The Aprilia RSV 1000 R Factory was the fastest bike around ten out of twelve curves and the fastest in top speed at the end of six out of twelve straights. The Aprilia RSV 1000 R Factory did not just win, it dominated the final of the 2006 Master Bike, thanks to amazingly safe braking, rapid yet smooth and precise control when leaning into curves, excellent rear wheel feel under acceleration and, last but not least, a final drive gear ratio specially calculated for effective racing.
This years Master Bike has scientifically and conclusively demonstrated that the Aprilia RSV 1000 R Factory is the most efficient winning machine on the racetrack. It is also the first non-Japanese bike to dominate the final points table, and the most impressive V twin in the competition.
The RSV 1000 R Factory is the best twin cylinder supersport that money can buy. Its updated V60 Magnesium engine and new chassis combine with special, ultra-light materials and the best components in the world to ensure absolute excellence on the track. The Aprilia RSV 1000 R Factory is the utmost expression of Aprilia's technological and sporting heritage.
Here is a bike designed for those who demand maximum performance on the track. Yet, like all previous RSV 1000 R models, the new Factory still sells at a surprisingly low price. Just like its predecessors, the new Factory brings you the best motorcycle technology in the world at a rock bottom price. Nowhere else will you find this level of equipment for such a low outlay.
The Factory is an RSV 1000 R that has been pushed beyond the excellence barrier, cleverly modified and equipped with only superlative components.
The result is truly impressive in terms of design and manufacturing quality. The RSV 1000 R Factory stands apart from other twin-cylinder machines for the perfect balance it achieves between quality, technology, high-tech components and finish.
ENGINE: Even the V60 Magnesium engine that powers the Factory has benefited from many improvements introduced to boost performance and achieve Euro 3 homologation at the same time. The new engine puts out 105.24 kW (143 HP) at 10,000 rpm and develops a maximum torque of 103 Nm at 8,000 rpm. The exhaust system now has external catalytic converters that are installed nearer the collector pipes to cut activation time. The Factory is homologated to Euro 3 standards as a result, meaning lower emissions than ever before.
FRAME: The Factory has the same super-light frame as the RSV 1000 R. Only the gold finish is different, giving the bike a more aggressive look. The swingarm is the same too, but is polished instead of painted for greater wear resistance.
SUSPENSION: The 43 mm upside-down hlins Racing fork is titanium nitride (TiN) coated for maximum smoothness. Its advanced design with longer sleeves and shorter fork bottoms reduces load at two critical points, the slide bush and the stanchion to fork bottom joint. Wheel travel is 120 mm.
Like all top racing forks, the hlins allows precision adjustment of compression and rebound damping as well as spring preload.
The fork has new, forged aluminium mounting blocks to enable radial calipers to be fitted.
An hlins Racing rear monoshock is fitted as standard. The unit incorporates a separate piggy back nitrogen cylinder and provides adjustments for spring preload, compression and rebound. A characteristic unique to Aprilia is that the length of the monoshock can be adjusted directly from the unit itself to vary the height of the bikes rear end. Perfect suspension setup can therefore be achieved for all riding styles and all track characteristics
BRAKES: The worlds top twin cylinder supersport demands top quality brakes. The RSV 1000 R Factory is at the cutting edge of technology, and is equipped with Triple Bridge, radial caliper front brakes developed by Aprilia in conjunction with Brembo.
The rear brakes are Brembo too, and have a 220 mm stainless steel disc and a caliper with two 32 mm pistons.
The front and rear braking circuits both use aeronautical metal braid hoses to eliminate the pressure variations associated with conventional rubber brake lines, guaranteeing maximum braking precision.
COMPONENTS: What places the Aprilia RSV 1000 R Factory in a class of its own is the care taken in its design and manufacture and the attention paid to every single component on the bike. The result is increased performance, better feel and greater rideability, with reduced weight and a quality and finish that no other bike can equal.
An exclusive two chamber steering damper from hlins Racings competition range is fitted as standard. The damper is adjustable to adapt steering response to all possible riding conditions.
Extensive use of carbon fibre components makes the bike far lighter as well as more refined. The mudguards and various fairing parts are made of extremely light woven black carbon fibre.
The RSV 1000 R Factory also features a steering pin in aluminium instead of steel to help reduce weight.
The exclusively designed forged wheels deserve special mention. Made by OZ Racing, these wheels are one of the most distinctive features of the bike, not just in appearance, but in technical specifications too.
They are forged in Anticorodal 6061 aluminium using an 8,000 ton hydraulic press.
This manufacturing technique produces wheels that are totally free from the defects and porosity that can always occur in conventional casting processes, and gives exceptional mechanical characteristics.
Finite element analysis was used to identify the best possible wheel design. The result is a six spoke front wheel and a five spoke back wheel with Y profile spokes forking at the rim to provide two anchor points each.
