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    apriliaforum Junkie FuturaJoe's Avatar
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    How many there are?

    Does anybody know how many Futuras were ever made? How to know? Are we dealing with a future collectors piece?

    Joe
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    '03 ST4s ABS
    '02 R1150RT
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    Post your late model VIN

    A while back we did a thread on who had the earliest Futura by posting the last four numbers of the VIN. Mine was 0033, and not the winner. Okay, lets post the VINs to find the newest!

    Dave

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    which number do we have to look at and which part of it gives us the tell tail number?


    if it's the last 6 digits then mine is 1565.. woohoo! do I win a prize?

    oh its a 02 bike!


    bullit

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    Warning

    Don't post your VINs on a public forum, people.

    Mine's an '03 with an '01 seat. If I look more closely I may find it's built in 1999 or something...
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    I own this title, mine is a 2000

    2000 Futura, YS000014 on the frame, with the ugly seat!

    Not meant for import to US, it was brought to US to pass the emmissions testing. left in a warehouse since the Italians probably figured it worked the same as Italy where it would just dissapear, hopefully after testing. Too expensive to make the return trip anyway.

    I don't care what some screwball can do with my vin, although for others its a smart idea.

    Ian
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    BMW 1200LT

    2002 Falco sold
    2005 Tuono sold
    2000 Futura sold
    2007 Red RSV sold

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    apriliaforum Junkie FuturaJoe's Avatar
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    Still...

    The thing is, is the serial number the way to tell how many were made?
    Current:
    '04 Aprilia RST Futura

    Past:
    '03 ST4s ABS
    '02 R1150RT
    '02 Ducati ST2
    '04 BMW Rockster

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    The reason they discontinued them is that between the caponord and the Futura I think they only sold 1700 over the last 5 years. It was in the recall information with regards to the quick disconnect.

    When they have an issue they state the potential impact of the problem.


    Ian
    2002 Caponord
    BMW 1200LT

    2002 Falco sold
    2005 Tuono sold
    2000 Futura sold
    2007 Red RSV sold

    Bike adventure in Costa Rica!! Caponord on Vancouver Island

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    apriliaforum Junkie FuturaJoe's Avatar
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    Well then...

    Quote Originally Posted by coug66
    The reason they discontinued them is that between the caponord and the Futura I think they only sold 1700 over the last 5 years. It was in the recall information with regards to the quick disconnect.

    When they have an issue they state the potential impact of the problem.

    Ian
    Well, well, that's 1,700 in the US right?
    Current:
    '04 Aprilia RST Futura

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    '03 ST4s ABS
    '02 R1150RT
    '02 Ducati ST2
    '04 BMW Rockster

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    Mine ia a 02 #373.

    02 Aprilia Futura
    03 650 Kawasaki Prairie

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    how many RST's

    the last four digits on my '04 are '3676' - so does this indicate that at least 3,676 were made - oh, and mine is in Australia, and when I bought it I was told (by a not really reliable source) that about 40 units were bought into Oz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coug66
    2000 Futura, YS000014 on the frame, with the ugly seat!

    Not meant for import to US, it was brought to US to pass the emmissions testing. left in a warehouse since the Italians probably figured it worked the same as Italy where it would just dissapear, hopefully after testing. Too expensive to make the return trip anyway.

    I don't care what some screwball can do with my vin, although for others its a smart idea.

    Ian
    Maybe thats the one I saw at the Aprilia tent at Bike Week in Daytona. Only one I ever saw with the ugly seat.

    02 Aprilia Futura
    03 650 Kawasaki Prairie

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    2004 Model Year, Jan., 2003 Manufacture, VIN 000902

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    2001 model, last four VIN 0033
    01, Derestricted, Staintunes, H-Pipe, Helibars, Heated Grips, Ghost Fiber Hugger and Autocom

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    '02 last four vin# 0171

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    Quote Originally Posted by clint64
    2001 model, last four VIN 0033
    Do we both own the same Futura? As posted above, the last four digits of my 01 VIN are 0033, too!

    Dave

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