2020 Aprilia RS 660
Aprilia, the racebike-building division under the Piaggio & C. SpA umbrella, treated us to a glimpse at the future during 2019 EICMA with the unveiling of its new RS 660. The RS 660 rolls with windtunnel-tested bodywork that aids comfort and stability over a new, parallel-twin powerplant. A robust electronics package comes standard, so you can count on top-shelf safety and ride-quality gadgets to help you keep it between the lines.
2019 First Look: Aprilia Concept RS 660
As a general rule, Aprilia’s sportbike line falls in the superbike displacement range, but the factory ventures into new territory with its Concept RS 660 supersport. That’s right; Piaggio’s racebike subsidiary has designed an all-new ride around an equally-new, mid-size, twin-cylinder engine. The new engine borrows from the 1,100 cc V4 that powers the Tuono V4 and RSV4 1100 Factory for both its design and its electronics to make this a very well-rounded road machine. Add some comfort-related features and you’ve got yourself a fun-bike with some real potential. Details are still a bit sparse, but here’s what we know as of now.
Aprilia doubles down on its campaign to draw new and young riders into the sportbike sector with an extensive redesign of its proven entry-level ride, the RS 125. Previously powered by a carbureted two-stroke plant, the new Euro 4 emissions standards forced a shift to four-stroke power with electronic fuel injection to control the mixture. The race-tastic form associated with the family is carried into this new generation, ensuring that this ride continues to appeal to riders looking to break into the sportbike sector on an unintimidating platform. Aprilia released the rehashed RS 125 at the 2016 INTERMOT show, and now I make good on my promise to take a deeper look at it.
Continue reading for my review of the Aprilia RS 125.
The Aprilia RS4 50 Replica is a sporty compact bike that draws inspiration from its bigger displacement brothers that dominate the race tracks. Therefore, the Aprilia RS4 50 Replica, features a lot of lines and shapes borrowed from the Aprilia RSV4 Factory super sports bike.
Jump on board and you’ll be greeted by an analogue/digital multifunction dashboard inspired by that of the RSV4, with analogue rev counter and LCD Screen for all other information. For enhanced practicality, the motorcycle features a removable shell which transforms it from a two-seater into a single-seater. Moreover, you also get a pretty spacious under seat storage compartment.
Power comes from Aprilia’s single cylinder, two stroke, 49,9 cc liquid cooled engine which is mated to a six speed transmission.
The bike is priced at € 4.080.
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Light, compact and agile, the Aprilia RS4 50 is a sporty motorcycle that draws inspiration from its bigger brothers. The motorcycle is built around a 49.9 cc, single cylinder, two stroke engine which is mated to a six speed transmission. The engine is housed by a lightweight frame which uses die-cast beams in aluminium alloy with cross-ribbing reinforcement.
The frame sits on a 41 mm upside-sown fork (110 mm wheel travel) and a rear asimmetric swingarm paired with a hydraulic monoshock absorber (122 mm wheel travel).
As far as safety is concerned, the Aprilia RS4 50 features a capable breaking system which comprises of front 300 mm discs grabbed by four-piston radial mount calipers and rear 220 mm discs paired with single piston calipers.
The motorcycle is offered with a starting price of €3.959.
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Since it was launched back in 1993, the Aprilia RS4 125 Replica has quickly become one of the most wanted bikes in its segment. And there is no wonder why, as it delivers top notch performances in terms of power, ride and handling.
The Aprilia RS4 125 Replica shares the same racy style with the super sport Aprilia RSV4 featuring a black and red livery. It is built around a 124.8 cc, single-cylinder, four stroke, fuel injection unit which puts out a maximum power of 15 hp (11 kw) at 10.500 rpm and 1,11 kgm (10,9 nm) of torque at 8.250 rpm. All this power is transferred to the ground by means of a six speed transmission.
It is also worth mentioning that the bike rides on big, 17 inch wheels which are wrapped in 100/80 ZR 17 front and rear 130/70 ZR 17 radial tubeless tires.
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If you are looking for a small displacement sport bike, then you should take a closer look at the Aprilia RS4 125 as it has all it needs to be considered a perfect bike to learn the secrets of sport riding.
At the heart of the motorcycle lies a 124 cc, single-cylinder, four stroke, fuel injection engine which cranks out a maximum power of 15 HP (11 KW) at 10.500 rpm and 1,11 Kgm (10,9 Nm) of torque at 8.250 rpm. The unit is kept under control by Aprilia’s Quick Shift rapid gear change system and is fueled by a 14,5 Lt (3,3 Lt Reserve) fuel tank.
