The Aprilia RSV Mille was a sport motorcycle manufactured by Aprilia from 1998 to 2003. It was offered in three versions, RSV Mille, RSV Mille R, and RSV Mille SP.
The first RSV Mille (ME) was made from 1998 to 2000, the updated RSV Mille (RP) from 2001 to 2002 and the last update was made in 2003.
With a 998 cc 60-degree V-twin engine built by the Austrian company Rotax, the RSV Mille was the first large displacement motorcycle made by Aprilia that up to then had made up to 250cc engines. This same engine was used unmodified in the Tuono and in slightly modified form in the SL1000 Falco. In 2003, the gear ratios were changed to give a slightly closer ratio gearbox, the exhaust system was changed and the tail-piece and front mudguard were redesigned.
The RSV Mille R is a lighter, higher spec. version of the standard Mille, introduced in 1999. It features Öhlins suspension, an Öhlins steering damper, forged aluminum wheels, carbon fibre front mudguard and a shorter subframe for one person use only (no passenger seat).
This superb RSV-R features a number of extras such as a carbon rear guard, tail tidy, speedo cover, chain guard, fairing infill trims, seat cowl, exhaust bracket, rear lamp surround, heel plates, carbon airbox, and Miuu silencer. With under 1000 miles since the last service, the RSV is ready to be enjoyed right away.