon Posse tour coming up WinkClapClap

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It's a long way on a bike Stu, I vanned it up to Falkirk when I went before.  My mate rode his GSXR600 in 1 stint from Bognor Regis and said he stopped and had a little cry on the tank he was so knackered.
Needs 2 days realistically to ride up there if it's to be fun.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Gazza Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Nov 2017 at 10:01
I bought my RSV in April 2002 and I've still got it, strangely the only bike I've owned since new and still have as I usually only keep them for a couple of years, must be a good reason for that. 
www.apriliaperformance.co.uk
www.apriliaforum.co.uk
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Going off track a bit but did anyone see the rd400 that sold on eBay at the weekend? The lady owner bought it new and had it for 36 years, the last time I looked it was on £7000, it did look original and very tidy.
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What did a RD400 cost new in 1980, about £800? If you ignore the insurance/petrol/servicing costs the bike was virtually free.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TheGeneral Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Nov 2017 at 14:44
Ive had my RSV since Dec 99, registered it Jan 2000, still got it, still love it, can't sell it.
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Originally posted by rsvwalt rsvwalt wrote:

it did look original and very tidy.
What about the bike
If you find us in a hedge check the bike first please .. I`m free on the NHS...
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There weren't any pics of the owner, I bet she was about my age though
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Had a brand new gen1 RSV in 2001, then a gen2 RSVR in 2005, then back to a gen 1 RSV'R' in 2008, now a gen 2 Tuono. I did have a few years without a motorbike before the Tuono though

Currently seeking an 01, 02 or 03 gen 1 RSV or preferably RSV'R', any of you guys who've owned from new - if you fancy parting company with your beloved Apes, please let me know first!
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Originally posted by wilko wilko wrote:

Had a brand new gen1 RSV in 2001, then a gen2 RSVR in 2005, then back to a gen 1 RSV'R' in 2008, now a gen 2 Tuono. I did have a few years without a motorbike before the Tuono though

Currently seeking an 01, 02 or 03 gen 1 RSV or preferably RSV'R', any of you guys who've owned from new - if you fancy parting company with your beloved Apes, please let me know first!

There's this one in the for sale section;

www.apriliaperformance.co.uk
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Thanks Gazza. I saw that one a while back but thought it had sold already, maybe not? I was also a bit twitchy about the engine having gone bang, (I know its sorted now) but I'd definitely be interested in finding out more about the bike ie mileage, documentation etc. I'll PM him. Cheers.
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