Posts by Category: Aprilia

Aprilia September 30, 2009 posted by

Wednesday Rapid Post: Wes Cooley Project, Bimota SB6R, Ducati 851, and Aprilia RS125

Squeezing in a quick post between meetings today with some interesting finds. Enjoy! -dc


1980 Suzuki GS1000S Wes Cooley on Craigslist for $1850 (24k miles, California):

Suzuki GS1000S Wes Cooley For SaleSuzuki GS1000S Wes Cooley For Sale

quote from Craigslist:


This bike seems to be priced pretty high considering how much work it needs done and compared to previous GS1000S bikes listed on this blog. But if the buyer can work a deal, could be an interesting project for this winter.


When I got my eBay alerts this morning, I spotted the little thumbnail for this gray SB6R. I didn't realize the came in gray... Check out this (Seattle, $9500 buy-it-now, 5300 miles):

Bimota SB6R For SaleBimota SB6R For Sale

quote from seller's listing:

[...] From what I am told, the 1st owner was a serious bike collector from Florida. I was able to contact the salesperson from 2004 and he tells me the bike was always meticulously maintained by that 1st owner. We are also led to believe that the 1st owner carried out basic performance mods such as upgraded camshafts, mild cylinder head porting, carburetor rejetting, fuel system sorting, racing exhaust, different rims, upgraded calipers, etc. I do not have specific info on the internal engine mods but both Jay and the salesperson from '04 recall the bike being represented as such. I can tell you the bike runs strong, crisp and way better than the stock SB6R I had in 1998.

So why the heck is the bike this color? Funny you should ask! Jay did not care for the solid red paint scheme as delivered from the factory. He removed all the bodywork sometime in early 2006 and handed it to a well known local Seattle bike painter to create what Jay thought would be the ultimate paintjob for his expensive piece of Asian/Italian finery. Three years later Jay finally got fed up and picked up his bodywork which had been sanded and prepped for painting but that was all. He wanted to ride so he bought many cans of grey Krylon and went to town. [...]

Again, compared to other SB6 Bimotas listed on this site, this seems high regardless of how much expense has gone into this bike. If we were talking about a garden variety GSX-R or Ninja, I'd give the Krylon painted bodywork a pass, but not on a Bimota!


Yep, another Ducati 851. Isn't it great owning your own website so you can be this self indulgent? Self: Yes! Check out this :

Ducati 851 For SaleDucati 851 For SaleDucati 851 For SaleDucati 851 For Sale

quote from the eBay listing:

I just picked the bike from Hansen’s BMW Ducati in Medford, Or where they completed over $1500 of service on the bike. The bike needs nothing but more gas. It is currently titled in California if that is a concern to your titling issues. Besides being incredibly beautiful, it has some very rare and historic parts bolted to it.

Make sure to read the full description on eBay. This bike reportedly has $40k in upgrades and work, and apparently a history to back it up. There is an interesting thread on the Ducati 851/888 mailing list debating what the value and sale price value look like. Most agree that it's worth mid-teens but won't likely get over 9-10k at auction.

Update 10.6.09 - This auction ended at about $4900 reserve not met.


Finally, Ari spotted this street legal RS125 on the Bay Area Two Stroke forums (1400 miles, $8500):

2009 Aprilia RS125 For Sale Street Legal California2009 Aprilia RS125 For Sale Street Legal California2009 Aprilia RS125 For Sale Street Legal California

quote from the forum listing:

I have a 2009 RS125 California plated bike for sale.
Mods are as follows:
1. 154cc Big bore kit
2. 34mm carb (properly jeted).
3. Intake manifold.
4. V-force reeds.
5. Arrow pipe.
6. Euro wiring harness, lights, switches, mirrors, etc.
7. Seat cowl
8. Carbon Fiber Chain Gaurde
As i said it's registered and has around 1400 miles on it. Very fast, runs excellent !

