The 2003 Aprilia RS250GP-1 represents the absolute pinnacle of two-stroke technology and the final gasp of the format's street-legal heyday. Quite simply, these are the most advanced mass-produced street two strokes that ever roamed the Earth. Since they were never sold in this country officially, finding a decent one is a feat.
But this 2003 Aprilia RS250GP-1 doubles down on its rarity by having never covered a single kilometer. Down to the whiskers on the tires, it is perfect and all original. It was imported from Australia with all the dealer and compliance paperwork, but is being sold in California, where ever getting it plated is a distant fantasy.
From the eBay listing:
Once in a lifetime opportunity to buy an Aprilia RS250 GP-1 with 0 miles! You now have the chance to own the final and most advanced release of the Aprilia RS250, the final version of the RS 250 GP-1 replica motorcycle. This bike is sporting official Colin Edwards and Nori Haga team decals, the colors and graphics add to the bike that represents GP 250cc class racing. This is a collector's motorcycle.
The look of the 2003 RS250 is dominated by its wrap-around fairing, designed and tested in a wind tunnel. The front mudguard blends perfectly with the fairing, and enhances the Aprilia RS 250's streamlined looks, the characteristic aerodynamic tail completes the Aprilia RS 250's racing image.
The bike was only sold in Europe and Australia. The bike has completed its new vehicle delivery and prep and has 0 miles. The tires are original (complete with tire whiskers) as is every part on this bike. The bike comes with a clear Australian registration and license plate for your collection only. It has never been registered in the USA as it was intended solely for my collection. The bike cannot be registered in California due to smog laws. I have a huge amount of Aprilia dealer promotional material for the bike that would be available to the buyer. It has an Australian compliance plate fitted as well.
Another super rare 2003 Aprilia RS250 sold offline from an eBay listing last month for $11,500 with 10,968 miles. I don't know how many 0 miles Aprilia RS250's are left in the world, but it couldn't be more then a just a few.
In addition, this bike was judged the best European Two-Stroke bike at Motocarrera's famous Two Stroke Extravaganza held in 2005 in Los Angeles, California. This event was the largest gathering of two-stroke vehicles in America when it was held. The bike was also displayed at the famous Quail Lodge Motorcycle Gathering Carmel, California in May 2016.
Contact me with serious inquiries only. I don't need to sell, so I won't accept any low ball offers.
APRILIA RS 250 TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS
two-stroke 90° V twin, liquid cooled, lamellar intake in crankcase, separate lubrication. Two sequential stage valve on exhaust electronically regulated by digital control unit, controlled by a step motor
in special high silicon content alloy
Bore and stroke
56 x 50.6 mm
two Mikuni TM 34 SS flat valve carburetors, electronically controlled by solenoid valves partially shutting maximum throttle and tick-over circuits
digital CDI, with mapping of programmed spark advance according to three parameters (carburetor valve opening, opening speed, engine revs)
12V – 180 W
separate, with automatic variable mixer (0.9-2%)
multiple disk in oil bath
completely removable, six ratio, forced lubrication with positive displacement pump
aluminum magnesium alloy double sloping beam with thin wall shell structure. Stem and plates in cast aluminum magnesium alloy
upside-down fork in high tensile steel, 41 mm dia. adjustable in rebound, compression and preload, wheel travel 120 mm
cast aluminum magnesium alloy swing arm with differentiated design arms, single hydraulic shock absorber with separate tank, adjustable in rebound, compression, preload and length, wheel travel 130 mm
front: floating disk, 298 mm dia., calipers with four differentiated diameter pistons;
rear: disk, 220 mm dia., two piston caliper
five tangential spoke aluminum alloy,
front 3.50 x 17”, rear 4.50 x 17”
front 120/60 ZR 17”, rear. 150/60 ZR 17”
max length 1,980 mm max. width 710 mm
wheelbase 1,365 mm
19.5 liters (3.6 liter reserve)
digital analogue with instantaneous, maximum and mean speed measurement, scale in kilometers and miles, programmable “red zone”, water temperature in degrees C and F, battery voltage, clock and chronometer with 40 memories
Generally speaking, I am a proponent of riding sport bikes like they have been stolen, more or less regardless of provenance. They were, after all, built to go fast. This little Aprilia strikes a different chord, though. With such untouched splendor, it should be left as is for posterity.