Posts by tag: rsv1000r

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!


Aprilia August 14, 2012 posted by

Mailbag Tuesday and Feature Listing Price Goes Up Sept. 15th. [RS250 Chesterfield, 998 Bostrom, Muth Katana’s, Raymond Roche, CX500T, Haga RSV1000R, Guzzi Sport 1100, FZ600, Superlight]

Hey guys,

Sorry we’ve been behind on these catch-all entries based on your emails. Between sheer email volume and weekends out and about, it’s been on the back burner. Here are the best of what’s still active.

Also I wanted to alert all you guys who are planning to sell your bikes at the end of the season that our Featured Listing is going to get upgraded in the fall. This means that for a limited time you can still take advantage of the low, low price of $25/mo before it goes up. The price will expire on September 15th. Email me now on how to get started. More details on the new and improved Feature Listings coming soon.

Good luck to all the buyers and sellers out there and keep the emails coming!


Marty was spending a hot evening surfing ads in Europe and came upon this 1987 Cagiva GP C587 ridden by Raymond Roche. Yours for only $104k USD.

A few of you emailed us this Aprilia RS250 Chesterfield for sale in the Bay Area for $7800. Ad states 10k miles and like new. Do some investigation though as it’s missing about half of the factory decals. Possible they were removed cleanly as they were on top of clear coat from the factory. And it does have a plate.

Philip sent us this Moto Guzzi Sport 1100 available on eBay for $7500. These have a strong cult following with people emailing them to us all the time!

Jeremy had another stack of bikes for us to consider in the Bay Area as well, and this Ducati 998 Bostrom stood out to me with less than 1k miles. He’s accepting offers and suggests that $12k isn’t an offer, so bid accordingly!

David emailed us this 2003 RSV1000R factory Haga race replica for $8495 in Minneapolis, which is down from $9250 in just 11 days since I got the email.

Shay on our Facebook page alerted us to a guy in Los Angeles with 4 Suzuki Katana’s for sale and all of them look pretty interesting in different ways.

Brian shot us a note that his 1982 Honda CX500T Turbo is available for $5500 in Los Angeles. Good luck with the sale!

J.D. sent us a note that his 86 Yamaha FZ600 has only 345 miles and is just $4k on Colorado Springs Craigslist. Good luck!

Garrett in Boston emails us the budget bike of the day with his Honda Hurricane for $1500! Looks damn good at that price, good luck with the sale!

And finally Greg just spotted this Ducati Superlight with 7200 miles in Florida on Craigslist. $10.5k seems a bit lofty but I know when I list on CL I expect low balls…


Aprilia February 8, 2012 posted by

Life Before The RSV4: Aprilia Factory RSV1000R

Life Before The RSV4:  Aprilia Factory RSV1000R

There is Aprilia before the RSV4 and Aprilia after the RSV4.  In my opinion it is that dramatic a change if you are seriously into sport bikes.  The RSV4 simply reset the bar of what a modern sport bike can be.  Considering that, I’d find it hard to believe this bike would find its’ way back to serious racing.  For the 99 percent of us that dabble in racing or tip toe around the track on track days;  well,  I’d think this bike would be a dream come true.

I want to meet the guy that turns his nose up at the chance to own a former AMA spec super bike, ridden by Chaz Davies.  This is actually the second time around for this bike as it was part of the lot KWS was selling directly a few months ago.  It is now up for auction and wrapped in stealthy preseason bodywork.  You better set your budget now as someone is already asking about shipping the bike to Cambodia!  You have to love the reach of the web.


The list of goodies:

I’d be curious what has been done internally with the KWS engine build.  Any factory Aprilia unobtanium hiding in there?


Who’s up on their Ohlins specs?  Are these still top shelf items?


The tank Kevlar and 7.5lbs lighter than stock.  Nice!


What would you pay for a piece of race history or to be the guy that wads up a factory bike at a track day?  I’m going to take a pass on trying to put a number on this one.

Happy bidding here.

OntheThrottle posted a hour and a half season review of KWS’s race season with the bikes:




Aprilia July 6, 2011 posted by

Endurance Pedigree: 2007 Aprilia RSV1000R Bol d’ Or

Endurance Pedigree: 2007 Aprilia RSV1000R  Bol d’ Or

I’ve been waiting to post one of these of a long time and something always conspired against me.  One had a salvage title, the other had a  seller who wouldn’t respond with pictures but the stars finally aligned.  All for a bike that is probably the most forgotten of all the different variants of the RSV1000.

With the hoopla over the new RSV4 I think people forget Aprilia did do a little racing with the RSV1000.  It never set the world on fire but they did get a few good results in super stock endurance racing.  That was enough for them to roll out a replica of the bike.  The paint is also a throw back to the late 80’s early 90’s Aprilia AF1’s that they enjoyed some success with in GP’s.  As you may know, throw a replica paint scheme on something and I’m good to go.

It might have been easier to find pictures of a little green guy in a saucer than the actual Aprilia race bike.

Under that loud paint is your basic RSV1000R.  I couldn’t find any production numbers;  anyone know how many hit our shores?  This one is bone stock and has turned less than 2,000 miles.

If you don’t need the latest and greatest RSV4  I’d think you might find a deal on something like this.  Maybe not on this one though,  a dealer has this one,  so as usual the BIN is inflated ($11,900).  There is the option of bidding and hopefully they haven’t set the reserve sky high as well.  Is $7,500-$8,500 a realistic range?  Loud paint isn’t for everybody but if  you want everyone to know you have arrived  you can place a bid here.