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.
The Italian company created the “Aprilia Cup Challenge” as a spec series for these bikes – no modifications are allowed and they had 15 digit VINs specifically to prevent them from being titled in the US so that Aprilia could minimize their liability in the US. The ’98 models were blessed with a revision that included new paint, new forks, wider wheels, and a new instrument panel, among other things.
This example (VIN: ZD4LDA5004S0047) has approximately 1,100 miles and is offered on a clean Texas title. The seller says that it is “in beautiful shape and needs nothing.” It’s got several upgrades – Arrow exhaust, Woodcraft rearsets/clipons, Brembo master cylinder and calipers, Ohlins shock and steering damper, and Gold Valve fork springs and internals. The seller has a great listing and covers plenty of the history – it was imported by Mototek Imports in Round Rock, Texas and rebuilt in 2017 by AF1 in Austin, Texas. “Since the rebuild, the bike has seen one 6-lap race and the equivalent of about 3 track days. It needs nothing but a new home. I will gladly help the new owner understand the nuances of this bike and 2-strokebikes in general. Like I say, this is not an R6; it takes more to keep this bike happy. But it’s really not that much of a PIA to own and enjoy a 2-stroke.”
Find this Aprilia for sale in Indianapolis, Indiana with a BIN of $10,499 here on eBay.