Written on: 28/08/2011 by Homerv6
Ok only owned my 2000 model rsvr two days and nice balance,comfort, handling and looks good but where is the 160 mph top end? Expected better pulling power up the rev range but having to change down too much i reckon. Came from a zx12r after 4 years and to be honest it would destroy the Aprilia anywhere you care to mention all through the range and yes i know its a bigger engine but 120mph and right back to the stop is pathetic !! If this is the best that Aprilia can do with 1000cc then its... (read more)
Written on: 15/07/2009
Ok I have a 2004 RSV Factory and it's fantastic but not without its faults..first and most anoying is neutral, you can only select it by going into second and dabbing your foot on the lever. then if you want a bike with a rear brake then this bike is not for you because it never works even when it gets bled by the dealer. If you let the battery run out of charge completely the odometer might reset to zero so beware low mileage bikes (check the mot) the clips on the hoses corrode and it... (read more)
Written on: 17/04/2009 by Un4givN (1 review written)
So far Murzy was right on the ball i have a Aprilia RSV Mille R and it does exactly what he said it leaks small amount of rad fluid from the top clamp when bike starts in cold temperature, and sprays it allover your right fearing minor problem to fix get new more powerful clamps, as for the battery once you get an automatic charger for it like 40$ does all the work for you everything else on the bike is awesome had it out to 252km/hr no vibration no shake awesome and i weigh only 140pounds... (read more)
Written on: 16/12/2008 by murzy (2 reviews written)
I've owned or ridden a series of modern bikes over the last 20 years. CG125, CB500, R1, Triumph 955i, Thundercat, GSX-R, SL1000 (Falco) and get on with the Mille the best (I'm 6ft 4 and 14 stone).
My current bike is a 2006 base model (not the factory). I've owned it for 2 years (since new) and I think it has been very reliable. It is a great bike but not without it's flaws so let's start with those first. The battery does not like winter and needs regular charging or riding. First gear is... (read more)
Written on: 05/12/2008 by Davos69 (1 review written)
After owning 7 sports bikes in a row which includes 3 fireblades 2 x zx750r this bike felt pretty weird the way the power comes in is mental, first gear is very tall but once you get into it they go like stink, changing front cog to 14 tooth is a must. Wheelies at the drop of a hat. The guy who says this bike doesn ' t handle. Just plain wrong. It handles better than all my blades the zxr hands down. Ok they do have the odd teething problems with low battery start ups but if you keep the... (read more)
Written on: 30/11/2008 by HonarySwede (2 reviews written)
If you think of the MV and 1048 as classic Italian super models this is one of those gorgeous full bodied beauties who appear on the Italian Games Show's for no good reason than to look good. They are a good bit bigger and a good bit less subtle than the Super Models, but you also know that they will be a lot more fun to live with!
Which is what makes the RSV factory so good; it's noisy, handles well with a planted feel in the bends that builds your confidence. Needs big positive input on the... (read more)
Written on: 22/11/2008 by ams67 (1 review written)
Great torque, nice design, great handling (if you knows how a VTwin works), great breaks.
I had an RSV before. I sold it to buy a Jap (ZX10). Six months later I bought it back. I love this bike. No more Japs... (read more)
Written on: 14/09/2008 by hoermi
Perfect bike for experienced drivers, who don't intend to fall off! Great sports bike! Marvelous handling. Leightweigted and easy to go fast. (read more)
Written on: 17/05/2008 by guxy (1 review written)
The front brakes on the standard rsv (not rsvr) are really hard to judge whats going on beneath you because of the lack of feel in the lever, the back brake should NEVER of passed health and safety! It is so short there is not enough leverage to get any thing out of it and your foot also catchs the actual arm of the rear brake lever stopping you from pressing it sometimes!
The bike just point blank refuses to turn in to a bend and anyone that tells you these bikes handle are talking... (read more)
Written on: 23/04/2008 by RSV R owner
V twin sounds awesome on full chat and roll off. The torque takes quite a bit of getting used too! The bad boy want's to wheelie like a madman so make sure you get used to not cranking ya right hand as you could be looking at the sky more than the road. Would highly recomend cans as this releases more ponies and switching the ecu to map 2 helps the fuelling.
Loads of toys including the rev limit option (changing where the red led flashes) is sublime to show ya mates and set for the roads... (read more)
Written on: 17/11/2006 by Stephen Robbie (1 review written)
A bike you can love - Perhaps a little less so than its predecessors?
Buying used should not be a problem - Try to find one already equipped with an alarm and as many, tasteful extras as you can.
'Factory' models are not worth the extra, unless you do track days.
Recommend loosing a tooth (16-15) on the front sprocket: it makes for a more pleasant ride.
The 'R' lacks a steering damper - under full power, on less even surfaces mine shakes its head like a 'Quo' fan. Otherwise fine.
04' lacks... (read more)
Written on: 02/12/2005 by Alex Angelico
I've had 2 Aprilias , This RSVR is a fantastic bike ,but with a little after market work on performance changes it's amazing how this bike & engine package realy goes. I love the torque & the ridability of this machine.
If you buy one you will only smile all the time.
By the way the girls like it to. (read more)
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