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Quick spin: Aprilia Max Biaggi replica

It may only be a but this bike is a little

If you’re one of those people lost interest in two-… may I suggest a spin on the Aprilia as a way of repairing a fractured relationship.

The Italian terrier oozes fun out of all its which is why I took every during a recent ride normally when I was being up by other vehicles — to survey the scene, and then the clutch in yet another ‘GP’

It’s not too often that I my race starts on public but that’s the type of spell a machine like the RS125 can on you.

I took the bike for a through the Royal National in Sydney, which was my first in years with the machine has become the standard bearer for all two-… sportsbikes.

Since my contact, the RS125 has become more refined — the engine meets Euro 3 standards for a start — and now has released a limited-edition version the same livery as Max Biaggi’s Factory world superbike

Only 50 of the ‘Max’ bikes make it Down Under, for $8990, $1000 over the RS125.

As well as the bullet-proof liquid-cooled engine, fed by a Dell’Orto carburetor, the electric-start RS125 has a finished cast aluminium-alloy frame, 40mm upside-down a preload-adjustable rear-end, radial aluminium-alloy multi-spoke wheels, and a of style pieces from the V-twin sportsbikes — wheels, yokes et al.

Total is 128kg, so it’s certainly a package. Seat height is

So what’s it go like? For a 125cc it’s certainly a very package, but like any two-… no real safety net in the way of torque and engine braking is negligible, places a premium on savvy preparation.

If you haven’t ridden a two-… for a that can take a little used to, but once you’ve got head around the tighter of reference, everything becomes a lot — trust me.

Anything 7000rpm on the RS125 is fairly but from that point on the really comes on with a The shine lasts 11,500rpm, you kick it up another cog and start the all over again.

Once I got in the of working on those power it was unbelievably good fun. And the whole package is so light, it adds to the enjoyment.

The RS’s is just so precise, and you can literally it around like a minibike which is great for a learner slowly building confidence.

The is also one bike where you can maintain a good rolling using every bit of the Dunlop rubber on the rear. The front is 110/70 configuration, with wheels 17-inch.

I did make few procedural boo boos on the RS, when I pushed down a cog or two too heading into a corner, saw the tacho needle soar way redline on the overrun.

Nothing happened for a split second, the RS125 cracked back life and away I went. By the the gearbox is sweet: not one missed all day.

First gear on the RS is tall, but after that the tighten up to provide rich for the sportsbike experience. That some crafty clutch is required from a standing in first gear.

And the golden when taking off is to not jump the just when you think the is on its way, keep on feathering the a little bit longer to make it doesn’t bog down. It soon second nature, and the clutch is so your fingers won’t their way into oblivion.

At a standstill, the RS125 is extremely — so much so that hardly know it’s over. But it does pay to give the a few blips during that to keep it running clean and which can reap dividends it’s time to get cracking.

I wouldn’t be afraid to take the for a longer rider in the sticks, and a number of luggage nooks you have to put all your belongings in a pack. Just put it in sixth and purr along. And although the isn’t the tallest thing, the seating position on the RS is quite there isn’t a massive of buffeting to be had.

Generally the RS125 is an absolute gem.

are bread and butter elements are appealing to learners, such as weight, nimbleness and great And they may not know it but the bike is an excellent platform to actually the fundamentals of riding: clutch, and throttle control to be precise.

Take those fundamentals, add in a chassis, brakes and suspension, with a dash of adventure, and then got yourself a mighty sportsbike. I reckon that to a pretty clever package.



Liquid-cooled, single-cylinder two-…. cylinder with Nikasil-coated Read valve intake. lubrication. Homologated to Euro 3

Bore x …: 54mm x

Displacement: 124.8cc

Compression 12.5 ± 0.5:1

Carburetor: VHST 28

Ignition: Electronic CDI

Starting: Electric

Lubrication: mixing with variable volumetric pump


Six speed

Final drive: 17/40 (2.35)

Clutch: in oil bath

Chassis and Running

Frame: Sloping twin-spar in thin wall box section aluminium, with reinforcement

Front suspension: USD 40mm Wheel travel 120mm

suspension: Swingarm with members in thin wall box cast aluminium. Hydraulic with adjustable spring Wheel travel 120mm

Front — Floating 320 mm Radial caliper with differential diameter pistons, — 27mm. Rear Single 220 mm disc. Caliper dual 30mm pistons

Aluminium alloy

Tyres: radial. Front 110/70-17; 150/60-17

Dimensions and Capacities

length: 1955 mm

Overall (at handlebars): 720mm

Overall (at windshield): 1100 mm


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