Want To Ask About RSV 1000R & 1000R Factory

Sep 2013
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Malaysia
Hi Guys,

I am planning to get myself either the RSV 1000R or the RSV 1000R Factory within the next couple of months. Planning to use for a travelling distance about 1000km ride every weekend for the next couple of years.

Question 1: Is it better to buy the 1000r Factory or the Normal 1000r? the price difference here in Malaysia is about USD 2000 between the 1000r & 1000r Factory?

Based on Wiki, I understand the main differences are:

The RSV 1000 R Factory comes with fully adjustable Öhlins Racing rear monoshock and adjustable Öhlins steering damper, blue anodized forged aluminium wheels, frame finished in black, and carbon fibre parts.

Source: Aprilia RSV 1000 R - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Question 2: I found from googling that the rear brakes will require often bleeding. but I cannot found any info if this is happening on both models or only the Factory version, appreciate if someone can advise pertaining to this.

Question 3: Is there a guide on how to do the bleeding?

Question 4: Other that the above & the normal wear and tear, are there any other issues haunting the RSV 1000r & 1000r Factory?

Question 5: Top speed that you guys reached before? (just asking)

I sincerely appreciate any info that can be shared here to me, your comments and feedbacks are highly appreciated. :)

Thanks.
Zackery
 
Oct 2010
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Modding collectors in kent
non factory has better fork seals as ohlins more prone to going brittle although this more down to lack of use so you should be ok but expect a more plush? ride with the factory

back brake all models...some people have more luck than others though...rearsets that relocate the master cylinder alleviate this issue

biggest issue is stators burning out , you can fit a new mosfet regulator that cures thia issue

just look at the common modification forum on here sure its listed but ,remove caliper and raise as high as possible to get rid of the air bubbles
 
Jun 2009
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52,000 km's per year x 2 years?
Plus incidental riding on top of that?
In Malaysia?

Get a jap bike.
 
Sep 2013
53
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Malaysia
non factory has better fork seals as ohlins more prone to going brittle although this more down to lack of use so you should be ok but expect a more plush? ride with the factory

back brake all models...some people have more luck than others though...rearsets that relocate the master cylinder alleviate this issue

biggest issue is stators burning out , you can fit a new mosfet regulator that cures thia issue

just look at the common modification forum on here sure its listed but ,remove caliper and raise as high as possible to get rid of the air bubbles
Hi redratbike,

Thanks for the feedback, appreciate it. :thumbup

a little clarification,

1. when you mention rearsets that alleviate the back brake issue, you mean the rear swing arms? or just the plate that holds the brake calipers? I understand the general idea is to relocate the calipers a bit, correct?

2. can you show me a link of the mosfet regulator you are talking about? I will try to get it. A side from that, anyone know will additional wiring done on the stators resolve this issue?

3. I will try to look around for it, would be great if you can share, if you can.

Thanks again man :D

52,000 km's per year x 2 years?
Plus incidental riding on top of that?
In Malaysia?

Get a jap bike.
Jap bike?... hrm... I've owned a CBR F2 600 & a Yamaha R1 before, never did like those bikes... till today I love my Cagiva Mito (I got both Eddie Lawson & John Kocinski models). I love the handling of Italian designed bikes to me it's awesome, easy in and out of turns, superb designed looks, better metal quality & build.

Besides that I would'nt want to ride a Jap lady when I can go out on a date with an Italian super model :p heheheheh

*dont take it to heart bro, I am those hardcore Italian bike lovers :D