Zero miles from new,2001 Aprilia 998cc RST Futura  Frame no. 000001 Engine no. 000001

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Lot 473A
Zero miles from new,2001 Aprilia 998cc RST Futura
Frame no. 000001 Engine no. 000001

£ 5,200 - 5,800
US$ 7,200 - 8,100
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Zero miles from new,2001 Aprilia 998cc RST Futura

Zero miles from new
2001 Aprilia 998cc RST Futura
Frame no. 000001
Engine no. 000001
“Aprilia’s new RST Futura is the best sport-touring bike money can buy. It has power, brakes, comfortable ergonomics, excellent wind protection, the best seat in the business and styling that’s pure art and makes the Ducati ST4 look older than it really is.” - Motorcycle Online.

Introduced for 2001 but no longer available, the Futura was the third in Aprilia’s family of 1,000cc v-twin sports bikes, following the original RSV Mille superbike and the SL1000 Falco ‘semi-naked’. Aggressively styled in the modern idiom, the Futura was Aprilia’s attempt to carve itself a slice of the lucrative sports-tourer market contested by Honda’s VFR800, BMW’s R1100S, Triumph’s Sprint ST and the Ducati ST4. The heart of the Futura was the Mille’s 60-degree, 8-valve, v-twin engine, re-tuned for its new role to produce a maximum of 114bhp, an output good enough for a top speed of 155mph, while providing increased mid-range power and flexibility. Aprilia took the ‘touring’ part of the brief equally seriously, using a wind tunnel to develop the generously sized fairing and screen, and ensuring that the comfortable seat and sensibly placed controls made it possible for an average-sized human to spend hours in the saddle without needing a chiropractor.

Bearing frame/engine number ‘001’, this unique Futura was ordered and collected from the Aprilia factory on completion. Unregistered and with zero miles recorded, it has been stored from new and never used. The vendor advises us that the machine comes with EU Certificate of Conformity as well as all owner’s handbooks, etc. An opportunity to acquire an ‘as new’ Aprilia Futura at a considerable saving on the 2001 UK list price of £8,570.

Saleroom notices

  • Zero miles from new 2001 Aprilia 998cc RST Futura Frame no. ZD4PWD00215000001 Engine no. 000001 Estimate £5,200-5,800
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