Aprilia has the sexiest 125cc bikes in the world

By sep, 05 May 2021

If you're a huge fan of Aprilia's sports and naked offerings like the RSV4, RS 660, Tuono V4, and Tuono 660, then you'll definitely find the latest 2021 Aprilia RS 125 and Tuono 125 to be equally as sexy. Thanks to the same design DNA, this 125cc duo built exclusively in Italy offers a fun yet exciting riding experience, especially for younger riders.

'Profoundly revamped' for 2021, both the RS 125 and Tuono 125 were born from Aprilia's extensive involvement in motorsports especially in the 125cc category where they've given birth to 10 world champions, collected 10 manufacturer's titles, and a total of 151 race victories. The latest-gen models are enhanced in terms of performance, safety, as well as equipment offered as standard.

2021 aprilia rs 125
2021 aprilia tuono 125

Starting with the looks, both models are now equipped with Aprilia's signature triple front LED light assembly with integrated turn signals. Overall dimensions for both the RS 125 and Tuono 125 are now more compact to assist in better agility and control (as well as that slim look) for younger riders to sharpen their riding skills.

They also come with a new fully digital instrument cluster that can accommodate the Aprilia MIA multimedia platform for smartphone connectivity, twin-channel ABS with Bosch's tip-over system, wider Michelin tyres (140mm), high-quality paint job, and an advanced aluminium frame with crossed reinforcement ribs.

That chassis is further enhanced with a USD front fork, rear monoshock, asymmetric swingarm, huge 300mm front disc brake with radial calliper, and of course, we can't forget its new 125cc single-cylinder four-valve engine with revamped thermodynamics, head, combustion chamber, intake and exhaust ducts, plus iridium spark plug.

A new Marelli MIUG4 ECU management system controls its robust torque curve for maximum power at lower revs and better fuel consumption. It may only produce 15hp max, but that's probably the most fun you can have on anything this small.

Other highlights include:

  • 14.5-litre fuel tank (biggest in its class)
  • Underseat storage compartment (big enough to fit an 8-inch tablet)
  • Optional USB charging port
  • Optional electronic quick shift gearbox + more

The Aprilia RS 125 comes in Aprilia Black or GP Replica, while the Tuono 125 is available in Aprilia Black, Lightning White, and Arrow Grey. Price-wise in the UK market starts at around £4500, which is roughly around RM25,800 after direct conversion.

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