Harada's 500cc GP Aprilia for sale

Own a piece of GP racing history if you buy this 500cc two-stroke monster

Go on...she'll understand

COMBATTIVA.IT are selling a selection of Aprilia's 500cc GP racebikes at undisclosed prices.

The machines, ridden by Tetsuya Harada and Jezza McWilliams, have come direct from Aprilia's factory race shop and are all ready to go. The machines took part in the 1999 and 2000 GP500 series and come with full documentation.

Wonder if they'll take my 1988 GSX-R1100 in part exchange?

Expect it to reach a figure in excess of £150,000.


Two stroke, 90° V2 cylinders, twin counter-rotating shaft, twin rotating discs, liquid cooling, electronically governed Rave valve on exhaust

Brake for stroke 72,8 x 60 mm

Displacement 498 cm3

Max power / revs more than 140 HP at 11.750 rpm (unleaded fuel)

Carburettors n° 2 Dell'Orto VHSD 42

Starter Digital CDI with battery

Gearbox Six gear extractable

Clutch Dry multidisk

Frame Double inclined beam in aluminium

Suspensions Ohlins reversed fork, diameter 42 mm with double hydraulic regulation. Progressive APS system with Ohlins adjustable shock absorber.

Swing Arm Main fork in carbon

Brakes Brembo

Front: twin 290mm carbon.

Rear: single 190 mm steel disk with four piston calipers

Wheels magnesium alloy 17" front and rear

Dimension Weight: 110 kg

Wheelbase: 1.400 mm