Aprilia has revealed the entry-level sportbikes – RS 125 and Tuono 125 for the international markets. According to the company, both bikes will make their debut in the Nepalese market very soon. Both bikes have received a major design update and a Euro 5 compliant engine which are equivalent to the BS6 emission norms. The 2021 Aprilia RS 125 and Tuono 125 are inspired by their bigger siblings, the RS 660 and the Tuono 660.
The 2021 RS 125 and Tuono 125, the new design looks pretty sharp and aggressive. Mechanically, both the motorcycles are powered by a 124cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine, which generates a maximum power of 15.2HP at 10,750 rpm. The engine remains mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The rest of the motorcycle remains the same which has the same frame, USD front fork, monoshock rear suspension and brakes set-up. The ABS, however, has been improved and the rear tyre is wider than before.
The 2021 RS 125 and Tuono 125 is equipped with sleek headlamps that look similar to the one seen on the Aprilia SXR160 scooter. Both bikes is equipped with an all-digital instrument panel. However, the full-fairing, split-seat set-up and clip-on handlebars on the RS 125 distinguishes it from the Tuono 125. 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.
The new 125cc Aprilias have been recently unveiled in Italy and their price announcement is expected soon. However, chances of the RS 125 and Tuono 125 being launched in the Nepalese market, for now, are bleak. Aprilia is also working on its next big launch in Nepal, the RS660 and Tuono 660, which is expected to take place late this year. Once launched in Nepal, high pricing could be one of the reasons, something that would make the twins out of reach of most customers.