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Aprilia December 30, 2021 posted by

1999 Aprilia RS 250 Challenge Cup For Sale!

99′ Aprilia RS250 Challenge Cup with only 450 miles!

How about this hot AF Italian smoker for your Thirsty Thursday viewing pleasure?

I’m gonna come clean on this one . . . When I first saw it I was 110% stoked and thought it might be the Holy Grail survivor of RS250’s, but then I watched this at :28 seconds in.

I’m guessing that’s not going to buff out! Looks like someone had a rough day at the track and threw it down the road. I hope the rider was okay.

But, the show must go on and like we always say “Smoke’em if ya Got’em!”

Location: Auburn, Washington
Make: Ape
Model: RS250 Cup Challenge
Mileage: 450
Price: $15,995.00

◽ VERY RARE BIKE WITH ONLY 449 MILES VIN ZD4LDA500XS0117

◽ KFG CERTIFIED PRE-OWN AND DYNO HEALTH CHECK

◽ ONE OWNER BIKE CLEAN WASHINGTON TITLE WITH COPY OF ORIGINAL MSO

◽ ALL ORIGINAL PARTS AND BODY – STORED LOVINGLY INSIDE A MAN CAVE

◽ FRESH SERVICE AND FLUIDS

◽ COMES WITH A HUGE BOX OF SPARE OEM PARTS, MANUALS AND RACE BODYWORK

I’m a RS250 fan boy and I’m digging all of the spares and low miles, but wait-

◽ This one sold for $16,800 in September: Iconic RS250

Actually, it sold for $17,976.00, but I’m not squabbling over a few Benjamin’s. I like them both, but would have liked this one more without the raspberry on the tank, but the mileage is super low, but the raspberry on the tank, but it’s really clean, but the raspberry on the tank, but it’s all original, but the raspberry on the tank, but it has (what promises to be) an extensive spares kit, but the raspberry on the tank. . . Ooops! Did I really just type what’s in the grey matter? Sorry!

What do you all think? Worth all the money or a pubie too high?

Make the jump here!

And check out our past rS250 posts here!

Ciao!

dd

1999 Aprilia RS 250 Challenge Cup For Sale!
Aprilia December 19, 2021 posted by

Matte Max – 2013 Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC ABS WSBK Special Edition

In four seasons with the factory Aprilia WSBK team, Max Biaggi presented two championships, a second and fourth.  Aprilia returned the favor with a – North America only – Special Edition commemorative which also shows off how far their carbon fibre fab skills had come.

2013 Aprilia RSV4 Factory Special Edition for sale on eBay

The RSV4 engine is a complex V-4 but has been a reliable winner since its intro in 2009.  The 65-degree V is way oversquare, using 13-to-1 compression, and 48mm throttle bodies each with two fuel injectors.  Taming the 180-odd hp is a suite of electronic aids, from the Euro-3 ECU with ride-by-wire throttle and three performance maps – to the Performance Ride Control system which encompasses traction, wheelie, and launch control.  A cassette type gearbox would make trackside gear selections a relative snap.  All Öhlins suspension are a regular feature on the Factory models and Brembo M430 monobloc brakes are feathered by Bosch ABS with race, road, and rain settings.  The fuel tank shape was massaged with WSBK rider feedback, and the forged alloy rims make room for a 200mm section rear tire.

Props to the seller for reeling off 17,818 miles on this RSV4, and keeping it in seemingly display condition.  Not sure how many of the carbon bits are from the Aprilia counter, but the matte finish is easy on the eyes and a lot more resilient than a glossy coat.  The extended warranty might allay some worries if it can be extended.  RSV4 fans might comment on just how the turn signals were re-incorporated into  the headlights.  Clearly too much too list, but the auction does it in style, with a link to most of the bling.  Just a few of the comments from the eBay listing :

X-tremely clean, highly detailed, well serviced and adult owned “weekend rider” – 17,800mi. and still under zero-deductible and transferable extended warranty until 1/1/2022 –

Matte finish Twill weave Carbon Fiber extras   E  V  E  R  Y  W  H  E  R  E   !

Front and Rear OEM CF Fenders, OEM CF Seat Side Panels, Full CF Belly Pan, CF Oil Cooler Screen Frame, CF Upper Chain Guard, CF Front Drive Sprocket Cover, CF Air Intake Covers, CF Tank Edge Guards, CF Air Puller Covers, Sliders and more…

Max was at the far end of a twenty-year factory riding career, and went out on top after the 2012 championship.  Feeling out his early retirement, he pinch hit for Aprilia in 2015 and just last month set an electric bike speed record ( 283 mph ! ) at the 3 mile-long runway meant for the space shuttle in Titusville, Florida.   Aprilia continued their streak in 2014 with Sylvain Guintoli aboard, but ran into the wall of Rea after that.  Saddled with the longest model name ever, it’s a very fitting tribute and a great value at half the sticker with no mods, this RSV4 looks good enough to show but too fun not to ride.

