Practical Sportsbikes (UK)

Aprilia RS250

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Owner: Karl Priestley Owned for: three years

So far: rebuild and resto work What’s next: a few final details

his is my ’97 RS250 making a rare appearance out of the shed. Have had the bike three years, so it’s fair to say the project has stalled a bit. Have done the usual cleaning and changing bolts as I’ve gone along. Wheels, front and rear subframes, yokes plus various brackets powdercoat­ed. Brake calipers rebuilt. Exhausts resprayed. Cheap ebay radiator to replace the leaking original.

Main work was full engine rebuild by Sean at the Tuning Works, and help in setting it up by Colin Willoughby Motorcycle­s. Need to replace some rusted spacers for the coils then the fairings can go on. Rear brake pads seem to be dragging, but hopefully that’s it.

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Mk1 RS250S still look stunning now, especially ones shown this much love
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