View Full Version : whats the difference 2002 to a 2003RSVR
09-08-2003, 05:18 PM
what is the difference from a 2002 RSVR to a 2003 RSVR?
09-10-2003, 08:44 AM
C'mon someone has to know the difference 03 r to a 04factory. that is other than price.
09-10-2003, 10:18 AM
You may recognize me from GTR. Anyway, here are the basic differences between the years in bikes.
1999 - RSV & RSVSP Milles introduced (SP is low production bike much different than the base Mille)
2000 - Mille imported to US, 00's get braided lines.
2000.5 - RSVR introduced, gets OZ wheels, Ohlins Suspension, Lighter sub frame and looses passenger seat.
2001 - Big upgrades in body and components. US models do not get all the upgrades as the engine remains the same as earlier models.
2002 - US gets fully updated model with bigger valve engine, air intake and computer. UK RSVR is has passenger sub frame, US sill a mono.
2003 - New graphics and tail section on all, RSVR gets passenger pillion and radial braking up front, base RSV remains the same as the '02.
2004 - Totally new design, the "R" takes over the role of the base RSV and the Factory carries over the Ohlins suspension, OZ wheels and radial braking found on the 2003 "R".
Hope this helps, there is a lot of great information on this forum and lots of press updates on aprilia.com on the 04 bikes.
09-10-2003, 07:51 PM
sorry but a couple of differences here in the US.
'03 was 'supposed to be a two seater but it didnt happen
'03 std and R got a close ratio gearbox as well, '03 R has black frame and the ohlins forks are higher spec than '02 model.
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