Three 2-Stroke Aprilia RSW 500 GP Bikes For Sale

11/26/2008 @ 5:26 pm, by Jensen Beeler1 COMMENT

It seems almost fitting that this is the last week of testing for MotoGP before the winter ban sets in, and also that we discover that three Aprilia RSW 500’s (500cc 2-stroke GP bikes) are up for sale. These bikes were ridden by Tetsuya Harada in 1999, and in 2000 with Harada again, along with Jeremy McWilliams. More and pictures after the jump.


The Aprilia RSW 500 was equipped with a 498cc 2-stroke, two cylinder engine. It was liquid cooled and featured an electronically controlled Rave exhaust valve. Fuel mixing was handled by two Dell’Orto VHSD 42 carburetors, giving the bike 140hp of peak power at 11,750 rpm.

For the buyers of these bikes, other goodies include: 42mm Öhlins forks with double hydraulic control (hi/lo settings), and a rear Öhlins shock mounting to the carbon fiber swingarm (wipe the drool off you chin here).

The two Harada bikes and the one McWilliams bike will also include an Aprilia serial number confirming their authenticity, and come with an declaration written by Aprilia about their origin including race and result details.

Obviously these bikes are are not street legal, but they are fully functional, meaning you’ll be all the rave at your next track day. Point your browser to to to make your bid.


Technical Specifications:

EngineTwo strakes, 90° V2 cilinders, twin counter-rotating shaft, twin rotating disks, liquid cooling, electronically governed Rave valve on exhaust
Brake for stroke72,8 x 60 mm
Displacement498 cm3
Max power / revsmore than 140 HP at 11.750 rpm (unleaded fuel)
Carburettorsn° 2 Dell’Orto VHSD 42
StarterDigital CDI with battery
GearboxSix gear extractable
ClutchDry multidisk
FrameDouble inclined beam in aluminium
SuspensionsOhlins reversed fork, diameter 42 mm with double hydraulic regulation. Progressive APS system with Ohlins adjustable shock absorber.
Swing ArmMain fork in carbon
Front: twin 290 mm carbon.
Rear: single 190 mm steel disk with four piston calipers
Wheelsmagnesium alloy 17” front and rear
DimensionWeight: 110 kg
Wheelbase: 1.400 mm


Source: Moto22 via twowheelblog

  • BikePilot

    Oh that is nice! Any word whether they are accepting kidneys as payment?