APRILIA RSV 1000 R
this is a machine I like for various reasons.
First it is beautiful (to my taste anyway), made by a small (yet
successful) company which gave itself the strength to kick the HRC's
ass around the tracks in 125 and 250 GP racing.
This is a V-twin, set at 60 degree, with a very typical noise (different
from the Ducati's).
Aprilia delayed the release of that bike for months, and many people
went on about the fact that Aprilia couldn't make a 4 stroke bike
to save their lives. Now the bike is out a couple of years, NO KNOWN
ISSUES have arised and the bike has been very reliable since day
one (except for few models which were recalled for a faulty rear
Nice performance considering that even R1's were recalled for a
faulty rear sprocket !!!
Here it is...
97 x 67.5mm
Double Overhead Cam
Electronic Fuel Injection
5.3 gallons (1 gallon reserve)
Dry sump with double trocoidal pump and oil cooling radiator
Wet multiplate hydraulic
Aluminum alloy box-type inclined double beam w/removable aluminum
43mm inverted Ohlins fork
Ohlins hydraulic shock
Five-spoke aluminum, 3.50 x 17
Five-spoke aluminum, 6.00 x 17
320mm Brembo dual floating stainless steel discs with 4-piston calipers
220mm stainless steel disc with twin-piston caliper