01-09-2003, 01:11 PM
I have always loved how the aprilia looks. Looks even better in person with that hot flame red paint job. If I gotan RS 50, or even a used 600 katana for 3 grand, Would it be ok to move up after a year and a half to two years to a futura? I know in 2004 the futura will probably be the same, and if not will deffinately get a used 02 or 03. The looks are outstanding. It has a smooth range of torque through the powerband. A comfy suspension, good ergos, what more could you ask for? I will probably wind up touring anyways. I don't need to do 150 down a road to have fun. I am not a wheelie popping stoppie freak who's 16 years old. I don't look at my age, or anyone's age. I look at who they are and how much they respect something and how much they enjoy it. I look at myself this way. I know I would respect the bike for what it is. The aprilia has some serious power. I do realise this, but that's why I am going to buy used and smaller first to gain alot of experience before opening a can of torque muscle builder. The katana(year 99) is a smaller sport tourer. I have always wanted one as well. So I could enjoy learning on one bike I have wanted forever(was my first love lol), and then move up to a bike I like 10 times as much would be an awesome experience. You could litteraly almost tour the world on a bike without the help of plane or boat. Think about it. You have America, Canada, Mexico, Alaska(part of USA), Antartica, and south america. That would be one awesome road trip. And alot of good food! lol. So how should I go about this? I really want the futura. I see this as my only option. I want to save up for it, but I also don't want to be in turmoil while I wait and not get to ride. Which is what the Kat will be for. I dunno guys, sounds like a good plan to me, what you think?