Old 26th March 2014, 10:42 PM #1
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Aprilia Mille R 2001+

Hey Lads,

As above anyone have had this Model or continue to do so. What do you think of it? How is it to live with. I saw one in NDM which had a bar conversion done and hand ( ? ) CNC'd rear sets but was standard as such.


Not much choice over here and looking to take a trip at Christmas time to UK to hopefully buy one.

Also put it out there to anyone thinking of selling one this side of the pond.


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Old 26th March 2014, 11:06 PM #2
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Re: Aprilia Mille R 2001+

Good bike pull like train but they like to eat starter sprag gears and they are not cheap to replace.
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Old 27th March 2014, 09:55 AM #3
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i'm on my 6th rsv.brill bike just need tlc.never had 1 problem because of tlc.
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Old 27th March 2014, 09:56 AM #4
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Re: Aprilia Mille R 2001+

Had 2 off these .. really liked them .I found them quite a tall bike felt very comfy on it.. they have there issues with a few bits a quick search on google will highlight the issues.. when your buying one the chance are the issues are already sorted
Lots of torque in these machines and handle beautifully if your buying one that has the ohlins front and rear ssuspension. I had a honda sp1 vtwin before the mille r and too be honest I much rathered the aprilia over the honda.. I taught the aprilia out performed the honda at everything
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Old 27th March 2014, 12:57 PM #5
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Brilliant bike - highly recommended - you will find it hard to ever go back to a Jap in line 4 having ridden Mille V twin. Lovely torque low down. Bit tall as mentioned , but once on the move it goes. issues - Sprag clutch. Rectifier (change for higher rated one) Decals aren't the best - I got a replacement set from Image Works (about 90). A 10 year old bike will probably have electrical issues sorted by now !!!!

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Old 27th March 2014, 03:29 PM #6
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That red Mille out in NDM is stunning. The rear sets and higher bar kit make it very comfortable.
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Old 27th March 2014, 07:43 PM #7
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Re: Aprilia Mille R 2001+

If I were you I'd try for the post 04 late model. It was properly sorted by then, and looks a generation more modern than the original. Depends on your budget, of course.
There are great bargains to be had in the UK on this model, what with a lot of aficionados moving onto the RSV4. Here, they're a tad pricey (judging by aspirational sellers on dungdeal)
I've put 12,000 on mine and the only issue was a wire pulling off the ignition switch cos a restraining boot had ruptured. Love it to bits,
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Re: Aprilia Mille R 2001+

I love the old one. It's the original look I guess and tail lights are deadly. The ndm one is lurvvly

I am saving up till Christmas so hopefully get something decent from a dealer
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Old 28th March 2014, 03:36 AM #9
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Re: Aprilia Mille R 2001+

Get a 2003 r model with the ohlins radials and sort the usual issues and you will never look back.
Incidentally have to agree with repsol, bought an sp and it paled in comparison to ride. A beautiful bike to own to be sure but no where near as much fun to ride.
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Old 28th March 2014, 09:10 PM #10
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Plus the extras look great - Ohlins Blue :-)

The tank got narrower in 2002 so shouldn't be such a bus :-)
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Old 29th March 2014, 05:23 PM #11
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Re: Aprilia Mille R 2001+

Im on my 2nd RSV Mille R....and ill probably have a 3rd

Gotta agree with the RSV vs SP comments. A buddy of mine had an SP1 same time as I had my first RSV and to be honest they were like chalk and cheese
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Re: Aprilia Mille R 2001+

hi contact Mark Mc Closkey has one for sale contact no 0879116384
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