1995 Aprilia RS250

$7,490

Reserve Bike With Non-Refundable Deposit

$524

Description

Please note: In the below video, the bike is already running. The motorcycle has since been crated and unfortunately a new cold start video is not possible.

Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

Riding Aprilia’s quarter-liter GP mount, Max Biaggi secured back-to-back-to-back world titles in ’94, ’95, and ’96. Like Paul Smart’s Desmo racer had done for Ducati roughly two decades prior, Max’s success achieved on the RSV250 put Aprilia on the map and helped to establish the small Italian firm as a true contender on the world stage.

Taking advantage of the factory race effort’s triumphs, in 1994 Aprilia released a road-legal replica version of the RSV250 known as the RS250. 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. Married to a six-speed transmission, the RS250’s engine was similar to the motor found in Aprilia’s GP mount, albeit with a bore and stroke of 56mm X 50mm versus the race bike’s square 54mm X 54mm setup. The RS generated 29.5ft-lbs of torque at 10,750rpm and around 70hp at 11,900rpm — just shy of its 12,000rpm redline.

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 twin-spar aluminium frame paired with an adjustable aluminium banana swingarm. The frame was fitted with 41mm inverted Marzocchi fork and a mono-shock in back — both adjustable for preload and rebound damping.

Rolling on 17-inch, five-arm, cast aluminum rims, the RS250 and its race-bred chassis afforded its rider incredibly sharp handling. Slowing the V-Twin was a set of dual 298mm discs pinched by four-piston Brembo Serie Oro calipers out front and a single 220mm unit bit by a dual-pot caliper in the rear. Its GP-inspired bodywork not only looked the business but gave the RS one very slippery drag coefficient. Tipping the scales at just 310 lbs dry, the RS boasted a top speed of over 130 mph, and a standing quarter-mile time of 12.5-seconds flat.

Though over two decades have passed since this machine left the factory, the track-oriented V-Twins are regarded incredibly highly today. MCN went as far as to call the RS250, “Simply one of the very best, least-compromised sports motorcycles money can buy”, and Visor Down more recently stated, “The real problem with the RS250 is that if you want one, a good one, you’re too late.

This example is VIN: ZD4LD0000TH651872. The seller sourced the bike through Japan and purchased it three years ago.

During his ownership the seller has covered less than 500 miles. The odometer shows 20,248 kilometers (12,581 miles) miles.

Maintenance:
The seller states, “Bike has spent the last three years indoors on display and run every month, services are carried out yearly at Wheel of Arabia (Ducati & Aprilia dealer). Maybe the breaks need a service. The bike will benefit from a decent detail clean and polish, and will suit someone looking to invest very little time and money to have a perfect usable showroom bike to enjoy and show off. I have Japanese papers for bike, import permit to Australia also available.”

Modifications:
Per the seller, “Beautiful well-maintained bike has had some touch-ups to the paint work in the last three years and fresh decals added. After market tail pipes/slicers but has OEM chambers.”

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa tires with date codes of 2016 and 3516.

The sale includes one key.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:




Currently located in Khobar, Saudi Arabia, this Aprilia is offered on a Bill of Sale only. Have any RS250 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Location

Khobar, Saudi Arabia

Year

1995

Make

Aprilia

Model

RS250

Mileage

12,581

VIN

ZD4LD0000TH651872

Title

Bill of Sale Only

Title State/Country

N/A

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

VIN Report

N/A

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