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    Posted: 06 Oct 2017 at 19:04
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I'm currently keeping an eye out for an RSV gen 2 to buy. I've seen a few though that don't seem to have the Ohlins forks. The Brembo radial calipers are there but have generic looking black forks.

Did not all Gen 2 bikes get the ohlins forks?

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Sorry, I'm getting mixed up a bit I think. I know the early Gen 2's with the Amber indicator lenses on the tail didn't have ohlins forks, but did they not have standard brake calipers too? I thought the face lift gen 2 with clear indicator lenses all had Ohlins forks??
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The factory has ohlins on the gen 2

http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/aprilia/aprilia_rsv_1000_mille_r%20factory%2004.htm

The rsv1000r has the showa front and sachs rears

http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/aprilia/aprilia_rsv_1000_mille_r.05.htm

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Later gen 2 nonfactorys got the ohlins as well

the base models started with axial then got radial showa forks


www.apriliaperformance.co.uk
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Thanks for clearing that up.

Think my confusion arose from seeing a few bikes advertised as RSVR but with ohlins forks. They must have been factory's but not listed as such.

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Ah so the standards DID get ohlins eventually? I've seen a few 2006 bikes with standard black forks but they're maybe just late registered.
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Perhaps aprilia ordered too many ohlins forks, the downturn in 2007 meant sales figures were way down, the factory actually closed down for a few months ?

http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/aprilia/aprilia_rsv_1000_mille_r.09.htm

They knew that the rsv4 was coming out and the v twin ended...
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