Seller is definitely asking a premium for this one as it's nearly impossible to get something like this registered in California. But I sat on one at last year's Seattle Motorcycle Show, and it's a beautiful machine. So light and the craftsmanship is awesome! Thanks for the submission Ari!


Aprilia September 13, 2009 posted by

2006 Aprilia RS250

Located in Lynnwood, Washington is a great example of a 2006 Aprilia RS250 Cup bike converted for street use.  This bike was brought over from Spain and has six-thousand miles total with 120 miles on the motor since complete rebuild.  The bike comes with a set of race plastics and extra digital dash (reason?).  The seller states that the bike is street legal, so I assume that it is titled and registered.  See the bike on Craigslist here.



Aprilia September 12, 2009 posted by

2006 Aprilia RS125

Located in Florida is a very nice 2006 Aprilia RS125.  This bike has been fitted with a 154cc Polini big bore, supposedly producing 36hp (2009 RS125s produce 33hp).  The bike has full Arrow exhaust, ECM mod, R&G frame, bar and axle sliders.  This RS is titled and registered in Florida.  Asking price is $6,500 and the bike is showing 2,266km (1,408mi).  See this rare Aprilia on the WERA forum here.

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Aprilia August 23, 2009 posted by

1999 Aprilia RS50 Advertised At $1,200

Located in Chatsworth, California is another Aprilia at a good price:  A 1999 Aprilia RS50 advertised at $1,200.  This bike only has 825 miles and mentions no damage.  This bike has an Arrow exhaust.  Again, I normally don't post RS50 links because there are so many but this one is a good price for a low miles example.  See the Craigslist here.



Aprilia August 11, 2009 posted by

Two Very Nice Race/Track Bikes In California

First is a very nice 2006 Honda RS125 located in Morgan Hill, California.  This bike was purchased from Rising Sun Cycles in 2006.  Details as per the sellers listing:

Current configuration:

NEVER been down!
CNRacing '97 RS125 Motor installed, has 50 miles on both top/bottom.
VHM head with 9.8-10.8 inserts.
Leaded CDI, Non-PJ Carb, Leaded Jet kit.
MFactoryWest Silencer.
Short ratio 1st gear installed.
Extended subframe.
Tire warmers.
All setup notes.
Setup for 160LBs rider with gear.
Very, very fast.

Spares package includes:

2004-2009 Spares.
2006 Motor (approx 800mi on bottom/150 on top)
Full factory jet kit.
Power Jet Carb.
Factory PJ Carb-Cutout modules.
Carbon fiber airbox.
Clutch / Throttle cables.
Stock Silencer.
Exhaust pipe.

1995-1998 Spares
Extra Frame (1995-2009)
Extra transmission gear sets. (1998-2009)
Extra clutch packs (x2) (All years)
Extra levers (x2) (All years)
Extra subframe (x2) (All years)
Forks/Shock (1996-2004)
Cranks/Pistons (x4) (All years)
Cylinders (x3) (1995-1997)
Extra gas tank.
And more stuff I am probably forgetting.....

The ad states that there is enough spares to complete a second bike--less wheels and bodywork.  Bike is listed at $10,500.  If you fit on a RS125 and want to go racing, this would be the perfect way in.  See the thread on South Bay Riders Forum here.


The second bike is a 1998 Aprilia RS250 Aprilia Cup bike located in the bay area of California.  The bike has a clean title but isn't registered and has approximately 3000 miles.  The bike comes with a small spares package of sprockets, jets, and bodywork.  Price seems to be appropriate at $4,000.  See the ad on Bay Area Riders Forum here.



Aprilia August 4, 2009 posted by

1994 Aprilia RS250

Located in Knoxville, Tennessee is a very nice, but not perfect, 1994 Aprilia RS250.  This bike is a Loris Reggiani replica with 3,953 miles.  The bike is supposedly great except for some scratches to the windscreen and tail which is disappointing based on the rest of the bikes condition.  Tennessee titled and registered.