Posts by tag: Mille

Aprilia June 15, 2012 posted by

124’s Second Dance: 2003 Aprilia RSV1000R Mille Haga Replica

124’s Second Dance:  2003 Aprilia RSV1000R Mille Haga Replica

It’s gained 2 miles, dropped $1,000 in price since its’ last appearance here back in 2010.  This Haga Replica is still looking for a new home.  The darn thing is still basically brand new with 364 miles on it.  Mille’s are a dime a dozen but now that I think about it, you really don’t see the Haga or Edwards replicas come up for sale that often.


If you forgot what you got:

  • Top Distinction: only 300 units worldwide limited edition with only 60 slated for US delivery ensures top collectors value, and a phenomenal presentation to further stand out from the crowd.
  • Built on the class-leading RSV 1000 Mille R platform.
  • Fairing graphics faithfully duplicated from WSB- Spec RSV 1000 Mille SP Superbike – complete with Haga racing numbers
  • Blue anodized Ergal top triple tree with “Noriyuki Haga” inscribed signature + production identification serial number + inscription “SBK REPLICA RSV 1000 R”
  • Aprilia Engine Department developed dual-sided Akrapovic TITANIUM exhaust and stainless steel collectors+ EPROM specifically designed for this exhaust system
  • Building on the already class-leading performance of the Mille R, the Haga Replica sees a 10 hp increase at 6.500 rpm, and a flatter power curve, over 9.000 rpm with the installation of the competition-grade Akrapovic Exhaust system. Torque is greatly increased with torque curves reaching optimal values 1700 rpm earlier than the standard motor.
  • 6.6 lb weight decrease with the Akrapovic Exhaust system installed (with respect to a standard RSV R) and more equal lateral balance (also thanks to the double and not single exhaust).
  • Top quality components from RSV 1000 R carry-over, including the Carbon body panel inserts and fenders, Brembo 4 pad calipers, Ohlins suspension and steering damper
  • Full rear subframe reduces cost to add optional Bi-Posto kit
  • The 2003 RSV 1000 Mille R Haga Replica: World Superbike technology and imagery, in a single value-packed performance package.



Time has really caught up with WSB and they’ve lost some real characters that added a lot of the color to the series.  Can you ever forget Haga sliding that Yamaha around the track?  Would that even happen now with all the electronics?


Damn, I’m a sucker for replicas. I’m a marketers dream.



You and Nori’s office.  He only rode for Aprilia two years and only one of those was in WSB.  He has a pretty nice website with photos throughout the years.  The guy has had a lengthy career.  If you haven’t kept track of him, he is currently riding for Swan Yamaha in BSB.



So why is it still for sale?  I can only assume it is because it is priced at collector type pricing ($15,500) and that has really shrunk the market for the bike.  It doesn’t help that Aprilia released the RSV4  that is light years ahead in terms of technology.  If you are an Aprilia collector and have a Haga Replica on your list, now is your chance.




Ducati September 23, 2011 posted by

1985 Ducati Mike Hailwood Replica For Sale!

Location: Boyne City,Michigan

Miles: 574

Price: $24,000 BIN

To celebrate Mike “The Bike” Hailwood’s legendary comeback, after a an 11-year hiatus from racing to win the Isle of Man TT, Ducati released the MHR900. Several years later, Ducati beefed things up a bit with the bored and stroked MHR1000 (973cc), which provided copious amounts of torque and low-end grunt. Up for grabs here we have an excellent example of one of the MHR’s from the same seller who has been selling off his collection over the past few months. I can only assume this is the 1000MHR version due to the (later) model year, though I wasn’t able to find a 13-digit Ducati VIN decoder. (VIN isted in the eBay ad).

The bike in question here looks to be a pristine example with only 574 miles (924Kms) on the clock and no modifications other than the 2-into-1 exhaust and the bellmouths on the carburetors. Also, the seller states that this specifc bike was photographed and featured in Ian Falloon’s book Original Ducati Sport and Super Sport. Pretty cool if you ask me.

From the seller:

Up for auction is a 1985 Ducati Hailwood Replica Mille. This is a very clean motorcycle that I am selling for my Dad who is selling his collection. He is the second owner of this one and it has 924 Kilometers (574 Miles) on the odometer.

This is the exact bike pictured on page 121 in Ian Falloons book titled “Original Ducati Sport & Super Sport”. The condition is fantastic and does come with a free and clear title.

Please take a look at the large pictures to get a better idea of condition and email me if you have any questions.

** Visit this link to see higher resolution pictures and extra pictures

We have only seen a handful (or less) of these show up on RSBFS, so it’s hard to tell what the selling point is for this particular bike. I will say however that this one might be as clean and low of miles as they come on the open market. I think the $24,000 BIN price is probably on the upper range of where it will go for. But, if you’re a Ducati collector or a collector of motorcycle racing history, then this bike might be right up you alley. Even if you just have to have it, then jump over to the auction here and make it yours!


Aprilia June 30, 2011 posted by

Factory Fresh: 2007 Aprilia RSV Mille R 1000 Factory

For Sale: 2007 Aprilia RSV Mille R 1000 Factory

Today’s post is all about the eye candy. I know how you RSBFS fans go nuts for Ohlins suspension, dig Brembo radial mount calipers and love you some carbon fiber like Rossi loves an apex – so I found some for you. To mix things up a bit, this one does not even have Ducati logos plastered all over it. This, my friends, is a Aprilia RSV 1000R Factory.

An evolution of the original RSV Mille series that shipped in 1998, this Aprilia features a 60 degree v-twin sourced from Rotax. The big, booming motor was bolted to a twin-spar chassis, and liberally sprinkled with top shelf componentry throughout. The result is a stunning – and stunningly quick – interpretation of a modern sportbike. Did I mention that it has very low miles on it?

