Fork service

Aprilia Futura – Front fork servicing

The Aprilia Futura is equipped with 43mm Showa* upside-down front forks adjustable for preload and rebound only.

mc name eforksThe forks are similar to those fitted to RSVs (98-03), Tuonos (03-05)and Falcos of a similar vintage but not the R versions as these use Ohlins.

Many owners have switched to these forks to allow them to fit the bigger 320mm brake discs.

There’s a fork servicing page on Ken’s Falco site.

Issues surrounding the rear shock and replacement are dealt with on the rear shock page.

*Some countries, Ireland, for example, got Marzocchi forks instead of Showa kit and these have suffered from severe corrosion after winter use.