In the early 2000s, Aprilia decided to launch the “Dream Series” of motorcycles and scooters – limited edition variants of their already-impressive machines. At the time, the Italian firm’s highest performing bike was the RSV1000R, so that’s what they used for the platform of the first Dream Series motorcycle – the Nera. Per Robert Pandya, Aprilia USA’s Promotions Manager: “Our Dream Series machines have been designed for the most discriminating enthusiast…while the series will expand into other model lines, it was natural for the RSV 1000 Nera to be the premier edition.”
The Nera was a run of 200 bikes that stood out thanks to carbon fiber bodywork, magnesium OZ wheels, full titanium Akrapovic exhaust, and even titanium nuts, bolts, and fasteners – all of those changes saved over 30 pounds of weight (386 pounds dry). It even had the first radial master cylinder seen on a production motorcycle. The price for this was significant – about $40,000 in the US. Unfortunately for Aprilia, the Dream Series didn’t take off, and the Nera was the first and last of them. T
This Nera has 1,200 miles (though this generation of the RSV-R has an issue where the odometer can sometimes reset when the battery is replaced) and it comes frame sliders, the carbon fiber tank, and Akrapovic racing exhaust (original exhaust and tank not included). While the “Condition” on the listing says Recondition/Certified, I’ve spoken with the seller on the phone briefly and he confirms that it was a typo and it’s got a clean title.
Find this Nera for sale in Millbrae, California for $12,000 or best offer here on Offerup.