Lot 316 - 2002 Aprilia RSV
|Odometer reading||15,529 miles|
|Estimate||£2,000 - £3,000|
|Result||Sold - £2,352|
The Aprilia RSV Mille was manufactured from 1998 to 2003 and. offered in three versions, RSV Mille, RSV Mille R, and RSV Mille SP. The first RSV Mille (ME) was made from 1998 to 2000, the updated RSV Mille (RP) from 2001 to 2002 and the last update was made in 2003. With a 998cc, 60° V-twin engine built by the Austrian company Rotax, the RSV Mille was the first large displacement motorcycle made by Aprilia that up to then had made up to 250cc engines. This same engine was used unmodified in the Tuono and in slightly modified form in the SL1000 Falco. The Mille featured a type of slipper clutch which worked by using a vacuum on a closed throttle from the inlet manifold to give the effect of slipper clutch but only on a closed throttle. The first changes were made in 2001 when the fairing was restyled adding wind deflectors to improve airflow. The fuel tank was changed to a plastic item and the rear shock on both the standard and the 'R' models was revised. In 2002, the front brake calipers were changed to Brembo Monobloc four-pad callipers, each piston having a separate pad gave an increase in braking performance and feel.
This hugely sporting machine has a number of modifications which just go to enhance the look and feel of this already stylish example. These include a number of carbon fibre sections and a more toned-down matt black paint work. It is also worth noting that this is the larger engined model with a 1000cc, V-twin motor and a Datatag electronic security system installed. Supplied with a V5 registration document and an MoT test certificate valid until May 2016, this striking and extremely rapid sports bike is now available for its next brave owner.
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