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MarkyPancake
04-11-2019, 02:40 PM
I had a 2010 RSV4 Factory on an 11 plate, my first and only new bike I've ever bought, and for various reasons at the time, I sold it in 2014 and had a year out of the saddle. Always regretted selling it a little bit and missed that sweet V4 sound (had an Austin Racing slip-on).

I've had a K5 GSX-R1000 (a classic) and 2010 R1 (current bike) since. The big bang R1 with de-cat Y-pipe and Akrapovics sounds amazing and I've got a good, clean one, but the opportunity of getting a 2014 RSV4 Factory aPRC ABS has presented itself. The R1 will have to go to make it possible though. I like the RSV4 and big bang R1 in their own ways, both are iconic bikes.

It's a one owner bike with 2,600 miles, full service history, Akrapovic Evo Line full system, and race map. It looks clean, doesn't have any silly mods on it, just a different screen, otherwise all stock, and just had a service and MOT. The only thing I spotted was the rear has been lowered with Lust Racing suspension brackets, as it turns out the previous owner was short. However, as part of the deal, they're going to supply and fit the OE brackets and return all the suspension settings to stock for free. The previous owner has multiple bikes, hence the mileage, and they said he took it in for the recent service, and it never left the showroom, because he decided to trade it in for a new Tuono.

Looking at others for sale, this appears to be priced competitively for the age, condition, spec, and coming from a main dealer. I've got until Saturday to commit to buying it or not.

Having already thought about it for a few days and figuring out paying for it, I think I'm going to go for it, but part of me doesn't want to let this great example R1 go. If I had the money and space, I would love to own them both.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190411/6371af8360fdba95066d9d7c0d54dc10.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190411/ca2a919b1cc21b806eb760238c035f83.jpg

Mikey007
04-11-2019, 04:27 PM
Beautiful Factory... But I am Prejudice:lover:378580

oldbluechair09
04-11-2019, 04:43 PM
Personally I like the current generation R1. I donít hate the previous generation R1 though. If it were me Iíd have to go for that factory. It sounds like a good deal.


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kbs69
04-11-2019, 05:18 PM
I went from a Aniversay model 2012 R1 to my Rsv4 R aprc and wouldn’t go back, the R1 was a great road bike and the Rsv4 sometimes feels a bit extreme but I love it.

MarkyPancake
04-12-2019, 02:32 AM
One thing I'm not sure about is, does the 2014 Factory have lightweight wheels like my 2010 did? I'm sure my 2010 had Marchesini wheels and it said this on the rims, but I couldn't see this on the 2014.

Mikey007
04-12-2019, 09:03 AM
Yes the Factory has Forged not Cast Wheels
https://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/showthread.php?66513-Wheel-comparison-weight-amp-dimensions

MarkyPancake
04-12-2019, 10:00 AM
Thanks!

As I never went full system or Race ECU on my 2010, how is this combo with street riding? Is the Race ECU that comes with the Akrapovic Evo Line a good partnership?

MarkyPancake
04-13-2019, 06:26 AM
No turning back. I'm at the dealer's now securing the RSV4. Going to miss this R1, but I reckon the V4 engine note will make it less painful.

bek600cbr
04-13-2019, 07:18 AM
No turning back. I'm at the dealer's now securing the RSV4. Going to miss this R1, but I reckon the V4 engine note will make it less painful.

Your making the correct choice!! :)

oldbluechair09
04-13-2019, 09:39 AM
No turning back. I'm at the dealer's now securing the RSV4. Going to miss this R1, but I reckon the V4 engine note will make it less painful.

Awesome. Congratulations. Post some pictures. You may miss the R1 but I think youíll be pleased with your decision in the end.


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MarkyPancake
04-13-2019, 11:45 AM
Thanks, everyone!

My partner's getting herself a bike after a few years out the saddle as well, so will be great going out together again. She's getting a Honda Monkey.

Here's a few of the RSV4 in the showroom:https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190413/c7fb2d6cf7b848951f6da89310be5b1b.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190413/6ac59a3719493d0842218c113bffa92e.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190413/72beeb09a2ebf4a680c5a90bb745e9a2.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190413/904f4ff90c5b6f000b1f289ca934ae09.jpg

Viper1
04-13-2019, 06:23 PM
Much better looking then the R1.....plus by far a better bike! Congrats!

schaus36
04-14-2019, 07:29 AM
You came to the right place to get support on purchasing an Aprilia! But you won't be sorry, congratulations!

CIAO 70
04-14-2019, 11:16 AM
Congrats!

MarkyPancake
04-18-2019, 08:22 AM
There's been a delay in collecting the bike, as they are waiting for the OE rear suspension parts to ship from Italy to be able to return it back to stock ride height. So, in the meantime, I wondered what traction control and ABS level people were running their aPRC at on the street (mine has got the Race map already if that makes any difference)?

My previous RSV4 was a non-aPRC model and I've never ridden a bike with anything more than a throttle mode selector.

CIAO 70
04-18-2019, 05:36 PM
I'd recommend trying the different settings at different values and tailor them to your liking.

As far as having the RACE map installed, it shouldn't make any difference on your aprc settings.

The RACE map will make a difference in throttle response as well as engine braking depending on what setting you have it on though.