Aprilia RS125 Overview
If you’re of, ahem, ‘a certain age’, then the words ‘Aprilia RS125’ will mean a mad screaming two-stroke mini-GP machine, with a strangled 12bhp power output, that’s easily de-restricted to put out nearer 30bhp (once you pass your test of course!).
But in the modern world, the RS125 is, sadly, a more sedate four-stroke learner machine, with a modest 15bhp power output and no easy ‘de-restriction’. Call this progress?
Ignoring the legal aspects, the little RS is a very nice way to spend your A1 licence years. The motor does its best under the circumstances, with decent torque and progressive drive, while a Magneti Marelli fuel injection setup means smooth throttle response and super low consumption (75mpg+ is easy to see).
The chassis can be as sporty as it likes of course, so it’s good to see that Aprilia has kept the good stuff here – a proper aluminium beam frame, asymmetrical swingarm, 41mm USD forks and a sweet monoshock. Brakes are Brembo, with a 300mm disc and radial mount four-piston caliper up front, and a single-piston caliper out back – and you get a proper Bosch 9.1 ABS system too. Nice.
Tyre sizes are suitably sporty too – 100/80 17 front and 130/70 17 rear, so you can get quality sporty rubber on the rims.
Need more? Then check out the gorgeous MotoGP replica with its amazing race-rep paint job. It’s not cheap – but it’s definitely the coolest 15bhp machine out there…
Watch the Aprilia RS125 in action…
Aprilia RS125 Spec
- Seat height820mm
- EngineFour stroke liquid cooled single cylinder with electronic injection and 4 valves. Euro 4
- Top speed80mph
- Average fuel consumption-
- Insurance group-
Aprilia RS125 Insurance
Being a race bike not best suited for pillion
Holds the road perfectly very confident front end.
Exactly what you expect
Quite thirsty but always makes you smile
"Race" position for everyday use isn't ideal.
Few things but for a 20 year old bike is to be expected.
Stops on a dime.
Lightweight, powerful, small displacement bike.
I mean... It's a 125.
Cheap and efficient.
Handle bar obvious position for racing may hurt some peoples' wrists.
Aprilia are good parts and built well although the electrics are tricky.
Nice big brake, works great.
It's a easy bike to go.
Aprilia and 2 stroke got to treat her well and keep her well oiled
To run her is quite high also go to consider 2 stroke etc.