NEW APRILIA RX 125
NEW, MORE POWERFUL AND HIGHER PERFORMANCE EURO 5 ENGINE
FOR YOUNG, SPORTY AND DEMANDING RIDERS, APRILIA RX 125 BOASTS TOP LEVEL SPORTS PERFORMANCE AND DESIGN
The Aprilia RX 125 is the latest heir to Aprilia’s outstanding history in off-road racing; a strong reputation built over the years, thanks to lightweight and high performance bikes, extremely fun to ride on everyday roads and on the most demanding off-road trails. The bike has been revamped in design, features and engine, with the goal of providing greater riding satisfaction for the person gripping the handlebar.
Aprilia RX is dedicated to off-road enthusiasts. The wheels are a tried and tested configuration for off-road application (21” at the front and 18” at the rear) and shod with knobby tyres and leave no doubts as to the RX’s goals: rigour and absolute control on any terrain.
Aprilia was the first to introduce a unique and highly innovative design on basic motorcycles like the motard and enduro. The RX destined to leave a mark thanks to a style at that demonstrates it functionality. Great focus was placed on attention to the trim: The frame, as well as the engine, the swingarm, the wheels and the double-section aluminium handlebar are painted an attractive glossy black, whereas the fuel tank profile is new. The Rally Tribute colour scheme is also new, characterised by typical colours from Aprilia’s off-road heritage. There is a compartment under the seat where the USB port can be mounted (one of the available accessories).
Confirming their commitment to building advanced motorcycles that are versatile and practical in everyday use, Aprilia has equipped the RX with a sophisticated, compact and easy to read digital instrument display; as well as offering more common functions. Its new features also boast the Trip computer with the possibility of recording the top speed and two trip odometers showing the miles travelled during riding sessions.
The new engine is at the top of the category in terms of performance. It is a liquid-cooled single-cylinder with four-valve timing, entirely revamped, with a new head featuring a redesigned combustion chamber, new intake and exhaust ducts and a new iridium spark plug. The cam axles with more aggressive valve control are also new, as are the bucket tappets and the valve springs, whereas the entire intake system was redesigned and has a brand new air filter. The throttle body is now located in a higher position in order to make the intake air flow to the head more direct. The exhaust line was entirely redesigned and has a new exhaust system featuring a new steel silencer, finished with a laser etched Aprilia logo. The torque curve is now even more robust and maximum power is produced at lower RPM which, among other things, allows for lower fuel consumption, thanks in part to the the new Marelli MIUG4 ECU. On the road, this translates into more responsive performance when the throttle is twisted, providing more fun in sport and easier handling in city commutes and off-road riding alike.
For impeccable safety, the Aprilia RX boasts advanced suspension and a class-beating brake system with ABS, offering extraordinary, perfectly controllable stopping power, greater safety and better efficiency. Aprilia is the first to introduce the Bosch ABS system with anti roll-over mode in this market segment. The RX boasts a pair of wavy discs, 260 mm front and 220 mm rear, clearly reminiscent of the racing world.
The sturdy twin-tube steel frame is combined with an oversized suspension: at the front the powerful 41 mm upside down telescopic fork offer 240mm wheel travel . At the rear end, the long swingarm optimises traction while the 210 mm wheel travel is provided by a monoshock featuring progressive linkage.
Specialist motorcycles like the RX demand high-level components, especially for the wheels, a key element for combining sturdiness and lightness. Aprilia RX uses prestigious spoked wheels with anodised black hubs. with wide channel and generously sized knobbly tyres – 90/90-21″ and 120/80-18″ – to provide maximum grip in any conditions.
Aprilia RX 125 is available in the Silver Speedway colour scheme and the new Rally Tribute graphic variation,