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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-02-2019, 12:18 AM Thread Starter
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Bidding farewell, finally got an Italian

Well, it finally happened, I bought a Tuono! I knew it was eventually going to happen someday, but not under the circumstances that it did.

A few weeks ago I was involved in an accident while riding my RS home from work. I'm going to refrain from the details, but the collision involved me flying over the car after impact. Both the car and the bike were totaled, I ended up with a couple broken bones and some real nasty bruises, but all things considered I am fortunate that was all that happened. It was a terrifying experience to say the least, but I'm still alive and vehicles can be replaced.

Which leads me to this juncture. I've lusted over Tuonos for years now. It has always been a "halo bike" for me. I've had a couple opportunities to test ride them and ever since they've never left my brain. Recent iterations of the bike have really shown improvements in the overall package and reliability of the platform. With the sudden departure of my 765 RS, I thought that this was as good of an opportunity as ever to finally pull the trigger. I had plenty of time to shop while I lay on the couch and heal, and I came across one that checked all the boxes.

I now welcome into my garage a 2017 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory with just shy of 7k miles, a number of nice accessories and in excellent condition.

I know I'm going to miss my Striple. I really did enjoy that bike...a lot... I wholeheartedly believe the Street Triple is one of the best bikes ever made. But I've had Triumph triples for five years now and I'm not one to sit still for very long; it's time to try something new and spicy. Italian spicy! Dear lord, that V4 makes such a delicious racket! It's going to be weird not having a British bike in the garage but I'm excited to see what living with an Italian is like. I'll still hang around here, Triumph bikes have a special place in my heart and I fully expect to own another someday.

For now, I get to stare at it as I go to my truck instead of saddling up in the morning. I cannot wait until I'm cleared to ride again! It's torture walking past this beast everyday. Soon can't come soon enough!

Ride safe, everyone!

Too many pictures because it's pretty...

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-02-2019, 01:30 AM
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Beautiful. Congrats! I've been very close to adding a tuono to the stable for a couple years now.
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I lust for the Tuono myself, some day... Your bike looks great! All the best and glad to hear you're all mended and riding again.

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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-02-2019, 12:01 PM
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Very happy to hear that you're all right....sorry about the accident!

The Tuono looks marvelous...and crazy fast....
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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-02-2019, 12:13 PM
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Sorry to hear about the accident. Way to turn a bad thing into a new opportunity though!

The bike is gorgeous. I've been lusting after one myself for quite a while. Enjoy!
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post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-02-2019, 02:05 PM
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Great bike, glad something good came out of your awful accident, hope you mend properly and get plenty of enjoyment out of you new love.
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Congratulations, Kawabunga!

Beautiful new bike!
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post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-02-2019, 06:08 PM
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Thatís a beautiful bike, congratulations. Too fast for an old man like me, but I can see the appeal.
But, be careful. Sounds like you were lucky to walk away from the last one. Glad youíre okay.
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Beautiful bike. Most people I encounter who have had a wreck don't come out of it so gung ho to getting back on a motorcycle, cheers to that.
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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-02-2019, 06:27 PM
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I don't think it's possible to post too many pictures of a Tuono. Sorry to hear of your crash, but it sounds like you came away from it much better than you could have. Heal quickly and completely and enjoy the hell out of that Italian goodness. To tell the truth, I've seen some stories about a possible new twin cylinder RS660, and hoping a Tuono 660 isn't too far behind. I've long said my 13 R could be the last bike I ever buy, but since I busted that when I bought the RC390 track bike, who knows what could happen.
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