2021 Aprilia RS 125 and Tuono 125 Officially Unveiled:
Aprilia has revealed the MY2021 of the entry-level sportbikes - RS 125 and Tuono 125 for the international markets. Both motorcycles have received a major update in terms of the design while the brand has also updated the 124cc engine to meet the stricter Euro5 emission norms, which are equivalent to the BS6 emission norms we have in India. Here are the live images of the 2021 Aprilia RS 125 and Tuono 125 from the unveiling event:
New Aprilia RS 125 and Tuono 125 Officially Unveiled
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New Aprilia RS 125 and Tuono 125 Officially Unveiled[/caption]
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New Aprilia RS 125 and Tuono 125 Instrument Console[/caption]
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2021 Aprilia Tuono 125[/caption]
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2021 Aprilia RS 125[/caption]
Talking about the design, the 2021 Aprilia RS 125 and Tuono 125 are inspired by their bigger siblings, the RS 660 and the Tuono 660. In comparison to the last-generation models, the updated models look more aggressive and they feature a sharper design language. The instrument console of both bikes looks quite similar to the SXR 160 scooter and it is a fully digital unit.
Some of the other key design elements include the likes of an edgy fuel tank, multi-spoke alloy wheels, USD front forks, signature Aprilia-style graphics, and a smart set of rearview mirrors. In comparison to the Tuono 125, the RS 125 is a fully-faired model and it also features a split seat. Mechanically, both the motorcycles are powered by a 124cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine, which is good enough to generate a maximum power of 15.2HP at 10,750 rpm. The engine remains mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
Unfortunately, we won't be getting these two bikes in our country as India is a price-sensitive market and Aprilia won't be able to sell these premium 125cc bikes in good numbers. We would instead be getting an affordable India-spec 300cc-400cc sportbike by 2023 while the brand is also planning to launch the RS 660 and Tuono 660 in the Indian markets in the coming weeks.