Aprilia RSV 1000 R Nera - 2004 Specifications and Reviews

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Intresting Fact:
The 2007 RSVR is seen briefly in the 2007 Transformers movie
Replacement for the: Aprilia RSV Mille

About the Aprilia RSV 1000 R Nera

The second generation RSVR is essentially an evolution of the previous base model (2003 Aprilia RSV Mille 1000) as opposed to the 2003 RSV Mille 1000 R .

The previous generation higher spec RSV Mille R evolved into the new range topping RSVR Factory.

Enhancements to the 2003 Aprilia RSV Mille include a revised frame and engine, smaller fuel tank, lower seat and dual end exhausts. Visually the biggest change is the large air intake on the nose. The new chassis and sub-frame design helps to increase mass centralisation.


The 2006 Aprilia RSV bought over some of the shiny Factory bits. These include Ohlins forks and lightweight wheels however they are not forged like the factory model. Power is also up to 143bhp with improved engine mapping and bigger air intake.

Special editions:

2004: Aprilia RSV Nera, (200 units), black with gold frame and red wheels. Bosting a host of exotic materials, the fairings are carbon and many of the screws/bolts are Titanium, wheels are forged Magnesium and the exhaust is made from Titanium. Very rare, Very desirable and Very expensive!

2007: Pista, This included a Titanium racing exhaust adding +10bhp mid-range and 8kg shaved off the weight.

2008: 10th Anniversary, purple/red/silver paint with a purple front wheel and a red back wheel.

General information

Model:Aprilia RSV Mille 1000 R Nera

Engine and Transmission Specifications

Transmission typefinal drive:Chain
Cooling system:Liquid
Fuel control:DOHC
Valves per cylinder:4
Fuel system:Injection
Bore x stroke:97.0 x 67.5 mm (3.8 x 2.7 inches)
Engine type:Twin
Capacity:997.62 ccm (60.87 cubic inches)

Physical measures and capacities

Wheelbase:1,435 mm (56.5 inches)
Overall width:730 mm (28.7 inches)
Overall length:2,035 mm (80.1 inches)
Overall height:1,145 mm (45.1 inches)
Seat height:810 mm (31.9 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Dry weight:175.0 kg (385.8 pounds)

Aprilia RSV 1000 R Nera dimensions and frame

Rear brakes diameter:220 mm (8.7 inches)
Rear brakes:Single disc
Front brakes diameter:300 mm (11.8 inches)
Front brakes:Double disc
Rear tyre dimensions:180/55-ZR17
Front tyre dimensions:120/70-ZR17
Rear suspension travel:133 mm (5.2 inches)
Rear suspension:Aluminium alloy double banana swing arm
Front suspension travel:120 mm (4.7 inches)
Front suspension:Öhlins titanium nitride coated 43 mm upside-down fork
Trail:98 mm (3.9 inches)
Rake (fork angle):26.5°
Frame type:Box section sloping twin-spar made of aluminium alloy

Speed and acceleration

Power/weight ratio:0.8057 HP/kg

Other specs

Color options:Darkness black, Hilton blue
Reserve fuel capacity:4.00 litres (1.06 gallons)
Fuel capacity:18.00 litres (4.76 gallons)

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