The ride quality is assured by a 41 mm upside-down front fork with black anodised sheaths and 110 mm stroke and a rear single shock absorber.
You also get front 300 mm steel discs grabbed by four-piston radial caliper and rear 220 mm discs with single-piston calipers.
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This small sport bike was especially developed for those who are starting to learn the secrets of motorcycles. Unlike other bikes of its type the Aprilia RS 50 offers premium features in a relatively compact package. Needless to say that it was also built with comfort in mind so once on board, you are met by an ergonomically designed seat, a nonintrusive fuel tank and a sporty handlebar combined with a modern instrument display.
The motorcycle is propelled by a liquid cooled, single cylinder two stroke engine with a displacement of 49.9 cc. The engine sends its power to the rear wheel through a six speed transmission.
As far as brakes are concerned the Aprilia RS 50 is equipped with a 300 mm front disc grabbed by a radial caliper while out back there is a 180 mm stainless steel disc paired with a powerful two piston caliper.
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The 2012 version of the Aprilia RS 125 is powered by a single cylinder, two stroke, Rotax-Aprilia engine. Needless to say that the engine is fitted with all the modern technologies expected from a top manufacturer and is reliable to the core.
Among the technical features offered by the 124,8 cc unit, you’ll find a crankcase reed valve intake, liquid cooling, an anti-vibration balancer shaft and an automatic mixing system. The unit is also fitted with a catalytic converter and precision carburation which helps it meet the Euro 3 emission regulations.
The Aprilia’s RS 125 frame is made from cast aluminum alloy with cross ribbing reinforcement. Aprilia developed the RS 125’s frame using its experience in the GP 125 racing so you can expect to first class build quality. Despite its extremely light weight, this advanced structure achieves amazing tensional rigidity.
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Aprilia managed to win a lot of fans after has earned 45 world titles (36 in Moto GP, 2 in Superbike, 7 in off-road competition) and hundreds of championship races. Thus it managed to establish itself from the start as an absolute leader in the 50 and 125 super sport segment.
The company’s success had proved everyone that the Italian manufacturer has what it needs to compete against the best players in its segment and today its models are seen as reliable and modern motorcycles.
From 1993 until today, more than 100,000 Aprilia RS 125 two stroke bikes have been manufactured and sold in more than 30 countries around the world and now the model offers the newest technologies developed by the Noale manufacturer.
Power comes from a four stroke liquid cooled single cylinder engine with electronic injection and 4 valves. The engine has a total displacement of 124,8 cc and is paired with a six speed transmission.
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The Aprilia RS4 125 Replica is derived from the RSV4 model known as the winner of the 2010 World Superbike championship. Needles to say, the bike keeps the same overall design as the original RSV4. The front side fairing profiles are painted in the colors of the Italian flag, while the passenger portion of the saddle can be replaced with the removable single seat shell, colour coded to the body. Out back, you’ll find the number “3” painted on the tail fairing and the top fairing.
The 2013 Aprilia RS4 Replica features improved breaks which consist of a pair of steel wave style discs. The front is 300 mm paired with a four piston radial caliper, while the rear is 220 mm.
The breaks are mounted on a pair of six spoke 17 inch wheels wrapped in Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tyres (110/70 on the front and 150/60 at the back). A new single cylinder 125 cc, 4 stroke, 4 valve engine sends power to the wheels by means of a 6 rations gearbox.
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Aprilia revealed the 2013 version of its RS 125 model. The bike features Aprilia’s latest technologies developed using the experience gained in GP racing.
As far as design goes, the Aprilia RS 125 is distinguished by its sharp lines which give a sporty and aggressive look. The sporty look of the bike is enhanced by the GP inspired tail and the crossed spoke wheels.
The Aprilia RS 125 is propelled by a single cylinder, two stroke engine which features crankcase reed valve intake, liquid cooling, an anti-vibration balancer shaft and an automatic mixing system. To make its engine as efficient as possible, Aprilia combined it with a catalytic converter and precision carburation. Thanks to these two features the engine is able to meet the Euro 3 emission standards.
The bike is also fitted with a set of dependable breaks – 320 mm front and 220 mm rear discs.
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50cc may not sound like a whole lot for an engine considering there are more powerful engines for bikes in the market, but there’s still a market for it. And as far as being one of the top dogs in the world of 50cc supersport motorcycles, the Aprilia RS 50 offers all the things you need in a bike of its size.
