• Aprilia’s New Baby Streetfighter Looks Like A Shrunk Down Tuono V4

More powerful and affordable than the KTM 200 Duke

In the motorcycling industry, it’s sort of an unsaid rule to follow up a successful faired sportbike with an equally bonkers but more versatile streetfighter, and we’ve seen all leading manufacturers do this from time to time. The latest one to do so is Aprilia, who has taken the wraps off the new GPR250S naked motorcycle, based on the fully-faired GPR250R sold in Asian markets.

2022 Aprilia GPR250S - Design & Features

Aprilia's New Baby Streetfighter Looks Like A Shrunk Down Tuono V4
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Adding another capable naked to its lineup, Aprilia has introduced the GPR250S in Asian markets

The Aprilia GPR250S adopts a sporty design and looks exactly like a stripped GPR250R. More importantly, however, it’s right in line with Aprilia’s signature design dialect comprising triple-pod headlights, which helps it look like a shrunk-down 2020 Tuono V4.

The radical fascia is coupled with brawny radiator shrouds and a chunky belly pan, all of which stack up neatly alongside the scooped single-piece seat.

Aprilia's New Baby Streetfighter Looks Like A Shrunk Down Tuono V4
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All this is coupled with features like LED lights, dual-channel ABS, and an LCD instrument cluster

When sitting aboard it, you’re greeted by a neat LCD instrument cluster with a layout similar to the flagship Tuono V4 1100. Along with this, there are also dual-channel ABS, all-LED lights, and USD forks.

2022 Aprilia GPR250S - Engine & Underpinnings

Aprilia's New Baby Streetfighter Looks Like A Shrunk Down Tuono V4
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As you’d expect, the GPR250S boasts the same engine as the GPR250R. This 249cc, single-cylinder mill pumps out a respectable 27.9 horsepower and 15.8 pound-feet. What makes this more impressive, though, is the bike’s feathery 319-pound claimed weight that’s comparable to 125cc naked motorcycles rather than 250cc bikes.

Aprilia's New Baby Streetfighter Looks Like A Shrunk Down Tuono V4
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Thanks to its triple-pod headlight and brawny bodywork, the GPR250S looks like a shrunk-down ’20 Tuono V4, don’t you think?

Similarly, the bike is built around an aluminum chassis, coupled with 41mm USD forks and a monoshock suspension, the same as its faired counterpart. This should, however, be more comfortable than the R, owing to its upright handlebar.

Meanwhile, braking comes via a 300m semi-floating front disc and a 218mm rear disc, both clamped onto 17-inch, ten-spoke alloy wheels.

2022 Aprilia GPR250S Pricing

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For the icing on the cake, the GPR250S is actually quite easy on the pocket too. Swipe up to know more.

The Aprilia GPR250S is currently on sale in China at a price of $3,680.

Even though the chances of this coming to the American and European markets are slim, we’d love to see Aprilia pull the sheets off a Tuono 250 based on this. Not to mention the fact that a Tuono 250 would slot perfectly between the Tuono 125 and the Tuono 660.

Source: Image Credits Newmotor.com

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