Phillipe Starck is a well-known French product designer and motorcycle enthusiast. In the mid 90’s, he combined those two facets to design the Aprilia Moto 6.5, an in-town runabout that oozes style – but is it the kind of style you like? They are rare finds as they were never imported to the US, which normally translates to high asking prices. This one needs a few relatively minor parts but that translates to the lowest asking price I’ve ever seen for one in America – $1,500.
This bike features a 649cc engine that produces 42 horsepower. To oversimplify, you could consider it to be a BMW F650/Aprilia Pegaso without any dual-sporting pretensions. Pleasantly, weight was low at just 330 pounds. For more information on the Moto 6.5, check out this article on Visordown where they sum up this Aprilia as:
Pros: Exclusivity. You will never, ever, see another on the road.
Cons: There is a reason you won’t see any on the road, they are crap.
This example was completely stripped down as the frame was powdercoated, but now it’s missing some parts: chain, clutch cable, and the brake handle. The seller does not mention the condition of the motor but even if that needs a little bit of work you’ve still got a serious discount on a bike that most of your friends will have never seen in person before. The orange/silver paint livery is definitely more distinctive than the black one, but you can find this Moto 6.5 for sale here on Craigslist for $1,500.
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