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    RF vs RF LE ??

    Aprilia just posted two variations of the RF, $1000 apart in MSRP. There isn't anything explicit on their website identifying the differences. Anyone know?

    RF $20,999
    RF LE $21,999

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    Maybe the le is the limited run and the RF is the 'production' model.
    All this talk about 500 units and a few of you guys were a little confused I seem to remember.There were a limited run of 200 and there was confusion with this no?
    Im sure amauri might know...

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    My guess is the LE is last years limited and numbered model with CF bits and the RF is this years model minus the numbering and CF bits.
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    and the new RF has a .105 spring in the rear ohlins I believe, the previous RF LE has the .95...


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    The colours are slightly different on the front fairing Silver strip instead of red and also strips in Italian colours on the tank.
    The AMP module is standard also for the MP data stuff also. This is on the RF

    The limited edition thing I don't think means a dime.

    Way up if you want to spend an extra 1000 for carbon or buy the latest RF and spend the extra on carbon..

    In Europe last week they had an offer with free Akro slip on and moto GP guest tickets etc on the RF

    Shame I just bought one or I would have changed the bike..

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    Waking up an old thread. I am seeing 2016 RSV4 RF's with two slightly different color schemes. My friend has one that he says does NOT have the #/500 inscription on the top triple clamp. His bike has a black undertail, silver nose, and the tank stripes with italian colors outline. He has CF side panels and fenders but I don't know if he added them or if they came stock. The other scheme has red undertail, plain black tank stripes, and a mostly red nose.

    The picture in the first post isn't accurate - both the RF and RF LE are showing the same paint scheme that my friend has (unless they switched color schemes mid-year?). A bit confusing, did we every get clear on which is which? Which one seems to be the most common?

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    two 2016s...the 2016 LE, and what we call the 2016.5 non-LE

    LE was numbered, carbon bits, no AMP

    non-LE got revised Ohlins shock (spring rate change to 1.05), no carbon, and AMP std

    very slight paint differences as been noted

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    Thanks Ed, that clears it up. I like the non LE paint better and seems ironically to be the better package (minus the CF look). I’ve been in the Tuono camp since 2005 but very tempted to try the RSV4 next.

    I’m riding a ‘16 Speed Triple R now and it’s a great daily bike, but it doesn’t make me go “weeee!” in my helmet every time like the V4 did. Plus I miss this forum. :-)


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