Aprilia RSV 1000 R

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Aprilia RSV 1000 R
Aprilia RSVs.jpg
2004 Aprilia RSV 1000 R Factory on the left with a 2003 Aprilia RSV Mille on right
Also calledRSVR, RSV2
PredecessorAprilia RSV Mille
SuccessorAprilia RSV4
Engine998 cc (60.9 cu in) V-Twin liquid cooled V-twin,
Power139 hp (104 kW) (claimed)[1]
113.9 hp (84.9 kW) (rear wheel)[2]
Torque66.6 lb⋅ft (90.3 N⋅m) (rear wheel)[2]
Transmission6-speed, chain drive
SuspensionFront: 43 mm Öhlins titanium nitride (TiN) coated inverted forks; Adjustable in compression, rebound and preload. 120 mm wheel travel
Rear: Aprilia Progressive System (APS) linkages; Sachs monoshock with adjustable compression, rebound, preload and length. 133 mm wheel travel
BrakesFront: Dual 320 mm (13 in) floating disk, Brembo radial mount 4 piston calipers, Rear: single disc
TyresRadial tubeless; Front: 120/70 ZR 17; Rear: 190/50 ZR 17
Wheelbase1,415 mm (55.7 in)
DimensionsL: 2,035 mm (80.1 in)
W: 730 mm (29 in) (at handlebars)
H: 1,130 mm (44 in) (at windshield)
Seat height810 mm (32 in)
Weight185 kg (408 lb)[3] (dry)
472 lb (214 kg)[2] (wet)
Fuel capacity18 l (4.0 imp gal; 4.8 US gal), 4 litre reserve

The Aprilia RSV 1000 R is a sport bike motorcycle made by Italian company Aprilia from 2004 through 2010. Along with the bike's redesign Aprilia renamed the RSV from RSV Mille to RSV 1000 R.[4] It is offered in three versions: RSV 1000 R (while the "R" designation on the RSV Mille signified the higher spec version) is the standard version, the higher spec version is the RSV 1000 R Factory,[1]and Aprilia made a limited edition version called RSV 1000 R Nera.

RSV 1000 R Factory[edit]

The RSV 1000 R Factory comes with fully adjustable Öhlins Racing rear monoshock and adjustable Öhlins steering damper, blue anodized forged aluminium wheels, frame finished in black or gold, and carbon fibre parts.

For 2006 the RSV 1000 R Factory won the Maxisport category for Masterbike 2006 and overall Masterbike of the year.

RSV 1000 R Nera[edit]

The RSV 1000 R Nera comes with carbon fibre body panels, magnesium wheels, full titanium exhaust, titanium nuts, bolts and fasteners (reducing the motorcycle's weight to 175 kg).[verification needed][3] It is powered by an enhanced version of the 60° v-twin magnesium engine producing 104 kW (139 hp) @ 10,000 rpm.[3] Only 200 RSV 1000 R Nera motorcycles were made.


  1. ^ a b "2004 Aprilia RSV Mille First Ride", MotoUSA.com, September 2004
  2. ^ a b c "Performance Index Winter '12/'13 Edition" (PDF), Motorcycle Consumer News, Bowtie Magazines, January 2013, archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-02-05
  3. ^ a b c Aprilia RSV-R Mille Factory Nera RSV Archived May 15, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ 2006 Aprilia RSV 1000 R - First Ride - MotorcycleUSA.com

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