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 Combattiva.it to make your bid.
Engine Two strakes, 90° V2 cilinders, twin counter-rotating shaft, twin rotating disks, 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 290 mm 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