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Aprilia May 30, 2015 posted by

Noale Carbon Dream: 2004 Aprilia Nera in the UK

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Here is a bit of carbon fibre dreamery from Italy, an engineering flight of fancy if you will…a 2004 Aprila RSV 1000 Nera.   Listed for sale on gumtree but apparently located in Ireland near Belfast, only 200 of these beauties were built back in 2004 during a time when Aprilia dreamed of launching an ultra-exclusive “dream series” of bikes.   Carbon fibre everywhere, Ohlins suspension, Brembo braking, lightweight titanium used not just for the exhaust but all the bolts and fasteners, magnesium wheels…it all came together in what was to that point the most light-weight (under 400 lb) and powerful RSV1000 Aprilia had ever offered.

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Personally I don’t think the pictures of this bike do it justice…the full carbon fibre bodywork with just a hint of glaze looks incredible in the sunlight and in person the bike looks incredibly purposeful….kind of like a stealth fighter, very function oriented but not raw.

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2004 Aprilia Nera for sale in the uk

The Nera was was marketed as a bike for the “cognoscenti’, for people who knew how rare and special is was intended to be.  Aprilia even offered a dream package with its dream bike; on top of the $30,000 USD sales price buyers could plop down another $10,000 for an invitation to attend a MotoGP track session in the country of your residence, exclusive memorabilia, and a customized set of leathers.

While Aprilia was aiming high with its $40,000 dream package, it soon found out that aiming high and hitting the mark are two different things. Despite the first bike going to actor Matt LeBlanc of Friends TV show fame and overall excellent reviews, rumor has it that not a single buyer took Aprilia up on the additional “dream package” and that many of the bikes languished on the sales floor for more than a year. Perhaps its not surprising that the company soon ran into financial difficulties and in 2004 Aprilia and Moto Guzzi were acquired by Piaggio who quickly put an end to engineering flights of fancy like the Aprilia Nera/dream series and Moto Guzzi MGS-01.

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The base Aprila RSV1000 has proven to be a very reliable motor and this particular product of Noale is listed as having only done 5000 miles so its barely broken in but no service information on this bike is offered.  Realistically fluids and fresh rubber would have to be factored into the price.

Speaking of price, the last few of these we have been fortunate enough to have on RSBFS seem to have gone for prices around 6000 GBP/$12,000 USD so while the asking price of 7250 GBP price is about double of a standard RSV its still right in line with the price trend on these and is actually the lowest price I have seen for one of these to date.  Perhaps that’s due to its location.

If full on carbon, exclusivity and italian-ness are what you crave, you probably cant do much better than a Aprilia Nera; the 200 unit production number already qualifies the Aprila RSV 1000 Nera as a Rare Sportbike. But I have to be honest say I don’t think the Nera will be a bike that undergoes dramatic price appreciation anytime soon. It is undeniably beautiful and rare but its not based on a true race bike, didnt herald the launch of any major technology and the performance wasn’t significantly different from the standard RSV1000 it was based on.  The Nera is instead a bit of designer dreaming that I doubt we will likely see again soon…then again so were the Delahaye and Henderson motorcycles so you never know..

-Marty/Dallaslavowner

Noale Carbon Dream:  2004 Aprilia Nera in the UK
Aprilia April 18, 2012 posted by

Carbon Beauty – 2004 Aprilia Nera RSV-R

Update 4.18.2012: Originally posted by Andrew in September of last year, our friends at MotoCorsa/Portland Used Bikes have relisted this special limited edition on eBay. Links updated. -dc

Only 100 miles since 2004 and loads of carbon fibre as well as other premium parts from Ohlins and Brembo. The RSV 1000 R Nera goes even further than the RSV R Factory… it goes beyond the common materials, and even further in performance and refinement. Carbon, titanium and magnesium are brought together to form a unique, light-weight, more powerful and more aggressive bike. It was described as “A motorcycle for an elite” and so was made in a limited edition of 200 certified and numbered bikes. The very first one in the USA was delivered to Matt LeBlanc. The Nera was the first in Aprilia’s “Dream” series where they planned to product limited number of exotic bikes. I have to say I love the look of that tank in carbon. You know you would like to have one.

