Kacerwagen's Aprilia RSV 'Pili'
By Ross Sharp - 23 May 17
Whilst at it he made a new airbox to feed the thirsty v-twin. But not just any old box, motors like this don't tend to work well unless particular air flow and resonance parameters are met. Earlier RSVs featured a chunky central headlight but this is the later 2007 Daniella Westbrook model which requires force feeding, Pili's machined aluminium headlight surround now offers a far more attractive air intake solution.Without huge fairing panels to cover-up ugly stuff the stock radiator had to go. Thicker but smaller oil and water cores have been mated to fabricated end tanks to keep the Mille looking and running cool. The exhaust is of course handmade, using sections of big bore stainless pipe, baffled by just a single Leovince silencer. I'm a fan of the 60° twin, it sounds better than the 90° clatterer from Bologna....oooww, controversial. The wiring harness has been heavily modified and utilises a control unit from best-in-the-business, Motogadget. Mirrors are from Rizoma and the rest of the switchgear, levers and cockpit is stock Aprilia, which is no bad thing as the high-end model tended to be very well specced. Down below the Öhlins suspension and radial Brembos work a treat so there's no point changing something for the sake of it. Thankfully the carbon weave has been generously lacquered rather than hidden beneath layers of paint. And it's not just us that think Chus has done a great job, Pili took home the silverware at Moto Madrid 2017. I've seen tatty or damaged donors go for as little as £1500 (earlier non-Daniellas) so maybe it's time we heard that wonderful Aprilia thunder emanating from beneath a better looking outfit. I'm sure we'll see more from Chus in the not too distant future, for now keep an eye on Kacerwagen via Facebook | Web | Instagram