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post #41 of 58 (permalink) Old 12-02-2012, 02:32 AM
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The Speedie would have one if it was green. So, does anyone know what the price difference is between the Aprillia and S3 ??
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Is there a naked bike which has a better torque curve than the speed triple?


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Have you ever had the opportunity to test ride the Benelli TNT 160. 1130 cc 3 cylinder 158 hp weapon. Nearly bought one, but steered back to the S3 after reading up on the bulletproof reliability and ready access to spare parts and accessories Must admit I still think the Benelli is one seriously aggressive looking bike which has standard with brembo brakes ohlins suspension and a slipper clutch. Don't regret buying the Triumph but often think it would be nice to own something a little more exotic.
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I love my Benelli, don't have the 160, but it's still a beast. I imagine the extra 30 hp would be even more fun.

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I can't get over the ugly head on Aprilia


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So, does anyone know what the price difference is between the Aprillia and S3 ??
$2000 +/- a couple hundred bucks depending on how dealers are over/under pricing.

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When I finally saw one in person it looked a little better than I expected from the pictures (I had the same reaction to the Speed also), but I agree that front end isn't pretty.
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You can pick up a Tuono V4 (Non APRC) here in the UK at £8800 at the moment, maybe less with haggling. Which is £200 lower than RRP on a Speedy. Must be struggling to shift stock!
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The Tuono V4 APRC is $6000 AUD over the Speed Triple in Aus, probably helping Speed sales, I know I would be on the Aprilia if it was priced a little better in Aus.
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The Tuono V4 APRC is $1000 less than the Speed Triple R in the US

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Wow, good deal! It's still 2-3000 more than the Speed R here
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The Tuono V4 APRC is $1000 less than the Speed Triple R in the US
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Wow, good deal! It's still 2-3000 more than the Speed R here
I haven't tried negotiating a deal so I don't know what a final sale price might be, but the nearby dealers are listing these bikes as such:

2013 Speed Triple 12,799 USD
2013 Speed Triple R 15,999 USD
2012 Tuono V4R APRC 14,999 USD

If I were buying a new bike today I'd be negotiating for the Tuono.
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