Intermot show: Aprilia’s 2017 RS 125 gets even more clever and ‘junior RSV4’ for next year.

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The 2017 Aprilia RS 125 gets some cosmetic updates and colours for the range. It also gets a larger storage area (it can hold a 6 inch smart phone) with a charging point and fitment for a quickshifter as standard on the bike.

The new RS 125 version is available in two colours: Silver Speed and Black Speed.

The latest version of the Aprilia RS 125 also boasts the largest storage compartment in its segment, a space that can hold a 6” tablet. A practical USB port can also be mounted to conveniently recharge your smartphone or any other compatible device.

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Looks-wise the bike has been updated and performance-wise the brakes now use a four-piston radial caliper on the front with Bosch single-channel ABS, that grips a 300mm diameter steel disc. The rear mounts a single-piston caliper that grips a 220mm disc and has anti roll-over protection.

The new instrument cluster provides all the functions: from the analogue rev counter to the multifunction digital display with handlebar controls for the speedometer, trip master, battery voltage, time and stopwatch with memory for 20 laps, cooling circuit temperature indicator, fuel reserve indicator, OBD warning light and ABS fault warning light. The AMP ECU that connects the bike and smartphone is also available as an accessory.

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The 125cc single-cylinder, 4-Stroke, 4-Valve electronic injection engine with liquid cooling is Euro 4 approved. The 2017 MY RS 125 is installation-ready for Quick Shift, the innovative gear shifting system that Aprilia has used on tracks all over the world. Just like with its big sister, the RSV4, the electronic system manages torque interruption for the engaged gear change, how far the throttle is open and the engine revs, allowing the rider to upshift while holding the throttle open and without using the clutch.

 

APRILIA RS 125 MY 2017
ENGINE TYPE four stroke liquid cooled single cylinder with electronic injection and 4 valves. Euro 4
DISTRIBUTION Double overhead camshaft – DOHC
BORE AND STROKE 58 x 47 mm
DISPLACEMENT 124.2 cc
COMPRESSION RATIO 12.5 ± 0.5:1
ECU   Magneti Marelli M3G ø 32mm ECU
START UP Electronic with CDI capacity discharge
STARTER electric
ALTERNATOR 13V – 235W
LUBRICATION wet sump
GEARBOX 6 speed. 1° 11/33 (0.33) 2° 15/30 (0.50) 3° 18/27 (0.67) 4° 20/24 (0.83) 5° 25/27 (0.92) 6° 23/22 (1.05)
PRIMARY DRIVE gears: 69/29  (2.38)
FINAL DRIVE Chain: 60/13 (4.61)
CLUTCH Multiple discs, in oil bath
FRAME Aluminium perimeter frame
FRONT SUSPENSION 41 mm upside down fork, wheel excursion 110mm
REAR SUSPENSION Asymmetric swingarm with monoshock, wheel travel 120mm
BRAKES frt: 300mm stainless steel disc with radial 4 piston caliper
rear: 218mm stainless steel disc and caliper with single 30 mm piston
WHEELS In light alloy with 6 split spokes, with sealing profile for tubeless tyres; frt: 2.75 x 17″; rear: 3.50 x 17″
ABS BOSCH Single channel
TYRES front: 100/80 – 17″, rear: 130/70 – 17″
DIMENSIONS Max. Length 1968mm
Max width 760mm
Max height at top fairing 1,135mm
seat height  820 mm
wheelbase 1,353mm
FUEL TANK CAPACITY 14.5 litres (including 3.5 litre reserve)
EMISSIONS COMPLIANCE EURO4

 

Tony Carter

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