The seller gives us a bit of detail here

Here’s your chance to own a piece of Italian history
#27 of 200! Aprilia RSV-R Nera with only 100 original miles!
Aprilia’s Nera edition boasts a boatload of carbon fiber. It’s everywhere! No expense was spared with the carbon fiber panels and bodywork. If that wasn’t enough, the magnesium OZ wheels plus the full Akrapovic Titanium racing exhaust simply ooze perfection!
With only 100 miles to speak of, it’s never been dropped or abused…heck, it hasn’t been licensed, titled or really ridden (was never sold and remained in the dealer principal’s collection as a display bike). This is the closest you’ll come to a new Aprilia Nera ANYWHERE. They simply do not exist!
Without a doubt will become a VERY collectable bike. Grab this one before it gets away!

Save big $$$ over new MSRP of $39,500.
Now featured at at $27,999!

Would make a great addition to a collection, all-purpose sport bike or hard-core trackday weapon! Big power, torque and reliability from the 998cc, Rotax dual-spark powerplant! Magnesium OZ wheels, Ohlins fork, Ohlins steering damper, Ohlins shock, carbon fiber upper, carbon fiber tank, carbon fiber tail, carbon fiber fairings (just about carbon fiber everywhere) complete the package!

The auction on eBay is here. I would suggest you take your time and look through the pictures to see the finish on the carbon body. A true delight.

The listing is priced about where these bikes were a year or so ago. With the current economy perhaps it is asking a bit much now but then again this is a true rare exotic. You can always hit that “Make Offer” button and see how you get on!

AS

Aprilia February 16, 2021 posted by

Dream Weaver – 2004 Aprilia RSV1000R Nera

Aprilia made a stab at the boutique superbike segment in 2004 with the magnesium engine and carbon fairing Nera.  This wine country example looks excellent and comes at a substantial discount to MSRP.

2004 Aprilia RSV1000R Nera for sale on eBay

It was the first year of the second generation of Aprilia superbikes, and though outwardly similar, the RSV1000R and the Nera had some nice updates.  Evolved from Aprilia’s 60-degree dry sump V-twin, titanium fasteners and CNC matching of the throttle bodies to the intakes allowed the Nera to claim 139 hp.  Magnesium is used for the clutch cover, and hides the Pneumatic Power Clutch slipper unit.  The new chassis and swingarm are fabricated from alloy stampings and finished in a gold tint evoking titanium.  Wheels are forged in magnesium, and the radial-mounted Brembo brakes include an early adoption of the radial master cylinder, providing better feel under hard decceleration.  Full fairings are executed in glossy carbon fiber, and incorporate a fresh air intake and a sharp integrated taillight design.

Nera’s are rarely offered and the few we’ve seen are barely ridden.  This one is in very nice shape and the owner states it’s run just 1,300 miles, though the odometer isn’t correct.  The Akrapovic cans came with the Nera but are not the titanium units sometimes shown.  Just a bit of storage wear is mentioned but can’t really be seen in the inadequate photos.  Not sure what is meant by the black rubber tank mentioned in the eBay auction-

2004 Aprilia Nera, one of only 200 made worldwide. This one is serial number 50. I believe less than 40 came to the United States, but I’m not 100 percent sure.

 

This bike is all original, including the tires. The bike has the carbon fiber gas tank that was included in the original purchase, but I do not have the black rubber tank that came stock on the bike. It is also missing the stock rear carbon fiber license plate holder and the exhaust that came on the bike from the factory. The full Akrapovik exhaust that came in a box with the original bike purchase is what is installed.

 

The bike has been sitting in my house for a while. The bike is not mint, but is very close to mint. There is not one knick or scratch on the magnesium wheels. All body work is very very nice. There is a very small crack in the lower bottom fairing, but it is hard to see. Otherwise, the bodywork is close to mint.

 

In 2004/2005 Aprilia’s, the odometer resets if the battery dies or is replaced, such as the case with this bike. I would just like to let that be known since the odometer has reset. If I had to guess, this bike has less than 1,300 original miles. The tires have plenty of tread and they are the original tires. The bike runs well overall. I do think the battery is discharging when parked. However, I just never got around to investigating to determine if that is true. This bike would need very little work to be considered a 10.

Plunking down thirty-nine large on a Nera put one in touch with a Dream concierge in Italy who coordinated a factory tour, a set of Dainese leathers, Aprilia helmet, and a VIP trip to a MotoGP event.  Even as rarely as they have surfaced, the market hasn’t made a winning investment out of a new Nera.  But whether this auction ends on a bid or buy-it-now, it might be a very rideable collector for the new owner. 

