Posts by Category: Aprilia

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!

dc

Update: This post is pretty outdated.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.

2004 Aprilia RS250 Cup Bike Converted For SaleArrow Pipes on Aprilia RS250Aprilia RS250

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!

dc

Aprilia July 15, 2008 posted by

2000 Aprilia RS250 For Sale: Titled and Low Miles!

Arguably the sexiest 250 2 stroke of it's era, the Aprilia RS250 is at the top of my wish list at all times. This one looks like a good bet with less than 4k miles and a Washington title! Take a look at this 2000 Aprilia RS250 on Seattle Craigslist:

2000 Aprilia RS250 For Sale in Seattle2000 Aprilia RS250 For Sale Black2000 Aprilia RS250 For Sale with Arrow Carbon Fiber Pipes

quote from Craigslist ad:

2000 Aprilia RS250 street plated race bike, registered through April 2009. 3k miles runs and looks great, starts on first kick, as a matter of fact it starts so easily you can kick it over with your hand! Top speed of aprox 135mph, handles better than any other sport bike out there,2 stroke street bike weighs only 280lbs! Cruises on the freeway nicely. Has after market Arrow exhausts that increase power band. Some minor scuffs from transporting but excellent condition otherwise. Never been raced.
$8500

$8500 is a bit on the high side in my opinion, but if I could almost justify it, I'm sure someone else who actually has funds ready will snatch it up.

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