Posts by tag: Noriyuki Haga

Aprilia September 20, 2019 posted by

Featured Listing: 2003 Aprilia RSV Mille R Haga Replica

It’s ironic to find such a nice, clean and unmolested replica racer street bike in this 2003 Aprilia RSV Mille R when the inspirational rider for the bike itself was nicknamed “win it or bin it.” Noriyuki Haga – a long-standing staple of World Superbike and occasional 500cc GP racer – spent one season as the sole rider for Aprilia during the 2002 WSBK season. The end result was 4th place in the championship and this Play Station livery, limited edition replica.

Featured Listing: 2003 Aprilia RSV Mille R Haga Replica!

Under the wild graphics and matte paint, the Haga replica is predominantly a standard Mille R. That means about 140 ponies ready to rocket you down the straightaway of your choice. At the end of the straight clamp down on the Brembo binders and enjoy the Ohlins suspension as the bike takes a set and carves its way to the apex. At corner exit dig deep into the power reserves of the 998cc 60 degree twin and do it all over again to the soundtrack booming from those wonderful Akrapovic cans. Parked at your favorite hangout, the Haga replica draws a crowd with cool livery, electric blue anodized upper clamp and Haga’s own signature. The numbered limited edition nomenclature is no joke; only 300 examples of the Haga replica were created, with only 60 imported into the United States.

From the seller:
2003 MINT RSV 1000R Mille Haga Replica (#118) 6959 miles – Dallas TX

I purchased this bike in 2003 from a gentleman in Frisco TX with 2300 original miles on it. He was selling it simply because he needed to get out from under the payments. I’ve owned it since then and it’s lived its entire pampered life in a heated and air-conditioned garage. Its near mint condition and nothing has been modified, not the engine, the suspension or the ECU. It’s never been laid down or wreaked and never been on a track. Its now got 6959 total miles.

Just sits in my garage and it fires right up and sounds great. Please call or text me if you want a near perfect Mille R Haga Replica.

Asking Price: $8,750

Contact Info: Todd Cole – 214.552.3552 txt / cell

More from the seller:
INSTALLED UPGRADES:
Sato Racing black adjustable rear sets, carbon fiber rear tail light housing, Sargent Super Cell Atomic Foam seat, Powerlet battery charging outlet (BMW style) for ease of maintaining the battery without having to remove the seat every time, carbon fiber side screens (both left and right), carbon fiber rear fender, carbon fiber chain guard, gold racing chain, new tires (front and rear).

UNINSTALLED UPGRADE PARTS INCLUDED:
Also, I am including some items I’ve purchased but not had time to install: RC2 Racing clutch and brake levers, Rhino Moto weighted black slider bar ends, Rizoma aluminum and rubber grips, 90-degree aluminum air stems, new factory replacement front head light assembly complete with bulbs that are already factory mounted, Aprilia bike cover included too.

More from the seller:
Repairs:
Back seven years ago I had to have the local Aprilia Dealer (RPM Cycles) replace the gas tank. It had started leaking a little bit and RPM Cycle said that the gasoline here in the USA is a little more corrosive to the Italian plastic (from what it was designed to handle) and it had warped around the fuel pump mounting area. The fuel tank was certainly not a cheap repair and it had to be ordered from Italy. I’ve also had the front rotor floater buttons replaced.

Nicks and Blemishes:
The left Akrapovic exhaust can decal is missing some ink, the upper front fairing white decal has two stone nicks in it, the front plastic headlight assembly has two cracks in it (one half inch the other quarter inch), the left rear swingarm has a scratch on it from me trying to get the bike up on a rear stand by myself.

Maintenance:
My local Aprilia dealer (RPM Cycle in Carrolton TX) has maintained the bike for as long as I have owned it. Oil changes, tuning the carburetors, tune ups, etc.

The Aprilia Mille R is an outstanding motorcycle. The one-year Haga replicas takes all of that capability and up-levels it with a graphics package and tribute worthy of its DNA. This is a collector motorcycle that deserves to be ridden; this is no fragile, cobbled together one-off but a reliable and factory supported rocket ship. It is rare in the way that makes ownership fun – it is different in the ways that matter, but completely stock and maintainable in the manner of a mass produced motorcycle. And at an asking price of $8,750 – which is right on the money of the model – this is a rare machine that won’t break the bank. Check out all of the pics and then give Todd a shout. He’s waiting for your call. Good Luck!!

