Aprilia has produced a stunning naked bike, the Tuono R Limited, which is essentially an RSVR 1000 with the fairing removed and replaced with carbon fibre and kevlar, where you would normally find panelling. Only 200 are to be produced, with ten coming to Oz. Priced at AUS$31,955, it has a titaniumexhaust system. Ring 02 9772 2666 or visit aprilia.com.au
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Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks.
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