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  1. #1
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    Ring Ding Ding!!!!! - Aprilia RS250

    Ok, I can't wait any longer...I gotta share this!

    Back in 1999 my uncle and a family friend bought brand new Series 2 Aprilia RS250 Cup Challenge bikes. My uncle went on to get Rookie of the Year and the #1 novice plate in the AFM the following year with his. My other friend crashed on the track right in front of me at Buttonwillow Raceway and then rebuilt his for the street.

    Fast forward almost 20 years and the friend that crashed in front of me wants to get rid of all his Aprilia stuff. I made a deal and I'm picking everything up this Wednesday.

    I've ridden this bike on the track back in '99 and I also took a spin on it in the mountains behind my house last summer. I grew up in the world of 2-stroke GP racing and this bike just scratches an itch that I've had for a long time. The Arrow pipes, banana swingarm...I love it all! Oh and the street legal one is a biposto

    My buddy amassed 3 bikes in the past couple of decades. Parts are hard to come by so his stash has grown over the years. One bike is running perfect and has a license plate...ready to rock! The second bike is track only and will need to be gone through before it will run nice (carb cleaning, new tires, etc...). The third bike is in pieces on his shelf. The basket case bike has a 17 digit VIN so that one could potentially be made street legal too.

    Here are the only crappy pics I have right now. Better ones to follow when I pick everything up on Wednesday.

    Some more info on these bikes if you're not familiar. The engine is based on the RGV250 from Suzuki massaged by Aprilia:
    http://newatlas.com/go/2542/





    Last edited by AV80R; 04-03-2017 at 08:48 PM.
    Arash (pronounced "our-ash")

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  2. #2
    aka The Streak
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    Re: Ring Ding Ding!!!!! - Aprilla RS250

    That'll be fun.
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  3. #3
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Ring Ding Ding!!!!! - Aprilla RS250

    Nice, the sound and smell of two strokes, and those little things cranking out over 50 hp from a quarter liter

  4. #4
    President of the ZRXOA
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    Re: Ring Ding Ding!!!!! - Aprilla RS250

    The street bike engine makes about 65 HP the track bike engine a little over 70 HP!
    Arash (pronounced "our-ash")

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  5. #5
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Ring Ding Ding!!!!! - Aprilla RS250

    And they weight what, 300 lbs ?

  6. #6
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    Re: Ring Ding Ding!!!!! - Aprilla RS250

    Badass!
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  7. #7
    President of the ZRXOA
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    Re: Ring Ding Ding!!!!! - Aprilla RS250

    Quote Originally Posted by OLI View Post
    And they weight what, 300 lbs ?
    Yeah, something like that. The street legal one more obviously cause of all the lights and crap.
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  8. #8
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Ring Ding Ding!!!!! - Aprilla RS250

    awesome.

  9. #9
    Hooligan
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    Re: Ring Ding Ding!!!!! - Aprilla RS250

    I'm sure you know about http://www.fastfromthepast.com/hybri...0-yamaha-rz350 I had a rz 350 that was breathed on a little bit, it dynoed at 70 hp. I always thought the only thing more fun would be a RS chassis with a banshee 535 big bore. I'm kinda jealous those are super cool bikes. There is nothing better sounding than a 2stroke at full chat!
    Last edited by shasean; 04-03-2017 at 11:51 PM.

  10. #10
    President of the ZRXOA
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    Re: Ring Ding Ding!!!!! - Aprilla RS250

    Quote Originally Posted by shasean View Post
    I'm sure you know about http://www.fastfromthepast.com/hybri...0-yamaha-rz350 I had a rz 350 that was breathed on a little bit, it dynoed at 70 hp. I always thought the only more thing more fun would be a RS chassis with a banshee 535 big bore. I'm kinda jealous those are super cool bikes. There is nothing better sounding than a 2stroke at full chat!
    Yes, I was contemplating this route for the 3rd bike that's in pieces right now. Would be a heck of a Frankenbike!

    Must...resist!!!!!! LOL!!!
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  11. #11
    Just call me Gordon
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    Re: Ring Ding Ding!!!!! - Aprilla RS250

    Man I am jealous! Congrats !

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  12. #12
    Hooligan
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    Re: Ring Ding Ding!!!!! - Aprilla RS250

    Wow, congratulations how cool is that.

