Posts by tag: RSV Factory

Aprilia October 17, 2013 posted by

Look At Those Cans! 1999 Aprilia RSV Mille SP

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The twin mufflers tell you something is just a little different here.  The RSV Mille SP was Aprilia’s take on a homologation special.  Production numbers were right at the rule book minimum; 150.  While it looks quite similar to a standard RSV it really is a different bike.  The short stroke engine was developed in conjunction with Cosworth, the frame is adjustable in multiple ways, the Ohlins suspension is upgraded and it is all wrapped in carbon fiber bodywork.

Aprilia RSV Mille SP for sale on eBay

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What are they worth? I’ve never seen one for sale. The BIN of $7,500 seems more than reasonable.

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Only the stickers hint at something different from the front.

The info:

Hello I hav e a near perfect 1999 arillia 999cc factory race ready hand made bike. This is in the best shape that it could be in it looks brand new. always kept in a heated showroom for sale. So to the good stuff it has a cosworth 999cc 60 degree v twin it has 6550 for miles. It has all ohlins stablelizers forks and shocks it has brembo dual brakes up front and single in the rear new bridgestone tires this bike is a numbered matching bike the number is 59 of 150 made they imported only 10 to the us only 6 are still lic so bid on this one of a kind bike

sp closeThere’s some carbon fiber.

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It doesn’t have the lust factor of say a RC30/45 but I would think this would be quite a desirable bike considering the specs and low production numbers.

Buy or bid here.

Ian

Look At Those Cans!  1999 Aprilia RSV Mille SP
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.

 

 

Ian

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

Aprilia January 17, 2010 posted by

2008 Aprilia RSV Factory w/1060 engine built by AMA’s KWS Motorsports

Awhile back, we posted race bikes offered by KWS (3 – 2009 Aprilia RSV1000R Factory race bikes for sale!) but some of you might be looking for something you can use for the street. Well, here is your answer: 2008 KWS RSV1060R Factory for $13,498.

This Aprilia is brand new but KWS went ahead and installed a new big-bore 1060 engine. Don’t let the 145 HP fool you, this is not the over-inflated number you would typically see on a bike night dyno. Chip from KWS says “It would not have been fair to let us run that motor [in the AMA Pro Daytona SportBike Series]. Our race motors made almost his much power with stock bore…..with another 10hp and our chassis it would have been a slaughter.”

2008 Aprilia RSV Factory w/1060 engine built by AMA’s KWS Motorsports for sale

2008 Aprilia RSV Factory w/1060 engine built by AMA’s KWS Motorsports for sale

More information from the seller:

2008 RSV1060R Factory Brand New! 145hp!!! This is a brand new fully kitted RSVR Factory for less money than a new “R!”

1060cc KWS CP Pistons
KWS CNC Pro Heads
KWS Web Cam Camsafts
LeoVince Full System
PowerCommander PCIIIUSB
K&N Air Filter
KWS Tuned
53 Dyno Miles only!!!!

Considering all you would be getting for less than the MSRP of a base RSV, you should not overlook this one.

-SG