My buddy (I'm doing research for him, I tend to take care of mechanical work with him) just got a 2000 Aprilia Pagaso Cube 650, quite a nice 'lil machine I must say, one problem, he got the bike on Thursday, today (Monday) the head gasket blew. I'm trying to find out if this is a common problem or not, I plan on calling the local Aprilia dealership here to ask the same questions but figured I'd get some independent ideas also.
As stated above it's a 2000 Pagaso Cube 650, it's got 11,000 miles on it, about 75% of which are reportedly highway, according to the person he bought it from. It's been serviced it's whole life from a dealer (Jason has the paperwork) but we don't know the dealership themselves, we have a hunch they cut corners, specifically the corner involving head bold torque.
If you have any information it is greatly appreciated, if not thank you for your time