Piaggio’s global portfolio has recently been revamped and its smallest RS 125 fully-faired motorcycle was a part of this campaign. The motorcycle won’t come to India. But it’s an interesting product considering its styling, displacement and purpose are closely similar to the KTM RC 125 available in India. Having said that, let’s check out all the details about the bike along with its pictures.
Aprilia has tweaked the front fascia of the bike that looks inspired by its larger supersport sibling, RS660. Interestingly, the overall design of the headlamp, DRL and turn indicators are very similar to that of the SXR 160 maxi-scooter.
Another element that’s the same as the SXR 160 is the shape of its new LCD console. This white backlit unit shows a decent amount of information like average fuel consumption, real-time fuel consumption, remaining fuel and more.
The RS 125 is powered by a 125cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that complies with the latest emission norms now. With the rated power of 15bhp, it is more powerful than the KTM RC 125 that belts out 14.5bhp.
What truly comes as a surprise is the availability of a quick shifter, a technology that is usually seen on much bigger bikes. It allows upshifting gears without using the clutch.
The hardware package is also premium with upside down forks and a monoshock. Disc brakes at both ends are assisted by a dual-channel ABS setup developed in collaboration with Bosch.
In the international markets, the Aprilia RS 125 will be available in two stunning colour options including Aprilia Black and Sintesi Blue.