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Aprilia May 6, 2020 posted by

Featured Listing: 2005 Aprilia RS50

Update 6.17.2020: This bike has been sold for a little while but I’m behind on my updates. Congratulations to buyer and seller! -dc

In these trying times there is tremendous fear as to what might be to come. Worried about raiding your retirement account to purchase that perfect collectible specimen of a RC30 / OW01 / Mh900e that you are not likely to ride? Then how about setting your sights a little lower – as in lower seat height, lower capacity, lower investment risk and lower entry point. The only things that are not reduced with this plan are the cool factor and the fun. Today’s 2005 Aprilia RS50 is the perfect example of this “less is more” philosophy. This is an awesome little bike that allows you to channel your inner Max Biaggi and ride at 10 tenths without risking everything. It looks great and would make a fantastic addition to your man cave or garage. But please don’t miss out on riding – there is absolutely *nothing* like riding a slow bike fast. Those who have tried it would tell you about it, but they can’t stop smiling long enough to talk.

Featured Listing: 2005 Aprilia RS50

The RS50 is not your average little moped. For those raised on MB5s, AR50s and YSR50s (you know who you are), this Italian wonder is a mini GP bike on steroids. Under the full MotoGP fairing enclosing an aluminum, liquid cooled, single cylinder Motori-Minarelli engine (later units were built by Derbi), the RS offers some pretty advanced technology including a full aluminum frame, 17 inch cast wheels with a large 300mm front disk, and 40mm forks. Dry weight slips by under 200 lbs. Power – if you have to ask – hovers around 10-ish provided the tach is pointed at the 1:00 or 2:00 o’clock position. And that is where the fun lies with riding a bike such as this; nothing teaches you corner entry speed, conservation of motion, gearbox management, tachometer awareness and – perhaps most importantly – how to tuck in tight.

From the seller:
2005 RS50 with 1412 miles. Bike is all stock except for Leo Vince V6 pipe. Great condition overall except for a few minor scuffs here and there. Starts, runs, everything works as it should. New Mitas tires. New Antigravity LiON Battery. Comes with 2 keys, 1 liter of injection oil and a new Naraku 70cc BBK never fitted. Bike ready to go and is located in Cary NC

Clean & clear NC title in my name. $1900 or best offer.

The US has never truly embraced the small-bore racing set. We don’t have license restrictions like they do in Asia and Europe. American riders tend to cut their teeth on bigger bikes, and as a result they see small motorcycles as entry level. But if you can work the sliver of a power band and minimize the limitations of the format, you can scare yourself silly while having the absolute time of your life. Anybody with access to a karting track knows they need one of these. And regardless of your age/weight/displacement preference, this is something that will make you a better rider. There is simply so little room for error that by simply tooling around on this type of bike you become more focused and aware. You want to improve your skills? The line forms right here.

And the best part of today’s offering is how accessible it is for nearly everybody. I don’t know how to say it gently, so I’ll throw it out there: this bike is priced to sell. The seller is a fan of the site, and is looking to change out his current stable a bit. So if you want to become a better rider, learn skills that directly transfer to a bigger bike, feel like Rossi without ever breaking the speed limit, or simply want an uber cool piece of artwork, reach out to Roy. He is one of us and gets it. There is not a lot of power here, but this one will move quickly. Check it out, and Good Luck!!

MI

Featured Listing: 2005 Aprilia RS50
Aprilia July 31, 2017 posted by

A quick 50: 2000 Aprilia RS50

When it comes to two strokes, this is how the rest of the world generally sees them: smaller bikes for entry level riders and cheap transportation. Common across Asia and Europe, small-displacement bikes fall into either the scooter or the repli-racer category. Each has its own merits, although the scooter category is the most popular. Thankfully, manufacturers realize that young riders aren’t always sensible; some are motorsports enthusiasts. Thus, the small-bore repli-racers exists. And we should be happy they do. Otherwise, we might never see the likes of this 2000 Aprilia RS50 in California.