From the seller:
2007 Aprilia RSV Mille R 1000 Factory. 3705 original miles on it.

Bike is LOADED, and has just been fully serviced with all fluids changed by a Factory Authorized Aprilia Dealer. This is an amazing bike!! Clean Title in hand and is blemish free! NEVER down, NEVER on the track. $18900.00 new!

Look at the photos. They tell the story.

The pictures do indeed speak for themselves. This is one very clean sportbike. But what makes this more special than a “plain Jane” RSV Mille R 1000? Well, the Factory model takes the fantastic foundation of the base RSV and adds even more goodness: Better suspension (Ohlins front and rear), an adjustable Ohlins steering damper, gold-colored frame accents, gold accented wheels, and carbon fiber for practically everything else that is not gold.

What you are left with is a magnificent piece of eye candy with some serious credentials to back it up. Power, performance and reasonable exclusivity (especially when compared to mass-marketed Japanese machinery) can be yours for a pittance compared to new. This bike was approaching 20 large in the showroom, but the BIN number is less than half that. And the bike still looks brand new!

The seller has listed a ton of pictures, and I suggest you check them out. There are some additions, such as the Zero Gravity tinted windscreen and the color-coded ASV levers, but to me it really completes the Factory look of the bike. This Aprilia certainly looks very clean and very well loved. There is some bidding interest being shown, with the auction slowing climbing above $6,000 with reserve not yet met. For its looks and performance – and depending on the ever important reserve number – this one just might turn out to be a real bargain. To get all the details, click on the link and check out the auction. Don’t forget to tell ’em you saw it on RSBFS. Good Luck!


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.


Aprilia April 4, 2010 posted by

2000.5 Aprilia RSV1000 Mille R With 680 Original Miles

Continuing our trend of also sharing very low mile examples of important superbikes, we have a first year RSV in the U.S. with very low miles.  Located in Parker, Colorado is a 2000.5 Aprilia RSV1000 Mille R with 680 original miles.  The seller only states that this bike is completely original and in perfect condition.  The RSV of 1998 was Aprilia’s first foray into the large displacement, four-stroke, market after making a big impression with their 250 two-strokes.  The RSV wasn’t released into the U.S. until 2000 as a 2000.5 model.  The Mille R was an uprated model that featured fully adjustable Ohlins front and rear suspension, forged aluminum OZ wheels, a monoposto setup with a biposto as an option, slight chassis modifications resulting in a 4kg weight loss over the standard model.  There are no differences between the standard and R model engines.  The Mille R wasn’t the epitome of the Mille range for the time however as Mille SP was also released for World SuperBike homologation in 1999 and possibly continued to sell into 2000.  This is a fantastic, collectible, example of the first RSV available in the U.S.  The asking price is $6,500; a bit higher than other Mille R models but not outrageous for the mileage this one has.  See this Mille R on Craigslist here.


Aprilia March 2, 2010 posted by

2003 Aprilia RSV 1000 Mille R Nori Haga #124 Of 300

This is a one owner Haga replica with only 362 miles!  Located in Fowlerville, Michigan is a 2003 Aprilia RSV Mille R Nori Haga replica.  This one has been posted for a couple days but I was waiting for the seller to post pictures to share it with you all.  Only 300 of these were produced worldwide with 60 coming to America.  These replicas came with not only the WSB Haga replica scheme but also:  Blue Ergal tripple clamp with Haga’s signature, production number, and WSB text, Akrapovic titanium exhaust with SS collectors and EPROM map, ten additional hp, 6.6lb weight loss (with Akrapovic system fitted) and all the standard features of the Mille R variant.  This bike comes with the standard exhaust and the Akrapovic system.  The seller doesn’t state much other than the bike is in flawless condition and has always been kept in a heated garage.  The pictures seem to easily agree with this claim.  The asking price appears to be all of $16,500.  If this Haga replica has you jonesing, see the bike on the here.


Aprilia January 5, 2010 posted by

2004 Aprilia RSV Mille — Flat Track Race Bike!?!?

Yes, this bike will sale and the bid is currently $2,551.00. Bike is listed as an ex Larry Pegram/Henry Wiles factory supported racer. Obviously, in the hands of either one of those talented riders the bike was a front runner. I searched and searched for any information that would lend support to the claim behind this bike, but had no luck. However,Lloyd Brothers is the factory Flat Track race team for Aprilia USA, both riders are on board with Lloyd Brothers, but in 09′ Pegram raced Flat Track on a Lloyd Brothers Duacti Classic 1000 – slightly modified of course 🙂

Auction notes:

Lloyd Brothers Factory Built Aprilia Flattrack bike . Collectable Motocycle. This bike made the main even at the Ledgendary Springfied Mile with Larry Pegram as the rider.The bike was also ridden by 5 time Peoria TT Champion Henry Wiles,This is a no reserve auction Good luck bidding.

In case your scratching your head and asking “how does this qualify for RSBFS?” On a very broad plane it is a heavily modified RSV Mille, it was built by the highly respected Lloyd Brothers, raced by two of the highest caliber Flat Trackers in the country and most importantly Dan said so 🙂

So if you’re a collector looking for an off-beat, cheap racer to add to your collection or an active Flat Track racer looking for a competitive edge, jump over to eBay and give it a look. I guarantee you can’t build it for the current bid.

A big thanks goes out to Justin for the heads up; we appreciate it.



Update: If you liked this flat tracker, maybe this is up your alley too: A 70’s Yamaha 750 flat track bike done in Kenny Roberts livery on San Fran Craigslist.

Thanks to “gotmymojo” for this forward.

I don’t think this is a trend we’ll continue, but hey, variety is the spice of life right?!