NEW APRILIA SX 125
NEW, MORE POWERFUL AND HIGHER PERFORMANCE EURO 5 ENGINE
FOR YOUNG, SPORTY AND DEMANDING RIDERS, APRILIA SX AND RX 125 BOAST TOP LEVEL SPORTS CONTENT. TWO VERY DISTINCTIVE MOTORCYCLES WITH HIGH LEVEL PERFORMANCE AND DESIGN
Aprilia SX 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 also on the most demanding off-road trails. This bike now been revamped in design, features and engine, with the goal of providing greater riding satisfaction for the person gripping the handlebar.
The 17” wheels shod with sports tyres make Aprilia SX one of the most effective 125 bikes on road routes; quick and light, it provides bar-setting performance, thanks in part to its revamped engine with best-in-class performance. All complemented by a line inspired by the Aprilia motorcycles that marked a new trend in off-road design.
Aprilia was the first to introduce a unique and highly innovative design on basic motorcycles like the motard and enduro. The SX is destined to leave a mark thanks to a n eotos combining style and 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 SX with a compact and easy to read digital instruments; as well as offering more common functions. Its new features also boast a trip computer with the possibility of recording top speed and two trip odometers showing the miles travelled during riding sessions.
The new engine sits at the the top of the category in terms of performance. It is a liquid-cooled single-cylinder with a DOHC four-valve cylinder head, entirely revamped in the thermodynamics area, with a new head for the redesigned combustion chamber, new intake and exhaust ducts and a new iridium spark plug. The cam axles feature a more aggressive valve control are new, as are the bucket tappets and the valve springs. The entire intake system was redesigned and now has a brand new air filter. The throttle body has been moved to a higher position in order to make the intake air flow to the cylinder head more direct. The exhaust system has been completely redesigned to meet the latest emission regulations while also featuring a new steel silencer finished with a laser etched Aprilia logo. The torque curve is now even more robust and maximum power is developed at lower revs which enhances the riding experience and also improves fuel economy. The electronic management is guaranteed by a 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 SX 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, guaranteeing precision and total control when braking. The SX’s 300 mm front disc with double piston floating caliper is assisted by a 220 mm rear, also with floating caliper.
The sturdy twin-tube steel frame is combined with an oversized suspension; at the front, powerful 41 mm upside down telescopic fork offer 240mm wheel travel while the rear end features a long swingarm to optimise grip; the 210 mm wheel travel is ensured by a monoshock featuring a progressive linkage.
With a bike like the SX only the best components are fitted, especially for the wheels, a key element for combining sturdiness and lightness. Aprilia RS uses prestigious spoked wheels with anodised black hubs, 17 inches with wide channel and generously sized sports tyres – 100/80-17″ and 130/70-17″ – to provide maximum grip in any conditions.
Aprilia SX 125 is available in the aggressive Red Raceway, Silver Alien and Yellow Stark colours.