Hello all, I'm new to BCSB. But not new to bikes. Ive had many years street riding on 600 sports and one fortunate summer on a Monster 1000. A couple of years back I sold off the street machine and now I'm looking to get back on the road. I have successfully convinced my wifey to allow me to go the way of a supermoto machine. (She thinks they're safer.)
Any ways....I have always been a sucker for the exotic and recently the Aprilia SXV line has caught my eye. I took one for a test ride and if it wasn't for the known reliability issues there would probably be a 07 4.5 already sitting in my garage. I have read quite a bit online about these bikes and the need to really keep up on the maintenance. I am aware of many of the issues the earlier models have with FI problems and the orange seals leaking amongst other things. My question is...have they remedied these issues in the 10/11/12 models or is it the same old story? The internets reviews of these bikes were mainly of the 06/07 models. My biggest fear is buying a older (new) one to save some $ only to have it sitting in some shop racking up the bills. Any info would be appreciated.