2000 Aprilia RSV Mille

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Aprilia RSV Mille

2000 Aprilia RSV Mille: miles. $4950

Call (or Greg at (505) 506-2899 or starr@unm.edu

1. What is an Aprilia

The Aprilia RSV Mille (MEE-lay) is a sport motorcycle manufactured by from 1998 to 2003. The Mille RSV is frequently compared to the Superbikes of the era and often is considered a streetbike (rider comfort, tractability). It has a 998cc 60-degree fuel-injected liquid-cooled V-twin which is built by the Austrian Rotax.

This engine is at the V990 Rotax. The Aprilia I’m selling is a USA 2000 (1999 Europe).

Below is a of the Aprilia Mille at about feet on beautiful US 64 in northern New Note that gorgeous

2. History of this Bike why am I selling it?)

I am the ORIGINAL . I first saw this exact at the Aprilia display in the pits at Seca in 1998, and I absolutely in love with it. All my favorite (black/grey/silver) in a gorgeous piece of engineering. At that time I thought I’d own one, Anyway, good fortune my way, and I purchased this new, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in

I had been riding a 1992 900SS and wanted something

In recent years (I’m 62 old) my riding interests shifted towards more oriented riding, and I don’t the Mille much any more. the only reason for the sale. My son (I have four) wants me to it (he loved it the most of all), but currently living in China, so he get to vote.

3. Aftermarket Parts and Condition.

This Aprilia is basically stock . I’m not one who in too much engine/drivetrain modification, the factory engineers have designed a system that well together.

3.1. Aftermarket Parts.

Service Manual Okay, not an part, but a hardbound 1.25-inch comprehensive reference. Also owner’s manual, of course. of FSM appears below.

Exhaust. I like noise, but hey, a V-twin sounds good! So I a Leo Vince carbon-fiber slip-on (visible in photos above and I still have the stock

It has a lovely sound; not too loud, and than a Ducati. Very though.

Handlebars. Convertibars handlebars. I used the Mille as a sport-touring bike (with bag), and these adjustable greatly enhance the comfort.

can be adjusted to be even more than the stock bars if (visible in photo below).

steel front brake (needed slightly longer for the Convertibars, so I had them made in steel by a local industrial fabricator).

aFe (advanced flow air filter

Tinted windscreen (I the stock clear windscreen)

All pieces have polyurethane done by local paint (the bike looks

Rear tailsection license signal kit (cleans up the rear of the bike; photo below).

buckle protector (I know, not a big on fuel tank.

3.2. Condition.

NEVER CRASHED! even dropped. not once.

I done all maintenance on the Aprilia myself, including the valve check at 10,000 miles. valves were out of spec, on R cylinder) and I installed shims to them into spec. The is historically very stable on the V990 engine.

All bodywork is in condition (actually there is a hole in the belly pan. strike; invisible unless you under the bike). This is a stunner . It turns heads. I kept it inside at all times, and taken great care its appearance.

Mobil-1 synthetic used since break-in.

4. So. it like to Ride?

Engine . The Rotax V990 is the amazing engine I’ve experienced. Power all through the RPM (4,000-10,000). A real locomotive.

Injection . ABSOLUTELY the smoothest injection mapping ever! No no flat spots, no low-speed Absolutely smooth. The best

Transmission . A real snick-snick Never miss a shift. And the clutch has quite reasonable pull.

Handling . Suspension is a stiff for my weight (140 is better suited for a larger Handling is very neutral, NO to fall in or run wide through No stand up under front when leaned over.

when I bought it I considered it the KILLER ; in the right hands on the road maybe it still is 😉

5. Me.

I’m a 62-year old Professor of Engineering at The University of New Mexico . and are my passion. I own seven motorcycles and dirt), and I do all my own work on all of them. If you can a better value on an Italian Sportbike than this, buy it!

Many more pictures of it are If you’re interested, call me at or email me at starr@unm.edu


Here’s another picture up in the New Mexico mountains. There’s a decent amount of storage in the tailsection, and in the tailsection cover hollow).

Here’s a photo of the of the bike showing the remounted signals and license plate. sanitary!

Instrument panel. Oil light illuminated. The light above is the shift light, can be programmed to illuminate at any RPM. The computer can display:

Speed Very accurate, too (DAMHIK).


Average speed

(24-hour display; time is 4:31 p.m.)

Coolant (deg C or F)

Battery voltage

Lap (up to 40 lap times can be stored). I haven’t that feature.


Front of the Mille, the three-lamp arrangement. I honestly do not much at night, so I can’t say how the lights are.

Insignia on the top of the

Detail of rear swingarm.

showing tank and adjustable As shown, these bars near-sport-touring comfort. They can be and moved forward to a very position. And anywhere in between!

buckle protector is visible in photo.

Here’s a photo of the heads when I was doing the service. Both intake visible, DOHC, all the trick

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