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Should I trade my '13 636 for a leftover '13 RSV4?

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There is a local dealer here with a leftover '13 Aprillia RSV4 and I am seriously considering trading my bike in for it. Somebody talk me out of it or convince me because I'm on the fence lol
 

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I would skip anything exotic and stick to Japanese for the sake of your wallet.

Unless you wont ride it much :O

I didn't vote because my opinion doesn't reflect your possible answers.
 

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Keep both! Or turn the 636 into a track bike... Never trade, sell outright if you have to. They will pocket a minimum of $1,000 for an hours worth of paperwork on your trade.
 

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I wouldnt do it. I think the bikes are gorgeous but not worth the trade in hit and extra costs.

Also, what type of riding do you do? Is this for cruising around and going to bike night to have a talking piece? then I would say yes the Prill serves a better purpose. If you are often in very tight and technical twisties then Id stick with the 636. Just my 2 cents but I think motorcycles are so advanced and so capable these days its not worth the added expense. Then again I always buy old bikes at a low cost and have ass loads of fun on them.
 
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A colleague of mine has one (the top of the range factory model) and he's had nothing but trouble with it...so much so he's trading it in and considering a zx10r. I think the stator went, also the fly by wire etc and the fork seals on the ohlins (it's only on 4kish.) He also has an 06 sp edition r1 and says it's the better bike for day to day use. They also have a very tall seat position which could suit someone or like him not. They are great to look at, very small tightly packed design and I believe on track their very very good but for the money I'd stay jap
 

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Oh yes... Id trade my grandma in for an rsv4 !!!! Defo matey
 

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Well you guys made this easy...I'm getting a Gixxer!








No...I'll keep the Kawi. Thanks for the opinions guys and 40acres I am more than capable of making my own decisions. Right? or No? You decide.
 

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I want to believe that you're capable of making your own decisions. :O

Do you really think hes not going to make his own decision? Hes probably gathering opinions and anyones comments on their experience with the bike, in order to make his own, slightly more educated, decision.
 

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Spiderman was my hero growing up and now he's sticking up for me. Peter Parker...your secret is safe with me.

In all seriousness, that was spot on. I wanted opinions not someone just telling me what to do. I'd be married if I wanted that.
 

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Do you really think hes not going to make his own decision? Hes probably gathering opinions and anyones comments on their experience with the bike, in order to make his own, slightly more educated, decision.
Guess he should have been more clear. As it sits, it looks like a "hey, what should I do?" poll.
 

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Yeah, clearly everyone just posts and has everyone make their decisions for them. Good ol' "common" sense at work I see
 

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I love my ZX6R. But it isn't an Aprilia RSV4. (my dream bike)

There is no real comparison... one is the best damn 600cc sport bike made in Japan. The other is one of the best damn Italian superbikes ever built. So either way you're gonna come out ahead. :D
 

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As much as I like Kawi that RSV4 is sick! I would totally ride that if I had the option.
 

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Dammit guys now I want that bike. Just looked into it more online... Why did you have to make this post I was perfectly happy with mine until now!!! lol
 

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If the dealer is really close by(less than 50 miles) and have actual Aprilia master technician, I say go for it. Many dealers that have Aprilias just sell the bikes and have actual little means of fixing the bike in question without taking a ridiculous amount of your time and/or your money.

Be prepared for a warranty claim or two. Parts can take weeks to arrive. It's generally a pain in the ass to own an 'exotic' bike unless you live in a major city such as LA or San Diego.
 

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If you live in somewhere in Europe and would like to own an Aprilia, Ducati or BMW, then by all means get it.

If you live anywhere else in the world then get Japanese bikes, more reliable and more savings. Parts are easy to find and tend to be cheaper as well. Most shops will have qualified technician who knows a thing or two about Jap bikes as oppose to European bikes.
 
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