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MCN  says:

Exotic European superbikes for £6000: 999S v RSV1000R v F4

Time flies so fast, it's easy to forget these mouthwatering European superbikes are getting on a bit. In your mind's eye it's still easy to think of 'exotica' like the Aprilia RSV1000R, Ducati 999S and MV Agusta F4 750S as dream bikes, completely out of reach of most of us - just like the RSV4R, 1198SP and F4RR are now....

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  • Posted 3 years ago (15 September 2011 16:26)

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Jan 11

Posts: 7842

snev says:

RSV 1000

got one as a minter , looks amazing, sounds fantastic, rides like Shit, compared to my Busa. Still, Im going to lock it away for a few decades and wait till its worth a bit more.

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Mar 10

Posts: 53

Feakster says:


Maybe one day (when it's a classic) the cost of repairs and maintenance might be overtaken buy its appreciation... keep on dreaming. I'm sure an XJ6 or CBF600 won't break any near as much.

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Apr 09

Posts: 21

CrazyG says:


@snev I don't know what's up with your RSV but they're fantastic handling bikes; maybe someone has messed about with the suspension settings or it needs new rubber...? Twins tend to be a little harder to lean in than Japanese inline 4s but a lot of it is down to body position, especially if there's too much tension in the arms when you're tipping in.

@Feakster I've put nearly 12k miles on my RSV1000R from buying it new more than 4 years ago. Mechanically and electrically it's still solid as a rock - nothing's ever gone wrong on it.

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Jan 11

Posts: 7842

snev says:


Its more than likely down to my age and shape rather than the bike to be fair, as mentioned the bike is mint and I meen mint down to the smallest part and also has brand new tyres. The suspension feels hard compared to my Busa which has had work in that area and the RSV is  totally different to ride but I absolutely love it regardless of my previous comment .

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