The Tuono is top of the charts but several things make me shy away. Dealer and parts support for Aprilia's is laughable and you can easily find your self several hundred miles from the nearest dealer and waiting months for parts. The V4 bikes have also proven to be built to a cheaper standard than the V2 bikes, are less friendly to self maintenance, have plastic fuel tanks that swell with ethonol mixed fuels, horrible MPG and range, you are getting the idea. These Euro nakeds generally have very poor dealer networks aside from BMW. But I don't just want a super naked. I really like the fairing that the GSXF adds to the mix
Also even though I do not remember my accident it is somewhat obvious that a mechanical failure was likely the cause as I lowsided the bike at 66 mph riding at a fairly relaxed pace. As such I am a litte turned off by Aprilia as a brand right now even though its simply for personal reasons and not that they make a dangerous product.
I like the triumph because its very light midleweight with good comfort for my bad back and better midrange than other middleweights. It also has the most adjustable suspension you can get in the price point. It also will be getting a new model with 765cc motor within the next year although that may move the price up.
I am attracted to the GSX S1000F because I know I can always find a dealer if I need, parts won't be stuff of rumor and legend. Its a Sport version of the Race replica. the only thing its not upfront about is its rated power which is far closer to the rave bike than they admit to. Really for about 1k in power mods this motor could be putting out 170 hp?!?!? Sign me up. thats 2008 superbike levels of power with every day comfort, decent fuel economy, and an unbeatable price that is only indicative of the suspension.
So we will see what the 2017 Street Triple brings to the table and see what the overall word on the FZ-10 ends up being. For the 2k price differance though I'm pretty sure I could get a nice shock, 155RWHP and some nice accessories for the GSX
I just had a very painfull bone graft surgery last week but that set forth the real healing process. the real question is after they have done everything they can think of how much use will I get out of my leg. Right now only my foot works as advertised. If my use is still limited I will get a above knee prosthetic