Aprilia RSV Mille Service Manual 2002

Aprilia RSV Mille (2nd Gen.) Service Manual (2000-02)

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OEM Original factory workshop manual.

Models covered by this manual: 2000 to 2002

Number of pages: 386 pages

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Aprilia RSV Mille

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Aprilia RSV Mille

The Aprilia RSV Mille is a sport motorbike produced by Aprilia between 1998 until 2004, when it changed its name to a more international RSV 1000. It was available in three models: RSV Mille, RSV Mille R, and RSV Mille SP.

The initial RSV Mille (ME) was produced between 1998 and 2000, the updated RSV Mille (RP) between 2001 and 2002, and the last version under that name in 2003.

The RSV Mille, which had a 998 cc 60-degree V-twin engine produced by the Austrian company Rotax, was Aprilia’s first big displacement motorcycle, with engines up to 250cc. The same engine was utilized in the Tuono unaltered and in a slightly modified version in the SL1000 Falco.

The Mille had a sort of slipper clutch that functioned by employing a vacuum from the inlet manifold on a closed throttle to simulate a slipper clutch, but only on a closed throttle.

Model History

The first modifications were done in 2001, when the fairing was restyled and wind deflectors were added to increase airflow. The gasoline tank was replaced with a plastic one (with a lower capacity), and the rear shock on both the normal and ‘R’ variants was updated.

The front brake calipers were replaced in 2002 with Brembo Monobloc 4 pad calipers, which improved braking performance and feel by having each piston have its own pad.

The gear ratios were revised in 2003 to provide a somewhat tighter ratio gearbox, the exhaust system was modified, and the tail piece and front mudguard were redone.

The Mille was superseded in 2004 by the RSV-R and RSV-R Factory.

RSV Mille R

The RSV Mille R is a lighter, higher-specified variant of the original Mille, which was debuted in 1999. It has hlins suspension, a steering damper, forged aluminum wheels, a carbon fiber front mudguard, and a shortened subframe for single-person use (no passenger seat).

RSV Mille SP

The SP denotes Sport Production, and this version was created as a specific homologation for the Superbike World Championship. In 1999, just 150 bikes were produced, the minimal number required to homologate the model for the Superbike World Championship. It is powered by a short-stroke variant of the 60-degree V-twin engine developed in conjunction with Cosworth.


Aprilia made 300 limited edition RSV Mille R Haga Replicas in 2002. The motorbike is painted in the same colors as Noriyuki Haga’s bike in the Superbike World Championship and comes with a circuit package that includes a full Akrapovic titanium exhaust system and an Eprom injection unit.

In 2003, an RSV Mille R Edwards Replica with a livery inspired by Colin Edwards’ Aprilia RS Cube MotoGP motorbike was released. The motorbike, like the Haga replica, came with a circuit package that featured Akrapovic exhausts, a higher pressurized airbox, an Eprom injection unit, and 57 mm (rather than 51 mm) throttle bodies.

Source: Wikipedia