Aprilia RS125 — Review — Greatest 125

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Aprilia RS 125

Aprilia RS125

Advantages: Looks, Handling

Disadvantages: No Gauge. Theif Magnet. size

I started out on bikes on 16 for fun and as a form of transport, as i was too young to

My first bike was a Gilera DNA in dragon red. Great for a ride and no gears made it for learning how to handle two wheels on the I used it for pleasure rides and to work localy and there was no with it.

After a time you get to a 50cc and the performance and speed sadly lacking. It becme no fun to up traffic at 45-50mph on main roads. I wanted something sporty.

So when i turned 17 i to get a ‘propper bike’. It was a tie up between the Mito- because of the looks, and the RS125.

In magazines the top speed of the Aprilia was at 93mph to the Cagiva’s 100mph.

So i for the Cagiva- only to find my loacl dealers could no get them in the UK and that parts and were costly and took So i ordered a 2003 RS125 replica.

I have since that the top speed of the RS125 can be from 93mph [due to restrictions], to 100 and even 115mph on the with a power valve! for a 125cc bike.

Mine is brilliant, the best fun ever!The is spot on and the two … peaky kick — first 6-7thousand rpm and again at 8 thousand a final at 10,-o push you to the mark with ease.

You think that beeing a 2 it would sound like a hair-dryer when pushed 7th rpm- but Aprilia have done wonders with the silencer.

Driving round town 30-40mph you rarely go above rpm — unless you thrash it all the [not reccomended for long and barrel life!!] — but the from the exhaust is wonderfull. 5-6 thousand rpm with gentle roll she sounds almost a big V Twin. A really deep, burble from the end can makes look round thinking its a or Mil

eR- brilliant. Then you get the best of worlds as the rpm reaches 7th+ and V Twin transforms into a power 600-like roar. of that weeeeeeeeeeeemmmmm strangled crap.

Overtaking on most is no problem- just drop her a gear — of which you 6 to choose from- and wind on the off you go. Hills are no trouble either and the method applies — doesnt drop either- i coz ive hit 100mph on her up a hill.

The sports racer seating gives you lots of feel the bars and the breaks are good for a this size. Long aren’t reccomended unless you tough arms and arse as the position means lots of goes on the arms and wrists and bums are regular. You need to get to it though coz its the most fun you can have on with an engine on public at 17.

Example: What car could you get on at 17-18 that will go 0-60mph in 6.4 seconds. The Aprilia do this with ease if good with your pull-aways!

Its a bike you can easily serious licence points on- not to kill yourself if you fall

One slight niggle i have is the of fuel tank gauge- you know you need to trun to when the thing cuts out in Can be interesting. So far best tank ive got is about 160km before on flat mostly, and without revs. Higher revs 6thrpm means she will eat more quickly.

But about a tenner will the tank from dry. not too


The is a brilliant bike — but she IS fragile.

A high resale rewards care.

NOTE: seems to be some confusion owners about how to ride the ‘Race Replica’ can be missleading.

thrash the pants off her untill fully warmed up! [You can the engine temp on the digital 65-7

0c is warm.But you can feel it in the and the exhaust not deepens- she also less rough.]

If you have the of running it at 8th rpm+ allways you will most likely the barrel from cylinder to in a year and a bit- meaning a rattling bike and an engine She also wont pull propperly in low gears.

Ive heard a nakkered one on the road and it doesnt sound nice.

use good oil and clean the body The silver frame gets and i recommend ‘GUNK’ cleaner to it shine- its costs over for the frame alone so it pays! its such a great looking it would be a shame not too after paid Ј3500+ for it.

If you want to the engine then never rev her when cold- keep to a minimum! 2-5th rpm.

she is warm you can have some fun but even then going mad recommended. its up too you- its your

Only be aware that grinds the barrel out.

are great for night driving and can car drivers on full beam though its a single light. so to use dipped beam.

If your this because you want to get an i would reccomend it TOTALLY.




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