Aprilia has updated its smallest 125cc street bike, the Tuono 125, for the international markets. In terms of displacement, body style and purpose, it is quite similar to the KTM 125 Duke that’s available in India. In that case, we check out the stunning pictures of the 2021 iteration of the baby Tuono.
The Italian bike maker has given a design makeover to the Tuono 125 by revising its headlamp section. The set of LED headlamp, DRLs and turn indicators look quite aggressive than before with the design inspiration being taken from the bigger Tuono 660 and Tuono 1100.
It also gets small air intakes on both sides of its bikini fairing that are majorly a cosmetic element. The rest of the bodywork from the sculpted fuel tank to the pointed tail section has majorly remained unaltered.
Unlike its fully-faired sibling that only comes in two colour options, the Tuono is available in a choice of three paint schemes including Aprilia Red, Lightning White and Arrow Grey.
The 2021 model also comes equipped with a new LCD dash with a design identical to that of the Aprilia SXR 160 maxi-scooter. Apart from the basic data, this white backlit display shows other parameters too, like average fuel consumption, real-time mileage and much more.
Other features in the 125cc street bike include full-LED lighting, Bluetooth connectivity, a USB charger and a dual-channel ABS setup. It also comes equipped with a quick shifter, a system that’s rarely seen in such small-displacement motorcycles.
Powering the 2021 Tuono 125 is a 124cc, liquid-cooled, four-valve engine that churns out 14.75bhp at 10,000rpm and 11.1Nm at 8,000rpm. It comes mated to a six-speed gearbox.
As for the cycle parts, it rides on 17-inch alloy wheels that are shod with premium Michelin tyres. Suspension duties are handled by inverted forks up front and a monoshock at the rear while stopping power comes from a single disc at both ends.