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    I'm with Micah,,,,
    the Futura was awsome,,,would love to see a V4 powered re-release, or even a larger displacement v2 release,,,,,was a very cool bike and if i had more storage room, i'd have to find me one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cggunnersmate View Post
    ... the seat from the original Futura. That's about the most comfortable seat in the history of motorcycles isn't it?

    Yes it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cggunnersmate View Post
    An 1100 V4 Futura would be amazing, especially if they used the seat from the original Futura. That's about the most comfortable seat in the history of motorcycles isn't it?
    I'd buy this V4 Futura with the same seat.
    The seat on my FJR is a cruel joke by comparison.
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    Sorry, but I don't understand the wistfulness of a V4 for a touring bike? Is it for more high rpm power? Or is it smother? My V2 Caponord seems to do just fine on the touring scale with fairly good mileage and road gobbling speed on one of the most comfortable riding positions around. I'm not cramped (5'11") nor am I laid over into the wind with the attendant pain in the back.
    So tell me more!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dograt View Post
    Sorry, but I don't understand the wistfulness of a V4 for a touring bike? Is it for more high rpm power? Or is it smother? My V2 Caponord seems to do just fine on the touring scale with fairly good mileage and road gobbling speed on one of the most comfortable riding positions around. I'm not cramped (5'11") nor am I laid over into the wind with the attendant pain in the back.
    So tell me more!!!!


    I'm super happy with the Futura just like it is. The single issue is that they didn't make many, and a few key parts are getting really difficult (nigh impossible) to source.
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    i was real happy with it in v2,,,,just wish it had better fuel inection, more like the Mille, or new better stuff altogether.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dograt View Post
    Sorry, but I don't understand the wistfulness of a V4 for a touring bike? Is it for more high rpm power? Or is it smother? My V2 Caponord seems to do just fine on the touring scale with fairly good mileage and road gobbling speed on one of the most comfortable riding positions around. I'm not cramped (5'11") nor am I laid over into the wind with the attendant pain in the back.
    So tell me more!!!!
    Have you ever HEARD a V4? Good v-twins sound great but there's something really special about Vfours.
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    I LOVED my Futura. The seat was world's better then the seat that came on my Concours 14. Much more sporty as well.

    I don't really consider the Capo a sport touring bike, I think it falls more into the adventure bike arena. That said I have never sat on one so it may be sportier then I thought.

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    Another vote here for a "Tuono 1000 GT". I just finished a 700 mile three day trip on my 2016 Factory, and loved every minute of it, in spite of the limited luggage space. I had a 2012 Multistrada but never loved it. Too tall, squishy suspension, horrible turbulence off the front end. I sold it to buy the Tuono and I love riding again. I'm in the process of creating my own touring bike, adding a Hepco & Becker top case, and will probably do side bags. It will work, but I'd much prefer something more integrated, like KTM did with the Super Duke GT, or Ducati did with the Supersport. I also tried the Caponord, but it's just too big, and long, and heavy. And I never intended to go off-road with the Multistrada, and wouldn't with a Caponord either.
    I loved my 2009 Tuono, and did lots of road trips on it, but at 13k miles the tank was messed up again and I had to give up. Still miss it. In spite of that experience, I still love what Aprilia does. I ride without music now just listening to the engine. It's phenomenal. Someone asked why a V4 touring bike, that's why.
    If anyone at Aprilia is listening, here's my product wish list. A sport tourer based on the current Tuono V4, with available integrated panniers and a top case, heated grips, taller windscreen, modernized dashboard. Aprilia's version of the Super Duke GT, BMW R1200 RS, Ducati Supersport. This is my dream bike. I would buy it the day it hit the showroom floor. In the meantime, I'll keep building out my current bike.
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    And more fuel capacity...

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    Forgot about that but yes, a 200 mile range would be great. As would more powerful headlights for night rides.
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    On Memorial Day, we did a 250 mile ride on our 2002 Futura . We could have ridden another 250 on that seat.
    A new Futura? Give me the same seat, higher bars, more space to the foot pegs(our knees are older now), and either engine is fine with me.
    I guess I need to figure out how to add that seat to my Capo 1200!
    Both engines get me around 250 miles on a tank.
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    All this is mute if there are no dealers around. Aprilia would have to come out with one outstanding ST to get my dollars. The electrics and ECU programming alone would have to be spot on. Still looking for next ride but 2002 Capo still chugging.

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    A TV4 1100cc powered machine made in the tradition of the Futura would indeed be a wonderful experiment. Things I'd like to see are a single throttle body intake, packaging for ease of service and something to allow roadside diagnostics through a tablet or phone to quell people's concerns about dealer network for long trips. 7-8 gallons of useable fuel in a metal tank too.
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    I would love to see a V4 Futura brought to the market

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