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MCN overall verdict rating is 3

Whatever star quality the Philippe Starck-designed Aprilia Moto 6.5 may possess as a motorcycling design icon (and it has lots), it’s sadly more than matched by its overwhelming ‘averageness’ in terms of performance. The Aprilia Moto 6.5 is OK, in a F650/Pegaso sort of way, but you’ve got to love to weird looks to contemplate it. 


MCN rating rating is 3
Owners' rating rating is 0

The Aprilia Moto 6.5's straightforward Rotax five-valver is identical to that powering the last generation Aprilia Pegaso so it’s fairly brisk, flexible and fault-free. Like most big single powered motorcycles, though, the Aprilia Moto 6.5 quickly runs out of puff if pushed hard on fast A-roads or motorways and it’s transmission is a tad clunky at low speeds.

Ride and Handling

MCN rating rating is 3
Owners' rating rating is 0

The Aprilia Moto 6.5 was designed as a chic town motorcycle and that’s where it works best: nimble steering, narrow seat and plush, pot-hole-proof suspension makes it ideal at traffic carving. Thin saddle means, however, that it’s ill suited to long rides.


MCN rating rating is 2
Owners' rating rating is 0

Remember Starck’s minimalist ‘Rocket’ orange juicer? Well the Aprilia Moto 6.5 follows the same basic is beautiful mantra, too. So, there are no frills clocks, no extra comforts and bare-bones essentials. Less, apparently, is more… Compare and buy parts for the Aprilia Moto 6.5 in the MCN Shop.

Aprilia Moto 6.5 (1995-2002)

Detail Value
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Engine size 649 cc
Power 42 bhp
Top speed 115 mph
Insurance group 9 of 17
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Quality and Reliability

MCN rating rating is 2
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Not as good as hoped. Materials are a little thin, finishes a bit, er minimal, and not only is the Aprilia Moto 6.5 more susceptible to corrosion than most, bits occasionally fall off or break, too.


MCN rating rating is 3
Owners' rating rating is 0

As a future classic, the Aprilia Moto 6.5 is currently fairly good value with decent-ish examples to be had for not much over £1000. As a useful road motorcycle, however, you’d be far better off with a more conventional road trailie… Find an Aprilia Moto 6.5 for sale.


Insurance group: 9 of 17

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Model History

1995: Aprilia Moto 6.5 launched.
1997: Aprilia Moto 6.5 deleted.
1999: Aprilia Moto 6.5 reintroduced.
2002: Aprilia Moto 6.5 deleted.

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Top speed 115 mph
1/4-mile acceleration 14 secs
Max power 42 bhp
Max torque 38 ft-lb
Weight 150 kg
Seat height 780 mm
Fuel capacity 16 litres
Average fuel consumption 38 mpg
Tank range 120 miles
Annual road tax
Insurance group 9 of 17
Engine size 649 cc
Engine specification 5v single, 5 gears
Frame Steel tubular type
Front suspension adjustment None
Rear suspension adjustment Preload
Front brakes 298mm disc
Rear brake Single 220mm disc
Front tyre size 100/90 x 18 in
Rear tyre size 130/90 x 17 in

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