Take one of the world’s best small sportbikes, and then add an air of exclusivity to it. That’s what Aprilia did with their legendary RS250 by honoring Loris Reggiani, the first racer who won a Grand Prix for the Italian brand. Aprilia created just 500 examples of the bike – here’s #275.
Riders of the time loved this bike as it provided incredible handling thanks to the light weight, Brembo brakes, banana swingarm, and high quality Showa forks and Sachs shock. The engine was a modified 249cc powerplant from a Suzuki RGV250 with two Mikuni 34mm flat slide carbs (original to the Suzuki) and Aprilia-designed ECU, expansion chambers, airbox, and barrels – all good for about 55 horsepower.
This example is #275 of 500 and it has just under 6,000 miles. It’s just had an engine and carb rebuild, plus it comes with a full Jollymoto exhaust, a poster of Loris Reggiani, and original sales ads. The decal on the right side of the tail is scratched up and the engine will probably need to be tuned after the rebuild.
The last couple of these that I’ve featured did not meet reserve despite bidding over $8,000 – but this one’s already met reserve at $7,500. Find this Loris Reggiani replica for sale in Orange, California with bidding up to $7,500