View Full Version : 04 Factory.

05-22-2008, 01:05 PM
I have a question about the 04 Factory Mille's.Mine has the "Colin Edwards and Noriugi Haga" signatures on it.But a freind of mine just bought one that doesn't.Did they only do a limeted about with sigs?My vin has the last #'s as 00055 and his is 00113.:cheers:

05-22-2008, 02:10 PM
Yep, a limited number.

05-22-2008, 02:19 PM
Sooo... like the first 100?I feel special:rolleyes:

05-22-2008, 03:02 PM
FWIW, my is #67 and it has the signatures.

05-22-2008, 10:15 PM
EDIT: Mine is more like number 60 and obviously has the signatures.

05-27-2008, 08:22 AM
mine is #1 and has the signatures

05-27-2008, 08:39 AM
Mine is #76 and has the sigs. They only made a limited # of them because both of them left Aprilia racing for other teams during manufacturing of the 04's. I just don't know how many, but I'd guess about 100 if your friends #113 doesn't have them.

05-28-2008, 02:53 PM
I think all signed bikes were confined to the first release in 2003.5 (53 reg in U.K.), the 04 registered signed bikes were i think, running out the unsold initial release. I have seen bikes here being sold as 05 which are clearly 04 year as they have orange repeaters not clear, I believe the stealers are often happy to let you think that because it has a new plate that it is current. Not all of us know what to look for I suppose. I know the gold triangle stayed for a while without signatures during 2004, and have heard figures ranging from 500 to 1500 signed bikes. No dealer has ever seemed aware of them being limited in my experience, just comments like 'the new model year'.
Personally I would go with 500 or less as they were not a volume sales machine were they, but worldwide I guess there could be a lot?

I wonder if there is any proper record at Aprilia? :)