For Sale: MotoGP Bike

Well, strictly speaking, not a MotoGP bike, but former GP racing motorcycles don't come onto the market very often, and when they do, fans dedicated and wealthy enough to be able to secure these machines need to move quickly.

So collectors and fans will be delighted to learn that some very rare exotica is now up for sale. Aprilia is selling off some of its 500cc V twin RSW 500 V2 GP bikes, the bikes contested Tetsuya Harada and Jeremy McWilliams in the 1999 and 2000 500cc World Championships. The exact numbers on offer are not exactly clear, but at least 3 bikes will be on sale:

  • The bike which Harada used in the 1999 season;
  • The bike which Harada used in the 2000 season
  • The bike which McWilliams used in the 2000 season.

As you might expect for such rare and valuable machinery, the website discretely neglects to mention the prices the bikes are expected to raise, and as part of the purchase, buyers will have to sign a contract forbidding them discussing the technical details of the motorcycles with third parties, as the dimensions and details will still belong to Aprilia, under intellectual property law.

 

However, these are all mere details. The chance to own a racing motorcycle which took four podiums between 1999 and 2000 is not one that serious, and seriously rich, MotoGP fans are likely to pass up. Interested parties should contact Aprilia via their website. Below is a taster of what you will get for your money:

Aprilia RSW500 V2

Aprilia RSW500 V2

Aprilia RSW500 V2

Aprilia RSW500 V2

 

Comments

that website and those bikes

that website and those bikes have been for sale for over a year. Or at least I remember seeing it over a year ago. I wonder if they are already sold? I remember someone at the time quoting a price of 60,000-80,000. But with no additional parts it's an expensive paper weight.

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Interesting ...

It was the first I'd heard of it. Funny they can't sell them, as if I had the money, I'd have one in a heartbeat. You would definitely be phoning Aprilia to ask about spares a lot though...

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"buyers will have to sign a

"buyers will have to sign a contract forbidding them discussing the technical details of the motorcycles with third parties"

That made me laugh! Coz you can just imagine any company wanting to knwo what Aprilia was doing with two strokes back in '99. They can copy the technology, race in ??? series and win ???.

After all it was such a winning bike at the time...!

Tom

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