1996 Aprilia RS250

SOLD FOR: $9,095

Reserve price has been met.

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Please Note: In response to customer requests, we are implementing an automatic bid bump: if your proxy bid meets or exceeds the reserve price, bidding will jump up to meet that price and you will see “Reserve price has been met” under the price. Please contact abhi@iconicmotorbikes.com if you have any questions!

Additional photos of this Aprilia RS250 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 polished alloy twin-spar frame paired with an adjustable magnesium alloy banana swingarm. The trick alloy 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: ZD4LD0000VN053594, Series Number: T121.



The odometer shows 24,587 kilometers (15,277 miles). Please note that the speedometer gear was not working when the bike arrived to us, so true mileage is unknown. With that said, the previous owner states that the speedo cable broke “recently” and it was serviced before it was shipped to us.

This came to us from the collection in South Africa that we’ve recently been selling. We do not have maintenance history on it, but in preparation for the listing, we had Olly clean and sync the carbs, install a new battery, install a new speedometer gear, and give it a detail.

Modifications:
Tyga exhaust.

Cosmetic Blemishes:





Inside of tank:

It is riding on Michelin Pilot Street Radial tires with date codes of 0819 and 2019.


The sale includes one key.

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Aprilia is offered on a clean Oregon title. Have any RS250 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Please Note: In response to customer requests, we are implementing an automatic bid bump: if your proxy bid meets or exceeds the reserve price, bidding will jump up to meet that price and you will see “Reserve price has been met” under the price. Please contact abhi@iconicmotorbikes.com if you have any questions!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1996

Make

Aprilia

Model

RS250

Mileage

True Mileage Unknown

VIN

ZD4LD0000VN053594

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

Oregon

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 14

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: usmcsrt1

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
usmcsrt1 November 7, 2021 11:40 am $8,500 Reserve
MRJC November 7, 2021 11:40 am $8,188 Auto
MRJC November 4, 2021 1:46 pm $7,900
MtnRider November 4, 2021 10:05 am $7,800
MRJC November 4, 2021 10:05 am $7,777 Auto
MRJC November 3, 2021 8:41 pm $7,600
usmcsrt1 November 3, 2021 8:41 pm $7,500 Auto
usmcsrt1 November 3, 2021 8:39 pm $6,766
MRJC November 3, 2021 8:39 pm $6,666 Auto
MRJC November 3, 2021 5:19 pm $5,100 Auto
Sonnythebull November 3, 2021 5:19 pm $5,000
MRJC November 3, 2021 5:19 pm $4,100 Auto
Sonnythebull November 3, 2021 5:19 pm $4,000
MRJC November 3, 2021 11:21 am $1,000
Auction started November 3, 2021 9:02 am
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Shipping Information

Continental US:
Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for $660 in the Continental US, and Iconic will handle the paperwork on your behalf. You do not need to crate your bike or drain the gas/disconnect the battery if you go with Haul Bikes. We are glad to work with the shipper of your choice as well, but you will have to arrange it.

Please note:

  • spares/extras will have to be shipped separately via FedEx or similar.
  • the fee includes $15,000 of insurance with a $500 deductible. Additional insurance can be purchased at a cost of $50 per additional $5,000 of value.
  • additional details can be found here

Southern California
On a case-by-case basis, we can transport motorcycles in our van.

We are located in Santa Monica, California 90405.
Local Rates (one way):
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50-150 miles: $300

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We recommend TFX

$1,500 for Los Angeles, CA to Canada is a ROUGH ballpark, please contact TFX for an exact quote including shipping and customs.

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