-donn

 

Matte Max – 2013 Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC ABS WSBK Special Edition
Aprilia December 7, 2021 posted by

2003 Aprilia RSV Mille R Haga Edition

Update 12.15.2021: SOLD! Congratulations to both parties! -dc

As a long time reader I was honored when I had a chance to join the team here at RSBFS.  Having always been passionate about sports bike I was excited to share my personal experience in the hopes that others would join this wonderful world of rare motorcycle stewardship.  In my short time here I have posted about a few Aprilia.  I have stated that they offers an amazing ownership experience because of their unique mix of exotic components and a reliable power plant.   Well I was not blindly suggesting them to people as I have had a 2003 Haga edition in my garage for a bit, but sadly it is time to say goodbye to this bike.  Limited space and other bikes incoming mean something has to go.

I am the second owner, and have put about 2,000 of the 11,000 miles on the bike.  The loving original owner was a huge Aprilia and Haga fan.  He kept all of the little pieces that get lost over time with these bikes.  The Original tool kit is still in place, owners manual, the standard exhaust and EPROM are wrapped neatly as are the factory air intake restrictors that everyone took out day one.  He even kept the styrofoam tubes that the included Akrapovic exhaust was shipped with.  All these little details add up to an attractive package for a collector.  The only departure from standard is the Aprilia Racing branded carbon fiber surround for the tail lights.  The correct black plastic piece is included with the bike.

While I have looked after the bike I have kept the receipts for any parts I have used while maintaining the bike.  OEM parts were used when ever possible.

Details about the bike:

11k miles

For the 2021 season. 

-New Michelin Power RS/GP tries

-EBC Pads

-Battery

-Fork/Front end rebuild.  New seals, bushings, head bearings, O rings.  All OEM parts

-Valves checked

-Full Tune Up and service.  Oil change, Air Filter, Plugs, ect.  All OEM parts

 

The Ohlins front and rear provides a nice ride, while giving ample control over the bike while pushing it.  The Brembo brakes are more then up for the job and the exhaust offers an distinct and enjoyable sound.  Dripping with carbon fiber just adds icing to the cake.  About 60 of these Haga Editions came to the USA in 2003.  This is a great opportunity for someone to own a numbered Italian sports bike.

Always well cared for and enjoyed this bike shows little signs of use.  The most notable imperfections are on both sides of the swing arm, caused by a poorly adjusted paddock stand.  All lights and electronics work as they should, no signs of leaks or smoke.  Bike is ready for the next owner to enjoy.

Asking $10,500 and opened to offers.  Bike will be sold with a clear title and the mentioned extra parts. 

2003 Aprilia RSV Mille R Haga Edition
Aprilia December 4, 2021 posted by

Gemology – 2006 Aprilia RS125 Jorge Lorenzo with 7 Miles !

Almost the right size to sneak in behind the Xmas tree, Aprilia’s RS125 is ready for an up-and-coming rider, or maybe one trying to unlearn an over-reliance on the right wrist.  Today’s is the salient Jorge Lorenzo commemorative with just roll-around-the-showroom miles.

2006 Aprilia RS125 Spain’s No. 1 Edition for sale on eBay 

Aprilia built on its RS125 knowledge since the model originated in 1992, and added a lot of appointments for 2006.  Rotax made the NikaSil lined two-stroke, claiming 28hp at 10,500 rpm.  Except for where the steering head is boxed in, castings for the alloy chassis are open on the inboard side, but substantially webbed for rigidity.  Inverted 40mm forks end in a radial brake mount, with a single 320mm disk and four piston caliper.  Borrowing on the RSV1000’s aura, the wheels and fairing look like they were left in the dryer a bit too long.  Weight with a half-full tank should be under 300 lbs.

Not much to know about a bike with under 10 miles, but the ask for a 125 might get a request for some close-ups, and the Alberta dealer does offer to have a video call with a prospective buyer.  Seen with blue or silver wheels, some aluminum polish will want to be in the new owner’s kit.  Four bars from the eBay auction:

Aprilia RS 125 vintage 2006 is basically new condition, however due to its age we are selling this bike without any warranty or implied conditions.  Therefore this bike is sold as is however we will run up this motorcycle for you if you are seriously interested and or can send you a video of it running if required.

