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Aprilia February 4, 2018 posted by

400 Miler: 2009 Aprilia RSV 1000R Factory

I never really understood “new in the box” type of people. As I kid I did not hang out with the action figure collectors who liked to look at their as-new packaged Star Wars figures. I prefered to use my toys, breaking them occasionally. As I grew up, little changed (except maybe the frequency of breakage). Fast forward many years and I do not regret the immediate satisfaction over using that which I wanted; be it what is now a collectable toy or – much more importantly – a collectable motorcycle. Ownership to me implies ultimate control, and the ultimate luxury of doing what you want; and I’ve always prefered to ride rather than to ogle, to risk damage rather than participate in stagnation, and to get things dirty rather than spending all of my time cleaning. That’s why this advert jumped out at me. Here you have a 2009 Ape RSV 1000R Factory that was new in the box – and this seller decided to open the box and take it for a spin or two. I say Bravo to him!

2009 Aprilia RSV 1000R Factory with only 400 miles!

The Aprilia RSV 1000R is well known as a v-twin torque monster. The 60 degree, liquid cooled cylinders are fueled by computerized fuel injection and a proprietary ram air system. Four valves are operated by DOHC, and engine cases are a combination of aluminum and magnesium to save weight. Expect approximately 145 HP from one of these beasts; more than enough to keep your riding buddies in sight during spirited canyon carving. And it is during canyon carving (or on the race track) that the Factory bits really come into play. The Factory is essentially an upper spec RSV, containing fully adjustable Ohlins forks, rear shock, and steering damper. Specialty forged aluminim wheels (designed through finite analysis to produce the strongest wheel with the least amount of weight) reduce unsprung and rotational weight. The alumimun frame and swingarm are standard RSV bits, although the Factory augments the visuals via anodizing and polishing various pieces. Topped off with carbon fiber bodywork pieces to further reduce mass, the Aprilia RSV 1000R Factory is as well put together as any bike you are likely to find in the class. They were not cheap to start with, but the attention to detail makes the difference.

From the seller:
09 Aprilia rsv 1000 R factory with 400 miles. I purchased the bike new in the box and about 2 years ago i took it out the box and registered it and ever since it’s been in my climate controlled garage, The condition is what you would expect from a motorcycle with 400 miles.

I must admit that I would really love to know more about how the seller came across a crated Factory and the circumstances aound the purchase. Did he agonize at all about cracking the seal and devaluing a zero mile example by 35% or more just by uncrating it? My guess is that any anxiety felt was instantly replaced by sheer joy at the booming twin exhaust and the sound of the bike on full song. But at only 400 miles, this particular model is not even broken in. I can only guess that the 400 miles travelled have not been excessively hard on the bike. And the condition seems to agree. The pictures show a clean example of a great motorcycle – as you would hope. No telling if the crate is still available, but given that this one has been ridden at this point, the collector value for a zero mile bike with all the fixin’s is gone. So how much for a truly awesome model Aprilia that appears to be in excellent shape? The seller is looking for $9,800 – which is a bit dear for a used motorcycle. Thankfully the seller is open to offers, so there may be some opportunity for this Factory model yet. If you are in the market for a used Ape and looking for the best you can find, this very low mileage, nearly-new example might just fit the bill. Check it out here, and then share your thoughts in the Comments section whether you would have unboxed this monster or left it wrapped up like an action figure. Good Luck!!


400 Miler: 2009 Aprilia RSV 1000R Factory
Aprilia February 4, 2016 posted by

Edgy Styling: 2007 Aprilia RSV 1000R

2007 Aprilia RSV 1000R R Front

After years of road and track success with their smaller-displacement machines, most notably the sleek, Suzuki-powered RS250, Aprilia decided to move up to the big leagues and take a piece of the big-bike pie away from Ducati with their RSV1000. An intentional move away from Ducati’s sleek but utterly impractical 916, the RSV combined styling that was almost hyper-modern, all angles and textures, along with ergonomics that allowed you to survive a full day’s riding without needing to down half a bottle of ibuprofen the next morning. Powered by a liquid-cooled Rotax-designed 60° v-twin displacing 998cc, the bike had plenty of performance on tap to match the exotic, if not particularly beautiful looks.

