Aprilia RS250 — the LAST fire-breathing two-… roadster

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Aprilia RS250 — the fire-breathing two-… roadster

didn’t enter racing the late eighties, winning its GP in 1987, its first 125 title in and its first 250 title in the hands of Max in 1994 and since that the majority of bikes on the 125 and 250 World grids have been by Aprilia. The need for harsher standards for road-going machinery was an opposite effect on the two-…’s on the road however.

It’s the thing you’ll find to a Grand Prix racing on the road, be it two wheels or four. The RS250’s 250cc two-… produces in excess of 60 brake giving it a specific output of 240 bhp per — more than the MotoGP bikes and on a par with F1 And it’s the last one — the two-… racer-roadster is about to extinct.

The next batch of RS250 road bikes be the last. Ever.

Around 40 ago, the two-… engine into its heyday. Two-… were cheap to manufacture, the of reliability and metallurgy had been and they produced exceptional in comparison to four-strokes of equivalent

Yamaha, Suzuki and Kawasaki thousands of 250 two-strokes based their very similar and two-… racing machines, and of the biggest names in motorcycle got their start in the 250 production class.

In Grand Prix the two-… quickly became Producing an unreliable 50bhp in the the development of the two-… racing continued at breakneck speed for decades, with the top racing of today producing more 100bhp. If your liter produced as much power per centimetre of swept volume, right hand would be (maybe), 400 hp.

Throughout the sixties the of expansion chambers slowly but banished the roar of four-… machinery at world championship at first in the smaller classes, and in all classes.

Once Yamaha out that it could put two 250 twins and make a four-cylinder 500, the was on the wall. Jarno Saarinen the first win in the premier-class by a four-cylinder machine in May 1973, and Giacomo rode to the last four-… to victory (prior to the current era), at the Nurburgring in August It was the end of the four-… era, the last by MV Agusta and the last time the most successful motorcycle ever stood on the top of the podium.

Aprilia didn’t enter until the late eighties, its first GP in 1987, its first 125 in 1992 and its first 250 title in the of Max Biaggi in 1994 and since time the majority of bikes on the 125 and 250 Championship grids have produced by Aprilia. The need for emission standards for road-going was having an opposite effect on the success on the road however.

The 250 two-… manufacturer of road in Japan was Suzuki and Aprilia has using the Suzuki v-twin 250 motor as the heart of its RS250 since then. With ceasing production, Aprilia no has a supply of motors and is running out its bike RS250 models and the model will be the last the very last example of a of motorcycle which will a special place in the heart of enthusiasts forever.

In 2003, 250 race bikes won 14 of the 16 world races, with five Aprilia riders standing the podium. Significantly, the speed often showed the fastest ten were all Aprilia mounted. Not the roadster bears a very visual relationship to Aprilia racing bikes which won the 250 title last year in the of Manual Poggiali.

And riding it was a HOOT!

At low engine it has less power than a 125 and even when the revs past 5000 rpm, the is still clearing its throat, but the gearbox to keep the revs 8000rpm, and it is one of the most thrilling you’ll have on two wheels.

the two-… 90-degree V twin may have originated from it is Aprilia’s knowledge of the induction and cycles which give the the edge over the same in its last guise as a Suzuki. an edge is too much of an understatement.

For the few years the Aprilia 250 has won every race at the Australian titles and in years has scored every — i.e. it took all 15 scoring places at all rounds of the There are almost as many to the motor than bits recognise as Suzuki, with the unit having the finest ever to grace a 250 two-…

Funnily enough, while the kicks like a mule the revs climb over it is not the motor that is most to catch the RS250 rider out it’s the brakes.

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With a dry of 140 kilograms and two 298 mm diameter floating on the front wheel, with two twin-piston callipres on each four differentiated diameter the front brake has more than you’d have possible. Though it has loads of it warrants immense respect once you’ve become with the RS around the roads, find yourself getting corners with the back OFF THE GROUND.

If you like the idea of a road bike into this is the bike you can do it on. Alongside a this is the easiest bike ever ridden upon to perform very impressive (getting the back wheel off the ground under brakes). the rear wheel’s tenuous to the tarmac under rapid the 220 mm diameter twin-piston rear has been toned down to it very gentle and progressive.

In markets, the RS250, by virtue of its 250cc motor, is classified as a bike. That’s just SO A learner rider throwing a leg the RS250 is a recipe for disaster.

Just the same, the 60 horsepower and its 220 kmh top speed are the most impressive for experienced riders — almost certainly the chassis and set-up, which offers a unmatched by anything road-registerable on two

So precise is the steering that it like you can claim any spot on the just by willing the machine it, regardless of the speed or camber of the

The handling is awesome, and it is a roadbike, and it can be on the roads every day without the filling up with gunk, but the is just not its natural habitat. The is a racer first and a roadster

Though it has pillion pegs, even think about to carry a pillion unless absolutely no alternative — painfully uncomfortable for both, the is unbalanced and walking might be a solution.

The RS250 is ideally to buy to put in the garage and stay there for track days. It is a motorcycle to be for its craftsmanship — next you get near one of these babies, a bit of time to check out the swinging-arm, the that has gone into those expansion chambers the motorcycle so NOTHING scrapes is a motorcycle upon which get your knee on the ground something else touches), and behold the attention to detail, all the way to the race computer with redline and lap timing which inside the fairing.

It is the finest example of a breed of which is about to become It is also the final example the point at which evolution after 50 years of refinement and of the roadgoing two-….

I think go and have a good cry.

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