What the mighty Aprilia has given usé
AN ITALIAN WSB RIVAL
The RSV entered WSB in 1999, placing third with Troy Corser in 2000, fourth in 2001 and fourth again with Nori Haga in 2002.
The first RSV was good. The 1999 R with Öhlins and lightened parts was better while the limited-edition WSB SP, with a special short-stroke motor and just 150 built is true nirvana.
…AND MAD SUPER-NAKEDS
Most super-nakeds are detuned. Not the 2003 Tuono 1000, to this day one of the maddest, most wheelie-popping nakeds ever.
… AND ONE OF THE WEIRDEST
The RSV was meant to start a dynasty. Sadly, with offspring like the Falco, Caponord and Futura, that never happened.