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    total Mana recall

    Reportedly, Aprilia has recalled all Manas (IT, UK, etc.) and told the dealers to not sell or allow people to test drive. Customers who purchased the Mana have been told to not ride the bike under any circumstances. It appears to be a throttle control issue.

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    WOW!!

    where is the info from....?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dougan View Post
    where is the info from....?
    Second-hand from the Italian and British forums.
    I'm interested in AF1 posting the official information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freebird View Post
    Second-hand from the Italian and British forums.
    I'm interested in AF1 posting the official information.
    I'll call Centro in Zürich tomorrow/tonight when they wake up.... they generally find out about this stuff very quickly, so I'm surprised I didn't here it from them when we spoke earlier today.

    Switzerland has Mana's... and Centro is the largest dealer.... I'm sure they aren't outta the loop.
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    well, I hope all gets repaired and sorted before going global (US).

    Pretty swift action! (considering it took Yamaha over 2 years to recall a potential big problem on one of my bikes)

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    Seems like Aprilia is in a bad way.. I really like my Mille but this
    company has a lot of issues.. The Mille is now way out of date,
    they make a STUPID CVT bike( I said it!!) Why use electronic throttle???
    They can't make a charging system that doesn't cook the stator, and they
    design a digital throttle control?? Aprilia has fallen way behind the curve,
    has bad service and no direction. Product development seems at least 2-3
    years behind and they are loosing sales. This is another nail in the coffin for me. I'm not going to even go into the issues with the 450/550, that was an economic folly. I'm sorry but this company has it's head up it's ass.

    No focus at all.. the Capo and the Futura have all but gone, updating those
    would make sense. They have no real replacements. The Tuono is a cool bike
    but it's not very attractive compared to the competition.
    They need to find a market focus instead of flailing around. Nobody seems
    to want to say these things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by freebird View Post
    Reportedly, Aprilia has recalled all Manas (IT, UK, etc.) and told the dealers to not sell or allow people to test drive. Customers who purchased the Mana have been told to not ride the bike under any circumstances. It appears to be a throttle control issue.
    Shame, it is a lot of fun for town riding. Just needs more power as Clarkson would say!
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    APRILIA TUONO 2003
    KAWASAKI ZXR750 TRACK BIKE
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dr.Jon View Post
    Shame, it is a lot of fun for town riding. Just needs more power as Clarkson would say!
    well name something that doesn't "need" more power?
    Life's too short to ride, drink, or smoke crap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bremms View Post
    Seems like Aprilia is in a bad way.. I really like my Mille but this
    company has a lot of issues.. The Mille is now way out of date,
    they make a STUPID CVT bike( I said it!!) Why use electronic throttle???
    They can't make a charging system that doesn't cook the stator, and they
    design a digital throttle control?? Aprilia has fallen way behind the curve,
    has bad service and no direction. Product development seems at least 2-3
    years behind and they are loosing sales. This is another nail in the coffin for me. I'm not going to even go into the issues with the 450/550, that was an economic folly. I'm sorry but this company has it's head up it's ass.

    No focus at all.. the Capo and the Futura have all but gone, updating those
    would make sense. They have no real replacements. The Tuono is a cool bike
    but it's not very attractive compared to the competition.
    They need to find a market focus instead of flailing around. Nobody seems
    to want to say these things.
    You know, when I read your stuff above, I thought "you know, he's right." Aprilia is sort of a flailing entity.

    But you know what? In the past, they have made the neatest stuff. I mean, give them some credit. They're experimental. They actually TRY shit for better or worse. When their bikes come out, it may not be "Best In Class," but you can bet it's going to be one-of-a-kind.

    I like the way the Tuono looks. I think it's totally unique and that means everything to me.

    My Futura is a perfect example of this. There's really nothing like it. And, it also happens to be one of the most reliable bikes on the planet (thanks largely to the Rotax). The thing just works. There's nothing I don't like about it---NOTHING.

    People complain about the electrics, but once you get the stator wiring thing rigged and the fuel connector fixed, everything else is PERFECT. Best stock seat on the planet.

    I'm very happy with my Aprilia...ecstatic is a better word, and I'm always interested in what they're coming out with next. I can't say that about a lot of other manufacturers.

    If Piaggio would recognize what a jewel they have in Aprilia and kick them some real funding, things would be better for Aprilia and Piaggio.

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    A recall on a new model - BFD

    In this month's RRW it lists several recently announced recalls here in the US:
    25,422 Honda CBR 1000's
    28,221 Suzuki GS500's
    13,398 Suzuki GSX-R 1000's
    Several models of Ducati's including the 1098's

    I can't find a link to the actual article - so buy the magazine and remember, Aprilia's track record is actually better than you fear to believe...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeBenGuzzi View Post
    well name something that doesn't "need" more power?
    George Bush......?
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    HONDA SP2 VTR RC51 TRACK BIKE
    BMW R1200R
    MOTO GUZZI V7 CLASSIC
    YAMAHA R1 2007 STREETFIGHTER
    APRILIA RSVR
    APRILIA TUONO 2003
    KAWASAKI ZXR750 TRACK BIKE
    KAWASAKI ZX600R
    APRILIA RS250
    YAMAHA 600 TENERE DAKAR
    DUCATI DARMAH 900SD
    SUZUKI GT185
    KAWASAKI GPZ600R
    YAMAHA TY175
    YAMAHA RD350YPVS
    KAWASAKI GPZ305 AWFUL BIKE
    KAWASAKI Z550
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    Ya gotta love that one






    LMAO!

    Good one Dr. Jon

    Oh and on another post,

    Well said Fun Dog!

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    The problem with being that experimental is economic viability. I love
    Aprilias, it's just that I don't want to see them go away. Give me a new
    Futura not a goofy expensive CVT bike. The 450 550 bikes are really nice but are track/Sunday toys, a very limited market. The Shiver is a nice, I guess the Mana may have a decent market. I get a little nervous with Aprilia's own
    motors. One of the reasons I bought the Mille was the Rotax mill. I haven't
    had many problems with my Factory. They are shifting focus away from what
    they did well before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bremms View Post
    The problem with being that experimental is economic viability. I love
    Aprilias, it's just that I don't want to see them go away. Give me a new
    Futura not a goofy expensive CVT bike. The 450 550 bikes are really nice but are track/Sunday toys, a very limited market. The Shiver is a nice, I guess the Mana may have a decent market. I get a little nervous with Aprilia's own
    motors. One of the reasons I bought the Mille was the Rotax mill. I haven't
    had many problems with my Factory. They are shifting focus away from what
    they did well before.
    yeah Rotax is AMAZING, they are so rediculously bullet proof outside of some stator connector issues but mechanically they're tough as nails. They just came out with a New outboard motor that doesn't need to be broken in and any service what-so-ever for 3 years AND NEVER requires an oil change, I have no idea how they do it but I'm damn impressed. BRP is better at engines than honda IMO.
    Life's too short to ride, drink, or smoke crap.
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