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Who needs panniers?? Strap a tent on the back, sleeping bag and clothes tail pack, rucksack tankbag job done!
If you need panniers buy a car! P)
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Any more news on this bike? Anybody?
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my my

now this looks interesting ....

All waiting on that magic weight number now ...

Like the first feedback post on that link, I had been hoping Aprilia would offer some sort of detuned adventurised RXV 5.5, at around 130 kgs, but this is still the most interesting adventure bike to come out in quite some time.

I can only hope they are joking when they mention 445 lbs (200 kgs)
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Any more news on this bike? Anybody?
If you mean the 1200 Multistrada...

I had a ride on it yesterday - It's awesome. No RTW or even an adventure bike, but a brilliant all road bike (M'way, A, B , pot-holed C and unclasified road - In the UK anyway).

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now this looks interesting ....

All waiting on that magic weight number now ...

Like the first feedback post on that link, I had been hoping Aprilia would offer some sort of detuned adventurised RXV 5.5, at around 130 kgs, but this is still the most interesting adventure bike to come out in quite some time.

I can only hope they are joking when they mention 445 lbs (200 kgs)

...nah - there's no way Aprilia would make a 750 that weighs 200kg! I read this bike will be at the shows this autumn.

BTW - hope you keep writing your blog for your Russian trips this summer too - loved your blog from last year.
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Who needs panniers?? Strap a tent on the back, sleeping bag and clothes tail pack, rucksack tankbag job done!
If you need panniers buy a car! P)
You travel alone, don't you?
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...nah - there's no way Aprilia would make a 750 that weighs 200kg! I read this bike will be at the shows this autumn.

BTW - hope you keep writing your blog for your Russian trips this summer too - loved your blog from last year.

There will be a new blog ... specially for the 2010 version. ... probably on the same site ... you will be able to choose which blog to read.

Looking forward to checking out this new Aprilia. If they can bring it in at 165 kgs, we might really be on to something. Considering how light they made the RXVs, there is some slight hope.
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Any more news on this bike? Anybody?

If you mean the 1200 Multistrada...

I had a ride on it yesterday - It's awesome. No RTW or even an adventure bike, but a brilliant all road bike (M'way, A, B , pot-holed C and unclasified road - In the UK anyway).

Report to follow....
No, the 1200 multistrada is not my sort of thing. The 750 Tuareg however.............
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This could be very interesting. Coming from an F800GS a light 750 would be just the ticket.

A lot of manufacturers are going down the "adventure styling" route which just equates to a tall, heavy, essentially road going bike that looks the part but ultimately doesn't really cut it in the rtw stakes.

Think I might book myself a trip to Milan for this show
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Don't get too exited it will probably look something like this, and will be as good offroad as the new super tenere is.
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You travel alone, don't you?
Im the only one on my bike yes, I ride with other riders, my fiancé rides her own bike, my mates rides there's, so yes I ride alone, and I like to leave the filing cabinets in the office!

Of course there are times when I use the soft panniers, tank bag and tail pack, but then we can't always travel light!

Anywho, has anyone seen anything directly from aprilia about this bike?
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I e-mailed Aprilia about this bike through their website. They referred me to the Piaggio website ("for information about new products"), which linked back to the Aprilia website. No mention of the Tuareg anywhere on either Aprilia or Piaggio official sites. So, I am none the wiser.
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The new Triumph Tiger Adventure is going to be out soon; I won't even give the Aprilia a look-in after that - build quality and reliability on the new Triumphs is superb. 'nuff said.
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Our local dealer did a series of Demo rides on the new Multistrada for previous customers and friends this last month. They've sold 18 Multistradas so far .... at about $25,000 per copy.

He's ordered 15 more. Good to see some folks still have jobs and are willing to spend big on bikes! I know three of the guys who bought them. They rave about the bike. I'm staying clear of it for now. Dealer wanted to let me have his demo for the afternoon. I passed. Just can't do it now.
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