The French designer Philippe Starck designed the Moto 6.5 for Aprilia , which was presented in Bologna in autumn 1994. Production ran out in 1996 due to insufficient demand. The sales name Motó is the Italian name for motorcycle.
The bare motorcycle is powered by a liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine that was used in the Aprilia Pegaso 650 travel enduro. The four-stroke engine has three intake and two exhaust valves and generates a nominal output of 31kW (42hp) from a displacement of 650cm³. A balance shaft reduces engine vibrations. One front and two rear silencers reduce engine noise. The fuel tank is made of plastic and has a capacity of 16 litres.