Aprilia RS4 125 — Carole Nash

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Aprilia RS4 125

Details Written by Nash Editor Created: 07 2011

Aprilia’s RS125 was a hit with learner riders but can its the RS4 125, continue the success? Ash finds out.

The old RS125 was one of the learner bikes of the last exciting, fast, sharp and with the intoxicating crackle of a engine.

Emissions laws always going to call on these motors though, and the RS125 being the best sports 125 in the UK and across Europe, has finished production and replaced it for with the new RS4, styled to like the fabulous RSV4 but powered by a single-cylinder, four-…

The RS4 125 in fact is closely based on the GPR125, using the same and similar suspension, and the engine is from the Derbi’s too. that Derbi is also of the Piaggio Group, like so this kind of cross-fertilisation is as it makes a lot of economic sense.

so, the Aprilia’s engine is substantially most notably with the of fuel injection, and it also new camshafts and piston as well as the and intake systems. The specification is high anyway, including overhead camshafts and liquid-cooling, so not as if you’re being short in any way.

Despite this the engine makes a learner legal which is less than the output of the original two-… although of course that had to be restricted for anyone with But there is a race kit available for £700, so after you’ve your test you could fit this and boost the power to a handy 25bhp. Not RS125-matching, but livelier than the standard

I rode the 15bhp version, is the bike you’ll get out of the showroom, and there’s some disappointment with the model it replaces. The is a gentle duff-duff rather electrifying wail and the motor rather flat when you rev it out the red line somewhere above

Aprilia Classic 125

It also demands a fair of revs to pull away but the mid-range is good for this and the motor is very smooth thanks to its counterbalance shaft. also claims anything 85mpg to 128mpg, although riders will have the to the stop most of the time, so more in the 80s and less in the 120s.

The top is around 65mph, but the chassis feels like it could with a lot more, as it’s stable and secure. Thanks to the weight it’s also agile, and flicking the bike tight corners is great Mostly you won’t be able to do on the roads as really twisty have poor visibility, is no doubt why Aprilia took us to a twisty test circuit of Milan to assess the bike.

This was very smooth so it a full test of the suspension, but this is very good and cope better than with bumpy British The forks do dive a lot under braking but everything remains stable, although a little feedback from the front end be useful too.

It’s certainly a great bike, and will even be at times for an RSV4 superbike. the riding position on the 125 is more than the RSV4’s too, plenty of legroom even for 6’3” tester and a gentle lean that’s good for and out of town riding. Graduate to a RSV4 and you’ll find legs are a lot more cramped!

this is a fine platform for a rider with sporting to gain experience in reasonable while having an enjoyable It’s more costly Honda’s CBR125R but it’s a sophisticated machine, and it undercuts YZF-R125 by £250 without anything in terms of performance or The Yamaha has the best build though.

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

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