Posts by tag: RS125

Aprilia June 26, 2009 posted by

1998 Aprilia RS250

Located in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania is a quite nice 1998 Aprilia RS250 with 23,336 miles (!).  It would less surprising if it was actually 23k kilometers, but, this is apparently a well used RS250; the seller (A dealer) claims to have recently done a full motor and transmission rebuild.  Scratches on left side from going down (not mentioned at speed or if just dropped) but not shown in pictures and a crack under the headlight are the only claimed defects.  This bike is registered with an opening bid of $6,500 and no reserve.  I’d be interested to see this start at a lower opening bid to see how the miles reflect on the selling price.  See the eBay ad here

EDIT: This bike sold with one bid for $6,500 on 07/01/2009.

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If you’re interested in a track only Aprilia, there is a 1996 Aprilia RS125 in Gaithersburg, Maryland.  This RS is in track condition, with different colored plastics and scars.  The bike will need to be gone through as the motor isn’t running correctly.  The motor does have some modifications and comes with a partial spares package.  The buy it now is $4,500 with a $2,000 opening bid and a reserve.  Also, check out the sellers Ferrari Mondial convertible in the background.  See the eBay ad here

EDIT: This bike received ten bids to the amount of $3,400 but didn’t meet reserve on 07/01/2009.

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Aprilia June 22, 2009 posted by

1997 Aprilia RS125

Located in San Francisco, California is an unregistered 1997 Aprilia RS125.  The seller doesn’t state much other than how he was able get a plate for street use–not an advisable route.  However, this bike looks quite clean and worth looking into.  Bike is advertised at $4000.  See the Craigslist ad here.

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Honda June 11, 2009 posted by

1994 Honda RS125

Now if you saw our last post for a pristine RS125, but wanted something you could seriously ride for track days or race, we have a perfect example in Alpharetta, Georgia.  This Honda RS125 is the perfect example of a serious race bike: not the prettiest thing, but gets the job done.  A RS125 would be a blast on the track and this example would be a perfect way to get there with a little work.  See the eBay ad here.

EDIT: Sold for $2,600.00 on 06/14/2009.

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Honda June 11, 2009 posted by

1991 Honda RS125

Located in Augusta, Georgia is a beautiful example of a Honda RS125.  This 125 series is what many fledgling GP stars, GP hopefuls, and weekend warriors enjoy because of it’s focus on bike control over brute power.  This example has been nicely restored and presents well.  The description of pearl paints and polished pieces would normally be off putting but this RS125 looks incredible.  The seller claims the bike has been a home art piece (with pictures to prove it) since 2006 and it is very believable.  If you were actually wanting to run this bike (which I hope you would) for track days–or race it– it would need a going over and possible tune up, but would be one of the best examples once done.  If you’d like to bid on it, see the eBay ad here.

EDIT: Did not meet reserve at $3,051.00 on 6/16/09.

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Aprilia May 18, 2009 posted by

California Street Legal 2006 Aprilia RS125

As you may be aware, Aprilia brought a semi-street-legal (headlights, tail lights, but incorrect wiring harness and off-road use only title) RS125 to the U.S. for 2009, however Europe and the rest of the world has been enjoying 125’s for years.  Offered for sale in Redwood City, California is a titled and plated street legal 2006 European market Aprilia RS125.  This example shows only 305 original miles and looks to be in excellent condition.  The asking price of $8500 may be a bit high as supposedly plated ’09 RS125’s have been advertised at around $6-6.5k ($5449 MSRP for the non-street legal version).  However, this is a legitimately plated bike and quite possibly the only plated 2006 (there may be a couple more) in the U.S.; it comes with desirable performance accessories, spares, and all the original parts. The 2006MY is the first for the latest iteration of the RS125 that includes the 2009’s.  If seriously interested, money may talk and a sold price could be well under the asking, but don’t expect it to be under the going price of the ’09’s.  Is it sad that we lust over what is just an entry level bike in Europe?  See the Craigslist ad here. And the hi-res Flickr photos here.

EDIT: Now advertised at $7900.

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Aprilia October 10, 2008 posted by

Fancy a Brand New 2009 Aprilia RS125?

This dealer in Maryland has a zero mile 2009 Aprilia RS125 For Sale and is showing a buy-it-now price on eBaymotors for $6500! The catch? Not title and provisions for turn signals or license plate and other various required street legal necessities. But as a 125, does it qualify as a scooter in some states and provide legal use with legal add-on’s? Seems like it could be a pretty cool around town commuter!

quote from eBaymotors listing:

This auction is for one 2009 Aprilia RS 125. The motorcycle is brand new with zero miles and comes with the full factory warranty. This motorcycle is not street legal (no turn signals, license plate bracket, taillight and brake light switches). It is designed as the ultimate track day motorcycle. The price includes all setup, freight and derestriction charges. The bike will be completely set up full power race mode with the carburetor pre set, tps adjusted, ecu and dash configured.

After some searching online, it looks like these had a lot of buzz about them in terms of buyer expectations — as a street legal machine. The MSRP is more like $5500 and it would appear that once would-be-owners found out they were actually being sold as off-road only, interest faded. The added hassle would be a downer if it the bike wasn’t being dedicated to track days, but I still wonder how hard it could be for a 125cc versus the larger 250cc big brother. Are these hard to get or is actual selling price more like the $6500 listed here due to exclusivity? Leave a comment and tell us what you think!

Here are some tasty wallpapers and videos to help you decide:

Here’s a pretty crappy video of a 2007 RS125 in action, which should be of similar spec. The motor is really REALLY high strung, which I guess is to be expected, but earplugs would be a requirement! That said, he gets the bike up to 108mph! Plenty fast considering this thing only weighs 265lbs!

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Update: This post is pretty outdated. Check out these Aprilia’s on eBay right now:

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