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Update 3.3.2014: This auction was ended early last month due to an error in the listing but it’s back on eBay. Links updated. -dc
If one of your New Years resolutions is to finally get to the track to hone your skills, this Challenge Cup might fit the bill. These were sold by Aprilia in the states for their one make support series that followed the AMA racing calendar. They were not street legal but this one has been modified with a custom headlight and taillights. The seller includes a very detailed description of what to expect with the purchase in terms of what’s included and what it’s like to ride.
from the seller:
This is an Aprilia 2 stroke Cup Bike imported into the US for their racing series. I have owned this bike since new and have ridden it on the street (unregistered) and on intermediate level track days.
It is in very good condition and is beautiful, extremely light (309 lbs), flickable, with immediate snap in the powerband and a satisfying scream from its factory Kevlar mufflers. I find it surprisingly comfortable (I’m 5’10” and 160lbs). Ride it well and it will reward you with instant response and extremely exciting performance. It will make you a better rider as you maximize corner speed and learn to trust its ability to carve. Built in factory lap timer.
This is a future classic machine that is nearly impossible to find in this condition anywhere. If you’ve ever tried to find one, you know what I mean. I am reluctantly selling since I seldom ride it anymore.