1993 Aprilia RS125 Extrema

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When Aprilia replaced the AF1 125 pocket rocket, they did so with a model name that continues on today: RS. I briefly mentioned the significance of those two letters in my recent First Ride review of the RS660, but the RS125 was never officially sold in the US so the history is not well known here. The first generation (1992-1995) was actually known as the RS125 Extrema, and here’s a rare example that’s been imported to the US.

I will say that the bike definitely got better looking in future generations, as I don’t care much for the squared-off headlight with regards to the rest of the bodywork.

This example (VIN: ZD4MP0006P0011970) was “imported into the US some time ago.” The seller purchased it in 2002, then “took it completely apart, rebuilt it from the ground up, and upgraded everything possible.” Highlights of the work include a Polini 154cc top end, Jolly Moto exhaust, Bitubo shock, fully adjustable Showa forks from a Suzuki GSX-R, repainted bodywork in “Mitsubishi Red”, custom “Extrema” decals, and more. The bike was in storage for some time and the seller just refreshed it before the sale with several new parts: tires, stainless steel brake lines, brake pads, fork seals, speedometer cable, fuel line, air filter, battery, spark plug, and more. With that said, this RS needs some work – the tach cable has slipped out, the right side engine cover is missing a piece (hidden by the fairings), and there’s some scuffs in the bodywork and windscreen. The odometer isn’t original and the bike needs to be tuned, but it’s a very rare find in the US. Note that it has a bill of sale and Vermont registration but no title.

Find this Extrema for sale in Tewksbury, Massachusetts for $5,100 here on Craigslist.

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