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Aprilia AF 1 Futura 125

Aprilia AF1 Sport Pro

Aprilia AF 125 Pro

Launched in January 1992 at the circuit, Futura SP, although derived by Futura 1991, can considered the descendant of AF1 Sport of and therefore the result of experience by Aprilia in the 125cc Sport championship, where the Noale and its AF1 the queens of the category in 1989, and 1991.

Produced in limited Futura SP represents the swan of the series AF1, born the legendary Project 108 of 1987 and replace the new RS Extrema dignity is being marketed right in

Price in 1992: Lire turnkey.

The bike soon

The line of SP and ‘the same as the 91 and color aside, there is no of aesthetic significance.


The frame and swingarm rimgono compared to the Futura 91, although the is equipped with a new hydraulic and a spring more ‘suitable for use competitive. The news’ most but the rear damper units now a very valuable ‘Boge separate gas tank with of spring preload adjustment and to register the rebound and compression. even brakes and wheels.

The engine and ‘evolution of the Rotax 123 on the Future 91. Here are the main

New cylinder (code 223610)

Dell’Orto PHBH 28 RD (compulsory as Regulation SP)

New terminal expansion carbon fiber

New mapping valve control

Carter ignition and clutch. (The to facilitate inspection and replacement oil without removing the hull)

the adoption of a carburetor more the supply and elongation are not very with respect to and’ in better than it’s in no way the engine character of the SP.

Via 125stradali.com

The version of the APRILIA AF1 SPORT PRO all that size has nothing to do it. This 125 is all m

PUT IT THIS WAY, the production has an electric start but I it off. So much more

How else could it be on a bike to Kevin Cortina at least, more like a GP racer most GP racers? Or weighs (light but not too light), or makes the handling-gymnasts to hand (ZXR400, feel as agile as aircraft-carriers? Who can you for insisting on being called or Bruno and for crying a lot?

is normal Aprilia behaviour, over the top.

In Italy the Pro is flagship to the Replica, Futura and Europa 125s in a market even by that country’s Mono-arms, upside-down forks and replica spannies mean to stroker aces there; you patronise them with clobber. Discs must be calipers must be multi frames must girder-like beam affairs.

Aprilia 125s have it all and the Pro has a bit besides: wider rear — a 140-section Sportmax radial no a close(r) ratio six-speed and a redesigned tailpiece with a pillion perch. It succeeds the in the UK at last year’s Futura This one is unrestricted, which is

On a strangled 12 horse Suzuki RG, 125 is all a bit of a perverse giggle. Tiny, riding position, naff-all what else can you do but play buggers? The hard-earned buzz from eeking out the last few mph and beating traffic with and last gasp brakes.

but odds-shortcning fun.

A 33bhp 125 .is The same rules apply as momentum riding and screaming it But they apply at another — up at 95, lOOmph and deep the territory of landmark 250s the lock-up-yer-daughters 35bhp 250LC.

On the Pro you your chin on the tank for the of it and because you want to, not because demands it. I did it because playing at Genius, 125 star, beats at World Superbikcs any day. Ask my

In conflict with this image is the Pro’s classlessness its capacity defying size and (and expense). A clever position accommodates six-footers as as it docs midgets; dropped and raised pegs somehow to be generously roomy and wide bowed mono-arm splays the The seat’s been designed and the is yards back.

It makes you sit knock-kneed (the is narrow) but sporty-relaxed with to manoeuvre. There’s a big view white faced Vegila a speedo which looks it shouldn’t be there, and efficient switchgear.

It feels like a KR-1S and initially disappoints it doesn’t go like one. The hasn’t the accomplished sophistication of an RG or let alone a free-revving 250 twin. Nor is it by a twistgrip that’s slow to — not always where you think it is.

Aprilia AF 1 Futura 125

is unstable on a cracked throttle and on a closed one. If the throttle’s in the right direction, RAVE delivery is useful beyond crisp at 6500, and then from 8500 up to 10,500. hard to describe really; the Pro’s quick like no 125 I’ve ridden but, no, its 33bhp at ll.OOOrpm that stroker drug — that — is missing. ■ The KR-1S is only heavier yet packs nearly the horsepower, and that has Snap.

The Pro’s not even as exciting as was the 250LC, and that had 501b of flab. Reality is that a 125, especially one with exhaust valves to smooth and any peaky rough edges, not in rushes but from immaculate and gearboxes. The Pro’s six-speeder has tall bottom ratios to launch in first), three top’ones (it won’t rev-out in top) and a shift as quick and as any.

And I’ve just that the LC was exciting because its was barely fit for 20bhp. The Pro’s notice 50.

Yup, remove rose-tinted specs, establish it isjust a 125 and it’s furious The first three gears the light but late cable to ease the transmission’s angst, it’s left foot as the ripping spannie turns on the taps. The tacho kisses back down to 9000ish of the torque curve), back up at 11 you can blink, the ‘box wasting not a

150kph comes easily, the tingles, then the pegs and the bars as power tails off at the The effective fairing wobbles alarmingly taking the clocks and with it. You’re tucked in, laughing; you brake, you pull up 10 before corner.


Damn, forgot it was a 125 again. done because the Pro’s stability is another capacity real big-bike stuff I accepted gratefully. When you cornering mode, braking, and body language have to back to speed-preserving 125cc tactics.

The Pro actually steers slower, from the front wheel say, the RG. It also holds its over bumps which get or more cheaply suspended twitching. But it’s still a 125 — responsive and phenomenal on the brakes. The is non-adjustable and it works. For my stone it was enough to absorb almost controlled enough to keep it

The front brake gives a aftermarket-braided-hose feel via a wide-span which makes rationed of the disc — what it — tricky to seperate nut-crushing stoppies. Once I knifed through turns more precision than before. Fast in, fast


Surprisingly, the limit is the radials. Despite the rear’s wide size it’s to a narrow rim and doesn’t seem to as it should. It feels skinny, too, but grip tails off early.

In the wet they were and, hey, a 140 on 125 — who about grip!

Headwinds are a so is the pressure necessity to go for it on days you mere transport. Otherwise the Pro is enough even if the fuel light blinks on at a paltry 90k seems left in the tank, but going to risk much The oil tank under the pillion is easy and there’s room in for both a bottle of your two-… oil and an unlined one-piece. The chain adjuster is a doddle: two pinch bolts, insert a tool through the wheel hub and carrier, then turn the to get the right tension. (The who stung a local learner £15 for minutes’ work needs a smack.)

Doubts surround its fragility and the ability to sustain 10,000rpm action for thousands of miles. But the price of a piston and rings to a tappets-job on a ZXR? About the probably.

It’s about bikes like this got a the Sport Pro is classless, as good and as fun as most 750s and beats the vultures too.

Aprilia AF 1 Futura 125
Aprilia AF 1 Futura 125


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