Pictured in last fall’s fading foliage, this Aprilia stands out in the factory’s racing red, blue, and silver. When riding season gets here, the list of recent services makes sure it’ll be ready.
Though Aprilia couldn’t waste time making their 249cc engine from their racing RSV250 meet DMV’s requests, they could design exhaust and intake systems for Suzuki’s RGV-250 engine and increasing the output to 73 hp. Displacement was limited, but the thin-wall alloy chassis was overbuilt, as well as a work of manufacturing art. Adjustable Showa suspension could have been for a mid-size machine with a similar banana swing arm. Four-piston Brembo calipers were planning on hauling the little Aprilia down from triple-digit speeds. A little bulbous in street bike paint, the race-rep livery works magic on the single-seater.
The bikes has a clear title and the only additions to it are an Ohlins steering damper, smoked windscreen, and a battery tender lead. The following services have been done to the bike:
I also have a box of take-off parts that are included in the sale that are worth approx. $1000-1500.
- New Battery
- New Spark Plugs
- New black stainless steel brake lines front and rear
- New brake pads
- New air cleaner
- New Pro-Grips
- New Chain Guide
- All fluids replaced and topped off
- Carbs rebuilt
- New tires
- New chain
- RH switch gear
- Voltage Regulator
- Clutch Assembly
- CDI box
- Oil Pump
- Rear brake master Cylinder (NEW)
- Also including a factory service manual
Make Offer button is lit so forgive the ask and undo the CapsLock button before commenting. Still in the 30’s every night where this RS250 lives, but real spring is just around the corner. Reggiani was an able Aprilia pilot, never achieved the championship but gave the team their first GP win in 1987. The red/blue paint becomes the diminutive RS, and its capabilities would surprise many riders on bigger machines.