1999 Aprilia RS250

SOLD FOR: $14,767

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on June 9, 2022

Winner: ripit

Winning Bid: $13,801
Buyer Fee: $966
Total: $14,767

Description

Additional photos of this Aprilia RS250 are available here for your perusal.

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.

Manufactured in September of 1999, this example is VIN: ZD4LDA000XS102363.

The odometer shows 10,957 kilometers (6,808 miles).

This came to us from a collection of bikes in South Africa, so in preparation for the listing, we installed new grips, cleaned/synced the carbs, replaced the needles, seats, and float bowls, and replaced the air filter. We also flushed the transmission oil, coolant, and front/rear brake fluid. We cleaned the front calipers, refinished the front master cylinder reservoir cap, installed a new oil line, air filter, and new battery. Olly did the work, he notes that the brake pads are 80% front and rear.

Lastly, we installed new Michelin Pilot Power 2CT tires with date codes of 0220 and 0222.

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





Inside of the tank:

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!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1999

Make

Aprilia

Model

RS250

Mileage

6,808

VIN

ZD4LDA000XS102363

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

Oregon

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 30

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: ripit

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
ripit June 9, 2022 11:44 am $13,801 Auto
AyyLmao June 9, 2022 11:44 am $13,701
ripit June 9, 2022 10:58 am $13,601 Auto
Hamish2018 June 9, 2022 10:58 am $13,501
ripit June 9, 2022 10:44 am $13,101
Hamish2018 June 9, 2022 10:44 am $13,001 Auto
ripit June 9, 2022 10:44 am $13,000
Hamish2018 June 9, 2022 10:42 am $12,100
ripit June 9, 2022 10:42 am $12,000 Auto
ripit June 9, 2022 10:12 am $11,685 Auto
fourari June 9, 2022 10:12 am $11,585
ripit June 9, 2022 9:49 am $11,485
Hamish2018 June 9, 2022 9:49 am $11,385 Auto
Hamish2018 June 9, 2022 9:49 am $11,100 Auto
ripit June 9, 2022 9:49 am $11,000
Hamish2018 June 9, 2022 9:49 am $10,100 Auto
ripit June 9, 2022 9:49 am $10,000
Hamish2018 June 9, 2022 9:44 am $9,600 Auto
ripit June 9, 2022 9:44 am $9,500
Hamish2018 June 9, 2022 9:42 am $8,800 Auto
ripit June 9, 2022 9:42 am $8,700
Hamish2018 June 8, 2022 8:55 pm $8,100
fourari June 8, 2022 8:55 pm $8,000 Auto
fourari June 8, 2022 9:39 am $7,601 Reserve
Brickjon June 8, 2022 9:39 am $7,600 Auto
Brickjon June 5, 2022 1:34 am $7,350
fourari June 5, 2022 1:34 am $7,250 Auto
fourari June 2, 2022 5:16 pm $7,100
Jamesbrawand June 2, 2022 5:16 pm $7,000 Auto
Jamesbrawand June 2, 2022 3:38 pm $1,000
Auction started June 2, 2022 1:59 pm
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