Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 2002 Aprilia RSV Mille R. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.
First released in 1999, the RSV Mille marked Aprilia’s first foray into the big-bore superbike market. The model was well-received, touted for being exotic yet still more affordable than Ducati’s 996, while offering reliability more on par with V-Twins like Honda’s RC51 or Suzuki’s TL1000R.
Drawing from experience born out of the Italian firm’s race program — specifically its 250 GP machines — Aprilia bestowed the V-Twin literbike with an array of trick competition-derived features like its box-section aluminum-alloy twin-spar frame and double banana swingarm.
Powering the Mille was a liquid-cooled, 997cc, four-stroke, 60-degree, longitudinal, V-Twin with double overhead cams, four valves per cylinder, and electronic fuel injection. Produced by Austrian engine outfit, Rotax, the Mille’s mill made a claimed 130 hp at 9,500 rpm and 74 ft-lbs of torque at 5,500 rpm. The motor was also markedly more reliable than that of Aprilia’s Italian competitors. To lessen the 60-degree twin’s proclivity for immense vibration — especially when nearing its 170+ mph top speed — the RSV’s engine utilized an Anti-Vibration Double Countershaft system.
Produced from 1999 through 2003, the RSV Mille was offered in three variants; the base model, the homologation special SP version (or Sport Production); and the R-spec. The R-spec got upgraded forged aluminum rims, a shorter subframe, carbon fiber fenders, and the standard 43mm Showa fork and Sachs mono-shock were replaced by top-shelf Ohlins units. Braking duties went to dual 320mm discs pinched by four-pot calipers.
This example is VIN: ZD4RPU0132S000265. The seller acquired the bike four years ago from “A friend raced down in Florida — she ended up selling me this beauty as a different piece to my collection.”
During her ownership, the seller has covered approximately 600 miles. The odometer shows 14,157 miles.
The seller reports that the bike has “all new fluids, a fresh air filter, and a new fuel pump.” Additionally, she notes that the battery has been replaced along with a “new chain and sprocket.”
“Husband is a mechanic and has been building bikes and cars for 30 years so bike has been well maintained. Garage kept for its whole life.”
Please note: the bike has been lowered 24mm in the front and 6mm in the rear. The sale includes the stock rear link.
Aftermarket rear sets, carbon fiber heel guards.
Supersprox Sprocket, Rhino Moto swingarm slider, Puig swingarm spool.
Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:
“Scuff on muffler.”
“A few scratches on the rims.”
It is riding on Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tires with date codes of 4215 and 4915.
The sale also includes the original tool set, a Motobatt trickle charger, and some spare take-off parts.
Currently located in Charleston, South Carolina, this Aprilia is offered on a clean Florida title. Have any RSV Mille R stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!