2000 Aprilia RS50 for sale in California

Utilizing a single cylinder, reed-valve inducted two stroke engine designed and built by Derbi – an uber-successful small street and race bike manufacturer, now owned by Piaggio – you can think of the RS50 as a more adult sized version of the Yamaha YSR50. Thus, in addition to its use as a young rider training tool and object of general abuse, these RS50s are also popular in mini-bike racing events. If you are an adult looking at one of these machines thinking “gee, that looks like fun” you would certainly be right. There is nothing quite like flogging a smaller, slower motorcycle to the limit. And with decent chassis and suspension components, that limit may be a bit higher than you anticipate (yet still tremendously safer than doing something similar on your Panigale R).

From the seller:
Up for sale is my 2000 Aprilia RS50. Current registration and pink slip in hand! Clear title! Runs great! I rarely ride it so it needs to go!

4,686 appx miles!
Electric start!
24mm CPW Mikuni flat slide carb
Carbon fiber reeds
Arrow full exhaust
New EBC HH front brake pads

Near new (only about 200 miles and 1 ½ years old) Pirelli Diablo dry weather racing tires. My friend spent $300 on them!

I was told by the previous owner it has a 70cc KRD kit on it. Please see the last 3 pictures of the engine with the fairings removed. It is pretty quick so I believe it (and I own several 50cc 2-stroke street bikes)!

I do not know the history of this other than I bought it from my friend about a year ago, and he only owned it for a year or two, so you are buying it as is!

With a big-bore kit, this RS50/70 should be even more fun to flog – especially around a go-kart track or similar closed course. That may be the likely history behind this bike, given the mods and Pirelli slicks that are currently fitted (although the bike retains lights, signals and license plate for street use). If you are looking for a toy to play with when the big bikes just feel too big, or if your inner child (or actual child) is crying out, this could be $2,500 well spent. Check it out here. It is certainly quite a rare model for the US, and looks like it could be a ton of fun. There are some red flags regarding history, mods and rash, but as a whole it could worth looking into. Good luck and have fun!!

MI

A quick 50:  2000 Aprilia RS50
Aprilia November 4, 2015 posted by

The Perfect Holiday Stocking-Stuffer: 1999 Aprilia RS50 for Sale

1999 Aprilia RS50 R Front

In spite of its tiny displacement, by US standards at least, the Aprilia RS250 is not a toy. The RS50 on the other hand? Possibly a toy. But a very serious toy: this may have the displacement of a scooter and may not even require a motorcycle license endorsement in some states, but it’s a real motorcycle, in miniature.

1999 Aprilia RS50 Dash

From twenty feet away, you could easily be forgiven for mistaking this for it’s larger, 250cc sibling, or even a sports 600 if you’re not into Aprilias. With disc brakes front and rear, a set of 40mm upside-down forks in the front, complete instrumentation, and a six-speed gearbox, it’s got all the features of a genuine sportbike.

1999 Aprilia RS50 R Rear

Powered by a 49.7cc two-stroke single, the RS50 does offer pretty limited straight-line performance. Originally, these were generally restricted to just 30mph, but de-restricted, they’re good for an honest 50 or 60mph, which is plenty fast for something powered by an engine the size of your average leaf-blower…

From the original eBay listing: 1999 Aprilia RS50 for Sale

Condition is like new, purchased and titled in Idaho, shipped by original dealer to California.

After delivery, started once and rode it for 2 miles to make sure everything worked. Then put in office behind plate glass as display/decoration with several other Ducati, Triumph and Moto Guzzi motorcycles.

Never sat on or started since. Sold as is with no warranty what so ever.

Registration has expired. Clean title of course

Before display, battery were removed, fuel stabilizer poured in tank, carburetor was “drained” by turning the pet cock to off position and run the fuel dry.

Indoor all its life, behind plate glass and never disturbed.

Local buyer preferred, Shipping is to be arranged by non local buyer to pick up and crate the motorcycle.

Photos were taken this afternoon (10-31-2015), after removal from office and transported to owner’s garage. Check the photos carefully, tires still have unworn nubs, all control show NO wears. This is about as new as a 2 stroke fly weight pocket rocket you can still buy today.

