"FACTORY" IS A MAGIC WORD THAT IMMEDIATELY CONJURES UP THE WORLD OF RACING AND SPECIAL BIKES FOR SPECIAL RIDERS WHO FULLY APPRECIATE THE THRILL OF SPORTS RIDING. THE RSV 1000 R FACTORY IS THE TOP OF THE RSV 1000 R RANGE, AND A REFINED SUPERSPORT THAT IS AWESOMELY SUCCESSFUL ON THE TRACK.
The RSV 1000 R Factory is an enhanced RSV 1000 R, already the world’s top twin-cylinder supersport. The V60 Magnesium engine and the new RSV 1000 R chassis combine with special ultra-light materials and the world’s best production components to bring the RSV 1000 R Factory up to a previously unknown level of excellence on the track.
The Aprilia RSV 1000 R Factory is the utmost expression of Aprilia’s technological and sporting heritage.
Here is a bike designed for those who demand maximum performance on the track. Yet, like all previous RSV 1000 R models, the new Factory still sells at a surprisingly low price. Just like its predecessors, the new Factory brings you the best motorcycle technology in the world at a rock bottom price. Nowhere else will you find this level of equipment for such a low outlay.
The Factory is an RSV 1000 R that has been pushed beyond the excellence barrier, cleverly modified and equipped with only superlative components.
The important details that distinguish the Factory from the standard RSV 1000 R are:
- Fully adjustable Öhlins fork
- Fully adjustable Öhlins monoshock
- Adjustable Öhlins steering damper fitted as standard
- Forged aluminium wheels
- Rider’s seat with non-slip racing upholstery
- Frame finished in matt black
- Carbon body parts
The Aprilia RSV 1000 R Factory is equipped with a large number of world-beating components for maximum prestige and minimum weight. Many components and solutions have been taken directly from the world of racing.
The result is truly impressive in terms of design and manufacturing quality. The RSV 1000 R Factory stands apart not only from other twin-cylinder machines, but from all other supersports. The Factory is the perfect balance between quality, technology, high-tech components and finish. In short, the Factory is the best you can get and comes at the lowest price possible.
No changes have been needed to the RSV 1000 R’s V60 Magnesium engine. All its innovative features and its already incredible performance remain unchanged. The V60 Magnesium engine pumps out 138.72 hp (102 kW) at 9,500 rpm with a maximum torque of 107 Nm at 7,500 rpm. Mapping has been radically modified to give more power at medium revs. A double silencer exhaust and three way catalytic converter with Lambda probe oxygen sensor ensures that the RSV 1000 R Factory conforms to Euro 2 standards.
The Factory has the same super-light frame as the RSV 1000 R. Only the matt black finish is different, giving the bike a more aggressive look. The double member swingarm is also the same, but is painted instead of polished for greater wear resistance.
The 43 mm upside-down Öhlins Racing fork is titanium nitride coated for maximum smoothness. Its advanced design with longer sleeves and shorter fork bottoms reduces load at two critical points, the slide bush and the stanchion to fork bottom coupling). Wheel travel is 120 mm.
Like all top racing forks, the Öhlins allows precision adjustment of compression, rebound and preload.
The forged aluminium calliper mounting accommodates the latest radial callipers in line with the latest GP and SBK practices.
The Öhlins Racing rear monoshock comes directly from Aprilia’s competition experience. It incorporates a separate piggy back nitrogen cylinder and provides adjustments for compression, rebound, preload and even length to raise and lower the bike’s rear end. Exactly the right setup can therefore be achieved for all riding styles and all track characteristics.
The front and rear suspensions on the 2005 RSV 1000 R Factory have been recalibrated on the basis of experience gained from the Italian Superstock Championship.
Top supersports demand top quality brakes. The RSV 1000 R Factory is at the cutting edge of technology, with radial calliper front brakes developed by Aprilia in conjunction with Brembo. Aprilia is no newcomer to sophisticated radial calliper technology. In fact Aprilia was the first manufacturer to use it, on a 250 GP racer.
The benefits of radial callipers for the rider are:
- More effective braking.
- More precise response to rider input. Wasted lever movement due to calliper ‘elasticity’ is almost completely eliminated because radial mounting prevents any movement of the calliper itself.
- Longer pad life. Radial callipers ensure better pad to disk alignment because the calliper remains rigidly aligned with its theoretical working position even under extreme stress. Better pad alignment means more even surface wear and therefore longer pad life.
- More consistent braking with less variation in performance between hot and cold.
The 320 mm floating steel disks on the front wheel feature narrower braking surfaces. This means reduced wheel weight and inertia and therefore more agile handling.
The RSV 1000 R Factory’s radial callipers are combined with a radial master cylinder to form the most sophisticated braking system fitted to any current production bike.
The rear brakes are Brembo Gold with a 220 mm stainless steel disk and a calliper with two 32 mm pistons.
