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    Quote Originally Posted by Dabz View Post
    Same as others have said, bigger ccs doesn’t mean more fun. Having gone 600 to 1200, back to 1000, the most fun for me personally is definitely in the 600 Range. 675 all the way now!
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    Ok thanks guys ill think i stick to my 600 for a few more years
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by LucasZxr600 View Post
    Hey all would like some advice on moving from a 600cc to 1000cc i have my eye set on a 2001 aprilia rsv1000 mille any do's and dont'sand what to look out for on them.apprciate the advice cheers chris

    I would start by having a look on here , http://apriliarsv.com/ and see what sort of foibles you're likely to encounter owning an RSV .
     
     

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    Having ridden big sports bikes on the road for over 30 years Iím fairly qualified to say that theyíre utterly pointless (but also amazing fun, until you get it wrong) - they are impractical and largely uncomfortable, and the worst thing about them is that their very ethos and purpose and their damned competence at it goad you into riding far too fast on the roads. Itís far too easy to end up travelling way more quickly than you should and itís a proper honey trap for less experienced riders.
    That said, itís an itch that needs to be scratched and I indulged myself for over three decades and largely got away with it. Nowadays thereís the outlet of trackdays where one can ride fast in relative safety and if youíre set on getting a big sports bike Iíd recommend heading there with it rather than the roads. For various reasons I canít do sports bikes any more so Iíve moved to hooligan bikes and to be honest Iím glad of it - the fun happens at sub-100mph speeds so both life and licence are safer. Probably the most fun road bike you can buy is a Triumph Street Triple - give one a try. Just about equally fun is a KTM SuperDuke (one of which happens to be on the For Sale board at the moment, ahem), or if you want to go the Aprilia way maybe consider a Tuono.
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    The other point of view. I love 1000 :-) It is enough punchy and nimble on corners, not quite 600, but I can have a lot of fun on it. But in the terms of a comfort ride I'd say 1000 is better. Much more torque make me lazy :-) Can use 6th gear from 30mph onwards. had 750 before (and many, many more, but lets stick to recent one) with very similar power 750=126bhp vs 1000=145bhp so not big difference, but I don't have to keep high revs on my 1000, and don't have to switch gears so often.
    But everyone is different, so test it before buy.
     
     

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    As you mentioned the RSV as a target, I will add to the topic that a twin tends to ride quite differently to an inline 4, my take on the differences is that the crazy top end power that a 4 gives up the rev range isn't there in the same way from a v twin but you do have lots of lower down torque to play with instead.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by njl View Post
    As you mentioned the RSV as a target, I will add to the topic that a twin tends to ride quite differently to an inline 4, my take on the differences is that the crazy top end power that a 4 gives up the rev range isn't there in the same way from a v twin but you do have lots of lower down torque to play with instead.
    ...and a triple gives you the best of both - has to be yellow though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by njl View Post
    As you mentioned the RSV as a target, I will add to the topic that a twin tends to ride quite differently to an inline 4, my take on the differences is that the crazy top end power that a 4 gives up the rev range isn't there in the same way from a v twin but you do have lots of lower down torque to play with instead.
    I can't believe it's taken 2 pages before someone pointed it out.
    As said above, the main noticable difference between your current bike and the RSV is the cylinders. A twin feels lazier and less frantic than an in line 4 and is easier to hold a neutral throttle because there's less power surge.
    Similar to the difference between a 2 stroke and a 4 stroke motocross bike.
    If you do go for a Mille, get the Factory. I road one around the Isle of Man and it was smoother than a Cashmere Codpiece.
    They're really good value for money and as a result seem to be the track day weapon of choice.
     
     

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    As long as you can get on with riding a twin I would have thought it's a good move. BHP they are similar to a 750cc inline 4 (more torque than the 750 though), so a logical step up.

    Prices seem really keen too. Bikes on ebay with under 20k miles on them asking £2000
     
     

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    If your not so keen now on the Aprillia have you considered a ss100 brough superior? Though you may need to take out a mortgage, it will probably go up in value and is also a 1000cc v-twin... http://www.motocorsa.co.uk/brough_superior_range.php £60,000 ... tempted?
     
     

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