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Size Doesn’t Matter: Titled 2009 Aprilia RS125 in Colorado

Here in the US, there’s always been a limited market for small-displacement bikes. And when it comes to sporting machines, this seems doubly true: in many circles, a GSX-R600 is a “learner’s bike,” and anything smaller might be slapped with the dreaded “girl’s bike” label.

Which is sort of funny: I’ve met some girls who ride. They’re faster than you are.

2009 Aprilia RS125 L Front

But overseas, where high gas prices and tiered licenses make small but sporty bikes a near necessity, the RS125 has a long history of making race-replicas with the emphasis on “race.”

US emissions laws effectively killed the road-going two-stroke here in almost ten years prior, so when it was imported by Aprilia in 2009, the RS125 was not intended to be used on the street, although it came with full road equipment: headlights, turn signals, horn.

2009 Aprilia RS125 Dash

This example is in Colorado and is claimed to have a clear, street-legal title, although you should be sure to check with your local regulations if you live in more draconian California or New York where registration might be an issue.

From the original eBay listing: 2009 Aprilia RS125 for Sale

This is a super low mileage (327miles) bike. Like new.
It is very rare because it is street legal and comes with a CLEAR Colorado TITLE.
It was made street legal using factory Aprilia parts including the factory wiring sub harness.
It is installed with a full Arrow exhaust system.
It has an aftermarket gas cap. The stock pipe and gas cap and two keys come with the bike.

The seller has also included a nice video of the bike being started and ridden.

With just 15hp to play with, corner speed is the name of the game. Aided by a sub-300 pound dry weight, they handle like they’re on rails, in spite of their largely non-adjustable suspension.

2009 Aprilia RS125 Front

Asking price is just a shade under $6,000 which is, interestingly, almost exactly $500 more than the bike’s original MSRP… Depending on your local laws, this could make for a very fun back road carver or track day toy.

-tad

2009 Aprilia RS125 L Side

 

6 Comments

  • I have one titled in Massachusetts was originally titled in Connecticut the de-restricted version is 32 HP and damn quick

  • 5500 new. 800 for the street kit and 400 for the pipe. Price is perfectly inline. i have 1 and it’s like riding a bicycle with a motor compared to my 600

  • 15hp restricted. Mine is mid 20hp unrestricted. i think this will be the last two stroke ever to come to north america

  • I think all these came across the pond as de-restricted units. I checked on the modifications that are needed and mine already had all of them. Since they were meant as track day bikes it would not make sense to have a restricted RS125.

  • I got mine brand new for $3200 2 years ago… And then got it titled, and put on a proper pipe and carb.. Deal of the fuckin century it was.

  • A friend has one of these, he loves it. He also has RG500 so I guess these must have some power for a 125.

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