The front and rear braking circuits both use aeronautical metal braid hoses to eliminate the pressure variations associated with conventional rubber brake lines, guaranteeing maximum braking precision.
What places the Aprilia RSV 1000 R Factory in a class of its own is the care taken in its design and manufacture and the attention paid to every single component on the bike. The result is increased performance, better feel and greater ridability, with reduced weight and a quality and finish that no other bike can equal.
An exclusive two chamber steering damper from Öhlins Racing’s competition range is fitted as standard. The damper is adjustable to adapt steering response to all possible riding conditions.
Extensive use of carbon components makes the bike far lighter as well as more refined. The mudguards and various fairing parts are made of extremely light woven carbon composite.
The RSV 1000 R Factory also features a steering pin in aluminium instead of steel to help reduce weight.
The Factory’s exclusive forged wheels deserve special mention. These are one of the most distinctive features of the bike, not just in appearance, but in technical specifications too.
They are forged in Anticorodal 6061 aluminium using an 8,000 ton hydraulic press.
This manufacturing technique produces wheels that are totally free from the defects and porosity that can always occur in conventional casting processes, and gives exceptional mechanical characteristics.
Finite element analysis was used to identify the best possible wheel design. The result is a six spoke front wheel and a five spoke back wheel with ‘Y’ profile spokes forking at the wheel rim to provide two anchor points each.
This spoke design is not just a question of looks. It gives excellent lateral and torsional rigidity and thus helps maintain perfect wheel to suspension alignment. On the RSV 1000 R Factory everything has been designed for performance and beauty.
The saving in weight is also exceptional. Each wheel weighs about 25% less than the lightest available wheels made using conventional aluminium casting techniques.
Inertia is therefore also 25% lower than with cast aluminium alloy wheels.
Almost maniacal care has been taken over the RSV 1000 R Factory with attention lavished on even the smallest details. For example, the wheels are anodised instead of painted. This has further reduced weight and ensures that these essential components keep their characteristic finish for the entire life of the bike. Even the wheels’ manufacturing data has been engraved instead of embossed to remove material rather than add it, another tiny saving in weight.
Aprilia has also homologated a 5.5 inch rear wheel in addition to the standard 6 inch wheel. The smaller rim gives better support on bends for improved handling and faster response, especially on the track.
Aprilia’s loving care has led to the RSV 1000 R Factory weighing in at a dry weight of only 185 kg, an incredible achievement for a twin of this class.
Exclusive components fitted to the RSV 1000 R Factory:
- specially calibrated Öhlins Racing front fork with titanium nitride coatings for perfect sliding action
- Öhlins Racing rear monoshock, specially calibrated for solo riding. Even length may be adjusted as well as preload, compression and rebound.
- two chamber Öhlins Racing steering damper
- carbon fibre front mudguard
- carbon fibre rear mudguard
- carbon fibre fairing air vents
- carbon fibre cockpit fairing spoilers
- carbon fibre fairing cover
- carbon fibre side panels
- forged aluminium front wheel
- forged aluminium rear wheel
The RSV 1000 R Factory features eye-catching new graphics in Aprilia Black, Fluo Red and Mirror Silver. The real news, however, is the brand new graphic on the fairing. A stylised lion symbolises Aprilia’s origins, the history of Venice and the history of Aprilia itself. (The lion was one of Aprilia’s first logos.) The lion represents exotic places, fearless character, and sporting courage. More than just a graphic, the lion is part of art itself and a universally recognised symbol.
Engine: Liquid cooled, four stroke, longitudinal 60°V twin, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Bore x Stroke: 97 x 67.5mm
Compression Ratio: 11.8:1
Induction: Integrated electronic engine management system. Indirect multipoint electronic injection. 57 mm throttle bodies. 10.3 litre airbox with Air Runner air scoop.
Ignition/Starting: Digital electronic ignition, with one spark plug per cylinder, integrated with fuel injection system. / electric
Max Power: 105.24 kW 143 hp @ 10000 rpm
Max Torque: 10.3 kg-m 101 Nm @ 8000 rpm
Transmission/Drive: 6 Speed/chain
Frame: Box section sloping twin-spar frame in aluminium alloy. Öhlins Racing adjustable double chamber steering damper with monoblock mounting.
Front Suspension: 43 mm Öhlins titanium nitride coated upside-down fork. 120 mm wheel travel. External adjustment system for rebound, compression and preload. Shortened fork bottoms with radial caliper fittings
Rear Suspension: Aluminium alloy double member swingarm. Aprilia Progressive System (APS) linkages. Öhlins Racing monoshock with piggy-back cylinder, adjustable in compression, rebound, preload and length. 133mm wheel travel
Front Brakes: 2x 320mm discs 4 piston calipers
Rear Brakes: Single 220mm disc 2 piston caliper
Front Tyre: 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tyre: 190/50 ZR17
Dry-Weight: 185 Kg
Fuel Capacity: 18 litres (4 L)
Standing ¼ Mile: 10.8 sec
Top Speed: 274.4 kmh