1999 Aprilia RS50 Grip

Weighing in at a svelte 197lbs dry, this should be very easy to load into a pick up or onto a trailer to take to the track. And track this you should: with a top speed of 65mph with the help of a tailwind, road use is going to be limited, to say the least. But people race these in MiniGP classes often held on kart tracks against similar bikes from Honda, Derbi, Yamaha, and Suzuki. And if road use is what you want, you can certainly drop in a 70 or 80cc kit to make yourself and extra… couple horsepower. But given the 8hp or so the bike has to begin with, and extra two or three ponies is nothing to sneeze at.

1999 Aprilia RS50 Seat

The starting bid of $3,279.00 has no takers as yet, with 3 days left on the auction. Certainly, considering what Honda CT70s are going for these days, that seems like a pretty good deal and appears to be in perfect condition, with just 9 miles on the odometer. Nostalgia aside, that vintage machine doesn’t offer nearly the sex appeal or opportunity for track-day trouble of this little bike.

-tad

1999 Aprilia RS50 L Front

The Perfect Holiday Stocking-Stuffer: 1999 Aprilia RS50 for Sale
Aprilia June 20, 2013 posted by

Month in Review: May 2013 Sales Report

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Welcome back to our latest sales report, where savvy buyers and sellers keep an eye on market values. We blogged a record 85 bikes in May and witnessed an all-time high of 29 of our picks getting sold. In fact our readers bought 23 bikes in May! Here is a review of 29 of the 85 posted, most having sold.

Lowest sale price: $1380
Highest sale price: $25099

Congratulations to May’s buyers and sellers!

dc

In no particular order, we start with this 1995 Ducati 900 SS/SP with 2000 miles that sold for $3650:

Ducati 900 SS/SP


A highlight last month is this 1986 GSX-R 750 Limited Edition with less than 900 miles that sold for $22,400!

1986 Suzuki GSX-R 750R Limited


This 2001 Ducati 996SPS failed to sell after being bid to nearly $12k.

Ducati 996SPS


This very tidy but tiny Aprilia RS50 sold for a pint sized $2700 to one of our readers.

Aprilia RS50


This stock 1985 Suzuki RG500 Gamma sold for $12,400.

1985 Suzuki RG500


This heavily modified 1986 Suzuki RG500 in Lucky Strike livery failed to sell the first time at $10,500 but sold after one relist for $16,000!

1986 Suzuki RG500 Lucky Strike


This 1990 BMW K1 with just 4200 miles sold for $13450, McDonalds colors be damned!

BMW K1


This very clean 1986 Suzuki GSX-R 750 sold for $7000, even with 30k miles!

1986 Suzuki GSX-R 750


This 1996 Suzuki GSX-R 750 might have been the bargain of the month selling at just $2550.

1996 Suzuki GSX-R 750


This amazing low mileage and stunning 1987 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 sold for $13100.

1987 Suzuki GSX-R 1100


Someone scored on this 1986 Kawasaki ZX1000R Ninja that saw just 7400 miles. Sold for only $3750!

1986 Kawasaki ZX1000R


This 1991 Yamaha TZ 250 B racebike sold for $17500 but was relisted and sold again for $15500. Hopefully for good!


This well looked after 1993 Moto Guzzi Daytona 1000 sold for $8200.

Moto Guzzi Daytona


This later 1997 Daytona 1100 with less than 7k miles failed to sell with bids reaching $9100.

Moto Guzzi Daytona 1100


Another great buy was this 1982 Honda CB 900F with 205 miles for only $6655. This won’t be depreciating any time soon.

1982 Honda CB900F


Here’s a nearly new 999R with less than 1k miles that failed to sell at $16100.

Ducati 999R


This restored 1988 Suzuki GSX-R sold for a mere $6100 to one of our readers.


This 1996 Suzuki RGV250 Lucky Strike was no reserve and sold for $7500.

Suzuki RGV250 Lucky Strike


Here’s a Yamaha RZ500 that sold for a scant $6500.

Yamaha RZ500 RD500LC


This 1998 Yamaha R1 failed to sell at $8500 and has been relisted for $7500.

Yamaha YZF-R1 For Sale


This cool 1985 Yamaha FZ750 survivor sold for $3850.

1985 Yamaha FZ750


Here’s a 1987 Suzuki GSX-R50 that sold to one of the RSBFS superfans for $1380.

