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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 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!!

MI

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
make:Aprilia
Model:RSV
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).
Transmission:6-speed
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.

-tad

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.

dc

2003 Aprilia RSV1000R Mille for sale on eBay

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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

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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

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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.

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2003 Aprilia RSV100R Colin Edwards for sale on eBay

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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!!!

RSV1000R_2

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!

MI

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

RSV1000_4

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 September 16, 2013 posted by

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


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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.

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

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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.

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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.

Ian

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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

 

Ian