`Factory' is a magic word that immediately conjures up the world of racing and special bikes for specialriders who fully appreciate the thrill of sports riding. Once again in 2006, the RSV 1000 R Factory is thetop 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 version of the RSV 1000 R MY '06, the world's top twin-cylinder supersport. The V60 Magnesiumengine and the new RSV 1000 R chassis combine with special ultra-light materials and the world's best production components to bringthe 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 newFactory still sells at a surprisingly low price. Just like its predecessors, the new Factory brings you the best motorcycle technology in theworld 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 superlativecomponents.
The important details that distinguish the Factory from the standard RSV 1000 R are:
- Fully adjustable hlins rear monoshock
- Adjustable hlins steering damper fitted as standard
- Gold painted, forged aluminium wheels
- Carbon parts kit fitted as standard
- Rider's seat with non-slip racing upholstery
- Frame finished in gold
- Pirelli SuperCorsa Pro 120/70 -190/55 ZR 17 tires
The Aprilia RSV 1000 R Factory is equipped with a large number of world-beating components for maximum prestige. Many componentsand 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 othertwin-cylinder machines, but from all other supersports. The Factory is the perfect balance between quality, technology, high-techcomponents and finish. In short, the Factory is the best you can get and comes at the lowest price possible.
All the technical improvements introduced on the 2006 RSV 1000 R have naturally also been implemented on the Factory, but the Factoryboasts state-of-the-art components too.
Even the V60 Magnesium engine that powers the Factory has benefited from many improvements introduced to boost performance andachieve Euro 3 homologation at the same time. The new engine puts out 105.24 kW (143 HP) at 10000 rpm and develops a maximum torqueof 103 Nm at 8,000 rpm. The exhaust system now has external catalytic converters that are installed nearer the collector pipes to cutactivation time. The Factory is homologated to Euro 3 standards as a result, meaning lower emissions than ever before.
The Factory has the same super-light frame as the RSV 1000 R. Only the gold finish is different, giving the bike a more aggressive look.The swingarm is the same too, but is polished instead of painted for greater wear resistance.
The 43 mm upside-down hlins Racing fork is titanium nitride (TiN) coated for maximum smoothness. Its advanced design with longersleeves and shorter fork bottoms reduces load at two critical points, the slide bush and the stanchion to fork bottom joint). Wheel travel is120 mm.
Like all top racing forks, the hlins allows precision adjustment of compression and rebound damping as well as spring preload.The fork has new, forged aluminium mounting blocks to enable radial calipers to be fitted.
The hlins Racing rear monoshock comes directly from Aprilia's competition experience. It incorporates a separate piggy back nitrogencylinder and provides adjustments for spring preload, compression and rebound. A characteristic unique to Aprilia is that the length of themonoshock can be adjusted directly from the unit itself to vary the height of the bike's rear end. Perfect suspension setup can thereforebe achieved for all riding styles and all track characteristics
Top supersports demand top quality brakes. The RSV 1000 R Factory is at the cutting edge of technology, and is equipped with TripleBridge, radial caliper front brakes developed by Aprilia in conjunction with Brembo.The rear brakes are Brembo too, and have a 220 mm stainless steel disc and a caliper with two 32 mm pistons.
The front and rear braking circuits both use aeronautical metal braid hoses to eliminate the pressure variations associated withconventional 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 toevery single component on the bike. The result is increased performance, better feel and greater ridability, with reduced weight and aquality and finish that no other bike can equal.
An exclusive two chamber steering damper from hlins Racing's competition range is fitted as standard. The damper is adjustable toadapt 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 aremade 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 inappearance, 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 conventionalcasting 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 backwheel with `Y' profile spokes forking at the 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 tosuspension 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 conventionalaluminium 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 anodized instead of painted. This has further reduced weight and ensures that these essential components keep theircharacteristic finish for the entire life of the bike. Even the wheels' manufacturing data has been engraved instead of embossed toremove material rather than add it, another tiny saving in weight.
Added together, all these tiny reductions mean that the RSV 1000 R Factory achieves an amazing dry weight of only 185 kg.
Exclusive components on the RSV 1000 R Factory
- "hlins Racing" rear monoshock, set up and optimized for solo riding, adjustable in length (as well as spring preload, compressionand rebound)
- hlins Racing two chamber steering damper
- carbon fibre front mudguard
- Carbon fibre rear mudguard
- Carbon fibre fairing air vents
- Carbon fibre cockpit fairing spoilers
- Carbon fibre fairing cover
- Corged aluminium front wheel
- Forged aluminium rear wheel
- Firelli SuperCorsa Pro 120/70 -190/55 tires
The RSV 1000 R Factory comes in stunningly aggressive Gold Black.