Both Honda and Aprilia offered two-stroke sport bikes under the model name of “RS250”, but the Japanese variant was much more aggressive as it was a production racer available directly from the factory. It was first made available to privateer racers in 1985, going through four different generations until exiting Honda’s lineup in 2009.
As a ’99 model, this is part of the NX5 generation that was introduced in 1993. The NX5 came with a new 75 degree V-Twin motor which was more compact than the outgoing 90 degree engine. Dry weight was only about 225 pounds!
This example was acquired by the seller four years ago, who notes that it spent some time as a race bike in California before going to Canada and being put on display. Before the seller acquired it, it received, “a ground-up, no expense spared restoration. The engine is new, with .75 hours dyno break-in. The bodywork is new. The fuel tank is flawless. The paint work was over $5,000 alone. The bike is not flawless, but pretty close. I have done nothing to the bike since I purchased it. It has been stored in my home office.”
Find this RS250R for sale in Red Lodge, Montana for $16,500 here on Craigslist.