Modifications

Last Updated on by Pat

modificationsWhat you need to know about modifying the Aprilia RST1000 Futura, from essential mods to luggage racks and performance mods.

You’ll also find some info from people who have done the mods.

Aprilia Futura modifications

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Tuning and performance mods

Last Updated on May 26, 2014 by PatThings to make your Aprilia Futura go faster – or just better!
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Crash bungs

Last Updated on May 26, 2014 by PatAprilia Futura – Crash bungs (frame sliders) The Futura can be very vulnerable to damage when falling over at a standstill, never mind a low speed spill, but crash bungs can save you a lot of hassle, especially if the bike goes down without the hard luggage on. […]
Carbon front fender

Fit a carbon fibre front mudguard

Last Updated on May 26, 2014 by PatThe front mudguard (or fender if you’re from the US) on the Aprilia RST1000 Futura is unique to the bike, but others will fit for a sportier look. Wolfie’s Futura, pictured, looks particularly handsome with a carbon fibre RSV front mudguard. Mudguards from the following bikes will fit […]
petrol cap mod

Fuel filler cap modification

Last Updated on May 26, 2014 by PatAprilia Futura – filler cap modification The Aprilia RST1000 Futura comes equipped with a shroud inside the fuel filler cap that some owners have removed. Removing it makes it easier to completely fill the bike up at fuel stops, as you can actually see inside the tank. It’s […]
KamilsRST's Futura after fuel quick release failure resulted in a fire

Fuel quick disconnect modification

Last Updated on April 22, 2019 by Mark EmburyAprilia Futura – Fuel quick disconnect (QD) The Aprilia Futura’s original fuel quick disconnect is plastic and prone to breaking, with potentially disastrous results like those to the right. This, along with the brown connector, is one of the two modifications that really must be done to […]
headlight

HID headlight

Last Updated on May 26, 2014 by PatAprilia Futura – High Intensity Discharge headlight (HID) install For most of us, the headlight on the Aprilia RST 1000 Futura is good enough, but there’s always room for improvement. So if you want to turn night into day then fitting a High Intensity Discharge (HID) kit is […]

Horn upgrade

Last Updated on May 26, 2014 by PatAprilia Futura – Air horn installation One of the great mysteries of motorcycling is why bikes always come fitted with a horn no louder than a bee’s fart. The Aprilia RST 1000 Futura is no exception, but thankfully John B on the Apriliaforum has fitted a set of […]
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Light switch modification

Last Updated on May 26, 2014 by PatIf you want more lighting power you can wire up the headlights so the dip stays on when you use main beams. The guide below was originally written by PaulZX9R and applies equally to all 1,000cc Aprilia Vee twins. Headlamp switch mod Disassemble left hand switch gear. (two […]
RSVR mirrors fitted to Befbever's bike

Mirrors - alternatives

Last Updated on May 26, 2014 by PatAprilia Futura – Mirrors The Futura’s distinctive mirror/indicator housing can get damaged in a crash or a tip over and is expensive to replace. Though the indicator lenses can be cheap to get hold of, the mirror glass isn’t – and standard mirror glass doesn’t give as wide […]
MauriceOz's Aprilia Futura with standard stand (left) and the US part fitted

Side stand modification

Last Updated on May 26, 2014 by PatAprilia Futura – Sidestand mod For some owners, the Aprilia RST1000 Futura sits a little too close to the vertical for comfort when parked on the sidestand. Given the bike’s tendency to catch the wind, more than one Futura has been blown off its sidestand in high winds. […]
Hansb's single seat modification

Single seat conversion

Last Updated on May 26, 2014 by PatAprilia Futura – Single seat hump Fancy turning your Aprilia RST1000 Futura into a single seat bike – and getting some more dry storage space into the bargain? Well, as you can see in the picture, it’s been done, and with a reasonable level of skill you can […]