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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-14-2007, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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Small bore track weapon?

I'd like to get involved in some track days and I've been tossing around the idea of buying a small race replica, ideally something like a Cagiva Mito 125 or an Aprilia RS125. I like that these are light, slow, and don't eat tires, but I do wonder about getting one in the US since 2 strokes aren't street legal. How would I go about doing this? Would I have to settle for a used bike on ebay? Or would I be able to import one from Canada?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-14-2007, 05:13 PM
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Search Aprila cup bikes. The RS250 is a perfect trackday 2T
I chose mine as a 2T for dummies bike before commiting to a "real" GP bike.

I will probably get a TZ or the like but I will not sell the Aprilia. It is that much fun!
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Later model RS125 Honda's are very good. The TZ125's are harder to find, and they are slower.

125 GP bikes don't end up requiring so much attention like 250 GP bikes. The 125's I raced, we did very little to. 250's are just a totally different story.

125's are a complete gas. I'd like to have one.

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If you need to go cheaper you night find a decent FZR400 400cc bike out there. Of course I had to go greymarket and get a Honda VFR400 which wil probably cost me more in the long run than the Aprilla RS250.

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Later model RS125 Honda's are very good. The TZ125's are harder to find, and they are slower.

125 GP bikes don't end up requiring so much attention like 250 GP bikes. The 125's I raced, we did very little to. 250's are just a totally different story.

125's are a complete gas. I'd like to have one.
The recent negative for RS125's as trackday bikes is.... the evil empire doubled prices on pistons.

A Honda 250 rider told me he gets 4 trackdays per set of pistons with his bike in a slightly detuned state. $$$

Fizzer 400s are still out there for reasonable money.

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Mine is up for sale this season's end. 2003 TZ250 with a shitload of spares. It's the last of the TZ's as Yamaha is no longer developing these bikes. I'll be asking 15k firm.
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Man I wish, those are beautiful. Unfortunately I'm way too poor, it must be an awesome ride.
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