MI

Featured Listing: 2003 Aprilia RSV Mille R Haga Replica
Aprilia June 19, 2019 posted by

Featured Listing: 2003 Aprilia RSV-R Nori Haga Edition

By all accounts, Japanese superstar Noriyuki Haga has had an interesting career. Starting out in home market racing – including Japanese Superbike – Haga made the jump into WSBK in the late 1990s, initially as a wildcard entry. One of his earliest opportunities was substituting for an injured Colin Edwards, who would later become his teammate. Throughout the years he jumped back and forth from WSBK and 500cc GP, with an impressive record of three second place championships and as a four-time third place championship finisher. And while securing a championship eluded him, winning and finishing consistently did not. His record of 11 seasons with at least one win was only broken this year by Jonathan Rea. And he managed this across a wide range of machinery, including a one-year spell with Aprilia racing the RSV 1000 in a one-bike team. No wins were to be had that year, but Haga’s consistency paid off to the tune of 4th in the 2002 WSBK championship. And that is what this Nori Haga Edition Aprilia is all about: celebrating the accomplishments of both Aprilia and Haga.

Featured Listing: 2003 Aprilia RSV-R Nori Haga Edition

Aprilia is a company focused on racing, and this Haga replica is quite the proof. Outwardly, the bike shares the livery of Haga’s PlayStation-sponsored WSBK racer, including number. Underneath the skin the Haga Edition is pretty much all RSV 1000R, which is a pretty stout piece of kit. Based around a 60 degree, 998cc V-twin, expect nearly 140 horsepower to be at your beck and call. Suspension pieces are Ohlins, and brakes are the requisite Brembo units. And while the changes are mostly graphical in nature when compared to a stock RSV 1000R, the build itself receives a color-coded top clamp complete with Haga’s dashing signature and a number plate. Only 300 units were released world wide, and only 60 of those were earmarked for the United States. Additionally, as a nod to the racing heritage of the livery, the Haga Edition also came with dedicated race parts (not for street use), which included a full Akrapovic titanium exhaust system and a corresponding injection unit programming chip. Installation of the race kit drops nearly 7 lbs from the bike, while adding approximately 10 horsepower. Win!

From the seller:
The look, sound, and ride of this bike are amazing! Low mileage, two mature collectors have owned this bike. It was imported to Canada in 2018 from Tennessee. Always stored temperature regulated space, it has never been in an accident and is in perfect running order. If you are looking for an amazing classic V-Twin Italian race bike, this is a rare find. #107 of a 300 bike production run. The tires are only a year old, recent oil change, and head bearings replaced. This bike is in 100% stock form, passed import safety inspection without any issues and is ready to ride. I have multiple bikes and I am looking to sell this to make room for another. (4250 mi / 6800 kms)

Noriyuki Haga followed Aprilia into their fledgling MotoGP foray, teaming with Colin Edwards on the ill-fated RS Cube machine. One year of that was enough, and he returned to WSBK, riding for a number of different manufacturers. But none provided the fruits of victory, nor the fruits of a race replica offering. That makes this Aprilia race replica something special. Not only is it undeniably rare, it celebrates one of the best Superbike riders to never win a championship, and looks awesome to boot. With only 4,250 miles on the clock, this bike is clean and looks near new. Interested parties should jump over here quickly, as this Canadian-based example has a nearly-free opening ask, and needs a new home. Check it out, read up on the specs, and then bid to win (just like Haga). Good Luck!!

MI

Featured Listing: 2003 Aprilia RSV-R Nori Haga Edition
Aprilia August 17, 2016 posted by

Technology Showcase – 2003 Aprilia RSV Mille Haga Commemorative

Incorporating design features that had been years in development, Aprilia’s 2003 offering to the Superbike segment was available in a commemorative livery of Noriyuki Haga’s ’02 WSBK season.  On offer is a barely used example from the last year of production before the change to the RSV-R, complete with soft bags and stands.

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2003 Aprilia RSV 1000 Mille Haga Commemorative for sale on eBay

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Aprilia’s archetypal 60-degree twin has great great power and torque numbers (128 hp / 76 ft.-lbs.), as well as a balance shaft helping reliability and comfort.  A new transmission was commissioned for 2003, with taller first gear and closer ratios elsewhere.  A great deal of artistry went into the frame, aluminum twin spars welded to cast alloy hubs.  It’s a big roomy machine, with lots of protection behind the full endurance fairing.  Fully adjustable 43mm Showa forks are matched to a Sachs monoshock, which has progressive linkage to the aluminum swingarm.  Brakes are radially mounted Brembo Gold Line, 320mm rotors in front with 220mm rear.

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Looking excellent save one scuff on the Akropovic muffler, this Mille has just over 4,000 miles.  From the eBay auction:

Only 4250 miles…practically brand new! Haga replica.

One owner, never dropped or down, meticulously cared for, spotless except for a small blemish on exhaust otherwise looks factory new and always turns heads.

EXTRAS – Front and rear stands, battery tender, $600 Arai Vector Haga Replica helmet size L with mirrored visor, solo seat cover (installed) and passenger seat – (30 seconds to switch out).  Two Teknic saddlebags for carrying more gear.

This bike has a 998 cc V-twin with plenty of power. Sachs adjustable rear shock, Brembo brakes, slipper clutch, and reduced weight.

