In 1998 Aprilia launched the fast and affordable RSV Mille. Whilst the Vtwin has handed over its flagship status to the new RSV4, it doesnt make the Mille any less of a gem. The fuelling is beautifully smooth and the gearbox shifts slickly. You can almost forgive the woefully underpowered engine (115hp is typical) when you feel the linear power delivery. The grunt is there almost regardless of gear choice, shoving the big bike forward with a strong, insistent surge thats the sensible side of silly.