This supercool 2 stroker is now listed at Iconic Motorbikes Auction BID NOW HERE!
- VERY RARE BIKE WITH ONLY 449 MILES
- KFG CERTIFIED PRE-OWN AND DYNO HEALTH CHECK
- ONE OWNER BIKE CLEAN WASHINGTON TITLE WITH COPY OF ORIGINAL MSO
- ALL ORIGINAL PARTS AND BODY - STORED LOVINGLY INSIDE A MAN CAVE
- FRESH SERVICE AND FLUIDS
- COMES WITH A HUGE BOX OF SPARE OEM PARTS, MANUALS AND RACE BODYWORK
- FINANCING AVAILABLE & TRADE INS WELCOMED!
- SHIPPING AVAILABLE NATIONWIDE FOR $595
This one sold for $16,800 in September: https://iconicmotorbikeauctions.com/auction/1999-aprilia-rs250-challenge-cup
In 1994, Aprilia released the RS250, a road-legal replica version of their RSV250. Powering the RS was a modified version of the liquid-cooled, 249cc, two-stroke, 90-degree V-Twin from Suzuki’s RGV250. The RS’s engine utilized the Suzuki’s 34mm Mikuni flat slide carbs, though it featured its own Aprilia-designed expansion chambers, barrels, air-box, and exhaust system, a revised ignition and ECU, and a higher compression ratio. Building on the already well-designed single-crank V-Twin developed by Suzuki, the changes made in Noale afforded the RS more mid-range power. What really made the RS250 special, however, was its chassis design. Derived from the bikes built by Aprilia’s factory race program, the RS250 used a polished alloy twin-spar frame paired with an adjustable magnesium alloy banana swing-arm. The trick alloy frame was fitted with 41mm inverted Marzocchi forks and a Sachs monoshock in the back — both adjustable for preload and rebound damping.
The RS250 remained in production, receiving various updates and tweaks – including a significant revamp in ’98 — before Aprilia pulled the plug on the 250 in 2004. Despite a decade-and-a-half having passed since the last RS left the factory, the track-oriented V-Twins are regarded incredibly highly today. MCN has gone as far as to call the RS250, “Simply one of the very best, least-compromised sports motorcycles money can buy”, and VisorDown more recently stated, “The real problem with the RS250 is that if you want one, a good one, you’re too late.”