Over on the auction site we’ve got something that was never sold in the US – an Aprilia RS4. We’re used to seeing the RSV4 here, but the RS4 is a little 125cc that was introduced in 2011 as the successor to the RS125 two-stroke.
That’s right, this little RS4 features a 125cc 4-stroke single, so it offered a much different riding experience. In other words, it made about half the peak power (though with a much bigger spread, obviously) and it weighed 15 pounds more (295 vs 280). The trade-off was reliability and ergos that were slightly friendlier for bigger riders. MCN said, “despite making only 15bhp it’s great fun to ride – the fact the new four-stroke engine thrives on revs keeps the old RS spirit alive. It handles well, stops well, and most importantly looks the part. What more could a 17-year-old want?”
This example is VIN: ZD4TW0007BS001413 and it has 12,009 miles. It comes to us at Iconic from a new partner in Japan who’s sourcing some interesting oddballs (like a 1996 Honda Z50 Gold Limited Edition we just sold), so I’m excited to see what else they’ll be offering up with us.
Find this RS4 for sale in Santa Monica, California with bidding up to $2,100 and the reserve not yet met here on Iconic Motorbike Auctions.
Disclosure: Bike-urious is a partner in Iconic Motorbike Auctions.
And if you’d rather have yourself one of the two-stroke RS125s, well…I picked one of those up (with 1 km) on Christmas Day and I’ve listed it with No Reserve so we’ll see where it ends up! Vy and I are dogsitting this week so I brought the big mean pug with me to pick up the bike: