So it’s been a while since I last posted something about my car/bike here. And lo, a new bike has blessed me with its presence!

First off, I sold my 2012 Ducati Monster 796, which you can see here, because it spent quite a bit of time in the shop, plus its valve service intervals were every 7,500 miles and that cost around $1000 every time I needed them done... It was a great bike, don’t get me wrong, it was nice for lane-splitting and had a great road feel; but it was a bit needy for it was.

Me having a nice time
Photo: Me (Me)

So now with that gone, I bought something with:

a.) more power

b.) more valves

c.) higher mileage valve service intervals

and

d.) worse gas mileage!

Care to take any guesses? Well too, late, it’s a 2014 Aprilia Tuono V4R.

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Review coming shortly, after this Labor Day’s track day at Buttonwillow.