Aprilia RSV1000 Mille

Make or break? Aprilia RSV1000 Mille.

Make or break? Aprilia RSV1000 Mille.

“Aren’t they just a poor man’s Ducati?”Aprilia RSV1000 Mille

Aprilia to many means little scooters and small capacity two stroke bikes. In the 80’s we had never really heard of the brand, yet by the 90’s they were taking sales from other manufacturers left, right and centre.

For many 90’s kids their first ped or 125cc would have been an Aprilia. Prices for old RS125’s aren’t increasing on their own, it is fuelled by those wanting to recapture their youth.

Aprilia RSV1000 Mille“Why does a used RS125 make the same money that a used RSV1000 makes?”

While the latest crop of 40 somethings get all doughy-eyed over the bikes from their learner days, there isn’t really the same appetite for the RSV1000, well not just yet.

Any 90’s Ducati is now considered a legit classic, prices for things like 916’s bare this out. Even the crap ones like the 750IE SS are fetching decent money. Yet the Aprilia sporty models from the same era occupy the cheap seats.

“Where are the mirrors and winkers?”Aprilia RSV1000 Mille

No idea! This is one of them track day bikes! Basically a road bike that’s had the road gear removed and then fitted with a race pipe and other little add-ons. This one though still keeps its lights in place and could easily be stuck back on the road. It comes with a V5 and there is even a large folder of service history and a handbook!

“How much is it?”

Fetch an empty van and £1,795. Will also consider an Aprilia RS125 in part exchange!

Article provided by Scottie Redmond

of NTS Bike Breakers.