Update after a season with the Futura: what a great bike! Agreed with mileage (high 30s if you're revving the shit out of it, low 40s if you're not), motor is feeling better, great transmission, and just good overall look and feel to the bike. I really do wish Aprilia would release another model. The only updates I would ask for are:
1.) better stock suspension
2.) electronic cruise control
3.) shaft drive (i'm alright with chain, but i think it would help sales)
Shaft drive? Huh? Wha? I can't see it, personally ... too sporty a bike to add that weight.
Have you gotten used to the seat/bar arrangement? Too bad about the mpg - how many miles do you get out of a tank at the high range?