2009 Aprilia RSV 1000 R Factory

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2009 Aprilia RSV1000 R FACTORY

Model Overview:

2009 RSV1000 R Factory

Bodystyle Sport
Warranty 24 months
Manufacturer Country Italy
Introduction Year N/A
Displacement (cc) 997.6
Engine Type V Twin
Nextstep Bg

2009 Aprilia RSV 1000 R Factory


Aprilia, the Italian motorcycle and scooter maker, started out making small displacement bikes before producing the 998cc RSV Mille in 1998. That bike was so successful that it gave rise to a number of other 998cc sport bikes. Aprilia revised the RSV Mille substantially in 2004 and renamed it the RSV 1000R for the U.S. market. A Supersport bike that handles well on the street and the track, the Aprilia RSV 1000 comes in two models, the R and the R Factory – both of which were design carryovers in 2009.

Both motorcycles feature Aprilia’s V60 Magnesium Evolution V-twin engine, with double overhead cams and fuel injectors, paired with a six-speed transmission and a chain final drive. The standard front suspension on the 1000R is an Ohlins inverted fork with spring preload and rebound damping; the rear is a Sachs aluminum alloy swing arm with adjustable rebound damping and preload. The Factory model has a standard Ohlins twin-sided swing arm rather than a Sachs, and the same Ohlins is available for the 1000R as an option. Aprilia’s AVDC anti-vibration double countershaft keeps the machine running smoothly and comfortably, while making sure all of its power is at the rider’s disposal. Since the RSV has been clocked at 160 miles per hour, there is indeed plenty of power. However, the quality Brembo 12.6-inch dual disc front brakes and 8.7-inch disc rear brakes will bring it to a halt in no time.

The compact RSV 1000R and 1000R Factory models are noted for reliability, and you can trust the Italians to give the bikes, with their aluminum frames and carbon fiber bodies, a distinctive look. The front fairing and the double-curved windshield pay tribute to the machine’s track roots. Side panels and tank sides are sleek and close fitting; nothing interferes with the aerodynamic styling.

The Factory model is essentially the same bike as 1000R, but it weighs a few pounds less, just 407 pounds (dry) compared to the 1000R’s 416, and it comes in just one color, Red Lion, with contrasting white and gold-tone wheels. The 1000R is available in Planet Blue and Ice White.

New For 2009
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2009 Aprilia RSV 1000 Specs

  • Model: RSV 1000R; 1000R Factory
  • Engine Type: 997.6cc, liquid-cooled two-cylinder V-twin four-stroke
  • Bore and Stroke: 3.82 inches x 2.66 inches
  • Compression ratio: 11.8:1
  • Valve Train: DOHC, four valves per cylinder
  • Induction: Fuel injection
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: Manual six-speed with overdrive
  • Final Drive: Chain
  • Fuel Capacity: 4.8 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: N/A
  • Brakes (Front): Brembo 12.6-inch dual disc
  • Brakes (Rear): 8.7-inch disc
  • Suspension (Front): Inverted fork with adjustable preload and rebound damping
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin-sided swing arm with an adjustable spring preload shock and rebound damping
  • Wheelbase: 55.8 inches
  • Rake: 25 degrees
  • Trail: 4 inches
  • Seat Height: 31.9 inches
  • Curb Weight: 407.8 pounds dry (Factory); 416.7 pounds dry (1000 R)
  • Tires (Front): 120/70 ZR17
  • Tires (Rear): 190/50 ZR17


  • Adjustable aluminum footrests
  • Alternative rear wheel 190/50 ZR17
  • Aprilia electronic anti-theft system
  • Carbon-fiber body parts
  • Comfort passenger seat
  • Racing forged-aluminum wheels
  • Ohlins adjustable steering damper
  • Rear fairing bag
  • Rear stand
  • Tank bag

Key Competitors For The 2009 Aprilia RSV 1000

  • 2009 Ducati 1098
  • 2009 Buell 1125
  • 2009 Kawasaki ZX-10R
  • 2009 Yamaha YZF-R1
  • 2009 Honda CBR1000R

Available RSV 1000 Sub Models

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