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Be Like Max

Massimiliano Max Biaggi an Aprilia 250.

He’s handy at it too, winning winning World Championships, everything. He’s the best racer of his generation — at he is when he’s riding a 250 Now, for the second year, you can buy a of Max’s bike and dream the set of bends ahead are in fact the at Laguna Seca or the Melbourne at Donnington, and if we take this one on the we’ll have the race in the

The Aprilia RS250 takes the racer on the trip of their

A superficial glance at the spec would suggest that GP racer and the RS250 street are quite closely related. run a two-… V-twin power although the street bike 56mm x 50 mm bore and … and the a square 54mm x 54mm.

In when Aprilia decided to a race replica to capitalize on racing success they to the Japanese for the engine, realizing the involved in building a reliable for the street was beyond the means of the Italian company. Suzuki has the only one of the Big Four who has continued to the world market with numbers of its own pocket racer, the RGV and it was Suzuki that Aprilia for the heart of their new bike. builds their own pipes, around with the ignition for a better mid-range power and raise the overall compression but essentially leave the RGV engine

The bike turns out a little 60 bhp. Not very spectacular, but hauling a bike weighing 140 kg the result is acceleration that the Japanese four-… 400s in its wake. That is if you’ve the correct procedure for quick as it has a two-…’s typical hatred of low

Try riding away with a tug on the throttle and the engine bogs and until 5000 revs on the clock, then spends 3000 rpm clearing its throat. It wakes up at 8000 rpm and screams to 12,000 in the blink of an eye. At rpm you hit a brick wall, so there’s no over-revving it, as there is nothing Plenty of clutch slip and rpm on the clock will see the RS screaming into the distance.

The exhausts have the sharp associated with racing and the only sound that close to it is that recorded by the cameras at the bike GPs.

being a tuned two-…, the RS has few of the of the two-strokes of the past. Starting the is a simple one-kick prod, of whether the bike is warm or The digital LCD display will you when the bike is warm to pull away, as it displays until the water temperature 30 degrees C. While cold, clouds of acrid two-… waft around the bike.

The RS is to wake up and requires a couple of idling before the 30 C appears and it is to drive away. At anything under its operating temperature of 55 it’s one unhappy motorcycle, at lower revs and reluctant to cleanly. Once warmed up, it trickle along under the without fuss and without any of oiled plugs.

While Aprilia has just tweaked the engine, they’ve put their heart into a superb chassis that the race replica claim. A polished alloy twin frame which looks like the frame Biaggi and production racebike owners use it the credibility it needs as a race Both the Boge rear and the Marzocchi front suspension full adjustability for bump/rebound and pre-load of the spring.

The Brembo offer excellent linear and the low weight of the bike make wheel stoppies just a squeeze away for the posers. is light and sharp; the bike’s low makes it easy to throw corners while the suspension an excellent job of keeping the bike on the you choose. The RS’s lightness can be a disadvantage, as it can get a bit skittish in strong and move all over the place in the of large trucks on the highway.

But motorways are not the RS’s natural Although surprisingly large for a it’s a squeeze to get behind the if you are much over 5′ 8. The are low, and within an hour of along the highway the pain your shoulder blades excruciating. It’s the bike’s way of you to find some interesting to blitz and do some real with the road, the bike, and mind.

Masochists determined to to the highway can wind the bike up to a of 125 mph on the dials, but this is not what the is about.

We’ve left the part of the bike until — the styling. It is this than anything else makes it one of the masterpieces of this This bike should be in the New York Museum of Modern The Italians have a reputation for car styling and recently, with the 916 and Aprilia 250, they brought their expertise to the world with stunning

Aprilia RS 250

Whereas the Japanese styling is achieved with eye-catching the Italians achieve the effect the form of the bike. Deliciously in the racing silver color the eye is not distracted from the droopy fairing and the sculpted front This really is a classic of the For those less interested in a classic, they can go full hog the black Chesterfield Biaggi

With a set of Dainese Biaggi and AGV Biaggi helmet, you’ll just like the man.

It has to be that the Aprilia RS250 is to perfect, within the parameters for a GP race replica street Its only rivals are the Honda Yamaha TZR250, and Suzuki which are sold in Japan an artificially restricted power of 45 bhp. Only the Suzuki is available in other markets, and the new model, rumored to put out more 70 bhp, could challenge the machine.

Until that time, the RS250 will continue on both street and track.


Model: 1996

Price: $10,900

Engine: two … V-twin

Bore x 56 x 50.6 mm

Aprilia RS 250

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