Jorge had already moved up to 250’s when he joined Aprilia, but his back to back 250cc championships deserved a tribute.  In his subsequent nine seasons with the factory Yamaha GP team, only his first year was out of the top three.  Retired early like race number 99, it would be surprising if this RS125 hit the rev limiter again.  Maybe a new lease on life would be as a pit lane display bike for a gentleman racer with a well broken-in Aprilia race bike.

-donn

Gemology – 2006 Aprilia RS125 Jorge Lorenzo with 7 Miles !
Aprilia December 2, 2021 posted by

Dream Series: 2004 Aprilia Nera

Ever since Aprilia entered the Sport Bike market with the RSV Mille, it has to unfairly live in the shadow of an Italian giant, Ducati.  Reviews have always raved about the wonderful handling of the Aprilia.  The specification sheets rival and sometimes even exceed that of the Ducati.  Loyal owners shout from the mountain tops about how reliable they are, and in both the new and used markets the Aprilia represents a relative bargain.  But still there is a sense that Aprilia has to prove something.

In 2004 the marketing team at Aprilia decided that the time had come to release a halo motorcycle.  Something to sit above the R or Factory model, a bike of dreams.  The Dream Series was branded an exclusive and exotic tier in the Aprilia line up.  The aim was to attract high end customers to the brand by offering something unique and special.   Buyers were treated to an array of perks, including MotoGP events, private track days, bespoke leathers and more.

At first glance one could be fooled into thinking the Nera was just an aesthetics package.  This could not be further from the truth.  The bike is 30 pounds lighter then the standard RSV.  Titanium is used for most of the hardware and fasteners.  All of the bodywork is carbon fiber, including the tank, something even Ducati was not able to offer at the time.  Magnesium wheels and engine covers rounds out the use of space age materials.

Just 200 of these $40,000 machines were built.  The Nera is the one and only Aprilia to be released under the Dream Series banner.

From The Seller’s eBay Listing:

2004 Aprilia Nera, one of only 200 made worldwide. This one is serial number 45. I believe less than 40 came to the United States, but I’m not 100 percent sure.

This bike is all original, the front tire is an original date coded tire with plenty of tread. The rear tire was replaced in 2012, I would still replace both tires. The bike has the carbon fiber gas tank that was included in the original purchase, but I do not have the original black rubber tank that came stock on the bike. I do have a black rubber tank from a 2004 factory that I will include with the sale. It does have the stock rear carbon fiber license plate holder but the previous owner cut the bottom part of it off. I will include a complete RSV factory plastic license plate holder with reflectors. The full Akrapovik exhaust that came in a box with the original bike purchase is what is installed on the bike.

The bike has been sitting for a while. The bike is not mint, but is very close to mint. There is not one knick or scratch on the magnesium wheels. All body work is very very nice.

The carbon fiber infills on the fairing have been drilled for the frame sliders with no damage to the fairing. I will include a non-drilled set of carbon fiber infills.

In 2004/2005 Aprilia’s, the odometer resets if the battery dies or is replaced, such as the case with this bike. I would just like to let that be known since the odometer has reset. If I had to guess, this bike has less than 2,500 original miles. The bike runs excellent. This bike would need very little work to be considered a 10.

This bike has never been dropped or crashed. I think you’d be hard pressed to find a better one. Clean California title in hand.

This is about as exotic as it gets for this era of Sports Bike.  It is also one of the few bikes that would with in a top trumps game against the 999R of the same period.  The V60 engine and the 140 horsepower it produces is long know to be easy to live with and use on the street.  The Buy It Now price of $16,500 is reasonable in the market, but there is a chance to snap up a bargain as the opening bid is much less.  One can only wonder at this point what the reserve is.  What else could offer this much usability, exotic appeal, and rarity for the price?

Dream Series: 2004 Aprilia Nera
Aprilia November 11, 2021 posted by

1995 Aprilia RS250 w/ Heavy Mods For Sale!

Is it this one for $26,000?

or

Is it this one for $28,000?

PP comes to mind on this one . . . What’s that you ask? No, it’s not the laughable word you learned in 4th grade. PP = Price Point 🙂

I needed to look at it again- that is one bad ass RS! We can see radial Brembos hooked up to some tasty Ohlins out front and another piece of Ohlins hardware out back. The carbon Tyga bodywork is on another level along with Tyga rear-sets and Tyga exhaust. Tyga hardware always raises the WOW factor to 11 on my scale.

