2009 Aprilia RX 125/SX 125 motorcycle review @ Top Speed

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Dedicated to demanding young sports the Aprilia RX and SX 125 incorporate many of the that have contributed to the success of the RXV and SXV. These two high performance motorcycles set new for the 125cc dirt bike


RX is a historical name for Over the years, the RX designation has machines with amazing real ‘schools on wheels’ for enthusiasts learning the ropes in riding and racing. The new RX might not be an enduro but it is perfectly able to even the most challenging circuits.

The RX even has something of a personality, because as soon as you get on the road, it is equally happy as a commuter.


The RX and the SX share a Aprilia family look, inspired by their big sisters, that have established a new trend in off-road design.

The small RX and SX models suffer the influence of their RXV and SXV siblings. The styling, performance and technology of fantastic machines were destined to engender a family of and modern off-road motorcycles. The SX 125 and RX 125 are the off-road machines from

Specialized and refined, they are the choice for young riders who to stand out from the crowd.

The SX and RX are both built to deliver rider satisfaction. Though the is basically the same, it has been to match the different specialities. The SX and RX 125 the same body, frame, and suspensions but their characters very different passions.

The 125 cc cylinder engine is a state-of-the-art unit. It is a classic example of how technology can deliver extremely low as well as top performance. On the RX 125 and SX 125, has succeeded in perfecting its two … to bring it in line with the new Euro 3 standard without any of performance or riding satisfaction.

sparkling single cylinder easily develops the maximum power for its class, with all the and zippy acceleration typical of a performance two-….

This has already established a place for in the hearts of 125 fans, thanks to its advanced characteristics, including cooling, and a balancer shaft. The has a nickel silicon carbide liner for an ultra-reliable, extended Lubrication is provided by a separate system.

Active safety on the RX and SX is ensured by advanced suspension and a system that sets new for stopping power and progressive The front brakes feature a 260 mm and two-piston floating caliper the back brake incorporates a 220 mm and another floating piston.

The robust, steel, double trellis frame is coupled to an suspension system. At the front is a 40 mm upside down telescopic offering wheel travel of 260 mm.

its 17” wheels and sports the SX is the obvious candidate for the meanest 125 mixed routes award. and lightweight, the SX delivers real bike’ performance without the power restrictions imposed by Its refined, sprightly engine lets you down, even ridden to the limit on a racetrack.

At the the long steel swingarm to obtain maximum traction is by a prestigious hydraulic monoshock piggy back cylinder. wheel travel is 270 mm.

Specialist like the RX and SX demand top quality The wheels, for example, are fundamentally to this type of motorcycle, to combine the contrasting properties of and lightness. The RX and SX are equipped with wheels.

The RX is fitted with a enduro racing front of 21” in diameter and a 90/90-21” for fantastic grip on all sorts of The 18” rear wheel is with a 120/90 tire, in keeping with the best traditions.

Just like top motards, the SX boasts lightweight 17 wide profile wheels and sports tires, 110/70-17” and for maximum grip under all

Test Ride

Starting these facts stated by we got down to business on these and yet totally different pieces of engineering.

Here at TopSpeed, we find an excuse to get ourselves from head to toes, so the RX 125 was the first one we asked for. We did get a to ride it around town for a while and also on the highway (on the way to the and have to say that it feels light and maneuverable. The engine has the heard two-… sound, means that people still be turning their after you, and does its job of a fairly wide spread of smoothly.

Aprilia Classic 125

Things do get interesting opening up the throttle more the riding instructor would but the bike remains overall on the streets. The strong wind and the narrow seat don’t at the commuting side of the bike, it adequate for short distances

The fun part begins once the dirt rubber loses the in favor of gravel, rocks of course, dirt. Suddenly, the position doesn’t feel a … any more and the two-… unveils its racy nature. a two-…, it requires revs in to deliver the best of it and we jure what it required. We’ve for unlimited power and we must say the 21.5 hp translates in plenty to with.

The bike is happy climbing and jumping over obstacles, but when going for top speed (we to admit that we did that on the The six-speed gearbox is of much when doing so, but also in because the rider soon that being in the right is of the essence in order to properly the 21.5 hp.

No matter the challenge, the RX resists well to abuse. The is tuned for off-road use, so and riding over bumps is routine. We did manage to hear the bottoming out during a near situation, but not when performing the stuff, which includes rocks, jumping over passing through rivers and our way down to the most challenging to get out of.

In the woods, this bike is at home and it once again how versatile it actually is. We thought teenagers are the main target of the RX 125, but now came to find all people with a taste for are.

SX 125

While the Aprilia SX 125 is much to its enduro brother, it manages to a whole different ride the first time you through a leg it. Supermoto requires sharp precision, instant throttle and also versatility, so it was all up for this pair of wheels to prove? yes!

This different blast does require a bit of getting used to, but it unveils a character afterwards. The low center of is an advantage around sharp when the rider’s boot the pavement and the good engine helps at getting out of corners

Although it won’t scare the engine’s power is sufficient for riders to work with, but its enduro sibling, the SX won’t efficient for riders who are more We rarely got to use fifth gear on the track, but did enjoyed lifting up the wheel with every that we had and we must say that the manages to do that quite

The bike is fun to ride and very inspiring. We just loved that rear wheel in and out of while working the brakes and to open up the throttle. It is quite despite the cylinder capacity that this is a two-…) and that versatile feel. You get to that when riding on the portion of the track, but also actually taking the thing on the

It does just fain in areas, where you get to jump a lot it, make wheelies and burnouts.

Two-… motorcycles aren’t popular nowadays, but it is nice to see one manufacturer still does its in improving the ride quality of still powered by this of engine.

Because diversity is the solution for bringing in new customers, enduro and super motard are to meet various rider and so make sure that be seeing them on the market a time from now.

Aprilia Classic 125
Aprilia Classic 125
Aprilia Classic 125
Aprilia Classic 125
Aprilia Classic 125
Aprilia Classic 125
Aprilia Classic 125
Aprilia Classic 125
Aprilia Classic 125


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