View Full Version : What does RSV stand for anyway?
06-18-2003, 11:53 AM
Is it an acronym?
Am I missing something obvious?
06-18-2003, 12:02 PM
for RSV returned the following:
Respiratory Syncytial Virus
Damn! I knew buying a Mille would give me the bug, but no one told me anything about a virus!
06-18-2003, 12:06 PM
(R)enn (S)port (V)twin, maybe?
I tried looking on the Aprilia USA website. Didn't find that, but I did find all the tech drawings/schematics for the new bikes... Kinda' cool.
06-18-2003, 01:08 PM
it probably doesn't mean anything. What does GSXR mean?
06-18-2003, 01:32 PM
06-18-2003, 02:28 PM
06-18-2003, 03:01 PM
RSV is probably something in Italian...
I think the Honda's CBR is City Bike Racer, VTR is V Twin Road, RVT is Racing V Twin...
06-18-2003, 03:13 PM
I thought VTR was video tape recorder:lol:
06-18-2003, 05:02 PM
V - Twin
06-18-2003, 05:10 PM
can't be real sexy v-twin....the Futura has that with...
<strong>R</strong>eal <strong>S</strong>exy <strong>T</strong>win
<strong>R</strong>ip <strong>S</strong>nortin' <strong>V</strong>-Twin ?
06-18-2003, 05:41 PM
Or it might be:
<img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/grin.gif ALT=" >D">
06-18-2003, 06:14 PM
RSV stands for Racing Series V-twin.
06-18-2003, 06:15 PM
DolbyDude, the good 'ol DotCom days... <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/ohwell.gif ALT=":\">
This came to my mind... I'll let your imagination finish it:
:lol: :rollin: :lol:
06-18-2003, 06:19 PM
Racing Series V-twin... thanks!
So what does he win?
06-18-2003, 06:52 PM
Racing Series V-Twin. That makes sense. The Futura is an RST ... which would make it a Racing Series Tourer, I guess??? <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/grin.gif ALT=" >D">
06-18-2003, 07:10 PM
I been wanting to ask this question, but did want you alll think I was dumb. :D
06-19-2003, 05:43 AM
The engine is a Swiss made twin(ROTAX!!!!!)
06-19-2003, 06:37 AM
<blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>I think the Honda's CBR is City Bike Racer, VTR is V Twin Road, RVT is Racing V Twin...[/quote]
CBR originally meant Closed Body Racer. this was when they developed the 600, and 1000 Hurricanes.
06-19-2003, 01:18 PM
So then RSVR means Racing Series V-twin Really! (lame, i know....) :x
06-19-2003, 03:33 PM
Isn't Rotax from Austria?
Quote from a review of the BMW F650 :"The engine itself is entirely built by Rotax in Gunskirchen, Austria"
I know, it's a detail, but ...:rolleyes:
06-19-2003, 03:46 PM
Yes ... *THAT* I am sure of -- Rotax engines are made in Austria.
06-19-2003, 03:51 PM
If "CBR" meant "Closed Body Racer" then why did Honda name some of their streetbikes with "CB".
The "Nighthawks" for example, are "CB 250" or "CB 750".
More than likely the "CB" is some model designation for an upright streetbike, and the "CBR" was originally the "race" version or race bikes derived (originally) from those platforms.
I stand by, however, to be corrected if anyone has better rationale...
06-19-2003, 04:43 PM
I thought Rotax was from Canada. Maybe i am completely off my rocker.
06-19-2003, 05:18 PM
Rotax is a branch of a Canadian company, Bombardier.
There was a recent article saying that the companies have fully merged instead of of Bombardier being a majority owner.
In addition, I am quite sure that CBR stands for City Bike Racer. Unless the Honda rep I know was lying to me :rolleyes:
06-19-2003, 06:32 PM
Since the Mille R has that designation, it would seem pretty clear that the "R" stands for the "Racing" version.
Since it's tricked out like that, it seems logical.
So, if the "R" in Mille R means "Racing," what does the "R" in "RSV" stand for?
Maybe RSVR = "Rotax Super V-twin Racing"?
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