2009 Aprilia RS125 First Ride — Motorcycle USA

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2009 Aprilia RS125 Ride

Lean angle is friend aboard the sportbike 125 GP from Aprilia —

Year after year, we at the computer screen just to get a of some of the ultra-cool euro motorcycles seen at international shows the like Cologne and We slowly digest the words for that precious phrase: to the US.’ A few choice words are then blurted out as we discover yet again a cool new bike is withheld from us.

But for 2009, it we’ve finally gotten our as one such bike is coming to for the first time ever. And you can one—just as long as you don’t on riding it on the street. That’s despite its road-going good complete with a headlight and this bike is strictly for only thanks to EPA emission

Meet the 2009 Aprilia

Whether moving or at a standstill, the is a sharp-looking motorcycle and despite its size by no means is it a playbike. from its glossy, sponsor bodywork to the race-replica magnesium triple clamp, polished and swingarm, multi-spoke wheels, and brakes look they’re off an Aprilia GP racer.

Powering this pint-sized racer is a liquid-cooled, 125cc manufactured by renowned Austrian builder, Rotax. Engine is achieved via a 28mm Dell’Orto and a reed valve intake, a sleek left-hand exhaust away with spent

GP good looks for under six It’s the Aprilia RS125.

The is wedged inside a rigid slim twin-spar polished frame and is suspended via a 40mm fork and a hydraulic rear Up front, braking duties are by a single 320mm disc a radial-mount, four-piston caliper, a single 220mm, twin-piston extends on the back of the polished and swingarm.

With a claimed dry of just 280 pounds, there’s no that the RS125 is a small However, to our surprise, hopping it isn’t as cramped as we anticipated and is near as tight as a full-on 125 GP The handlebars include standard fare such as turn headlight switch and horn.

Instrumentation consists of a swept tachometer that also a digital display providing trip information and coolant

Firing the engine is as easy as down on the handlebar mounted lever and thumbing the starter There’s no need to mix any special concoction as the engine is oil-injected, so gas and oil are off separately. The engine comes quickly and greets its rider the pungent aroma of burnt oil and

Once warmed up, it idles around 1000 revs.

The four-pot front brake has plenty of to slow the RS125’s claimed mass.

Launching from a requires some clutch as the little one dinger doesn’t anywhere near the amount of as a 4-… engine. As you accelerate the seems to gain momentum in But as the rpms progressively increase, the begins to spool up quicker.

That glorious 2-… matches engine speed and as as the crankshaft spins to that 10,000 rpm, the engine to life and finally rewards its with some decent Remember to shift though, if you keep the throttle pinned for a few seconds longer, the fun is over as quick as it started.

Out on Willows International Raceway’s 1.8-mile of Willow course, the six-speed does an admirable job of keeping the engine zinging for most of the although the final drive is defiantly on the tall side the engines modest power Going up both the front into Turn 1 or onto the straightaway, you’ll defiantly be for more juice. Everywhere you’ll be giggling inside helmet, for what the RS lacks in the department, it makes up for in handling.

Changing directions requires no muscle movement and is as simple as ahead at where you want to go. In the little RS turns-in so sharply, it takes a few laps for your to acclimate to just how immediate replica-racer responds. Pretty you’ll find yourself every aspect of a corner—from to exit— faster than you ever have.

Although a small-displacement machine, our six-foot was not crarmped behind the controls.

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clearance is plentiful as the racetrack-inspired are high and even with the OE street rubber, the little RS is of obtaining some astonishing of lean. Body position is far essential as compared to a big 4-stroker and there is enough room the cockpit for even a tall to maneuver their weight it needs to be. And when you put it all together fast sweepers like the 20-degree bowl turn, be going fast enough to the laws of gravity making it a experience like nothing have ever felt any motorcycle, myself included.

Near maximum lean, the rigid frame, swingarm and suspension make for an interesting Paired together with its power output, quick and absurd levels of lean, you find yourself using the brakes much, which in makes it so the bike’s fork needs to use all of its travel.

Suspension is limited to only rear preload adjustment; nonetheless, its small size and the fact it’s so light; you won’t the lack of adjustment. For the rare you might need to slow the brakes are more than of stopping the bike in a hurry.

our market, where 4-strokes the eighth-liter RS is a refreshing alternative its less than everyday While the $5499 RS125 isn’t for everybody, pound for it’s a blast to ride on the Not only is it fun and responsive, it’s a that just begs to be on the pipe and at maximum lean.

And when you ride it just it rewards the rider with a experience that has to be experienced to be understood.

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