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4K-Mile 2004 Aprilia RSV1000R Nera Is a Rare Blend of Brisk Agility and Raw Power

That exposed carbon fiber will immediately let everyone know you mean business.
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We all marvel at carbon-clad superbikes with scary amounts of power on tap, but let’s be honest – few of us are actually skilled enough to make the most out of such machines. With that being said, the beast you’re looking at here is a rare 2004 Aprilia RSV1000R Nera, one of only 200 copies in existence, to be precise.

The two-wheeled hellhound comes with a liquid-cooled 998cc V-twin powerplant, which packs four valves per cylinder head and a compression ratio of 11.8:1. At around 9,500 rpm, a peak horsepower figure of 139 stallions will be delivered to the bike’s chain-driven rear magnesium hoop through a six-speed gearbox.

In the neighborhood of 7,500 revs, the fuel-injected fiend is good for up to 79 pound-feet (107 Nm) of unrelenting twist. Before it tops out at 173 mph (278 kph), the RSV1000R Nera will finish the quarter-mile run in 10.7 scorching seconds. At twelve o’clock, plentiful stopping power is made possible thanks to dual 320 mm (12.6 inches) rotors and four-piston Brembo calipers.

On the other end, braking duties are dealt with by a single 220 mm (8.7 inches) disc that’s mated to a twin-piston caliper. Aprilia’s phenom sits on titanium nitride-coated 43 mm (1.7 inches) inverted forks and a piggyback monoshock from Ohlins’ inventory.

Should you be feeling brave enough to tame Noale’s gnarly juggernaut, be sure to visit the BaT (Bring A Trailer) platform within the next few days because this bad boy is currently up for grabs! The RSV exhales via titanium Tigcraft mufflers, while its digital odometer shows just over 4,300 miles (6,900 km).

At this time, you’d need to spend about eleven grand if you’re intending to top the current bid, which is placed at $10,000. The online auction will be open until Monday afternoon (December 13), so make sure you act before it’s too late.

Editor's note: This article was not sponsored or supported by a third-party.

 
 
 
 
 

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