-donn

Dream Weaver – 2004 Aprilia RSV1000R Nera
Aprilia March 16, 2019 posted by

Always Bet on Black: 2004 Aprilia RSV1000R Nera for Sale

Somehow, in spite of their achievements, performance, and reliability, Aprilias generally qualify as “bargain exotica” instead of blue-chip collectibles. But if you were looking to bet on a particular Aprilia that might qualify as collectible, other than the RS250, the RSV1000R Nera might be worth a look. The upstart Italians were dipping their toe into Ducati’s waters, and the Nera was intended to be the first bike in Aprilia’s “Dream Series” of ultra-premium motorcycles and a kind of “lifestyle experience,” but the whole thing flopped. The world wasn’t quite ready for a $39,500 Aprilia, even if only 200 were made, and each one was every bit as good as a Ducati of the period.

The most obvious thing that set the Nera apart was a complete set of carbon fiber bodywork, including the tank. The frame was painted gold, and forged magnesium wheels saved a couple pounds over the already light hoops on the Factory. A then-new Brembo radial master cylinder was matched to radial Brembo calipers, and the bike had blingy Öhlins at both ends. Some additional engine tweaks and a set of Akropovic cans helped liberate a few horses and some v-twin boom, but the big performance gains came from the reduced weight, down to a claimed 386lbs dry.

Like many high-dollar Ducatis, the performance increases certainly didn’t justify the price tag. The RSV1000R was already an excellent motorcycle, with Ducati sound, power, and handling, but uncharacteristic reliability from the Rotax-built 60° v-twin that included balance shafts and their PPC or “Pneumatic Power Clutch” is basically a slipper clutch that uses engine vacuum to allow a bit of clutch slip during downshifts and lighten the clutch effort in general.

The Nera maybe wasn’t worth Aprilia’s wild asking price, but it was intended to be a premium product so build quality is excellent, and the clearcoated carbon-fiber perfectly compliments the second-generation RSV’s’ stealth-fighter styling.

From the original eBay listing: 2004 Aprilia RSV1000R Nera for Sale

This is a RSV 1000 NERA model, only 20 sold in the United States. Carbon fiber fuel tank, fairing, seat, magnesium wheels, only 984 original miles. EXCELLENT CONDITION

There’s not much to report on the history: the bike only has 984 miles on it! The $14,500 Buy it Now is steep for an RSV1000R, but you can always think of it as a $25,000 discount, compared to the 2004 list price. That’s a screaming deal, especially adjusted for inflation! The RSV1000R is already a highly competent sportbike, and if you’re looking for a functional and collectible Aprilia, this might work for you.

-tad

Always Bet on Black: 2004 Aprilia RSV1000R Nera for Sale
Aprilia June 28, 2013 posted by

2004 Aprilia RSV 1000 R Nera in Oklahoma Portland, Oregon

Update: 15 minutes after I posted this Nera, RSBFS readers have noted that this auction is a scam and that the motorcycle is actually available at Turn 2 Motorcycles (MotoCorsa) in Portland, Oregon. Thank you for the heads up guys! Links updated. -dc

2004 Aprilia RSV 1000 R Nera For Sale

Based on the RSV 1000 R Factory, the Nera was limited to just 200 examples worldwide. It sports a very subdued exterior but upon closer inspection you’ll see a package that drops the weight to 385 pounds with carbon fiber bodywork, magnesium wheels, full titanium exhaust, titanium nuts, bolts and fasteners. The engine, suspension and brakes all get upgraded as well. This particular example is slim on details with just 2 pictures and a description that states it is as new (5500 miles). The good news is that there is a current winning bid of $10,100. While we don’t have any sales data in our database for a Nera, we have seen asking prices over double what the current bid shows.

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2004 Aprilia RSV 1000 R Nera For Sale on eBay Turn 2 Motorcycles

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Aprilia April 24, 2011 posted by

Aprilia RSV 1000 Nera For Sale in Germany

The top of the line RSV1000, the Nera was a very limited edition with only 200 units produced worldwide. This one belongs to one of our readers in Frankfurt, Germany. I’m very flattered that our readership extends this far and hope we can help our friend find a new home for his special machine!

quote from the seller:

the Bike is as new, only 953 km!!! Collectible condition

Number 81 of 200 Bikes worldwide.

