Aprilia’s RS250 represented a step forward for the company. These two-stroke racebikes were made to be ultra-reliable, and the RS250 used cutting edge data equipment to push the envelope as far as to track performance in a 250cc class.
Aprilia produced a lot of fast 250s in the 1990s, but few can match the sheer appeal of this limited edition RS250. The RS250 was produced from 1995–2002 (road).
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They featured a detuned two-stroke V-twin (compared to two-strokes, even small-bore four-strokes of the era could deliver almost twice as much torque at the footpegs).
The track-only RS250 lived up to its name by dominating World Superbike racing against all comers throughout the mid-1990s.
This 1995 example was built as a tribute to Loris Reggiani, who retired from Grand Prix racing that year after becoming World Champion in 1995.
The bike on auction arrives with purple, red and silver shade accompanied with Brembos and a digital lap timer.
Further, the modifications involved.
- Jolly Moto GP exhaust system
- Penske mono-shock
- BrakeTech front brake discs
- GPS speedometer and
- Inverted fork and front wheel from an Mk.II RS250 Cup racer.
The seller offers the RS250 with no reserve on dealer consignment. What more, the bike arrives with few stock components like
- Stock front wheel and speedometer,
- Additional spares
With service records and a clean Oregon title. The bike is made light with the help of DLR aluminium subframes and titanium hardware and just weighs 136 kgs dry.
It also featured mixed aluminium and magnesium construction and used the engine as a stressed member of the frame.
For RS250, Aprilia sourced the 249cc two-stroke V-twin from Suzuki and Benelli built it.
The bike gets 72.5 horses and 29.5 lb-ft of torque. In 2012 the crank, pistons were replaced, porting and polishing the cylinder heads. And replaced power valves too.
Spark plugs are new. The current owner estimates having ridden the bike approximately 250 miles, though no odometer is present and total mileage is unknown.
The current bid is $11,000, and there are five more days before the deadline of auction.