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Aprilia RS 125 SBK Replica

Quick Test: 2010 RS 125

Aprilia’s Max Biaggi race RS 125 proves that learner bikes can be a blast for all — you’re new to riding or just for some fun.

2010 RS 125 Specifications

Engine type: cooled, single-cylinder, two-…

x …: 54 x 54.5mm

Seat 805mm

Fuel capacity: 14 (3.5L reserve)


Price: $8990 + orc (Max SBK SE); $7990 + orc (Standard)

options: Max Biaggi SBK SE; Aprilia Fluoro Red

Test bike Aprilia Australia (John Automotive)

There’s a certain factor’ that surrounds bikes us moto-journalists are privileged to in this job, but nine out of ten it’s the latest and greatest or motocrossers that take the in the cool ranks.

But Aprilia’s RS 125 has managed to sneak up into the as well, not because of huge or anything of the sort, but simply it looks unreal and has quality to

I’d previously tested the RS 125 for Australian News when I was on my P-plates a few ago in 2007, and I’ve been in taking one for another run now that my levels have significantly

Although the model has been revised since my last RS 125 on a Jorge Lorenzo replica then, this year saw me the Max Biaggi SBK Special Edition – designed to look just the Roman Emperor’s RSV4 racer.

Also worthy of that the Biaggi edition is available in Aprilia’s SR50R,

With the company proving so in the 125cc Grand Prix it’s only natural for to take advantage of the on-track and produce a production 125cc.

got a single-cylinder, two-… rotax featuring a crankcase reed intake, liquid cooling, an balancer shaft and an automatic mixing system.

The RS 125’s has been constantly updated the years to keep in line the latest emission control without penalising performance to Aprilia, with a catalytic and modified carburetion keeping the to Euro 3 standards without performance.

In the chassis department the RS 125 is as impressive, if not more, with the aluminium-alloy frame developed experience directly from rich 125GP racing

It has cross-ribbing reinforcement with a amount of torsional rigidity, lightweight in its shining silver to ensure it’s a match for the capacity engine.

The box section swingarm has the highest torsional of all production 125cc swingarms to Aprilia’s PR, with differential members enabling the exhaust to a path that maximises performance allows for riders to it into the turns hard the risk of scraping.

It’s got an fork as the front suspension, to work well on both the and in the real world, while the suspension is made up of a hydraulic preload-adjustable shock absorber and features rising rate just like the race

Once out on the open road you can the technology and focus Aprilia has put this lean learner, excitement in its own way despite my memories of the RSV4 Factory fresh in my bank from late year.

If you’re looking for a on your Ls, the RS 125 is up there with the

It’s super lightweight at 128 dry and comfortably sporty to ride, makes you feel as though in total control at all times, is a good thing for learner It’s also got a low seat so it’ll suit young or even female riders, remaining roomy enough for riders.

But it’s not limited to riders who are how to ride a sportsbike, because after testing countless in recent years, the RS 125 chassis handle almost everything I at it in this test.

Steering is and the feel returned through the is confidence inspiring, however I admit that it takes time for an experienced rider to its quick-steering prowess.

You can steer all sorts of turns, smooth or bumpy, and chances are that not going to get thrown off line you make a rider error of but keep in mind that the suspension is quite softly

Aprilia RS 125 SBK Replica

Upon sitting on the bike at it will sag a little bit and remain in the … while you’re however lighter riders feel this effect as as heavier riders, of course.

race styling stems front to rear.

What it essentially means it you simply need to be easy in the brakes, remaining smooth and not on the powerful front stoppers too – the 320mm single disc at the with a radial master and radial four-piston calliper able to pull up in a hurry.

The disc is 220mm in diameter and is equipped with metal hoses, offering a consistent in power and very usable in situations – ideal in building for new riders.

By now you’re probably to know what the engine’s and I can attest that while no drag racer, it meets its goals with flying as the crisp two-… screams the roads.

Compared to some of the on the market you need to be more in gear selection because of a of torque on the two-…, but you’ll be once you’re up and running.

under 7500rpm is extremely in the powerband, but in typical two-… it takes off at that mark, quickly up to around 10,500rpm slightly flattening off and requiring you to up another cog if you want to continue forward.

The gearing and six-speed gearbox is tall, making it somewhat to get it off of the lights at a standstill, but get familiar the clutch operation and you won’t a worry in the world when the warm.

If you do find yourself along with no power, it down a gear so it’s the magic seven and a half marker and it’ll respond

Speaking of getting the engine there’s a choke on the left controls that you’ll need to flick on upon start, which is effective and to use.

The exhaust is placed in a to avoide scraping, while the wheels look a treat.

controls are a thumb-operated button to through the instrument options, through options such as the trip metre, stopwatch, All of those options plus the and engine temperature reader are while the tachometer is the regular that reads up to 12,000rpm.

are several pieces of the RS 125 that top it off as a buy at $7990 + orc for the standard edition, the fairing styling that exceptional wind resistance the windscreen, highly visible position, superb comfort you’re in the bends or on a freeway, and room for a passenger should you a full licence (or even luggage for that matter).

Important to note for this is the fact that Aprilia has the price of the standard colour down $500 from + orc, while this Biaggi edition comes in at + orc.

It’s like an lightweight, full size with a smaller capacity which can only be a great for grooming Australia’s future riders in general.

Aprilia RS 125 SBK Replica
Aprilia RS 125 SBK Replica
Aprilia RS 125 SBK Replica
Aprilia RS 125 SBK Replica
Aprilia RS 125 SBK Replica
Aprilia RS 125 SBK Replica


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