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Aprilia RSV Mille R

First Ride: Aprilia R

No mistake: These upstart and their thoroughly modern are in a hurry to bring the fight to the

Has it only been a year we wrung out our first RSV Mille? yes, we fawned and toadied all it in our April 2000 issue. Be surprised, then, because the Mille is already here—and sampled by yours truly at Motorsports Complex in southern

There’s much more on here than cosmetic For one thing, an entirely new frame the engine 5mm for better mass and turnability, and the swingarm pivot’s up Those changes, according to

Giorgio Del Ton, come from World Superbike ace Corser. Elsewhere, more 200 parts are modified.

Inside the delicious counterbalanced 60-degree camshafts with greater and duration bump 2mm-bigger valves open. Pistons and intake tracts have enlarged and modified to suit, and the injection mapping has been overhauled, particular attention been paid to smooth low in the powerband.

Exhaling through a new exhaust, the new engine’s said to two horsepower more—130 at the crankshaft—which equal about 116 Dynojet if last year’s test is any indication. The torque’s the thing, Although it uses the same points as the previous plastic, the new is covered in all-new bodywork to be more aerodynamic and with engine-cooling capacity.

The top of the fuel tank is lower, the rider to tuck in more, and the itself is now made of a nylon-resin that allows it to assume a more rider-friendly shape before—shorter and narrower between the

Assume the position and fire the up, then. Thank God bike have discovered making the comfortable is the best performance It’s still a ways to the below-the-clamp clip-ons, but the shorter tank makes grabbing much easier, as does the of the tank. Yes, it’s with a flat powerband feels like it gets out of bed earlier than last bike.

Aprilia RSV Mille R

Twisting the throttle to the stop instantaneous full rut, and has the shift light blinking in no Anybody here ever the old bike of not being able to headings quickly enough? think so. In fact, we praised the ability to turn quicker the typical 90-degree twin.

decision to alter frame in an effort to speed things up more seems mostly really, but who are we to argue with Suspension damping and the rear ratio, naturally, have revised to complement the new layout, and the Mille does seem to into corners more a YZF-R1 Yamaha than a 996 More so than last

Too close to call.

No waffling concerning the bike’s new brakes. Gold Series Brembos—each with its own little sintered huge power and feel, the bike’s patented pneumatic makes it easier not to get all spastic the back tire. Overall, the is quite a mouthful of exotic for $13,899.

A few dollars more, again in gets you the desirable R Mille: begets Ohlins suspension, fiber all over the place, and hip OZ that Aprilia says are 25 lighter than the next aluminum wheel available. like it, too; the R seems to up revs faster even an identical engine.

Throw on the race exhaust and there’s torque in there, as a matter of to rip the rear tire loose Homestead halfway through gear even with the almost upright. Don’t ask me how I

Aprilia RSV Mille R
Aprilia RSV Mille R
Aprilia RSV Mille R
Aprilia RSV Mille R

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