1989 Aprilia 166cc AF1 Sintesi Frame no. 02103930 Engine no. 270680
Lot 261
1989 Aprilia 166cc AF1 Sintesi
Frame no. 02103930 Engine no. 270680
Sold for £1,955 (US$ 3,299) inc. premium
Lot Details
1989 Aprilia 166cc AF1 Sintesi
Frame no. 02103930
Engine no. 270680
Aprilia's relatively recent rise to prominence as a motorcycle manufacturer has been aided in no small measure by successes gained on the racetrack, particularly in Grands Prix where Max Biaggi's three consecutive 250cc-class World Championships between 1994-1996 confirmed the Italian firm's ability to compete at the highest level. Until relatively recently Aprilia's under-250cc roadster range consisted almost entirely of sporting two-strokes. Always at the top of their respective classes, its 50cc and 125cc models were very popular with novice riders with an eye for style and a desire for better than average performance. The 125cc AF1 series debuted in 1986 and in later Sintesi form boasted a single-sided swingarm and a class-leading power output of 31.8bhp from its water-cooled Rotax engine. This example is painted in works team colours and carries the number '4' as used by the Belgian rider Didier de Radigues during his time as a 250-class Aprilia rider in 1989. It is fitted with a Polini 166cc big-bore kit including a larger carburettor, carbon reeds and exhaust power valve with Polini pipe, which is capable – we are advised - of propelling the machine at over 120mph. The original 125cc parts are included in the sale. Offered with Belgian registration papers and Aprilia certificate of conformity, this beautiful future classic is presented in very good original condition.

Footnotes

  • Nova
    If purchased by a UK resident, this machine will be subject to a NOVA Declaration, undertaken by Bonhams to facilitate its registration here in the UK via the DVLA.
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