2008 Buell 1125R Versus 2008 Aprilia RSV1000R - Step-Brothers In Arms

It's New Rotax Twin Versus Old When The Buell 1125r And Aprilia RSV1000R Face Off

By Aaron Frank, Photography by Kevin Wing

Tech Spec

2008 Aprilia RSV1000R
Engine type l-c 60-deg. V-twin
Valve train DOHC, 8v
Displacement 998cc
Bore x stroke 97.0 x 67.5mm
Compression 11.8:1
Fuel system EFI
Clutch Wet, multi-plate slipper
Transmission 6-speed
Frame Aluminum twin-spar
Front suspension 43mm Ohlins inverted fork, adjustable for spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Rear suspension Single Sachs shock, adjustable for spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Front brake Dual Brembo radial-mount four-piston calipers, 320mm discs
Rear brake Brembo two-piston caliper, 220mm disc
Front tire 120/70ZR-17 Dunlop Qualifier
Rear tire 190/50ZR-17 Dunlop Qualifier
Rake/trail 25.0/4.0 in.
Seat height 31.9 in.
Wheelbase 55.8 in.
Fuel capacity 4.8 gal.
Measured weight (tank full/empty) 477/448 lbs.
Measured horsepower 113.5 bhp @ 9750 rpm
Measured torque 63.5 lb.-ft. @ 8500 rpm
Corrected 1/4-mile 10.95 sec. @ 129.91 mph
Colors White, gray, blue
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Warranty 24 mo., unlimited mi.

Aprilia USA
140 E. 45th St.
New York, NY 10017

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