Posts by tag: RS125

Aprilia January 17, 2010 posted by

2009 Aprilia RS125 For Sale in Washington

Another ‘converted’ 2009 RS125 surfaces on my radar this morning. Take a look at this Aprilia RS125 2 stroker for sale on Seattle Craigslist for $6495:

quote from seller’s listing:

Price: $6,495
Tax, title, and license additional

Approx. Mileage: 200

Washington State title – clean & clear, not salvage
Mileage statement

Includes (not pictured):
Street license expiring November, 2010
CD of factory service manual
Race bodywork
Rain tires
Extra cylinder and pistons, etc.

I think the dealer’s listing says it all. We’ve seen Aprilia RS125‘s in both streetable gray market form in the $6k range, and other 2009’s listed significantly higher than that with similar paperwork. So this asking is about right.

I sat on one of these at last year’s Seattle International Motorcycle Show and it was astonishing how light this bike is. And very good looking in person too. Here is a link to my (poorly lit) pictures on Flickr of show.

Here’s a video review from Motorcycle USA on the 2009 RS125:


Honda December 6, 2009 posted by

1997 Honda RS125 NX4

Located in Truckee, California is a very nice 1997 Honda RS125 with a decent spares package.  It seems we haven’t been posting as many Race/Track bikes of late but this one seems to be a very good deal.  Sellers listing:

Selling a 1997 Honda RS125 that was used by Leandro Mercado for the 2008 season. It’s in very fast, 1:48.7 at Infineon in April of ’08. After going through it, it’s in very nice shape with a ton on new parts.

New Engine (less than 100 miles on crankshaft)
Brand new 1997 cylinder $750 and top end $200. (approx. 25 break in miles only). Note; I used a used cylinder & top end for testing/run in new engine and then added the new cylinder & piston.

New white paint on 2002 A-Kit style bodywork ($450 paint job)
New suspension/just rebuilt by CRS tuning $650 (Dave Moss of Catylist)

New seat $15, wheel bearings $20, renthal grips $13, silencer packing $24, Galfer Brake pads & fluid $45, Brembo Front Caliper rebuilt $45, Dash foam $12 etc. Radiator is 1 year old and Carlos Neves just modified it for the over the radiator airbox and to fit newer style bodywork better.

The spares included:

Jet kit 150-190 main jets
4 needle jets
2 new chains
3 new top ends ($450 alone)
Handle Bars (2ea)
Foot pegs
Coil & cap
CDI computer
Front Sprockets 15,16,17,18
Rear Sprockets 35,36,37,38,39,40
Front Stand
Rear stand

The seller states that the tank will also be painted white to match this week.  This bike is listed at $3,000 making it a very good deal for a very serious track junkie or aspiring amateur racer.  See this bike on Bay Area Riders Forum here.



Honda November 12, 2009 posted by

1997 Honda RS 125 Survivor… Never ridden!?

This one falls into the rare, never ridden, survivor category. Yes, I believe everyone should have a 12 year old, 0 mileage bike in the garage 😉


Brand new and perfect condition. Never ridden. This is a clean, 0 Mile RS125. Model year is 1997. I had it race prepped last year, new tires and a complete prep, but never made it to the track. I have 13 other motorcycles and unfortunately I just never found the time to take the RS to the track.

These things used to kick my butt through the turns and I always felt a personal triumph when I passed one on the straights, which wasn’t too often. I also have a nice memory of the smell of 2-stokes in the morning when they all fired up just as the clock ticked 8:00am in the pits. I still long for the day when one of the big 4 can choke down a 2 stroker to pass emissions, only to let the buying public de-restrict them. You know, the same way they do 4 strokes…. Needless to say, if you’re in the market for a really cool, brand new track tool this might be your ticket. Price is $6,950.00 B.I.N.


Aprilia October 10, 2009 posted by

2006 Aprilia RS 125 $6,000

Update 1.11.10: Robert reports that this bike has been sold to him. Congrats on the pickup!

Located in Redwood City, California is this Aprilia RS 125 for sale on Craigslist… again.



Alex posted this bike back in May of this year, but the asking price was $8,500, then dropped to $7,900; it is relisted again at $6,000!  I checked our older posts and at $6,000 this seems to be more in line.  Someone buy this thing and tell us all about it.   



Aprilia September 30, 2009 posted by

Wednesday Rapid Post: Wes Cooley Project, Bimota SB6R, Ducati 851, and Aprilia RS125

Squeezing in a quick post between meetings today with some interesting finds. Enjoy! -dc


1980 Suzuki GS1000S Wes Cooley on Craigslist for $1850 (24k miles, California):

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quote from Craigslist:


This bike seems to be priced pretty high considering how much work it needs done and compared to previous GS1000S bikes listed on this blog. But if the buyer can work a deal, could be an interesting project for this winter.


When I got my eBay alerts this morning, I spotted the little thumbnail for this gray SB6R. I didn’t realize the came in gray… Check out this (Seattle, $9500 buy-it-now, 5300 miles):

Bimota SB6R For SaleBimota SB6R For Sale

quote from seller’s listing:

[…] From what I am told, the 1st owner was a serious bike collector from Florida. I was able to contact the salesperson from 2004 and he tells me the bike was always meticulously maintained by that 1st owner. We are also led to believe that the 1st owner carried out basic performance mods such as upgraded camshafts, mild cylinder head porting, carburetor rejetting, fuel system sorting, racing exhaust, different rims, upgraded calipers, etc. I do not have specific info on the internal engine mods but both Jay and the salesperson from ’04 recall the bike being represented as such. I can tell you the bike runs strong, crisp and way better than the stock SB6R I had in 1998.