Km. Stand: 953 km

Date of first registation in Germany: 26.08.2004

Horsepower: 141 Horsepower’s

MOT test, only for Germany: 10.2012

Engine: 998 cm³

NOT crashed, NOT damaged!

The Bike has got of course German vehicle registration document, user manual, 2 key’s and service plans (check book), passenger Parts

An original racing exhaust Akkrapovic Titan Racing is also for sale, price for exhaust 1300 Euro. I don’t sell the exhaust separately only with the bike.

Tyres are new, Continental Race Attack

If you have a question, so please call me: 0049 178 46 83 058 (Mobile Phone Number) or write me a mail: bilekv@gmx.de

The Bike stays in Germany near Frankfurt am Main.

For international buyers:

transport worldwide by forwarding agency is possible. The Price for international transport is dependent on destination.

A few details about this limited edition:

– Retail price was nearly $30k USD.
– A “Dream” package was available for an additional $10k that provided an invitation to attend a MotoGP track session in the country of your residence, exclusive memorabilia, and a “racing uniform”.
– Carbon fiber fairings and gas tank
– Magnesium wheels
– Full titanium exhaust, bolts and fasteners
– Uprated Öhlins suspension
– Weight was under 400lbs!

Sounds like a fantastic mount and we wish the seller luck with the sale!

dc

Aprilia April 26, 2010 posted by

2004 Aprilia RSV 1000 Mille R Nera #21 Of 200

Here is another RSV Nera in Southern California!  Located in Los Angeles, California is a 2004 Aprilia RSV 1000 Mille R Nera Edition #21 of 200.  No real information about the bike or it’s condition is given other than the production number.  A month ago, we actually saw Nera #22 on eBay which had a Buy-It-Now price of $25,000 but, was only bid up to $13,750–It can be seen here.  This example, #21, looks to be at a dealer and has an asking price of $19,000; However, we can’t pass judgment without more information from the seller.

The Nera was a bike from the Dream Series, I believe the only one so far, and was based on the Factory but featured carbon, titanium, and magnesium pieces with all fairings, even the tank, coming in carbon fiber.  The engine features titanium bolts with magnesium valve and clutch covers, new molybdenum disulphide coated pistons and a stainless steel oil tank.  The suspension is top of the line Ohlins units which are fully adjustable.  The wheels are forged magnesium with titanium nuts and bolts.

This is a very special bike which still isn’t cheap but, should you go broke, you can always take some bits to the scraper to pay for some tires.  See this bike on Craigslist here.

AG

Aprilia March 24, 2010 posted by

2004 Aprilia RSV 1000R NERA #22 of 200

2004 Aprilia RSV 1000R NERA

This may be one of the most understated limited production bikes I’ve ever seen.  You’d have to have a really good eye to see this thing roll by and know what you just saw.  The Nera was not aimed at the race replica crowd.  This bike oozes Italian sophistication. The Nera was the first in Aprilia’s “Dream Series” of bikes (I chuckled too) with a production run of 200 bikes. Chuckling aside, you got a bike with some really nice bits: carbon fiber bodywork, magnesium and titanium sprinkled throughout (including nuts and bolts), a HP bump and a set of forged magnesium wheels: nice!  It all added up to a bike that was lighter and more powerful than the standard RSV, not to mention exclusive.  This one includes a couple of extras and obviously rarely hit the street.

From the seller:

This is a One-Of-A-Kind, extremely rare Nera Super Sport Bike for sale. Garage kept, rarely ridden, maintained as a collector’s item. No scratches, dings, or dents of any kind. Starts right up and runs as good as the day it was purchased. Carbon Fiber everywhere! Comes with two gas tanks – one carbon fiber and one standard. The standard is currently installed on the bike. Also two sets of exhaust – one original and one racing. The racing is currently installed on the bike. Original owner, clear title, and all original paperwork.This is bike 22 out of only 200 made!! Belongs as a collector’s item too rare to ride, but you can if yer want to 😉

 

It’s too bad that the pictures just don’t do this bike justice.  They can’t pick up that nice carbon weave in the bodywork that makes me all sweaty and wish I had gone to medical school to afford this bike.  Which brings me to price. If you gotta have it now, the seller has a pretty high price but he also listed the reserve which looks to be  right in line with book value.  Warm up the cappuccino machine and go place a bid!

IK

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