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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-01-2010, 11:52 AM
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Where does it actually say Aprilia RSV4? It says, 'winning is our trick, Aprilia', look at history and they're right, the RSV4 is now working on it's reputation...
It is implied by the sole visuals of Max Biaggie and the RSV4.


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It is implied by the sole visuals of Max Biaggie and the RSV4.
'Implied' my ass... There's a message in that movie, look for it...

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The message is the RSV4 can't pull a tablecloth for dick!


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Nice one Duc!


I love that bike BTW

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It is purty. The closest Aprilia shop only has the bikes because of the scooter line...they were forced to take a few roadbikes and so they sit. They'll never see an RSV4 in the showroom unless they special order one for a customer.


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The message is the RSV4 can't pull a tablecloth for dick!
They used a sheet and everyone knows those are too abrasive...

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They should have used one of those plastic infused red and white checkered picnic table covers...those would rip outfrom under the plasticware nicely.


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Actually, Misano is *THE* Aprilia track: after showing so poorly at it last year, the factory selected it as their test track, and they have considerable experience with it and an excellent, one-off, Misano-only set-up for the bike--which they put to excellent use this past weekend.

Without question, Biaggi will put up an impressive win total for this season--he's a virtual lock for at least one win at Brno--his personal BFF track--and very likely to do the double. But, as Duc touches upon, let's see at least a c'ship--and preferably several multi-win seasons--before laying claim to being all about winning in what has always been the de facto "Ducati Cup" series, and right after a season where Yamaha won fully half of the season's races, and a large number of pole positions, on the way to the c'ship.

Saying two things and probably menaing the same: not an Aprilia track, and that is why I would be testing there. Misano is not big on straights and a lot of corners. The Factory RSV-4 is rip-roarin' on the straights in SBK trim, and tends to run wide on corner-entry. Brno will be tough for the same reasons, and Biaggi won last year, primarily because the two leaders took each other out. It will be a challenge.

And yes, Aprilia is big on racing heritage - many of the current world-league champions got started on Ape 125 and 250 classes. It's tough for the Company to come up with the funds to race in the world stage.

It's also a tough brand to own, and I am on my 3rd. You end up being your own wrench, because of lack of dealership support, and most of the people you meet have never heard of them. In general, I find that people are scared of the ownership experience. For me, it's like putting on your favorite pair of shoes. I feel as comfortable at full lean as I do on my barstool at home - it just works for me.

I am truly enjoying this season, and I hope it continues.

And.., it's just a parody of a commercial...

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