This glorious 1995 Aprilia RS 250 race replica is making us yearn hard

This Aprilia RS 250 Loris Reggiani Racing replica is a featherweight 136kg, 72.5hp two-stroke mint of a motorcycle that has us checking our bank accounts

Aprilia RS 250 Loris Reggiani Racing replica [credit: Bring A Trailer]

We love a good classic motorcycle auction but even by the high standards of some specialist houses, we particularly love this; a mint 1995 Aprilia RS250 Loris Reggiani Racing replica.

Anyone who followed grand prix racing in the mid-90s will be familiar with the name Loris Reggiani, who spent the majority of his career both with Aprilia and in the quarter-litre class, where he was an esteemed front runner.

Up against some of the great, good and ‘going places’ of young riders - such as Luca Cadalora, Frankie Chili, Loris Capirossi and Alberto Puig - Reggiani was Aprilia’s talisman in a sea of Honda and Yamaha 250cc entries.

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Spending all but two seasons with Aprilia between 1985 and 1995 (with the latter two years spent in the 500GP class) Reggiani won 250GP four races, peaking with a run to the runners-up spot in 1992.

To mark his achievements, Aprilia dedicated an entire model line to him with the Aprilia RS 250 Loris Reggiani Racing replica - based on the RS250V racing version - a special edition of which only 500 were produced.

Limited edition or not, this particular RS 250 - listed on Bring A Trailer - is a sight to behold being all curves and bulbousness that we think has stood the test of time well and in many ways draws our eyes more keenly than the sharper iterations of today. 

Complete with Aprilia-emblazoned red, silver and ‘blurple’ livery we’re now getting re-accustomed to with the launch of the RS 660, this RS 250 houses a 249cc two-stroke V-twin motor you can almost smell from here.

It isn’t quite ‘as sold’ but that’s not necessarily a bad thing here because it comes with an Arrow-supplied MotoGP exhaust system, Penske rear monoshock, BrakeTech rotors and even a GPS speedometer for the tech geeks among you.

With its blend of aluminium and magnesium to carve out the frame, the RS 250 is very trick for its size and age, while the fact it eschews all of the modern-day gubbins that make motorcycles somewhat heavier than back in the day, this weighs in at just 136kg.  You could almost lift it up and walk away with it.

Couple that to 72.5hp and the RS 250 is light on its ‘feet’ when you pin the throttle, while we don’t need to hear it to know it’s going to sound joyous too.

You may need to be local to the United States - and willing to travel to Oregon for the privilege - but if you’re able to put in a bid, it’s a relative steal at a bid of $15,000 right now.

Go on, treat yo’self!