2000 Aprilia RS250 Challenge Cup With 1,026 Miles

SOLD FOR: $9,523

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on May 27, 2022

Winner: 2020motors

Winning Bid: $8,900
Buyer Fee: $623
Total: $9,523

Description

Additional photos 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.”

This example is VIN: ZD4LDA500YS0289.

The odometer shows 1,652 kilometers (1,026 miles).

The seller acquired this out of a collection where it had been sitting for several years. In preparation for the listing, we had Daniel install a new battery, rebuild the petcock, change the transmission oil, flush the front and rear brakes, flush the coolant, clean and sync the carbs, clean up some wiring that had been chewed through by rats, install an OEM air filter, install a DID 520 chain, and install new Pirelli Diablo Superbike SC1 slicks.


Daniel notes that there are no lights or horn as it is a track bike and that the brake pads are at 90%.

Modifications:
Carbon fiber front fender.

Carbon fiber rear fender.

Battery tender lead.

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





Inside of the tank:

The sale includes two aftermarket keys.

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), 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

Santa Monica, California

Year

2000

Make

Aprilia

Model

RS250

Mileage

1,026

VIN

ZD4LDA500YS0289

Title

Bill of Sale Only

Title State/Country

N/A

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 32

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: 2020motors

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
2020motors May 27, 2022 9:59 am $8,900
vbchicago1 May 27, 2022 9:59 am $8,800 Auto
vbchicago1 May 27, 2022 9:59 am $8,600 Auto
dubfan May 27, 2022 9:59 am $8,500
vbchicago1 May 27, 2022 9:56 am $8,350
fourari May 27, 2022 9:50 am $8,250 Auto
Sbracer May 27, 2022 9:50 am $8,200
fourari May 27, 2022 9:30 am $8,100
2020motors May 27, 2022 9:30 am $8,000 Auto
2020motors May 27, 2022 9:27 am $7,600
vbchicago1 May 27, 2022 9:27 am $7,500 Auto
vbchicago1 May 27, 2022 8:58 am $7,400
PiraRacingTeam May 24, 2022 12:41 pm $7,300
L1MTD May 24, 2022 12:41 pm $7,200 Auto
L1MTD May 23, 2022 12:32 pm $7,100 Auto
PiraRacingTeam May 23, 2022 12:32 pm $7,000
L1MTD May 23, 2022 12:31 pm $6,300 Auto
PiraRacingTeam May 23, 2022 12:31 pm $6,200
L1MTD May 23, 2022 10:37 am $6,100
Fabien12 May 21, 2022 11:09 am $6,000 Reserve
L1MTD May 21, 2022 11:09 am $5,700 Auto
L1MTD May 21, 2022 10:36 am $5,600 Auto
Fabien12 May 21, 2022 10:36 am $5,500
L1MTD May 21, 2022 10:29 am $5,300 Auto
Fabien12 May 21, 2022 10:29 am $5,200
L1MTD May 21, 2022 10:16 am $5,100
2020motors May 21, 2022 10:16 am $5,000 Auto
2020motors May 21, 2022 8:39 am $2,600 Auto
mh61 May 21, 2022 8:39 am $2,500
2020motors May 20, 2022 10:45 pm $1,600
Faraday May 20, 2022 10:45 pm $1,500 Auto
Faraday May 20, 2022 4:02 pm $1,000
Auction started May 20, 2022 10:14 am
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