Aprilia RSV Mille For Sale

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Aprilia RSV Mille
Insurance Costs: 9 of 10
Current Prices: £2,850–£2,200

What Is It?

The Aprilia RSV Mille is a dedicated sports bike and is powered by a liquid cooled 997.6 cc 60° V-Twin four stroke engine, producing 128 bhp at 9,500 rpm and maximum torque at 7,250 rpm. 

Features include:

  • Aluminium win spar frame and swingarm
  • Dual 320 mm discs up front with two piston calipers
  • Rear 220 mm disc with single piston caliper
  • Showa 43 mm upside down fork with 120 mm travel
  • Rear shock with 135 mm travel
  • Basic slipper clutch, fuel injection
  • 6 speed gearbox

Most of the competition use 90° engines but the narrow V-Twin angle of the RSV yields a more compact engine at the expense of smooth running. To counter the vibrations Aprilia designed in dual balance shafts and there is even an after market re-mapped chip which can add another 10 horses if needed.

Elsewhere there is an LCD speedo, shift light, clock, temp gauge and highest top speed this session switch.

The 5-spoke 17" wheels take a 120/70 tyre up front and a 190/50 at the rear.

Colours: Red, black/grey/red, yellow/red

Did You Know?

RSV stands for Racing Series V-Twin.

Up And Down The Range

The higher spec and lighter RSV Mille R launched in 2000 for £2,000 extra. Notable differences include fully adjustable Ohlins suspension and damper, forged wheels, Carbon mudguard, Brembo brakes and shorter single seat sub-frame.

The top of the line RSV Mille SP, of which only 150 were produced, appeared for racing homologation. It cost the best part of £23,000 new so don't expect to see many for sale or even on the road.

Updates

2001: Re-styled fairing, fuel injection mapping, smaller / narrower plastic fuel tank, revised rear shock. Wet weight down 5kg to 215kg and the new fuel tank slightly lowered the centre of gravity. Optional Titanium exhaust system.

2002: Brembo four piston monobloc calipers (previously only available on the RSVR) and re-designed rear lights.

2003: Revised closer gear ratios, new exhaust system and re-designed tail.

Review In A Few

What's Good?

  • Awesome engine
  • Lightweight
  • Looks good
  • Compact
  • Lights

Any Downsides?

  • Rear brake feel
  • Confusing dash
  • Side stand
  • High seat

Specs

Capacity: 998 cc (high)

Power: 128 bhp / 95 kW (high)

Red Line: 11,000 rpm (high)

Top Speed: 170 mph / 274 km/h (very high)

Economy: 35 mpg / 8.1 L/100km (poor)

Range: 150 miles / 241 km (average)

Fuel Capacity: 20.0 litres / 4.4 gallons (high)

Seat Height: 825 mm / 32.5 inches (average)

Wet Weight: 220 kg / 485 pounds (heavy)

Dry Weight: 189 kg / 417 pounds

Power to Weight: 0.582 bhp/kg / 0.434 kW/kg

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Price Guide

Year
Dealer
Private
Part Ex
Mileage
1998
£2,700
£2,700
£2,700
27,500
1999
£2,750
£2,200
£1,900
27,300
2000
£2,800
£2,250
£1,950
27,000
2001
£2,800
£2,250
£2,000
26,600
2002
£2,850
£2,300
£2,000
26,100
2003
£2,850
£2,300
£2,000
25,500

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Popularity & How Many Left

Year
On Road
Off Road
Total
For Sale
1998
-
-
-
Rarely
1999
5
6
11
19 / month
2000
8
27
35
41 / month
2001
12
35
47
39 / month
2002
48
74
122
42 / month
2003
80
99
179
57 / month

Source: DVLA