1995/2002 Aprilia Moto 6.5

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A case of de­sign gone mad

What we said then “You’ve got to love its weird looks to con­tem­plate own­ing it.” What hap­pened then Aprilia gave French de­signer Philippe Starck free hand in styling a mo­tor­cy­cle – the re­sult was the Moto 6.5. Shaped like a con­tem­po­rary teapot, and pow­ered by a lack­lus­tre Ro­tax sin­gle, it was Starck’s first and only mo­tor­cy­cle – enough said. What’s hap­pen­ing now Hav­ing plum­meted in value, Moto 6.5s are now be­ing snapped up by art col­lec­tors and those who feel there is more value in Starck’s name than the bike’s ac­tual per­for­mance and as a re­sult prices are shock­ingly high.

SPECS

O Price From £5000 O En­gine 649cc 5v sin­gle O Power 43bhp @ 7000rpm O Torque 39ftlb @ 5000rpm O Weight 150kg

Weird but some say won­der­ful and sell­ing from £5k

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