Posts by Category: Aprilia

Aprilia June 13, 2009 posted by

1995 Aprilia RS250

Located in Trenton, Michigan is a supposedly official Aprilia import 1995 Aprilia RS250.  The seller claims that this was brought into the U.S. by Aprilia and isn't a converted cup bike--very neat if true.  Showing only 2476 miles (Original MPH speedometer?) this bike looks very clean from the small but numerous pictures.  The opening bid is $8,500, which I expect to be market correct-- once the history and condition have been verified. If you're looking for a plated RS250 with some slight modifications, this one is worth investigating.  See and bid on the eBay ad here

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Aprilia May 18, 2009 posted by

California Street Legal 2006 Aprilia RS125

As you may be aware, Aprilia brought a semi-street-legal (headlights, tail lights, but incorrect wiring harness and off-road use only title) RS125 to the U.S. for 2009, however Europe and the rest of the world has been enjoying 125's for years.  Offered for sale in Redwood City, California is a titled and plated street legal 2006 European market Aprilia RS125.  This example shows only 305 original miles and looks to be in excellent condition.  The asking price of $8500 may be a bit high as supposedly plated '09 RS125's have been advertised at around $6-6.5k ($5449 MSRP for the non-street legal version).  However, this is a legitimately plated bike and quite possibly the only plated 2006 (there may be a couple more) in the U.S.; it comes with desirable performance accessories, spares, and all the original parts. The 2006MY is the first for the latest iteration of the RS125 that includes the 2009's.  If seriously interested, money may talk and a sold price could be well under the asking, but don't expect it to be under the going price of the '09's.  Is it sad that we lust over what is just an entry level bike in Europe?  See the Craigslist ad here. And the hi-res Flickr photos here.

EDIT: Now advertised at $7900.

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Aprilia December 17, 2008 posted by

1995 Aprilia RS250 Chesterfied Replica

If I drink enough beer tonight, I may convince myself to buy this. When I became interested in sportbikes years ago, this was one of the ones. One of the ones that you tell yourself in high school that you'll buy someday when you have a real job as you serve fast food through a drive through window. Of course at that time, I still had hope Aprilia would wise up and bring the bike to the states. By the time they did, it was as a race only model.

I happened onto this one on eBayMotors. It's a 1995 Aprilia RS250 for sale in Portland, Oregon:

quote from seller's eBayMotors listing:

This is a titled, registered and fully street legal 95' Aprilia RS250 Chesterfield Replica. We have owned it for several years now and have had lots of fun with it. Its a great bike to ride handles like a proper race bike should.

Our friend imported it from Europe about 8 years ago and registered it in New York but didn't ride it enough to keep it. We shipped it out here to Portland Oregon and have enjoyed riding and playing with it ever sense.

The engine was completely rebuilt in 2006 (less than 800 miles ago) from the crank up using all OEM parts. All the cables have all been replaced as they have worn out and and its carbs and injection system have been tuned and synchronized . The bike is still using the original oil injection system which of coarse works perfectly. Arrow pipes have been polished and nickel plated. This bike has a only a couple of small expected cosmetic faults but its still in great shape and always starts on the first kick!

Oh man... I'm very tempted to get myself the best xmas present ever and buy this before the auction ends in a few hours. It's even titled and street legal. It's only a couple hours away and I've taken all of next week off... But I probably won't though, so I'm posting it here in case someone else can snag it.

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Aprilia October 10, 2008 posted by

Fancy a Brand New 2009 Aprilia RS125?

This dealer in Maryland has a zero mile 2009 Aprilia RS125 For Sale and is showing a buy-it-now price on eBaymotors for $6500! The catch? Not title and provisions for turn signals or license plate and other various required street legal necessities. But as a 125, does it qualify as a scooter in some states and provide legal use with legal add-on's? Seems like it could be a pretty cool around town commuter!

quote from eBaymotors listing:

This auction is for one 2009 Aprilia RS 125. The motorcycle is brand new with zero miles and comes with the full factory warranty. This motorcycle is not street legal (no turn signals, license plate bracket, taillight and brake light switches). It is designed as the ultimate track day motorcycle. The price includes all setup, freight and derestriction charges. The bike will be completely set up full power race mode with the carburetor pre set, tps adjusted, ecu and dash configured.

After some searching online, it looks like these had a lot of buzz about them in terms of buyer expectations -- as a street legal machine. The MSRP is more like $5500 and it would appear that once would-be-owners found out they were actually being sold as off-road only, interest faded. The added hassle would be a downer if it the bike wasn't being dedicated to track days, but I still wonder how hard it could be for a 125cc versus the larger 250cc big brother. Are these hard to get or is actual selling price more like the $6500 listed here due to exclusivity? Leave a comment and tell us what you think!

Here are some tasty wallpapers and videos to help you decide:

Here's a pretty crappy video of a 2007 RS125 in action, which should be of similar spec. The motor is really REALLY high strung, which I guess is to be expected, but earplugs would be a requirement! That said, he gets the bike up to 108mph! Plenty fast considering this thing only weighs 265lbs!

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Update: This post is pretty outdated. Check out these Aprilia's on eBay right now:

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Aprilia September 19, 2008 posted by

1996 Aprilia RS250 For Sale

I am a total sucker for Aprilia RS250, especially when they're titled and for sale! Here's a beautiful silver 1996 Aprilia RS250 that was on eBay in Florida:

quote from seller's eBay listing:

1996 Aprilia RS-250. These bikes are VERY rare and VERY hard to find. This one is an even more rare find in that it is in EXCELLENT shape. Starts on first kick just about every time and is very fast! This one is a 2-stroke 250cc bike, it does not have electric start on it (to shed the weight of a generator, battery, and starting system), it is kick start only. This one is completely street legal with headlights, tail lights, and turn signals.

And here's a video of the bike and exhaust note:

The description details the condition of the paint and some scuffs, but really the bike looks great in the pictures. The auction ended without meeting reserve at $6900, but the buy-it-now shows $8k. I've seen them over $10k and with only 7600 miles, it might be worth contacting the dealer to see if it's still available.

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Aprilia July 21, 2008 posted by

2004 Aprilia RS250 Converted Cup Bike on eBay

This eBay auction for a 2004 Aprilia RS250 Converted Cup Bike just sold for $7100 in Michigan. The owner notes this is a relisting due to a previous no-sale.

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quote from eBay listing:

This is a street titled 2004 RS-250. It is a converted cup bike. Everything has been upgraded to exact street standards as they sell them in Europe. Harness, bodywork, lights, et. It has a clear Michigan title. You will not find many of these here in the USA. They are super nice light bikes that handle like razors. There is a bit of rash on the right side panel, (I bought the panel that way) and a small rash on the left swingarm as you can see in the picture. This is a low mileage bike, and it runs fantastic. I listed it not long ago for eight grand. It didn’t sell, and I’ve now priced it to move. The pictures don’t look half as nice as it does in person. Woodcraft Rearsets New DID 520 X-Ring Chain

Loving that shot of the rear tire!

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