MCN called the Futura “desperately underestimated, sadly short lived and now a potential bargain“. Here’s one you can snag for less than $2,000 – anyone fancy an end-of-season fly and ride?
A sport-tourer with an emphasis on sport, the Futura was powered by a Rotax 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. For 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 19,000 miles and the seller says it needs nothing but an oil change. There are some scratches in the lower left fairing but it’s hard to argue with the fun-per-dollar ratio here. Find this Futura for sale in Spokane, Washington for $1,750 here on Craigslist.