You guys never mentioned that you have to buy the whole bike to get a pair!
But that's exactly what they said at Honda East in Maumee, Ohio.
So I pulled the trigger
It's a freshly uncrated 2012 'aprilia Shiver 750' with "0" miles on the clock
And case your wondering...There where two at the dealer. List price is $9499.00. Both on sale for only $8000.00 plus sales tax (no ups, no surprises!).
35 more hp, about 20 more lbs/ft of torque
and it absolutely brilliant
BTW....They still have one left. (Jeff Eckman was my sales dude....gotta pluck the guy who made it all happen ).
The 'Green Hornet'; after 22,000 joyful and trouble-free miles...is currently in the hands of the used bike department at Honda-East.
(I know I was talking big-time about the Triumph Street-Triple.
But figured I better look at everything in the same price range. Test road the Shiver and it just plane fit me better!
Then a potential buyer of my Versys told me about these two Aprilias he saw on craigslist ( he ended up buying an '06' Ducati Multi-Strada).
The build quality the Italians inject into their product is obsessive, as is the attention to details.
The sound of the "L" twin is glorious!
And even though it doesn't have the power of the Triumph....It's not always about the 'numbers'.
As 'right' as the Triumph felt....The aprilia feels even better to me, in my humble opinion.
I got 4 grand for the "V" as a trade-in so out of pocket was just 4 g's.
So....these are by far the most expensive mirrors you can buy LOLOL but hey....
They are Italian after all.
One thing though.....I have GOT to stop buying new bikes in the winter time!
And sorry for being absent for so long...almost nine weeks ago I was injured at work (Shattered several toes on my right foot...sitting on ones ass for almost 7 weeks fairly sucked. Thank goodness for union contracts, workmans-comp, and my AFLAC account and most of all...The Nederlander Family; owners of the Fisher Theatre ( and a big chunk of 'Broadway in New York' for not putting up a stink regarding my claim. They love their union stagehands and have always taken care of us.