The RSV comes with its share of Italian quirks. Neutral can be elusive and clutch pull is stiff. Air in the attendant hydraulics can worsen both. According to Amauri Nunes, who has been keeping SoCal Aprilias healthy since ’03, the water pump shaft’s seal can leak. Check the right side cover near the starter for oil, coolant or both. Check for oil around the valve-cover gaskets, too. Bad stators are common, so Nunes recommends testing charging system output. A stone-dead battery zeroes the odometer, so if mileage seems too low to be true, it probably is. Aprilia recalled a number of ’05 Milles to replace crack-prone swing-arms, so make sure that’s been addressed. As long as you’re willing to exterminate the occasional bug, a well-sorted RSV1000R does everything that matters as well as its pricier competition for less.