2007 Aprilia RSV 1000R Front

After the bulbous first generation model, the updated RSV as seen here was introduced in 2004 and used the same basic platform, with the bodywork updated to a much sleeker “stealth-fighter” design. While the earlier bike was undeniably effective, the scaled-up RS250 style was slightly awkward and bulky and, as I’ve mentioned previously, the headlight really does look like Mickey Mouse.

Go Google it, I’ll wait.

2007 Aprilia RSV 1000R R Side

Anyway, the redesign kept the good stuff intact: classic Italian stability and handling, a charismatic, if slightly agricultural engine that put paid to the notion that Italian bikes are fundamentally unreliable and expensive to maintain. While Ducatis of the period were still holding regular and expensive belt and valve-adjustment schedules over their owners’ heads, the Rotax v-twin is famously durable and easy to maintain, making this the Italian sex-machine for riders who can’t be bothered with Italian sex-machine diva histrionics.

From the original eBay listing: 2007 Aprilia RSV1000R for Sale

Condition: Aprilia RSV 1000R is in good condition. Normal wear and tear. Lower fairing cracked which is an easy replacement. Has never been dropped or crashed.
Description: year:2007
Engine:V60 Magnesium four stroke longitudinal 60° V twin. Liquid cooling with three way pressurised circuit. Double overhead camshaft with mixed gear/chain timing drive. Four valves per cylinder. Patented AVDC (Anti Vibration Double Countershaft).
Horsepower @ RPM:143 HP@10.000 RPM
Torque @ RPM:103 Nm @ 8.000 RPM
Displacement:997.62cc L
History: Second Owner
Features: Arrow aftermarket slip-on exhaust

I realize that the seller is just copying specs in the listing, but the pedant in me always gets annoyed when I see “longitudinal” used to describe this engine and “transverse” to describe a Moto Guzzi v-twin. Engineers should feel free to chime in here and correct me, but that term describes crankshaft orientation, not head orientation: Chevy Corvette? Longitudinal. Honda Civic? Transverse. BMW flat twin? Longitudinal. Honda CBR1000? Transverse.

2007 Aprilia RSV 1000R Front Stand

Anyway, this example is basically stock, apart from the slip-ons and is in good cosmetic shape, apart from the cracked lower fairing. With a $5,500 Buy It Now price, v-twin RSVs represent a pretty great sportbike buy at the moment. Certainly, there are 996s to be found for less than that, but those really aren’t all that rare and buyers certainly need to be prepared for higher maintenance costs.


2007 Aprilia RSV 1000R L Side

Edgy Styling: 2007 Aprilia RSV 1000R
Aprilia October 18, 2015 posted by

Now Available on the West Coast: 2003 Aprilia RSV1000R Mille Haga #138 with 459 Miles!

Update 10.18.2015: For sale by a new seller after being listed for $10.5k buy-it-now and eBay reported a sale at $8,600 in June 2014. Now showing a $9,500 buy-it-now. New pictures at eBay listing. Thanks for the spot Marty! -dc

2003 Aprilia RSV1000R Mille Haga for sale

While not everyone agrees on the value that the Haga replicas represent, they keep finding new homes because there is no argument that the RSV1000R Mille is a great superbike with top quality components. This particular example sold last November and made it’s way from Connecticut to Washington. Having covered very few if any miles since, it’s back on eBay with a buy-it-now of $10.5k.


2003 Aprilia RSV1000R Mille for sale on eBay


from the seller:

This is a very low mileage 2003 Aprilia RSV Mille R Noriyuki Haga Replica with only 459 miles! This is a very cool looking bike and extremely rare only 300 ever made and only 60 of those made it to the states this is #138. The bike has always been kept in a heated garage. It is in almost perfect condition except for some scratches on the Right hand fairing. When the bike was bought new it had Carbon Fiber wheels and Michelin Pilot Power tires put on it. The Factory OZ wheels are back on it and they are brand new as you can see from the nubs on the tires in the pictures.

