This savage gladiator comes to show how refined two-stroke technology can be.
Thanks to its 249cc two-stroke V-twin engine, the mighty Aprilia RS250 delivers serious power for a bike of its size. What you see here is a 1995 model with aftermarket hoses, tinted windshield and Pirelli Rosso Corsa II rubber. This creature’s five-digit odometer tells us that it had only driven about 4,500 kilometers (2,800 miles) of asphalt in its lifetime.
The liquid-cooled powertrain housed in its aluminum frame features two Mikuni inhalers and a massive 13.2: 1 compression ratio. At around 11,900 rpm, this relentless brute will deliver up to 72 hp from a six-speed gearbox, which is connected to the 17-inch rear hoop by means of a transmission chain.
On the flip side, a maximum output torque of 29 lb-ft (40 Nm) is what you’ll encounter further down the rev range. When the engine’s punch hits the ground, it allows the RS250 to reach speeds of up to 123 mph (198 km / h). The front wheel comes with 298 mm (11.7 inch) brake rotors and four-piston Brembo calipers, while the rear unit features a single 220 mm (8.7 inch) rotor and a caliper. two pistons.
Tipping the scale at 311 pounds (141 kg) without fluids, the Italian phenomenon is supported by 40 mm (1.6 inch) inverted forks and an adjustable monoshock. Finally, the machine’s fuel chamber can hold 4.4 gallons (16.5 liters) of gasoline when full, and its wheelbase is measured at 1370 mm (53.9 inches).
Aprilia’s mechanical stallion we just reviewed is looking for a new place to live on Bring A Trailer, where you can save your bids wholeheartedly within the next four days. The online auction will be open until Monday evening (January 10) and you would need around $ 7,500 of freedom to exceed the current bid, which is placed at $ 7,200.