Introduced in the early 90s, the Aprilia RS50 became a breakout hit in 1999 thanks to an aluminum frame (making it the first mass-produced 50cc with a die-cast aluminum frame) as well as a styling update reminiscent of Aprilia’s GP race bikes. European youths were all over it as licensing rules were relaxed for <50cc motorcycles and scooters.
The heart of the ’02 RS50 was a 49.7cc Motori-Minarelli AM6 two-stroke engine paired with a six-speed transmission. Unrestricted models are capable of 60 miles per hour, depending on the weight of the rider. For 2002, the RS50 was available in Grigio Dust and Diablo Black.
Manufactured in November of 2001, this is VIN: ZD4PGF0062S000903. It has 6,238 miles and it’s a rare example that’s California-plated. It’s been upgraded with a 75cc big bore kit, Motoforce crankshaft, Vforce reed cage, Metrakit CDI, aluminum high flow radiator, 21mm Dell’Orto carb, Arrow exhaust, TCM rearsets, and more. The tires need to be replaced and there’s several scratches in the bodywork (plus stickers on the frame that I assume are covering up scratches), but this would be a fun in-town runabout.
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