  13. #13
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Ring Ding Ding!!!!! - Aprilla RS250

    Damnit Man!!! As if I wasn't already jealous enough,,,,,,,I only got one L in my Aprilia

  14. #14
    President of the ZRXOA
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    Ring Ding Ding!!!!! - Aprilla RS250

    Quote Originally Posted by gs1000ec View Post
    Damnit Man!!! As if I wasn't already jealous enough,,,,,,,I only got one L in my Aprilia
    Typo!

    Can a mod please fix the title for me?
    Last edited by AV80R; 04-03-2017 at 06:55 PM.
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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Ring Ding Ding!!!!! - Aprilla RS250

    Congrats
    There is usually one at the Gap triples meet.
    They are light on bottom end but are crazy fast on the pipe.
    Super great handling based on reports from guys in the now.
    I think the race bikes are a bit hard on rings, but with that kind of HP/CC, you've got to expect some maintenance!

  16. #16
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    Re: Ring Ding Ding!!!!! - Aprilia RS250

    Geez, go away for a few days and the kid is out buying more bikes and getting wood for a Beemer unit. "Honey, I'm sorry I had to sell the house, but you should see what I bought!"
    You'll never know how fast you can go, until you go too fast.

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  17. #17
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Ring Ding Ding!!!!! - Aprilia RS250

    This 2 stroke junkie says CONGRATS!!! Smoke on.....,
    Evans
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  18. #18
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    Re: Ring Ding Ding!!!!! - Aprilia RS250


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  19. #19
    President of the ZRXOA
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    Re: Ring Ding Ding!!!!! - Aprilia RS250

    Quote Originally Posted by KWICK View Post
    Sick!
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    Father Joe
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    Re: Ring Ding Ding!!!!! - Aprilia RS250

    Quote Originally Posted by KWICK View Post
    Yuuuuuuuuuuuuuum.

    Is it just me or does it look like a couple of the candles aren't burning???
    I'm not completely useless. I can always be used as a bad example.

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  21. #21
    President of the ZRXOA
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    Re: Ring Ding Ding!!!!! - Aprilia RS250

    Quote Originally Posted by McGovZRX View Post
    Yuuuuuuuuuuuuuum.

    Is it just me or does it look like a couple of the candles aren't burning???
    Never heard it put like that. It made me chuckle.
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  22. #22
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Ring Ding Ding!!!!! - Aprilia RS250

    I was fortunate enough to do a track day on one a few years ago loads of fun
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  23. #23
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Ring Ding Ding!!!!! - Aprilia RS250

    I saw a video of that 2stroke V8 running on an engine stand last year looks cool in a car coming together
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  24. #24
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Ring Ding Ding!!!!! - Aprilia RS250

    Quote Originally Posted by Evans Ward View Post
    This 2 stroke junkie says CONGRATS!!! Smoke on.....,
    Are you bringing your RZ this year?

    Does that car actually go fast?
    Nothing like hearing an H2 on gasoline run very low 8's especially if there is another one in the other lane

  25. #25
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    Re: Ring Ding Ding!!!!! - V 4 2 stroke @ 200 HP . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by budzrex View Post

    I saw a video of that 2 stroke V 8 running on an engine stand last year looks cool in a car coming together.

  26. #26
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Ring Ding Ding!!!!! - Aprilia RS250

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim C View Post
    Are you bringing your RZ this year?

    Does that car actually go fast?
    Nothing like hearing an H2 on gasoline run very low 8's especially if there is another one in the other lane
    I don't think it would be very fast. It is based is a Evinrude V-8 outboard motor. Unique yes.

  27. #27
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Ring Ding Ding!!!!! - Aprilia RS250

    CONGRATS on your new additions... those are just way cool.

    I'm excited about another bike build thread to watch... let the fun begin

    Wayne

  28. #28
    President of the ZRXOA
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    Ring Ding Ding!!!!! - Aprilia RS250

    Thank you Wayne! I'm excited too. Will be hard to sleep tonight. LOL
    Arash (pronounced "our-ash")

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  29. #29
    President of the ZRXOA
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    Ring Ding Ding!!!!! - Aprilia RS250

    If one of these bikes don't end up looking like this, then I f---ed up





    Last edited by AV80R; 04-04-2017 at 06:50 PM.
    Arash (pronounced "our-ash")

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  30. #30
    RIP 4/11/19
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    Oh man those look like fun! Enjoy but be careful of highsides on the track. Those 'prilias don't really want you on their back.

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