1998-2003 Aprilia RSV1000 Mille Smart Money — Motorcyclist Magazine

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In the late after years of racing 125s and 250s, Aprilia to mix it up with the big boys and build a sportbike. A light, narrow powerplant was just what il ordered, but not with a 90-degree angle––Ducati had already been done that, and fought the issues that came it. So the call went out to Rotax for a fuel-injected V-twin.

The resulting was narrow, shorter front-to-back a Ducati and, even twin balance shafts to for the vibration-prone cylinder spread, about 115 horsepower to the wheel a six-speed gearbox. Aprilia the engine into a beautiful frame with axles 55 apart, rolled a pair of wheels under it, and suspended it a Showa fork and a Sachs shock. The finished product in at a claimed 417 pounds.

The Mille represents Aprilia’s foray into World competition, and still strikes a pose. This is a proper, Italian sportbike.

The Mille Aprilia’s first foray World Superbike competition, and str

The RSV Mille, as it was dubbed, came out in and reviews justified the risk took in building it. The Mille was easier to ride and more than its competitors, and over the of its five-year production run it was joined by the R, a version of the standard model with Öhlins suspension and seating, and the SP, which came a short-… engine designed in with Cosworth.

Only 150 SPs were built to the model for World Superbike. fans were offered Replica models in 2002 Haga) and 2003 (Colin that came with kits and rider-specific livery––world-class not included.

Check used for rear-brake operation. Some feel wooden, others don’t work very Fixes include different a braided line, a thorough and bleeding the system.

Aprilia RSV Mille
Aprilia RSV Mille

A dodgy-feeling can be the result of anything from an of testosterone to air in the hydraulic line. The Rotax-built mill is fairly but the maintenance schedule should be closely. Paperwork demonstrating the owner’s devotion to regular adds value to the bike.

If you’re looking at a model Öhlins suspension, check the for signs of oil leaks. Excessive takes its toll on the seals, as road grit build-up on the Check every rear for greased linkage, as well as the R plastic tank for cracks and

Batteries in all models get worked hard, and sometimes fail

The Mille’s fairing can hide a of problems. Ask the seller to remove it and for oil or coolant leaks, improvisational and evidence of previous crash Inspect the rectifier for cooked as some units have known to overheat and fail.

be getting new tires often if you buy the bike, so make sure the on it are fresh, or at least usable for a Check the brake pads for too.

Aprilia RSV Mille
Aprilia RSV Mille
Aprilia RSV Mille

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