We all know the value of the add-ons and that shit ain’t cheap! But . . .

Kudos to Remy306 for knowing their way around a camera!

From one of the eBay listings-

aprilia rs250 full carbon tyga
-Tyga exhaust system
-Ohlins front end
-Brembo gp4 rx rcs19
-Crg clutch perch..

Thoughts? As I previously stated- I like it and like it a lot, but the Sir Ask-A-lot price will def raise some eyebrows. However, if you’re after a decked out antique track bike today is your lucky day!

Make the jump HERE for the cheap price or HERE if you want to pay a little more

Ciao!

dd

1995 Aprilia RS250 w/ Heavy Mods For Sale!
Aprilia September 27, 2021 posted by

2004 Aprilia RS250 Challenge Cup Race Bike!

2004 Aprilia RS250 For Sale on eBay!

There’s no doubt about it- Aprilia was the little Italian company that could from 1994 to 2007. Undersized and well under funded, Aprilia built a near perfect MotoGP racer and landed the best of the best to put the RS250 on top of the box for the majority of a 14 year span.

1994 Max Biaggi Aprilia
1995 Max Biaggi Aprilia
1996 Max Biaggi Aprilia
1997 Max Biaggi Honda
1998 Loris Capirossi Aprilia
1999 Valentino Rossi Aprilia
2000 Olivier Jacque Yamaha
2001 Daijiro Kato Honda
2002 Marco Melandri Aprilia
2003 Manuel Poggiali Aprilia
2004 Dani Pedrosa Honda
2005 Dani Pedrosa Honda
2006 Jorge Lorenzo Aprilia
2007 Jorge Lorenzo Aprilia

It’s not uncommon to hear the RS frame and banana swing arm to be perfect in every way. The RS motor was also said to be near perfect-cranking out around 60hp while producing around 30 pound feet of torque. This combination propelled the the RS to a top speed of about 130mph and was a strong enough package to lure in the hottest of young European talent. As previously mentioned, Aprilia won 9 our of 14 championships starting in 1994 and ending in 2007. Granted, I don’t think us mere mortals can compare to the likes of Biaggi, Capirossi, Rossi, Melandri, Poggiali or Lorenzo, but we can sure dream- right?

The seller of this Challenge Cup machine has some serious advice for any would be buyer. I feel it’s my duty to cover it before moving on to all things pictures, fantasy and drool.

The sellers warning
Don’t consider buying this if:
– The only 2-stroke you have ever started is a weed-whacker. This bike is the real deal.
– You have no idea what a carburetor does
– You want to ride it on the road. (This is only for the track). Has a 15 digit VIN (ZD4LDA5004S0043)
– You need electronic aids (ABS, traction control etc). There aren’t any.

Thanks to my buddy, Jay- former RSBFS.com writer and guru of all things Aprilia, I used to own one of these and I’d always park it next to my trusty Stihl FS85 line trimmer as a reminder that I wasn’t a worthy candidate for RS250 ownership.

Now that I’ve covered the disclaimer lets check it out-


 
Low mileage: Check!



 
Shiny bits and true Racer Boy exhaust: Check!



 
It has a motor: Check!
 


More from the seller
2004 Aprilia RS250 Challenge. (The last year this track-only bike was made)

Legendary frame and handling with huge Brembo brakes and nearly 60 BHP from its Suzuki 250cc engine
This machine is small and agile enough to teach you great track craft without ludicrous speeds. You’ll out-handle and out-brake almost anything on the track and still be able to reach 115mph on the straightaway

Never raced. Only used for track days by mid-level rider. I believe I am the second owner.
Used a few times a year, it now has only 3,765 miles

Run on 100% pure gas (no ethanol) 91 Octane with Motul 2-stroke oil. Has an oil pump so no need to premix.
Gas tank has been treated with epoxy
Original body work including tank and panels
Front and rear stand included

Owned by motorcycle enthusiast with 40 years of 2-stroke experience. I rebuilt the top end of the engine with advice and spares from TheTuningWorks (UK) who are renown experts in these engines. Used Evans coolant to prevent corrosion.
Nearly new Pirelli Diablo SuperCorsa tires with about four track days of wear.

There are pictures of the naked frame and subframe to show you that everything is straight, clean and undamaged.

The Aprilia forums reckon this is worth $9,000!

THIS BIKE IS THE REAL DEAL! TRACK-ONLY! NO REGISTRATION, NO PLATES, NO TITLE. Bill of sale only (as is always the case with track bikes).


