For many, the Aprilia Futura was poorly named – the angular design felt more “80s anime” than “bike of the future”. Still, it was a sport-tourer with an emphasis on sport, and it was powered by a motor based on the unit found in Aprilia’s repli-racer RSV Mille. Combine that with a comfortable seat and factory hard bags and you had a bike that could keep up with most sport bikes in the twisties while allowing you to ride for hours at a time.
As the seller notes, MCN called it “desperately underestimated, sadly short lived and now a potential bargain“. More more on the Futura, check out this recap by Cycle World on why they called it the best sport-touring bike of 2001.
This example has approximately 47,000 miles and it’s all set for touring with the factory luggage, a Bagster tank cover, tank bag, and a Corbin seat. The bike recently got a new rear tire, chain, and sprocket. Find this Futura for sale in Natick, Massachusetts for $2,700 here on Craigslist.
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