1987 Suzuki GSX-R50


This 1983 Suzuki XN85 Turbo is one of several we posted recently and it sold for $5451.

1983 Suzuki XN85 Turbo


This 1994 Yamaha YZF-750R was also well bought at just $2200.

1994 Yamaha YZF-750R


This 1986 Suzuki GSX-R 750 Limited sold for $12721.

1986 Suzuki GSX-R 750 Limited


A very striking 2006 Ducati Paul Smart 1000LE sold for $17000.

2006 Ducati Paul Smart 1000LE


This spotless 1998 Aprilia RS250 set a new record selling for $9950.

1998 Aprilia RS250


This 1983 Kawasaki KZ1000R ELR failed to sell the first time at $8500 buy-it-now, but was relisted twice and sold for $6500.

1983 Kawasaki KZ1000R ELR


The top seller this month was this 1979 Kawasaki Z1R TC2 Turbo for $25099.

1979 Kawasaki Z1R TC2 Turbo


This 1994 Bimota DB2 appears to have sold for good this time at $7400.

1994 Bimota DB2


The great pumpkin 1982 Laverda Jota sold for $20255!

1982 Laverda Jota


This 1993 Ducati Superlight failed to sell at $9499.

Ducati Superlight


This XN85 Turbo sold for just $4000.

1983 Suzuki XN85 Turbo


While we were having a little fun with this CBR1000RR trike, it did find a new home for $9900.

CBR1000RR Trike


This 1985 RZ500 failed to sell when bid to $9100 while wearing a $11800 buy-it-now.

Yamaha RZ500

Aprilia May 8, 2013 posted by

Little Ape: 2000 Aprilia RS 50

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It’s “ride like a hooligan” day today, and this little Aprilia RS 50 is the perfect weapon to engage in outrageous activity without fear of tickets or worse. There is nothing more fun than wringing the neck of a bike – getting absolutely everything out of it – and not even breaking the speed limit. Great stuff!

RS50_3

This particular RS 50 appears to be in pretty good shape. As most of the sub 250cc motorcycles are starter bikes for teenagers, they tend to get abused, dropped, ignored and generally poorly treated (don’t ask me how I know, but someday I will restore my old AR50). This RS looks fantastic – and likely was saved from the above named abuses.

RS50_7

From the seller:

2000 Aprilia RS 50
Excellent Condition
Very Rare, low miles
Extremely rare Aprilia RS 50
All Stock
2-stroke reed valve
Water cooled
49CC
6 spd
Electric Start
Oil injection
Top speed 60-65 mph
Clear Title
2300 miles

Bike is in very good condition. Runs and shifts excellent, no cracks or dents, a few scuffs under decals, nothing visible. Carbs disassembled and cleaned last summer. Very small oil drip when sits for period of time, not much, but want you to know.

RS50_12

These smaller bikes never really gather a lot of miles – they are not highway/interstate legal and due to the relatively slow top speeds they simply cannot rack up the same yardage as a larger machine. That being said, everything else about them tends to be less expensive than the big bikes – from gas/oil, to wearable items such as tires and chains, to engine rebuilds.

RS50_2

This clean RS 50 is located in the frozen North of Minnesota, and is available right now via auction. The bidding is only at $1,200 with reserve still in place, but the BIN number is a very reasonable $2,695. As we say with these chicken chasers, that is not a lot of scratch! Check out all of the details here, and then leave us a comment on these little buzz bombs. Do you have one in your garage?

MI

Aprilia April 22, 2012 posted by

Monday Mailbag!

Let’s get right to it. Have a great week everyone!

dc

First up is Duane’s 1993 Moto Guzzi Daytona 1000 on eBay for $10,500 buy-it-now. Good luck with the sale Duane!

Next is 1985 Honda VF1000R with just 7000 miles. Andrew is selling for his father. Nice bike!

Lance just listed his SRX600 on eBay. Another cult favorite. Good luck with the sale!

Jerry emailed his immaculate 96 Honda CBR600 F3. Haven’t seen one this clean in a long time!

For our last reader ride for sale, here’s Aldo’s Yamaha R1 limited edition for sale on eBay, #303 of 314.

