No Reserve - 1998 Aprilia RS250 Cup

SOLD FOR: $7,062

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on July 1, 2021

Winner: toddtschultz

Winning Bid: $6,600
Buyer Fee: $462
Total: $7,062


Additional photos of this 1998 Aprilia RS250 Cup are available here for your perusal.

Sold between 1995-2002, the RS250 Cup was designed to pay homage to Aprilia’s success in the 250 GP championships. Powered by a modified Suzuki 250cc originally designed by Rotax, Aprilia made some of their own changes and made one of the most desirable 250’s to ever hit American shores.

A letter from Zero Gravity (a US importer of Aprilia RS250 Cup Challenge bikes) as noted on the Aprilia Forum says that “in 1997 Aprilia brought some demo bikes to the U.S., including about 12 Cup Challenge kitted RS250’s, to take around to dealers across the country to see if there was any interest in the Aprilia brand and to drum up interest for a possible U.S. Aprilia Cup Challenge. At the end of the year they hired us to store their demo bikes and to test the Cup Challenge bikes at the track with our then rider Jake Zemke. They also wanted us to first set up and produce a U.S. Aprilia Cup Challenge and then run a superbike team in the AMA nationals.”

“One of the problems was that two strokes were banned in the U.S. except for closed circuit racing or off road use. And the Dept. of Transportation did not want Aprilia to import street legal two stroke bikes (with 17 digit VIN’s) with the idea that the new bike owners would then convert them for race use. This scenario left open the possibility that the new owner would purchase a bike, not convert it to race use and register it to ride legally on the street. So Aprilia agreed to build the U.S. Cup Challenge bikes at their factory in Italy and give them 15 digit VIN’s so they would not be able to be registered for street use in the U.S.

Manufactured in October of 1998, this example is VIN: ZD4LDA500WS0065.

The seller acquired it less than a year ago from a private party in Northern California. Since then he’s done 5 sessions at local track days with it. The odometer shows 4,979kilometers (3,093 miles).

I bought this bike to be a spare trackday/race bike. I have decided that it is time to move on to more power and have started building a new race bike (a BMW S1000RR) and there is only some much room in the shop. This bike has been a blast to ride and it turns heads in pit lane. It would be better served by a young rider looking to take the next step or an avid Aprilia fan that knows what these bikes represent.”

TYGA race bodywork, custom paint.

TYGA seat.

Arrow exhaust.

Race Tech forks.

Penske shock.

Zero Gravity rear sets.

Tyga gas cap.

Daytona temperature gauge, MOTO-D Racing lap timer mount.

Not pictured is an Aprilia race ECU.

Cosmetic Blemishes:
It has a few scuffs and scrapes but for a 1998 race bike its in really good shape. It has fresh paint on the body work.”

The 17″ Dunlop slicks are from 2013.

The seller states that “the tach needs to be reset after sitting because I would disconnect the battery in between track days.” It currently shows ~6k rpm when the bike is idling, as shown in the running video up top.

Inside of the tank:

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!

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Santa Monica, California












Bill of Sale Only

Title State/Country


Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges


Total Bids Placed: 30

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: toddtschultz

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
toddtschultz July 1, 2021 11:56 am $6,600
SPDKLZ July 1, 2021 11:56 am $6,500 Auto
SPDKLZ July 1, 2021 11:56 am $6,300
toddtschultz July 1, 2021 11:53 am $6,200
SPDKLZ July 1, 2021 10:09 am $6,100 Auto
usmcsrt1 July 1, 2021 10:09 am $6,000
SPDKLZ July 1, 2021 8:50 am $5,800
CoyoteMotorsports July 1, 2021 8:50 am $5,700 Auto
CoyoteMotorsports July 1, 2021 8:44 am $5,500
usmcsrt1 July 1, 2021 8:44 am $5,400 Auto
usmcsrt1 July 1, 2021 8:43 am $5,200 Auto
CoyoteMotorsports July 1, 2021 8:43 am $5,100
usmcsrt1 July 1, 2021 12:38 am $4,600 Auto
Minphesto July 1, 2021 12:38 am $4,500
usmcsrt1 June 30, 2021 5:33 pm $4,300
gorr June 30, 2021 5:33 pm $4,200 Auto
gorr June 29, 2021 9:20 pm $4,100
usmcsrt1 June 29, 2021 9:20 pm $4,000 Auto
usmcsrt1 June 29, 2021 5:05 pm $3,900
gorr June 29, 2021 8:08 am $3,800
Harley1s June 29, 2021 8:08 am $3,700 Auto
Harley1s June 28, 2021 4:47 am $3,500 Auto
Carlosleo8 June 28, 2021 4:47 am $3,400
Harley1s June 25, 2021 5:33 am $3,300 Auto
surffly June 25, 2021 5:33 am $3,200
Harley1s June 24, 2021 11:05 pm $3,100 Auto
v4ult June 24, 2021 11:05 pm $3,000
Harley1s June 24, 2021 11:05 pm $2,100 Auto
v4ult June 24, 2021 11:05 pm $2,000
Harley1s June 24, 2021 6:34 pm $1,000 Reserve
Auction started June 23, 2021 8:32 pm
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