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    Quote Originally Posted by Micah / AF1 Racing View Post
    Either a totally hot rodded Futura or Capo for me, after all I have open access to all the parts I could ever want or need, and know this dude who can build a pretty sick motor when he wants to...lets see, 1102cc Gen2 powered Futura with 57mm TB's...sounds fun to me, for years!
    Another vote for the Futura. And after Micah's post, guess we'll have to research this Hot-Rodded concept....

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    Quote Originally Posted by rblue02 View Post
    Another vote for the Futura. And after Micah's post, guess we'll have to research this Hot-Rodded concept....
    ask jrflanne.
    that guy is guilty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Micah / AF1 Racing View Post
    The only bike listed so far that has caused a "me too" reaction would be the F800GS BMW, I do agree that would be close to ideal!
    But its slug slow...

    If going that route the Triumph Tiger 800XC might be a little more exciting, though less accessories and toys available for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kid A View Post
    But its slug slow...

    If going that route the Triumph Tiger 800XC might be a little more exciting, though less accessories and toys available for it.
    I've ridden both and my vote goes to the 800 GS, in real life the 800 GS actually feels friskier and faster than the triumph, the BMW twin responds quickly and eagerly to throttle inputs while the triumph is more smooth and mellow. And the GS also feels like a real offroad bike, something you wouldn't be afraid to point down a single track given the right tyres. The Triumph... not so much.

    Only my opinion of course but I also prefer the BMW.

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    Well they are both dogs,

    I too have ridden both, but only on the roads. Rode them a year apart from each other so hard to directly compare. Both were boring on pavement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SF2DieHard View Post
    ask jrflanne.
    that guy is guilty.

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    I am not beyond having Micah do a 1102/Mille for the Futura. Or sell it. Or sell the Capo to fund further Futura silliness.
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    2007.5 Tuono-Black, with 1102cc's of micah's badness!
    2012 Griso-Silver and black, Agostini pipe, some carbon bits.
    2006 Vespa GT200-bitubo suspension all around, Malossi big-bore, head and cam, Akrapovic pipe, all put together by Micah.

    gone 2002 Caponord-Oyster gray (as faithful as a hound dog)
    gone Futura-Red (on the AF1 showroom floor. Get some.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrflanne View Post
    I am not beyond having Micah do a 1102/Mille for the Futura. Or sell it. Or sell the Capo to fund further Futura silliness.
    So where's the petition for Aprilia to make a modern V-twin futura? I'd be interested. Seems like others in here are. And since honda effed up the VFR800 replacement many others should be too!

    And Kid A... The charm of those bikes, especially the 800GS, is that when you see a gravel detour you'll just take it! Just like that! You don't have to stick to the grey stuff, there's an entire world out there waiting to be explored!
    Last edited by TheSwede; 02-23-2012 at 03:07 PM.

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    I have a feeling there may be a V4 Futura sooner or later. What a gentleman's express that will be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TRexRacing View Post
    What a gentleman's express that will be.
    I know there is a difference of opinion on what is a "gentleman's express".
    I simply grew very tired of bodywork.
    I had a Mille with Tuono bars.
    I eventually turned it into a Tuono.
    Unfortunately, Aprilia made only one Tuono that did not have at least a touch of clown clothing: the Manet Grey '03.
    That, to me, is a gentleman's express.
    Usually donning a solid grey Aerostich.

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    Great looking bike naimchase. I came across a Tuono "Racing" here recently that I wish I could throw into the stable that would look a whole lot like what you currently have. It's only money, right!!

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    And another vote for a well sorted Futura.

    Or maybe a trick Falco.

    Damn! Tough choice!
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    I rode Micah's Gen1 Tuono for a while. What a fine, fine bike. Superior to the Gen2 in many ways.
    Bikes:
    2007.5 Tuono-Black, with 1102cc's of micah's badness!
    2012 Griso-Silver and black, Agostini pipe, some carbon bits.
    2006 Vespa GT200-bitubo suspension all around, Malossi big-bore, head and cam, Akrapovic pipe, all put together by Micah.

    gone 2002 Caponord-Oyster gray (as faithful as a hound dog)
    gone Futura-Red (on the AF1 showroom floor. Get some.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrflanne View Post
    I rode Micah's Gen1 Tuono for a while. What a fine, fine bike. Superior to the Gen2 in many ways.
    That seems to be a trend in the market.

    I like the pre-vtec VFRs more than the the newer VFRs, and I prefer any VFR800 to the VFR1200.
    I like the old KLRs more than the new KLRs.
    I like the V-twin Tuono more than the V4-Tuono (to be honest I've never ridden it but it's too thirsty for europe).
    I like the old Suzuki K5 more than any of the modern ones.
    I like the Sprint ST more than the Sprint GT.

    Not that we don't have great bikes today but many others, that once were great, have become lost opportunities.

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    If I had to choose one forever, it'd probably be an MV Agusta F4RR. Brute power AND exotic? Sign me right up!

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    Gotta be the Futura for me...

    It can stunt....


    It can tour....


    It can scratch with the rest of em....

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