Louie emailed us this Aprilia RS50 in Boston for $2999.

And finally this Yamaha TD2 racer was just posted in our classifieds area.

Aprilia December 13, 2011 posted by

Stocking Stuffer! 2000 Aprilia RS50

For Sale: 2000 Aprilia RS50

This weekend while most people were hanging Christmas lights and getting decorations ready for the holidays, I was out shopping. I was trying to find a stocking large enough to hold my latest wish – this great Aprilia RS50. Only time will tell if Santa thinks I’ve been nice enough all year, but I sure do want this great looking “toy.”

These little tiddlers rarely have much mileage on them, as it is difficult to rack up the big scores without freeway access. This particular example is much more well-loved than most, as it has avoided the dreaded “I’m 15 and this is my learner bike” stage that many of these smaller bikes seem to endure. Thus, what you are looking at is a pretty pristine example of a bike that most folks never see.

This RS50 has many of the “big boy” features that you would expect from a race-bred lineup from the likes of Aprilia. Besides being adult sized, this bike comes with many go-fast pieces including front a rear ventilated disc brakes, a single shock rear suspension, upside-down front forks, and typically aero full bodywork covering up the liquid cooled, single cylinder 50cc two stroke powerplant.

From the seller:
This RS50 has been in my collection for many years. It is not new but looks brand new – there is not a mark on it. It is completely original. And it starts, runs and rides as new. The bike has been maintained in operational condition, including; fresh fuel and a fully charged battery. The bike is ready to display or ride, as is. It comes with a clear, Oregon title. Both originaal keys and the owners manual are included in the purchase. This is as close to brand new as I have ever seen. This bike is really fun to ride and to look at.

Small two strokes have been around for many years. From the ’80s variants (MB5, AR50/80) to the ’90s and the miniature YSR50 that spawned a new level of roadracing (on kart tracks no less), to the modern era of the tiddler: This RS50, along with the TZ50 and NSR50 all comprise smaller versions of the most desireable two stroke sportbikes avialable. That being said, I’m a bit puzzled by the passenger pillion and pegs on this one – by most counts it has nearly enough power to motivate one person, much less two!

This little stocking stuffer is available now, with the latest bid at $2,125. There has been a fair amount of bidding on this bike, so interest is high. There is no reserve set, meaning that somebody is going home with a nearly new bike in a few days. For your chance to check out this smaller smoker, click the link and jump over to the auction. I sure hope Santa is reading this…..

MI

Aprilia August 4, 2011 posted by

Race Replica Nirvana Part II (sort of)- ’03 Derbi GPR Malossi Replica

Location: Iowa
Mileage: 5,760
Price: $2,500 BIN

So I may get blasted for writing this up, but I can’t help myself. Yes, it’s small, yes it’s only 50 cc’s, yes it can be registered as a scooter. But, I would be happy to have it in my garage and take it out to annoy my neighbors from time to time, playing Max Biaggi around a made up circuit in the neighborhood streets. Ladies and gentlemen, what I give you here is one killer, gas saving scooter, if you want to look at it that way. Undoubtedly the best looking scooter I’m aware of.

Another shot, cause it’s just so good looking-

Here’s what the seller has to say-

Derbi Gpr 50 R Malossi Race Replica

 This is a 49cc, oil injected, two stroke, six speed.  It is in excellent condition and is equipped with a Leo Vince expansion chamber. 65mph top speed. Never layed down or crashed. Runs, Drives and Looks great.  New rear tire, new brakes and fork seals. This is the Ultimate Moped. Since it is titled as a moped your 14 year old is street legal.

Thanks

More photos-

So this is not the killer Yamaha YZR 500 replica posted by Ian last week. But it is a oil-injected (no need to mix) six speed two stroke that the seller claims will do 65 mph. It also looks to be very clean and well cared for with some good maintenance.

Again, many of you may not see this as something that deserves sportbike status. But I would’t be fooled by the small engine. There’s local track near my house that would be perfect for this bike. Not a big track, but big enough that you could spend the day with a grin on your face. And then you can always blow down to the old 7-eleven for a snack on it, and turn plenty of heads.

I dig this bike. Bash away if you must. But if you see what I see, start the bidding!

-RN