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Museum Piece: 2004 Aprilia RS250 w/ ZERO Miles for Sale

Update 7.3.2018: Last seen in November of 2016, this 0 mile 2004 Aprilia RS250 is available for sale again on eBay with a buy-it-now of $14k. The previous auction ended and as commentors on this post noted it was for sale elsewhere for $15k at that time. Good luck to buyers and seller in 2018! Links are updated.

Have a great 4th of July everyone!

-dc

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What is there to say about the Aprilia RS250 that hasn't already been said? After other manufacturers had ceased building their quarter-liter race-replicas, Aprilia persisted, and this particular bike is one of the very last examples available: the model was discontinued in 2004, the year this bike was built.

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Powered by a revised version of Suzuki's RGV250 engine, the RS250's version of the little water-cooled, two-stroke v-twin produced power on par with the rest of the class, with an added dose of Italian style: the aluminum beam frame looks similar to the Japanese offerings on paper, but is far more sculptural and it's a shame it's partly hidden behind the fairing.

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The "GP-1" on the rainbow-hued tailsection and in the listing actually refers to the second-generation RS250 introduced in 1998: it's not a limited collectors-edition as far as I know. This particular example may not be road-legal here in the USA, but it's basically a time-capsule machine that's ready for display in your collection.

From the original eBay listing: 2004 Aprilia RS250 GP-1 for Sale

Once in a lifetime opportunity to buy a brand new, old stock Aprilia RS250 GP-1 0 miles. You now have the chance to move even closer to the former world of two-stroke MotoGP with this last release of he 2004 Aprilia GP-1, the final version of the famous RS 250 GP 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 racing at its finest.

The unique look of the 2004 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.   I am the original owner and it has been on display within my home for several years.   The bike has completed it's new vehicle dealer delivery and prep so the bike has been started prior to my purchase and has 0 miles.  The tires are original as is every part on this bike.   It is untitled for the street as it was intended solely for my collection. The CLEAR title stated above applies to Australia only along with Australian Import Approval plate. I do not know about your state's requirements.  I have huge amounts of dealer promotional material for the bike.

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.

This bike is clearly a museum piece: with zero miles, you'd destroy some of the collector value riding it. It'd be highly unlikely you could register this for the street in most places anyway, and if you're looking for a track or race RS250, you'd be better off finding one with some miles and cosmetic wear on it. Bidding is active, and up to $7,100 with four days left on the auction and the reserve unsurprisingly not met.

-tad

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16 Comments

  • It seems a little deceptive that he says clear title at the top of the ad-then later says it’s an Aussie title-which makes the “clear” title claim useless. With that said, at “0” you really wouldn’t want to ride it. Just call it 2 wheel art and gaze at it everyday thinking “what could have been”.

    • I sort of wish it wasn’t 0 miles, basically guarantees it will end up in a living room somewhere. The same bike is listed on AF1 forum for $15k, so that should give you some idea of where the reserve is.

  • 15 grand for a bike that isn’t even streetable? Ahahahaaaaaa good luck with that!

    • Depends on where you live, some states make it super easy to register anything with 2 wheels provided it meets basic requirements, i.e. headlights, brake light, mirrors, etc. Anyway, eBay auction went up to $10k, and ended with reserve not met.

  • To hell with the museum … Buy it and RIDE THE WHEELS OFF OF IT ! (Besides, if you have $16K to spend on a bike you never intend to ride – What does it really matter?) Seriously folks.

  • Where is this bike because I went to purchase it and give him a tip as well and it is gone,what a bargain.
    Anyone find it for me please?

  • The eBay link takes you to a 2004 Aprilia Futura.

  • Ebay auctions are such full of shysty crap like this these days. Get so tired of seeing stuff like this and auctions that end early.

  • It’s a new eBay “feature” to take you to another live listing when the one you were has finished, sold, or is no longer available. There is a little link at the top to see the original listing, which shows sold for $13,995.

    dc

  • The auction ended because I hit the ” buy it now ” button 😉

  • Thanks for buying it, whoever it was! I was so tempted but promised myself no more zero mile bikes…can’t take looking at them and not riding anymore. Awesome little machine, I’ll find one with some miles that I don’t mind abusing ones of these days.

  • Nice bike . For $14 I would sell mine too. But I ride mine ,up to 6k miles on it now. They are too fun not to use . Can’t imagine just looking at it.

  • Would you like to sell it?

  • Zero miles and I would ride it for sure. I quit street riding years ago when ai moved where the roads only go straight. Only riding i get is at the track. I am not a great rider so I only cover around 100 miles at a track day. If I somehow get in 20 tracks days thats only 2000mi. Guessing I would crash the piss out of it before wearing it out.

    Yes/no? What do yall think?

    No miles implies it is showroom new but rubber seals age badly. Is it realistic to think paying for no miles means it is ready to scream? I’m thinking not. Also running 6 track days to break it in sounds painful and expensive living in the newcomer group that long.

    The price of toys like this hold be off until I realize I am closer to the bucket than I am the list. Whats worth more, a year of meager retirement or a half dozen track days on a smoker?

  • Yes Brett. I plan on selling mine at the end of this summer or the beginning of the next. I’m sure you will see it on here.

  • Would you like to sell it GSX RG ?

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