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Motorcycle insurance bargains: Aprilia RS250

Motorcycle insurance costs are an important consideration for any bike buyer. That's why MCN is highlighting some of the best cheap-to-insure motorcycles out there. This time it's the Aprilia RS250.         

Insurance group: 12
Used price: £2,000-3,700
Engine: 249cc Two-stroke V-twin, 6 gears
Power: 55bhp
Top speed: 138mph
Weight: 141kg     

The RS250 is iconic - a kick-start only, peaky smoke-trailing 2-stroke with razor sharp handling and blistering brakes. It's the last of the smokers and an endangered species these days, which is why they go for so much money. But at only group 12, it offers pretty much the best ratio of adrenalin to insurance cost anywhere.

If you've been brought up on big capacity 4-strokes then the RS250 will be a shock to the senses. It's revvy all-or-nothing 2t motor makes peak power at 10,500rpm and not much below that, so you have to work your left foot, keep it screaming and thrash it like a teenage joy-rider.  

The RS250 mates involving engine character with brembo brakes, tasty suspension and a chassis built for peg-down. It is, unquestionably, one of the best handling motorcycles ever made.

A lot RS250s are bought by youngsters and hooligans, so buy carefully. There aren't many left these days which is pushing prices up, so if you want one, act fast.

MCN verdict

Handling

5/5

Engine

3/5

Reliability

3/5

Value

5/5

OVERALL

4/5

 

Thinking of buying an Aprilia RS250? Get motorcycle insurance quotes from lots of providers in one place with MCN Compare

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