Aprilia RSV Mille - 2002 Specifications and Reviews

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Replaced by the: Aprilia RSV 1000 R

About the Aprilia RSV Mille

The RSV 1000 Mille is a blend of Italian style with an Austrian power plant.

Wheels are are cast Aluminium with 120/70 ZR17 tyres up front and 190/50 ZR17 at the rear. The dash consist of a LCD speedo, shift light, clock, temp gauge and top speed this session switch. 

Model history:

2001 RSV 1000 Mille : Updated fairing, fuel injection mapping, narrower fuel tank, Updated rear shock. Weight down by 5kg to 215kg and slightly lower centre of gravity. Optional Titanium exhaust.

2002 RSV 1000 Mille: Brembo 4 piston monobloc calipers, previously available on the RSVR and updated rear lights.

2003 RSV 1000 Mille: Closer gear ratios, replacement exhaust system and re-designed tail end.

A higher spec RSV Mille R launched in 2000. Notable differences include a fully adjustable Ohlins suspension and steering damper, forged wheels, carbon fibre mudguard, Brembo brakes and shorter single sub-frame.

The top of the line RSV Mille SP, of which only 150 were manufactured, appeared for racing homologation.

General information

Model:Aprilia RSV Mille

Engine and Transmission Specifications

Transmission typefinal drive:Chain
Cooling system:Liquid
Valves per cylinder:4
Bore x stroke:97.0 x 67.5 mm (3.8 x 2.7 inches)
Fuel system:Injection
Engine type:V2
Capacity:997.62 ccm (60.87 cubic inches)

Physical measures and capacities

Wheelbase:1,415 mm (55.7 inches)
Overall width:725 mm (28.5 inches)
Overall length:2,070 mm (81.5 inches)
Overall height:1,170 mm (46.1 inches)
Seat height:820 mm (32.3 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Rear percentage of weight:50.0
Front percentage of weight:50.0
Dry weight:187.0 kg (412.3 pounds)

Aprilia RSV Mille dimensions and frame

Rear brakes diameter:220 mm (8.7 inches)
Rear brakes:Single disc
Front brakes diameter:320 mm (12.6 inches)
Front brakes:Dual disc
Rear tyre dimensions:190/50-ZR17
Front tyre dimensions:120/70-ZR17
Rear suspension travel:135 mm (5.3 inches)
Front suspension travel:120 mm (4.7 inches)

Speed and acceleration

Power/weight ratio:0.6952 HP/kg

Other specs

Reserve fuel capacity:4.00 litres (1.06 gallons)
Fuel capacity:18.00 litres (4.76 gallons)

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