Aprilia doubles down on its campaign to draw new and young riders into the sportbike sector with an extensive redesign of its proven entry-level ride, the RS 125. Previously powered by a carbureted two-stroke plant, the new Euro 4 emissions standards forced a shift to four-stroke power with electronic fuel injection to control the mixture. The race-tastic form associated with the family is carried into this new generation, ensuring that this ride continues to appeal to riders looking to break into the sportbike sector on an unintimidating platform. Aprilia released the rehashed RS 125 at the 2016 INTERMOT show, and now I make good on my promise to take a deeper look at it.
As with the previous models, this newest iteration looks like it just came out of the pits with its aggressive, nose-down stance, racy livery and supersport panache. OK, so it may be going it a bit high to assign the word “super” to anything with such a diminutive mill, but even Ray Charles could see the RSV4 DNA in the little RS 125.
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