 

And there you have it folks! If you fancy being like Rossi and kicking ass at your next track day- I’d highly suggest you skip the clapped out 2015 GSX-R and pick up this extremely nice RS250. I guarantee you’ll have more fun, track side conversation and a much higher resale value when you’ve had enough. Oh!, but let’s not forget, you must be pre-qualified in chainsaw or higher to purchase this machine.

Check out this track weapon here!

Ciao!

dd

2004 Aprilia RS250 Challenge Cup Race Bike!
Aprilia September 5, 2021 posted by

Sunday Search Results feat: Suzuki’s, Yamaha’s, Aprilia and Honda’s

1986 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 for sale on CL

I have owned it for several years and it starts, runs, idles, rides and stops well.
It wears the uncommon Union Jack livery and it is good cosmetic and mechanical shape. It is largely original with the following minor exceptions, VH pipe, filter pods, windshield, bar ends and fuel tank breather hose. It does not leak oil or anything else.

500#’s of 1986 in your face!
130hp, 5 speeds and 18″ shoes at both ends of this period correct GSX-R 1100. You don’t see these floating around too often- This one averaged 800 miles per year and wears 35 pretty darn well.

 
 



1986 VFR 700 with spares For Sale on CL

Comes with original wheels, box of new parts (previous owner went into a Honda shop that was closing and bought out their vfr inventory of parts)

This VFR has only covered 24,000 miles or 685 miles per year over it’s life and it presents very well. Honda’s Red, White and Blue paint has always been my favorite VFR offering. This one won’t last long priced at $4,500.

 
 


1995 Yamaha FZR600 with only 4,950 miles for sale on CL!

A perfect OEM 1994 Yamaha FZR600 for sale. BONE STOCK! No pipes, no carb kit, nothing aftermarket. The condition of this bike is almost perfect.

I know some of you won’t believe me when I say this, but . . . This one is a bit LOUD even for me! There’s no denying it’s in great shape, all original and super low miles for a 26 year old machine. I’m not sure on the $5,250 price tag though- What are your thoughts?

 
 


2014 Aprilia RSVR RF #143 of 200 for sale on CL

#143 came stock wtih Ohilns, Brembo, traction and wheelie control to help keep this 200hp rocket under control. This one is priced at $15,995 and has covered 3,300 miles. I’m down with this one- #ApeNation

 
 


1995 Yamaha GTS1000 with only 6,000 miles!

Super low miles on this GTS! These were heavily marketed as long distance sport touring machines, but apparently, this one didn’t get the message. There’s no price listed in the ad which leads me to believe it must be really cheap :rolleyes: If you call on this one please let us know the price.

 
 


1989 Honda GB500 Cafe Racer for sale on CL

First year of the highly collectible Honda GB500. This beautiful and rare bike was purchased from the original owner and has 5000 original miles on it.

I know- “Another Cafe Racer!”
I thought it was pretty cool and I have the keys to my posts 🙂

 
 



2002 Suzuki GSX-R 600 Telefonica Repli Racer for sale on CL

This is a very rare bike, and the only downside I found to owning one of these is that it did tend to draw way too much attention whenever and wherever I parked it, so I always covered it!

Buyer beware! 🙂

 
 



1986 Suzuki RG500 Gamma for sale on CL

1986 Suzuki RG-500 “Gamma” 4 cylinder 500cc two stroke!! Street legal MOTO GP/GP 500 style bike from the 2 stroke good old days!! They only made thees bikes for 2 years 86-87 and they were NEVER imported to the US, only brought in through the gray market!! So having one here on the west cost that is legally registered here in Washington is quite RARE!! (fashioned after Barry Sheene’s GP-500 bike from the early to mid 80’s) Legally registered in the state of Washington, (now with collector plate) and was registered in Oregon. I am the second owner of this bike, it was imported from South Africa from the original owner, a South African gentlemen that now lives in Oregon. BONE STOCK with just less than 19,500 kilometers on the speed-o (12,116) Miles. This is a insane 250 lbs HTFO-Rocket!! That I just can’t seem to open up in my area of Wa. (to meany cops) So my baby just sits in a heated garage/shop. Bike has ALWAYS been in a garage, and never used in bad weather!! My loss your gain First $35,000 gets it…..!!

Why it is that whenever you blog about a rare bike it seems like 5 more pop out of nowhere? Case and point- Last weeks B-O-B’s had a low mileage RG in it and this one popped up this week. Just as the seller states- these were never imported to the states, but as any long time viewer knows, there are a few of them floating around. This one looks to be in great shape!

Cheers!

dd

Sunday Search Results feat: Suzuki’s, Yamaha’s, Aprilia and Honda’s