So why the heck is the bike this color? Funny you should ask! Jay did not care for the solid red paint scheme as delivered from the factory. He removed all the bodywork sometime in early 2006 and handed it to a well known local Seattle bike painter to create what Jay thought would be the ultimate paintjob for his expensive piece of Asian/Italian finery. Three years later Jay finally got fed up and picked up his bodywork which had been sanded and prepped for painting but that was all. He wanted to ride so he bought many cans of grey Krylon and went to town. […]

Again, compared to other SB6 Bimotas listed on this site, this seems high regardless of how much expense has gone into this bike. If we were talking about a garden variety GSX-R or Ninja, I’d give the Krylon painted bodywork a pass, but not on a Bimota!


Yep, another Ducati 851. Isn’t it great owning your own website so you can be this self indulgent? Self: Yes! Check out this :

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quote from the eBay listing:

I just picked the bike from Hansen’s BMW Ducati in Medford, Or where they completed over $1500 of service on the bike. The bike needs nothing but more gas. It is currently titled in California if that is a concern to your titling issues. Besides being incredibly beautiful, it has some very rare and historic parts bolted to it.

Make sure to read the full description on eBay. This bike reportedly has $40k in upgrades and work, and apparently a history to back it up. There is an interesting thread on the Ducati 851/888 mailing list debating what the value and sale price value look like. Most agree that it’s worth mid-teens but won’t likely get over 9-10k at auction.

Update 10.6.09 – This auction ended at about $4900 reserve not met.


Finally, Ari spotted this street legal RS125 on the Bay Area Two Stroke forums (1400 miles, $8500):

2009 Aprilia RS125 For Sale Street Legal California2009 Aprilia RS125 For Sale Street Legal California2009 Aprilia RS125 For Sale Street Legal California

quote from the forum listing:

I have a 2009 RS125 California plated bike for sale.
Mods are as follows:
1. 154cc Big bore kit
2. 34mm carb (properly jeted).
3. Intake manifold.
4. V-force reeds.
5. Arrow pipe.
6. Euro wiring harness, lights, switches, mirrors, etc.
7. Seat cowl
8. Carbon Fiber Chain Gaurde
As i said it’s registered and has around 1400 miles on it. Very fast, runs excellent !

Seller is definitely asking a premium for this one as it’s nearly impossible to get something like this registered in California. But I sat on one at last year’s Seattle Motorcycle Show, and it’s a beautiful machine. So light and the craftsmanship is awesome! Thanks for the submission Ari!


Aprilia September 12, 2009 posted by

2006 Aprilia RS125

Located in Florida is a very nice 2006 Aprilia RS125.  This bike has been fitted with a 154cc Polini big bore, supposedly producing 36hp (2009 RS125s produce 33hp).  The bike has full Arrow exhaust, ECM mod, R&G frame, bar and axle sliders.  This RS is titled and registered in Florida.  Asking price is $6,500 and the bike is showing 2,266km (1,408mi).  See this rare Aprilia on the WERA forum here.

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Aprilia August 11, 2009 posted by

Two Very Nice Race/Track Bikes In California

First is a very nice 2006 Honda RS125 located in Morgan Hill, California.  This bike was purchased from Rising Sun Cycles in 2006.  Details as per the sellers listing:

Current configuration:

NEVER been down!
CNRacing ’97 RS125 Motor installed, has 50 miles on both top/bottom.
VHM head with 9.8-10.8 inserts.
Leaded CDI, Non-PJ Carb, Leaded Jet kit.
MFactoryWest Silencer.
Short ratio 1st gear installed.
Extended subframe.
Tire warmers.
All setup notes.
Setup for 160LBs rider with gear.
Very, very fast.

Spares package includes:

2004-2009 Spares.
2006 Motor (approx 800mi on bottom/150 on top)
Full factory jet kit.
Power Jet Carb.
Factory PJ Carb-Cutout modules.
Carbon fiber airbox.
Clutch / Throttle cables.
Stock Silencer.
Exhaust pipe.

1995-1998 Spares
Extra Frame (1995-2009)
Extra transmission gear sets. (1998-2009)
Extra clutch packs (x2) (All years)
Extra levers (x2) (All years)
Extra subframe (x2) (All years)
Forks/Shock (1996-2004)
Cranks/Pistons (x4) (All years)
Cylinders (x3) (1995-1997)
Extra gas tank.
And more stuff I am probably forgetting…..

The ad states that there is enough spares to complete a second bike–less wheels and bodywork.  Bike is listed at $10,500.  If you fit on a RS125 and want to go racing, this would be the perfect way in.  See the thread on South Bay Riders Forum here.


The second bike is a 1998 Aprilia RS250 Aprilia Cup bike located in the bay area of California.  The bike has a clean title but isn’t registered and has approximately 3000 miles.  The bike comes with a small spares package of sprockets, jets, and bodywork.  Price seems to be appropriate at $4,000.  See the ad on Bay Area Riders Forum here.



Honda July 7, 2009 posted by

1993 Honda RS125

Located in Los Angeles, California is a 1993 Honda RS125 in Repsol colors.  If you’re in the market for a Honda RS125 check this one out.  See the Craigslist ad here.


Also, check out this 1996 Honda RS125 in Raynham, Massachusetts, completely rebuilt six-hundred miles ago.  This example comes with three sets of plastics and large spares package.  This RS is listed at $4,500.  See it here on Craigslist.