View Full Version : is this a good buy?

01-12-2007, 11:14 PM
Hi All, I have just joined this forum as I plan on buying a RSV R Factory 2004. The bike I am looking at is from California, I plan on importing it to Canada. It has 12000 Miles, looks in good condition in photos(buying off the internet) and has been regularly serviced. The asking price is $10995 USD, is this a good price for the amount of milage? I have always owned Japanese 4 cylinder bikes, 7 to be exact. It also has the Akropovic/Aprilia mufflers on it. What is a 12500 mile service generally worth? Are the engines good to say 50000 miles? Are there any differences between a California RSV compared with what the other states get?
:aussie: living in Canada

01-12-2007, 11:43 PM
Good day Drew2007. I would think that the price is OK. I saw one @ the Toronto International Bike show last weekend for $15999 Can with 1500 kms on the clock. The one thing that I can think of that would be different is the emissinos laws in Cali. Great bike you will love it as I do. Good luck.

01-13-2007, 12:01 AM
Thank RDBUL, What are the service costs like?

01-13-2007, 12:34 AM
Hi Drew

I bought my 2005 RSV1000R about 2 months ago from a Vespa dealer in London, Ontario. It was a demo with only 780 km on it. I paid $13,500 CAN. There is also one in Waterloo at Cycle Improvements for sale. It is a 2005 with about 5000 km if I recall. They want $14,000 for it. I took it for a test ride.... very nice. I would have bought it but then I found my bike.

01-13-2007, 12:54 AM
Check your PM's. I'm selling mine!


Ok, I guess you don't have to check your PMs since I posted it here for you.

02-01-2007, 09:29 PM
"I would think that the price is OK. I saw one @ the Toronto International Bike show last weekend for $15999 Can with 1500 kms on the clock."

I bought that bike! :) I talked the guy down to $14,300. It had 1810km on it. Whether that is a true milage indication or not, the bike is like new. The sad part is this bike has sat, and things like the swing arm recall has not been done.

02-01-2007, 10:51 PM
phreakanature, Good deal!!!! I think you can still get the swing arm changed as it is a recall. I bought the 04 RSV Factory from California, It has 11000miles on it but I have bought bikes (Jap) with this many before and not had a problem. I still have to wait 5 weeks for the cheque to clear. Oh well, at least the weather will be better by the time I get it!!!!! Beats paying $22000 CAD for one up here!!!

02-04-2007, 07:58 PM
Hey Drew,

Yes I think it was a good deal. (for those wondering that was $14,300 CAD for a Factory). It is like new. And after inspecting, and trying to take the battery out and reinstalling, the milage is true.

I am going to have my dealer make sure the known issues are resolved. As I said it has sat a while. It was owned by a guy that just let it sit in his car dealer showroom.

The swing arm has been ordered by my local Aprilia dealer. I am now trying to read up on the clutch and rear brake issues. I'm hoping this dealer knows everything there is to know about these issues. I don't want to insult the dealer with a list of things to do, but at the same time, I need to know they are resolved.

Good luck with the delivery of yours. I can't wait to get out on this machine. :happy:

02-04-2007, 08:05 PM
I just noticed that you (YGROWU), are from Brampton. Don't mean to hijack the thread, I'm in Brampton too. We will have to hook up once the season starts.