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1996 Aprilia RS250


1996 Aprilia RS250 Pictures
The 1996 Aprilia RS250 had sportbkike looks backed up with lots of reliable Suzuki power.
The 1996 Aprilia RS250 had sportbkike looks backed up with lots of reliable Suzuki power.

The 1996 Aprilia RS250, like most bikes from this relatively new Italian motorcycle maker, used an engine from another company. In the RS250's case, it was a tweaked version of a two-stroke V-twin from Suzuki.

Aprilia balanced form and function with sleek aerodynamic styling.
Aprilia balanced form and function with sleek aerodynamic styling.
A fuel-tank decal on the RS250 noted Aprilia's 1994 World Championship motorcycle-racing title.
A fuel-tank decal on the RS250 noted Aprilia's 1994 World Championship motorcycle-racing title.
Odd-looking expansion chambers for the two-stroke V-twin culminated in carbon-fiber mufflers.
Odd-looking expansion chambers for the two-stroke V-twin culminated in carbon-fiber mufflers.
Many of the chassis components, like the swingarm, combined art with function.
Many of the chassis components, like the swingarm, combined art with function.

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