Aprilia RS 125 versus Yamaha YZF-R125
Brief introduction to the Aprilia RS 125
54 world titles, hundreds of wins in MotoGP, SBK and Offroad: Aprilia is the most successful European brand in the history of motorcycling among those still active.
With a racing team that has pioneered ideas and technologies that has always sought new challenges: from MotoGP to Motocross, from Superbike to Supermotard, from Rally to Trial, Aprilia shares passion, challenges and victories. The same winning emotions that Aprilia shares every day with riders on roads and racetracks around the world. The Aprilia RS 125's new look takes its inspiration from the shapes and colours of its multiple title winning older sister, the RSV4 that is a protagonist in World SBK, an aggressive and original look that is high lighted by the triple headlight, a trademark of the "big sister".
The sleek fairing enhances the exclusive aluminium frame, an entirely racing-inspired refinement that no competitor can claim. A winning solution that Aprilia takes from its experience on the track to reduce weight and bulk and give the vehicle text book agility and handling.
The tapering lines of the slender tail fairing seem to melt away into nothing, joined together with the LED taillight that, in the spirit of road safety, guarantees outstanding lighting power. The new RS 125 version is available in two liveries: Silver Speed and Black Speed. Both with a sporty orientation, they are also characterised by the graphics with the dominating "a" on a red background which is the emblem of the Aprilia machines that compete on racetracks all over the world.
The graphics on the fuel tank recall the Italian red, white and green as a reminder of the RS 125's exclusivity, the only small sport bike to be designed, developed and built in Italy. The latest version of the Aprilia RS 125 also boasts the largest storage compartment in its segment, a space that can hold a 6" tablet. A practical USB port can also be mounted to conveniently recharge your smart phone or any other compatible device.
There is also the Aprilia RS 125 Race Replica.
Brief introduction to the Yamaha YZF-R125
(Information courtesy of Yamaha motorcycles)
There is a bike that stands head and shoulders above the rest. Pulsating with Yamaha's legendary R-Series DNA, the race-bred YZF-R125 is your introduction to motorcycling's most exclusive club.
This remarkable motorcycle has been developed using the same advanced technology that makes our larger capacity R-series models some of the most respected bikes on the street and track.
With its radical bodywork and features like upside down front forks and an aluminium swinging arm - as well as a short-stroke liquid-cooled engine and ABS - the YZF-R125 is built to thrill.
The following information is the technical specification comparison between the Aprilia RS 125 & the Yamaha YZF-R125.
| Technical Specification|| Aprilia RS 125|| Yahama YZF-R125|
| OTR Cost||GBP 4700.00||GBP 4649.00|
| Engine||Single cylinder, 4 stroke, liquid cooled electronic injection, 4 valves||Single cylinder, 4 stroke, liquid cooled SOHC, 4 valves |
| Bore x Stroke||58mm x 47mm||52.0mm x 58.6mm |
| Maximum Power||11.0Kw (15.0PS) @ 9,000RPM |
| Compression Ratio||12.0 +/-0.5:1||11.2:1 |
|Gearbox||6 speed with pedal shifter on left hand side of engine, which operates the fork & drum selector mechanism||Constant mesh, 6 speed|
|Front Suspension||Upside-down fork with Dia. 40mm stanchions. Wheel travel: 110mm||Upside-down telescopic fork. Dia. 41mm|
|Rear Suspension||Asymmetric swing-arm, Monoshock absorber with 130mm wheel travel||Swing-arm (link type suspension)|
|Front Brake||Dia. 300mm stainless steel disc. 4 piston radial calipers||Hydraulic single disc. Dia 292mm|
|Rear Brake||Dia. 218mm stainless steel disc & caliper with single 30mm piston||Hydraulic single disc. Dia 230mm|
|ABS||ABS Bosch 9.1ML||Info not available|
|Front Wheel||6 split spoke wheel rim in lightweight alloy. Tyre 100/80 ZR 17||100/80-17|
|Rear Wheel||6 split spoke wheel rim in lightweight alloy. Tyre 130/70 ZR 17||130/70-17|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||14.5 litres ( 4 litre reserve)||11.5 litres|
|Type Approval||Euro 4|