You might find it surprising that a bike like the RS 50 comes with lightweight wheels, radial calipers, an aluminum frame and swingarm, and an under-seat exhaust, but that’s what Aprilia has done with this bike. In the simplest of words, the RS 50 is a genuine sports motorcycle that comes packed with the sort of technology normally found only on a GP racer. Its eye-catching, racing lines and determined, aggressive shape tell you that the Aprilia RS 50 knows no compromise.
This 50 cc supersport is made to thrill and has all the performance needed to do so, thanks in part to a surprisingly powerful 50cc liquid cooled, single cylinder two stroke engine that offers the very latest design and technology, allowing it to deliver exceptional performance (6.25 kW at 10,000 rpm) for its size.
As far as style is concerned, the RS 50 draws inspiration from the flagship model of the Aprilia family, the RSV 1000 R, the very same twin that beat Japanese four cylinder racers to win the 2006 Master Bike trophy. Using the same technology used on the powerful RSV, Aprilia was able to build a 50cc bike that all other bikes in its segment fear the most.
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Even if the Aprilia RS4 50 belongs in one of the lightest classes in Moto GP racing, you can’t deny that the bike has produced some pretty amazing results in its short period of time.
When Aprilia decided to build the RS4 50, they did so while keeping in mind the recipe of a championship-winning bike. The livery and eye-catching form of the Aprilia RS4 50 echo the looks of the Factory version of the Aprilia RSV4 supersports, sharing more than just a family resemblance with the most hardcore street version bike dominating the world SBK championship.
The design of the fairings and tank, the unique looks of the front end, with the headlights suspended over the gaping air intakes, and the spectacular tapered tail fairing are identical to their counterparts on the V4 1000 cc supersports model that set new standards in terms of style and technical content for the superbike segment.
At the heart of the Aprilia RS4 50 is a single-cylinder 50 cc unit water cooled two-stroke with reed valve induction that comes mated to a six-speed transmission, allowing the rider to make full use of the performance of this class beating engine. This gives the bike the kind of championship-caliber performance that has defined Aprilia’s image as one of the best in the business.
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Aprilia has unveiled a completely revised RS4 at the EICMA Show in Italy. It will be offered in two versions: Aprilia RS4 50 and Aprilia RS4 125. The first version, the RS4 50, is powered by a single cylinder, liquid cooled 50 cc 2-stroke engine while the second version, the RS4 125, is powered by a single cylinder liquid cooled 125 cc 4-stroke with electronic injection, 4 valves, and double overhead camshafts (DOHC).
The RS4 features a unique look at the front end with the headlights suspended over the gaping air intakes. It also uses the same spectacular tapered tail fairing as found on the 1000 cc supersports model. These models set new standards in terms of style and technical content for the superbike segment.
The superbike comes with a multifunctional analogue/digital instrument panel with LCD display and 6-spoke design wheels. On Aprilia RS4, one additional detail underscores the level of sophistication of the bike: the exhaust, which is unmistakably inspired by competition machines, is completely integrated within the lower part of the fairing. A solution that is not just visually effective, but which also contributes significantly to the dynamics of the bike by helping to centralise masses.
Press release after the jump.
In a world where 50cc two-wheeled vehicles are called mopeds, the Aprilia RS 50 manages to stand out as a supersport model with all the features that come with the category.
The two-stroke engine’s 8.4 horsepower would mean the difference between a stock and an aftermarket exhaust in the case of most liter bikes, but when you start thinking that Aprilia took the time to develop an aluminum frame and swingarm, light wheels and an RSV-inspired fairing for the RS 50, you know that they’re up to something big (and not necessarily in terms of engine displacement) here.
Although it might seem like it’s designed for pure fun, the smallest supersport bike from Italy is here to teach kids and teenagers the first steps in sports riding. And when the engine starts feeling week, an 80cc cylinder kit will keep riders on their first RS bike before even considering the RS 125 alternative.
The dream machine of every single teenager that wishes either to get into motorcycle racing or simply have a lot of fun on a bike that is build to fulfill his needs has one name only: Aprilia RS 125.
This 125cc two-stroke sports Italian bike can be ordered at select U.S. Aprilia dealerships since last year for a manufacturer’s retail price of no more than $5,5K and the 2010 model year turns into a veritable Max Biaggi replica thanks to the cool new color scheme. So if you see one of these beauties being revved next to you at a traffic light, the guy sitting on it might very well be the same one that challenged you yesterday with the Civic.