2002,-Aprilia-RSVR-Tuono

4472 miles, up for £4695

First impressions:

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Before the flashy Racing version of the Tuono appeared, the RSVR version had all the weapons fitted. Ohlins forks and shocks, and even a steering damper are all original fitment. Most of the black bodywork is either carbon or Kevlar. The carbon fibre nose cone is pure class. Oh, and don’t forget the OZ wheels. Looks a bit dull though.

What’s it like to ride?

The original Mille’s DNA is evident right through this bike. The V-twin engine is a peach. The high bars play as bigger part as the acres of carbon in making this bike feel light, and with that top notch suspension it feels pretty damn agile. It is a true old school sleeper; it baits you into bringing your wild inner hooligan out. Not dull at all!

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Scottie’s Tips:

I’d take a good look at the fork seals: big twin with high bars equals wheelies. Also spin the fancy OZ wheels: they’re lightweight and could easily cop a buckle on our pot-holed strewn roads. The RSVR came with spare Kevlar-look seats and race pipe, so it’s worth getting those in on the deal.

Verdict:

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Absolute bargain, you’d expect to pay at least a grand more for the glitzy Racing version. This one is below average miles too.

Tony Carter

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