Aprilia has taken the wraps off the updated RS 125 and the Tuono 125 internationally and both entry level motorcycles will be launched in global markets in the next few weeks. Although they may not be coming to India any time soon!
The Aprilia RS 125 and the Tuono 125 have been on sale globally for a while now, but after updating its RSV4 and Tuono V4 range in addition to showcasing the RS 660 and Tuono 660, the company has finally turned its attention to its 125 cc range. Aprilia has updated the Tuono 125 and the RS 125 for international markets and is likely to go on sale globally very shortly. However, Aprilia is unlikely to launch these two models in India anytime soon.
Both motorcycles get updated body-work which is now sleeker and more aggressive than before. Plus, the headlight design on both motorcycles is similar to the LED headlight seen on the Aprilia SXR 160, which is on sale in India. The semi-digital instrument console makes way for a new fully digital LCD unit, offering a premium feel. Both motorcycles get the same 124 cc single-cylinder engine which is liquid cooled and makes 15 bhp at 10,750 rpm. The engine is paired to a 6-speed gearbox. Of course, the engines are now Euro 5 compliant. The chassis and cycle parts remain the same as before. The motorcycles also get a wider rear tyre and an improved ABS system.
It is highly unlikely that India will get the RS 125 and the Tuono 125, mostly because it may not be a cost effective proposition. Although, Piaggio does confirm that India will get the RS 660 and the Tuono 660 sometime in the second half of 2021.