Rieju Motors brought the new RS3 Sportbike to EICMA Show. The evolution of the successful race winning RS2 range, the new RS3 Dual perimeter chassis provides the perfect balance of agility combined with strength. Advanced aerodynamic bodywork and cutting edge styling provides superior wind cheating ability and superbike looks.
Power is supplied by a well proven 50cc liquid colled Yamaha-Minarelli motor, 2 Stroke with 6 speed gearbox, the tuning potential is massive.
Precise handling is provided by Showa inverted 35 mm front forks plus the use of lightweight 17" alloy rims to reduce inertia and unsprung weight. Powerful braking comes from a 280mm disc up front with a radial mounted dual piston caliper and a 220 mm rear disc.
Dual projector headlamps are mounted in the front fairing and with its wide 17-inch alloys rims shod in Michelin tyres and well designed bodywork this bike looks and handles like any full size machine.
Spanish motorcycle manufacturer Rieju plans to officially unveil their new RS3 sports 125cc motorcycle at the Milan show on November 9th. In keeping with the company’s tradition, the RS3 will be powered by a Minarelli engine, which is expected to be the same 125cc four-stroke single cylinder one behind the current selling model, but which will be retuned with the use of a new exhaust system. As this picture reveals, the new European supersport motorcycle will stay true to its reputation on the old continent with the use of inverted forks replacing the conventional items found on the previous generation model. Still, we’re waiting for the official specifications.
What’s currently certain is the fact that the 2010 Rieju RS3 125 looks like a small brother of the Honda CBR600RR, despite the fact that it is supposed to compete with the Japanese company’s CBR125RR model, which is also very popular in Europe (I’ve even seen Repsol ones, so teenagers back there are quite exquisite). The design belongs to Rieju and UK-based Xenophya Design.