2021 Aprilia RS125

2021 Aprilia RS125 and Tuono 125 released

New engine and styling for slick Italian learner tools

2021 Aprilia Tuno 125
2021 Aprilia Tuno 125

Okay, we know you really all want 30bhp two-strokes when it comes to eighth-litre machinery. But this is 2021, so all you learners will have to cope as best you can with the likes of these – Aprilia’s new RS125 and Tuono 125s. The Noale outfit has given them a bit of a makeover for this year, with a new RS660-inspired look, new fairing design and colourways, plus an all-new engine.

The motor still makes the learner-legal limit of 11kW or 14bhp, but does it at lower revs now, peaking at 11,000rpm. A new cylinder head improves torque and combustion efficiency, while a revised Marelli ECU gives slicker engine management. There’s a new two-channel Bosch ABS setup – fancy on a 125 – and you still get a proper aluminium twin-spar frame and asymmetrical monoshock swingarm.

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The RS gets a full fairing while the Tuono has a half-fairing and belly pan. Both weigh in at just 144kg with a full tank, and will look just the job parked outside the chippy!

Prices are at the top end of course: £4,500 for the Tuono, £4,600 for the RS and £4,700 for the special RS-GP MotoGP replica RS. More info: www.aprilia.com

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