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    Buying New vs Used RSV4

    Hello All,

    I've owned 3 Triumphs (2 used and 1 new) and they have been rock solid reliable. The bike that haunts my dream is the Aprillia V4 (both the RSV4 and the Tuono). My question is should I pay extra for a new bike to get the factory warranty or is the bike reliable enough to take a chance on buying a used one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nadavis View Post
    Hello All,

    I've owned 3 Triumphs (2 used and 1 new) and they have been rock solid reliable. The bike that haunts my dream is the Aprillia V4 (both the RSV4 and the Tuono). My question is should I pay extra for a new bike to get the factory warranty or is the bike reliable enough to take a chance on buying a used one?
    As with any used bike, it all depends on the previous owner and how he treated or mistreated the bike!! With just proper Aprilia recommended maintenance they hold up just fine! I just turned 69,000 on my 2010 Factory and Amauri tells me compression is good, no significant wear on cams , towers etc. It is not using excessive oil and still has the original clutch.

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    The factory warranty is free of charge in the USA, it is 2 years and unlimited mileage?
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    What year used are you looking to pickup? The earlier years seem to have more issues and around 2014 most kinks were worked out....or at least that seems to be the general consensus.

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    Ahh, don't you just love that new bike feeling though.

    Talk with AF1, they just ordered in some special priced 2017's.
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    I went from a 2016 Tuono Factory to a 2011 RSV4 Factory and could not be happier.

    Everything on the bike had been taken care of by AF1, including the 10K major service, so I was able to buy with more confidence.

    Almost 2K track miles later and it is still running fantastic at 12,500 miles.

    I have been pretty damn hard on it as well so it is about time for another full service before next season.

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    As with any used bike, depends on the previous owner and a little luck.

    Turned 21k miles on my 2014, which i bought new and put the 5 year warranty on (just for my own peace of mind). No troubles except for what I've broken myself.
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