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’03 updates from Aprilia included a more aerodynamic front fender, trimmed seat fairing, and 2-into-1 exhaust.  Aprilia’s Pneumatic Power ( slipper ) Clutch is also welcome standard equipment on the big twin.  Nice to have pit stands included, and while the soft bags would be great for a longer trip, the helmet will have to be checked for a relatively recent build unless it’s going on the shelf.

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Reviewed as a remarkably able sportbike, the Mille in Haga livery is a fitting tribute to a great rider, and the RSV’s long term developments helped Aprilia eventually add WSBK Championships to their many MotoGP wins.

-donn

Technology Showcase – 2003 Aprilia RSV Mille Haga Commemorative
Aprilia November 27, 2013 posted by

Haggle for a Haga Part II: 2003 Aprilia RSV1000r Haga Replica #138

Update 11.27.2013: Previously seen this past April, this Haga rep is back on eBay. Auction ends on Thanksgiving though, so get it before Black Friday! Links updated. -dc

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As is often the case, no sooner do we find a rare machine that is generally difficult to come by, another comes right along behind it. This feast or famine deal would be amusing if it were not quite so predictable. Of course the upside is that we all get to see another example of a great bike. In this case, you are looking at the doppelganger of the Haga Replica #105 we posted earlier this week.

2003 Aprilia RSV1000R Haga for sale on eBay

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This Aprilia, in addition to the Haga Playstation livery and limited number status, includes BST carbon wheels. The stockers are also included in the auction, so as to preserve the value of the complete package. There is some apparent damage to the exhaust can on the the right side, but with only 500 claimed miles I can’t imagine much is wrong with this machine.

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From the seller:

Has BST carbon fiber rims mounted est.value 8,000.00 with micheline pilot power rubber. Some extras not many. Have stock rims and tires, never used. all included in price

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Whereas the earlier Haga we posted was a BIN affair asking $15,000 OBO, this particular bike is being auctioned off. The opening ask is a reasonable $10,000, with reserve in place. How much do BST wheels add to this deal? Is the lower mileage that enticing? If you’ve been wondering what a Haga Replica is worth these days, click the link and jump over to the auction. We’ll all find out together!

MI

Haggle for a Haga Part II: 2003 Aprilia RSV1000r Haga Replica #138
Aprilia April 3, 2013 posted by

Haggle for a Haga? 2003 Aprilia RSV1000r Haga Replica #105

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Noriyuki Haga is one of the more prolific racers riding in competition today. Starting in Japanese Superbike back in 1996 and then subsequently bouncing back and forth between WSBK, 500cc GP, Moto GP and British Superbike, he has ridden just about anything from just about every manufacturer.

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During one of Haga’s retrograde movements back into WSBK (coming off of a poor season trying to tame the Red Bull Yamaha YZR500 GP bike), he landed a ride on the one-bike Aprilia team competing with a RSV1000. This bike celebrates his 4th place WSBK final standings – after which he jumped back to MotoGP to head up Aprilia’s effort in that class.

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From the seller:

Registered as a 2003 Aprilia RSV1000r Nori Haga Replica #105 of 300 produced…. Supposedly there were only 60 units shipped to the U.S.?

Details of bike:
*Ohlins suspension front back and Steering damper
*OZ Racing wheels w/D211 gp soft compound mounted
*Akrapovic Exhaust w/Bulldogged Cans 5″off stock length “sounds better and felt it added a lil better throttle responce”
*SBK Carbon Air-box w/57mm throttle bodies from 51mm stock
*Evoluzione fuel pressure regulator
*Gabro Performance Eprom chip and stock SBK Haga Eprom
*Brisk Spark plugs
*520 gear conversion
*Robby Moto Rear-sets
*Fren Tubo Kevlar Brakelines w/EBC HH brake pads
*MPL Clutch slave cylinder 30% lighter pull on lever
*CRG folding levers
*Rizoma Brake and Clutch reservoirs
*Rizoma Grips
*Attack Racing Clip-ons
*Carbon Fiber quick release gas cap
*H.I.D. lighting
*Full spectrum lithium racing bettery weighs lil over 1.lb
*Misc Carbon parts: Tail light shroud, Coil and radiator cap covers, Front exhaust header cover

This bike has been fun to build up and ride on special occasions….. now its time for someone else to really ride it and see what this machine can do. I’m off to the next “Projects”

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So that’s the Haga part. As to the haggle? This bike is currently listed at $15,000 – but the seller is open to offers. If you have been looking for one of these special edition Aprilias, this just may be your chance. As an added benefit, this bike is located in Hawaii on the island of Maui. Make a deal, fly over and ride it around for a few days looking for the best Pina Cola, and then ship it home. For your motorcycle-themed Hawaiian vacation, click the link and jump over to the auction. Aloha!

MI