The Aprilia RS250 Cup is by far, the most race-oriented of the street-legal 250s sold in the US. Built from 1995-2002, it 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 our shores. MCN called it “simply one of the very best, least-compromised sports motorcycles money can buy.” Here’s one with race history that’s since received a drivetrain refresh (2 miles since), as well as new bodywork…but it’s also got a street kit and a Montana license plate.
The seller of this example (VIN: Z04LDA5002S0026) is the original owner. He bought it new in 2002 from GP Motorcycles in San Diego, California as a Challenge Cup model. “I campaigned the bike with WSMC, WERA and AFM for 4 years and won several class championships. In approximately 2010, Ed Sorbo rebuilt the motor using all new Aprilia OEM components including crankshaft, cylinders, pistons and heads. A new transmission was also installed. The motor now has about 2 miles total on it. The bike has a total of 5,728 kms (3,559 miles) since new. In 2012, as a winter project, I sourced all new Aprilia OEM fuel tank, body parts and street conversion parts from Italy and converted it to a street legal motorcycle. Many new parts were installed, including Tyga rear sets, JL exhaust pipes, carbon fiber front and rear fenders, Zero Gravity smoked windshield and more. The only flaws on the bike are some slight scratches in the frame and swingarm from its life as a race bike. I left a few areas with safety wiring to show its racing heritage.”
Find this RS250 for sale in Red Lodge, Montana with bidding up to $8,200 and the reserve not yet met here on Iconic Motorbike Auctions.
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