World Superbikes : Aprilia RSV 1000 Mille R 10th Anniversary

Saturday, May 30, 2009
Surrey paint shop Altamura has put the finishing touches to this one-off Aprilia RSV-R to celebrate the tenth 10th anniversary of Aprilia’s sports v-twin.

The standard 2008 model RSV-R has been carefully sprayed in the same purple/orange silver colour combination as the first RSV1000, but with the modern Aprilia ‘lions head’ style graphics.

The look is achieved with paint only – all of the details and the logos on the bike are sprayed on over the base colours. The wheels are also matched to the panels – the front in purple, and the rear in red.

Make Model

Aprilia RSV 1000 Mille R 10th Anniversary




Liquid cooled, four stroke, longitudinal 60°V twin, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder


Bore x Stroke97 x 67.5mm
Compression Ratio11.8:1


Integrated electronic engine management system. Indirect multipoint electronic injection. 57 mm throttle bodies. 10.3 litre airbox with Air Runner air scoop.

Ignition / Starting

Digital electronic ignition / electric
Double silencer with three way catalytic converter and lambda probe oxygen sensor (Euro 3).

Max Power

143 hp 105.2 kW @ 1000 rpm

Max Torque

10.3 kg-m 101 Nm @ 8000 rpm

Transmission / Drive

6 Speed / chain
Gear Ratio1st 34/15 (2.27) / 2nd 31/19 (1.63) / 3rd 26/20 (1.3) 4th 24/22 (1.091) / 5th 24/25 (0.96) / 6th 23/26 (0.88)
ClutchMulti-plate clutch in oil bath with patented PPC power-assisted hydraulic control.
Metal braided clutch line. Radial master cylinders with 15 mm piston.
FrameBox section sloping twin-spar frame in aluminium alloy.

Front Suspension

43 mm Öhlins titanium nitride (TiN) coated upside-down fork. Adjustable in compression, rebound and preload. 120 mm wheel travel. Shortened fork bottoms with radial caliper fittings.

Rear Suspension

Aluminium alloy double arched member swingarm. Aprilia Progressive System (APS) linkages.
Sachs monoshock with adjustable compression, rebound, preload and length. 133 mm wheel travel.

Front Brakes

2x 320mm discs 4 piston callipers

Rear Brakes

Single 220mm disc 2 piston caliper

Front Tyre

120/70 ZR17

Rear Tyre

190/50 ZR17
Seat Height810 mm


189 Kg

Fuel Capacity (res)

18 Litres (4 L)

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