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Aprilia RS 125

Year of specifications 1995 - 2012
Engine 125 cc, 1 cylinder
Transmission 6-speed, chain
Top speed 100 mph
0-60 MPH 6.5 (est)
Horsepower 33 hp @ 11,000 rpm (derestricted)
Weight 121 kg
Seat height 805 mm

Review by: Anon
The Aprilia RS125 is one of the best 125cc sports bikes produced. Its features all the components associated with larger capacity sportbikes. It has a stiff, lightweight aluminium twin beam frame and swingarm, rear monoshock and upside down forks. The RS125's engine is of typical two stroke design but is has advanced features such as water cooling and an electronic exhaust port control valve improving rideability.

The RS125 has a low and sporty riding position. High footpegs give clearance for fast cornering and the full fairing hides the small but potent power plant. Cornering is where the RS125 really shows it's abilities.

Review by:
Probably the best road going 125cc bike, the Aprilia RS125 is the learner legal (in 14.6 hp form) equivalent to the Ducati 999 or MV Agusta F4.

High footpegs and a hunched, forward leaning riding position forces alot of weight onto the wrists making long distances an uncomfortable, if rewarding activity.

From cold it is best to let the engine idle for 5 - 10 minutes (bringing the temperature up to 60 degrees C) before letting rip.

The RS125's high first gear means slipping the clutch is a necessity up to 15 -20 mph. Power is at its best in the 8,000 - 11,000 range meaning regular shifts are necessary for peak performance.

Handling is immaculate, light and direct with competent suspension and sharp brakes.
Look for well cared for examples and use top shelf fully synthetic oil and premium fuel.

Similar and related bikes:
- Cagiva Mito 125
- Honda CBR125R

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