RSV1000 Running Costs

#1
I am looking at picking up a RSV1000, probably a 2002 - 2003 model with quite low mileage (around 13k) and was wondering if anyone had any realistic running costs?

I have checked the MOT, Tax and insurance costs and am pretty happy with them but its servicing costs, any reliability issues that anyone has had that I need info on. I have searched a few forums but they seem to be all around 2006 - 2007 and was just wondering if anyone had any up to date info?

Cheers
 
#2
Is that the old model with the Austin Allegro dash ??

If so then sprag cutches go on a fairly regular basis and highly tuned ones blow crank cases
 
#4
I know its an Aprilia but the first model's clocks and general surround are reminiscent of Austins :)

The next model on is a cracking bike but underpowered especially for the money
 
#5
Sorry mate - didn't read your post properly and just saw Old model, Austin Allegro and clutch! The dash is pretty hidious I must admit - but I like the rest of it! Have owned one? If so, how much did it cost to service et?

Thanks
 
#6
I have a 2003 and it does have its niggles. I've had an oil leak that turned into a 3 week job trying to locate and nightmare of a time changing to mini leds. Servicing I can't comment on as I do it myself. Apart from that, I love the thing - loads of lazy vtwin torgue to yank you out of corners.

Try asking here.
If you need to know anything about RSVs, you will find it on that site.
 
#8
With any bike out of warrantee, DIY servicing is the way ahead. If you dont know how, learn!
 
#11
I understand that brake pads are stupidly expensive on the RSVs. Also dramas with the Ohlins fork seals.
 
#12
I'd personally recommend steering WELL clear of Aprilia and sticking to a quality brand from Japan, like Kawasaki, Suzuki, Yamaha or Honda.

I've have a few Aprilias, and they have ALL been the most unreliable, horrific Italian bags of shit I've ever ridden.

I couldnt fault a nice Suzuki GSX-r 600 SRAD though ;) or my current 1989 Yamaha XJ600, beautiful bikes!

I mean, if you like it, fairplay, each to their own, but my personal expieriences with Aprilia haven't been good whatsoever, and I've had 4 now!
 

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