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    My First Aprilia was.....?

    A 1989 Tuareg Wind 600

    i was 29 years old and fell completely in love with it

    What a beautiful bike it was too! It was so different and exotic , I'd love to be able to find one on eBay to fix up
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    1999 RSV Mille Black/Silver sold as 2000 US model. Loved that bike, my first modern, fuel injected, twin spar alloy framed machine with 17" wheels and real brakes, love at first ride. I had a couple of grey market RS125's for a bit too, fun but nothing like the Mille!

    Looked pretty much like this...$1200 salvage bike I had serviced literally from new in the crate until 100mph deer strike where I was able to buy off owners insurance company.
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    2000 Mille.

    Mine was well worn when I bought it, but I corrected some of the issues and enjoyed it for a couple of years. Would like to find another one with less miles than mine had (55k when I sold).

    Really nice streetbike and comfortable for tall guy.
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    2002 rsvr Matt black was my first it when the in for its first service and motorcycle city damaged it 1700 for new parts and after a bit of a argument where they mest about and a letter from my solicitors they settled by swapping it for a haga rep still got it

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    Falco. Fell in love as soon as I test rode one at Scuderia - couldn't buy it immediately, and that one sold. Waited until the same fastest red color came up for sale (happened to be here on the forum) and bought it.

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    1998 Aprilia RS250 Challenge Cup bike.

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    2003 Tuono, had a Tuono in the garage ever since bar a 6 month gap due to crashing.
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    My First Aprilia was.....?

    2003 Mille. Got me hooked, and can't seem to get away. Tried a Yamaha for a bit, and it just wasn't the same.
    2012 RSV4 Factory
    2006 CRF150F
    2006 TTR50 x2 - Indoctrinating my kids into this madness.
    2006 TTR125 (Gone)
    2014 FZ-09 (Gone)
    2007 RSVR Factory (Gone)
    2003 RSV (Gone)
    2004 CBR600F4i (Gone)

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    And it was a Mille for me as well, bought new in 2000.

    Not my bike but it looked like this.


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    Lusted after Aprilias since the mid 90s when a coworker turned me on to them. Bought my '08 Tuono in 2013 and have loved it ever since.
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    My 2017 Tuono RR is my first Aprilia after 33 years of riding....love the damn thing!!

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    2002 Mille R bought crashed in 2008 for $1000. Repaired it and fell in love with the 1st gens. Now im on my 8th gen 1 Mille and still love them!

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    2002 Futura.. We still have it!

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    Aprilia rx50 when I was 16 in 1998


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    A 2003 Limited Edition Tuono R, #194. What a fun bike, but unfortunately because of a divorce I had to sell it.
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