The Haga Replicas with several unique features:

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.

10 hp increase at 6.500 rpm, and a flatter power curve, over 9.000 rpm 6.6lb weight loss with Akrapovic race system.

Akrapovic titanium exhaust ,

Carbon Fiber body panel inserts and fenders

Brembo 4 pad calipers

Full Ohlin’s suspension and Ohlin steering damper.

OZ Wheels



Now Available on the West Coast:  2003 Aprilia RSV1000R Mille Haga #138 with 459 Miles!
Aprilia February 4, 2015 posted by

Mad Ape: 2003 Aprilia RSV1000R Colin Edwards Edition


Up for grabs today is a RSV1000R produced as a tribute to the venerable Colin Edwards. Aside from being one of the most like-able personalities in recent racing history, Colin was also explosively fast and competitive. It is a shame that the last few seasons in MotoGP did not showcase his true talent, yet his absence from the grid is missed all the same. This replica was inspired by the Aprilia RS Cube machine that was raced in MotoGP, and was produced in pretty limited numbers. Somewhere between 450 – 461 were created (numbers vary), and only 50 were imported into the US. This is bike number 45 of 50. Performance wise, the CE machine sported the same track package as the Haga replica, with intake, airbox and injector mods, Akropovic exhaust and computer updates. These are rare and pretty collectible machines – check out the Edwards archives to learn more about previous editions posted on RSBFS.


2003 Aprilia RSV100R Colin Edwards for sale on eBay


From the seller:
This is a very nice Aprilia in great running order!! Brand new Michelin tires)New Chain and sprockets less than 1k ago. All fluids changed synthetic Oil new brake fluid-Air cleaner etc. Runs out very strong. Has Colin Edwards 154hp engine and tons of carbon fiber parts factory Akrapovic titanium exhaust sounds awesome. Very fun bike to ride or race. Only 50 were released to the US and only 450 were produced so grab it up for a steal of a price on this Great Italian Beast!!!


The seller notes some damage to the bike, but no real detail as to the why. It doesn’t look terrible in the pictures provided, but all the same let the buyer beware. We don’t see these models every day, and given the spec level these are quite the gem in the Aprilia lineup. Besides, this one has only 6,000 miles. Check it out here and revel in the greatness that is Colin Edwards!


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


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


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.


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


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!


Haggle for a Haga Part II: 2003 Aprilia RSV1000r Haga Replica #138
Aprilia September 16, 2013 posted by

Not For The Shy: 2007 Aprilia RSV1000R Bol d’Or

rsv right

If you don’t like to stand out in a crowd, scroll down to the next bike as fast as you can.  The paint on the RSV1000R Bol d’Or is anything but subtle.  And speaking of paint, that is all that sets this model apart from a RSV1000R but boy does it set it apart.

2007 Aprilia RSV1000R for sale on eBay

From the seller:

  For Sale Is My Mint Condition Aprilia RSV1000R. I Am Only The 2nd Owner Of This Bike & Bought It With Only 1900 Miles On It. This Aprilia Has Only Had The Best Of Care & Has NEVER Been Crashed Or Laid Down!! Always Garage Kept & Never Even Ridden It In The Rain. It Has ALWAYS Been To The Aprilia Dealership For Any & All Repairs If Needed. This Bike Has Been Meticulously Maintained. This Aprilia Has Never Been Raced Or Abused In Any Way. It’s Possibly The Nicest One Of Its Kind On The Planet!! Leo Vince Slip On Exhaust. 2 Tooth Larger Rear Sprocket. Aprilia Dealership Complete Stage 2 Computer Re-Map. This Bike Has The Mega-Rare Factory Race Bike Paint Scheme Option. Like New Michelin Power Pure Tires Front & Rear. I Also Have The Rear Passenger Seat For The Bike. Original Owners Manual Included. Always Adult Owned & Ridden.

rsv left

It is a low mile bike with just over 7,000.

rsv tank 2
Who owns one of these?  Is the sticker cut off  at the bottom of this picture  a reference to the Bol d’Or?  I want to say Aprilia doesn’t even compete in the endurance series any more.

rsv tankrsv lowerrsv muffler
Man, I need this guy to come clean my bikes. The darn thing is spotless.  Be sure to check out the auction, the seller was very good about providing photos of what few nicks there are on it.