This spoke design is not just a question of looks. It gives excellent lateral and torsional rigidity and thus helps maintain perfect wheel to suspension alignment. On the RSV 1000 R Factory everything has been designed for performance and beauty.
The saving in weight is also exceptional. Each wheel weighs about 25% less than the lightest available wheels made using conventional aluminium casting techniques.
Inertia is therefore 25% lower than with cast aluminium alloy wheels.
The wheels are also anodised instead of painted. This has further reduced weight and ensures that these essential components keep their characteristic finish for the entire life of the bike. Even the manufacturing specifications have been recessed into the wheel instead of embossed on it, for a final touch of class.
Fully adjustable hlins Racing rear monoshock
Adjustable hlins steering damper fitted as standard
Gold painted, forged aluminium wheels
Carbon fibre parts kit fitted as standard
Rider's seat with non-slip racing upholstery
Frame finished in gold
Pirelli SuperCorsa Pro 120/70 190/55 ZR 17 tyres
Enginehlins Racing fork, set up and optimised for solo riding, with adjustments for spring preload, compression and rebound damping;
hlins Racing rear monoshock, set up and optimised for solo riding, adjustable in length (as well as spring preload, compression and rebound)
hlins Racing two chamber steering damper
carbon fibre front mudguard
carbon fibre rear mudguard
carbon fibre fairing air vents
carbon fibre cockpit fairing spoilers
carbon fibre fairing cover
OZ Racing forged aluminium front wheel
OZ Racing forged aluminium rear wheel
Pirelli SuperCorsa Pro 120/70 190/55 tyres
AccessoriesAkrapovic Aprilia Racing EVO6 complete exhaust system for racetrack use only;
Akrapovic complete homologated exhaust system
Akrapovic homologated slip-on silencers
Ergal reverse shifter
Adjustable aluminium footrests
Electronic anti-theft system
Comfort passenger seat (with deeper padding and integrated grab handles)
Z15 pinion for racetrack use only
SpecificationsEngine: V60 Magnesium four stroke longitudinal 60 V twin. Liquid cooling with three way pressurised circuit. Double overhead camshaft with mixed gear/chain drive; four valves per cylinder. Patented AVDC (Anti Vibration Double Countershaft).
Fuel: Unleaded petrol.
Bore and stroke: 97 x 67.5 mm.
Displacement : 997.62 cc.
Compression ratio: 11.8: 1.
Maximum power at the crank: 105.24 kW (143 HP) at 10,000 rpm.
Maximum torque at the crank: 10.3 kgm (101 Nm) at 8,000 rpm.
Fuel system: Integrated electronic engine management system. Indirect multipoint electronic injection. 57 mm throttle bodies. 10.3 litre airbox with Air Runner air scoop.
Ignition: Digital electronic ignition, with one spark plug per cylinder, integrated with fuel injection system.
Alternator: 12 V 500 W.
Lubrication: Dry sump with separate steel oil tank.Double trochoid pump with oil cooler.
Gearbox: Six speed. Transmission ratios: 1st 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)
Clutch: Multi-plate clutch in oil bath with patented PPC power-assisted hydraulic control. Metal braided clutch line. Radial master cylinder.
Primary drive: Spur gears. Transmission ratio: 60/31 (1.935).
Final drive: Chain. Transmission ratio: 40/16 (2.5).
Frame: Box section sloping twin-spar frame in aluminium alloy. hlins Racing adjustable double chamber steering damper with monoblock mounting.
Front suspension: 43 mm hlins titanium nitride coated upside-down fork. 120 mm wheel travel. External adjustment system for rebound, compression and preload. Shortened fork bottoms with radial caliper fittings.:
Rear suspension: Aluminium alloy double arched member swingarm. Aprilia Progressive System (APS) linkages. hlins Racing monoshock with piggy-back cylinder, adjustable in compression, rebound, preload and length. Wheel travel 133 mm.
Front Brakes: Brembo double stainless steel floating disc, 320 mm. Radial caliper with four 34 mm pistons and four sintered pads. Metal braided brake line.
Rear Brakes: Brembo stainless steel disc, 220 mm. Twin 32 mm piston caliper. Sintered pads. Metal braided brake line.
Wheels : Forged aluminium alloy.
Front Wheels: 3.50 X 17".
Rear Wheels: 6.00 X 17".
Tyres: Radial tubeless.
Front Tires: 120/70 ZR 17.
Rear Tires: 190/55 ZR 17 (alternative: 180/55 or 190/50).
Overall length: 2,035 mm
Overall width: 730 mm (at handlebars)
Overall height: 1,130 mm (at windshield)
Seat height: 810 mm
Handlebar height: 830 mm (at bar ends)
Wheelbase: 1,418 mm
Trail: 101.7 mm
Rake angle: 25
Aprilia weight: 185 kg, dry.
Tank: Capacity 18 litres, 4 litre reserve.
Colours: Dark Lion, Red Lion