Click it for the auction.


Not For The Shy:  2007 Aprilia RSV1000R Bol d’Or
Aprilia April 30, 2013 posted by

Embrace The Pastel: 2008 Aprilia RSV1000R Bol D’Or Replica

rsv left It will definetly catch your eye with the pastel purple and the 80’s/90’s Aprilia ‘A’ logo.  Aprilia’s tribute to endurance racing are rare but relatively inexpensive in the world of limtied production bikes.  Of course they are paint only limiteds so it is all standard RSV1000R underneath. 

 The info:

2008 Aprilia RSV1000R for sale in Excellent condition. The bike has been very well maintained and stored in heated garage year round. I am the second owner. 9400 miles and has a new tire on the back with about 500 miles on it. Bike is ready to ride and doesn’t need a thing. Fresh oil and filter change done. This collectable bike is all stock except the genuine Aprilia carbon fiber front fender, some pictures taken with stock fender also.  Clear title. Fly into Cleveland and ride it home.


rsv close

Nobody is better than Aprilia at putting graphics on a bike and then cutting large holes in them.

rsv rear

Maybe not the best for the track or the wallet but I love the asthetics of the dual exhaust.


rsv right

They tend to get snapped up relatively quickly and this one shouldn’t be any different.  The seller is asking $7,600 BIN and is also open to offers.  For perspective, I’ve seen them listed from $12,000 (practially no miles) to $8,500 (a few thousand).


Take it home here.




Aprilia April 3, 2013 posted by

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


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.


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.


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
*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”


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!


Aprilia September 20, 2012 posted by

Going Ape: 2007 Aprilia RSVR Bol D’or Limited Edition

For Sale: 2007 Aprilia RSVR Bol D’or Limited Edition

Born from the famous 24 hour endurance racing event in France (no, not LeMans – although it is held at the LeMans track), the Aprilia RSVR Bol D’or Limited Edition pays tribute to the tenacity and durability of the men and machines that take part in such sanctioned, organized torture.

Aprilia has proven that the magnesium-cast 60 degree vee twin, the evolutionary aluminum chassis and the finest braking and suspension componentry found in the world can add up to a successful endurance racer. Taking that a step further, Aprilia offers this Limited Edition streetbike version, a “paint and stickers” revision of the mighty RSV1000 Mille.

From the seller:
Aprilia RSV 1000 Mille R Bol D’or
3715 miles
Like New Not even broken in
turns a lot of heads while riding-sharp looking bike

Lots of extras Included:
rear tire stand
3 yr extended warrenty
bike cover
tinted windscreen plus original clear windscreen
rear seat
rear seat bag
s100 cleaning kit

This bike looks to be very clean, and well cared for. The miles are low, as is the price – about $1,000 less than the last Bol D’or we posted (which was in Switzerland). The extras, such as extended warranty, tire stand, seat bag and cover show the care lavished on this machine, and ensures the new owner of a clean and trouble free future. Well, if not trouble free, then at least a warrantied future.

This auction is on right now, with a *very* reasonable BIN of $8,000. This is a US-based bike, making it far easier for our North American readers to acquire. And if the condition of the bike and all of the extras are not enough, the seller is willing to entertain offers! This one could go down as the Bol D’or bargain of the year. For more information, pictures and tons of specs on the bike, click the link and jump over to the auction.

Special thanks to RSBFS superfan Martin who pointed this one out to us. Martin is well on his way to earning an all expenses paid trip through our swag shop for all of his suggestions and pointers. For you chance to win cool gear, keep us in mind when you stumble across something clean, pristine and rare!