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2016 Aprilia RS4 125 Replica Review
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More than a success, a legend…
After the success obtained over a twenty year period on both a commercial and sports level with RS 125 with a 2-stroke engine, (from 1993 to the present in more than 100,000 units and sold in more than 30 countries around the world), in 2011 Aprilia introduced its first eighth of a litre 4-stroke, directly derived from the RSV4, several times World Superbike champion. RS4 125 quickly became the most beloved and sought after sport bike among young people, who were immediately won over by its performance, safety and riding characteristics of a pure racer, placed at the service of daily mobility.
2016 Aprilia RS4 125 Replica www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
TWIN SISTER OF THE RSV4.
Aprilia RS4 125 Replica evolves the concept of a sport bike for the young to maximum levels of technological refinement, recalling – both in its livery and in the importance of its lines – the look of the super sport Aprilia RSV4 in its Superbike version. Careful aerodynamic studies allowed the surfaces to be reduced to a minimum without penalising protection, leaving the frame and engine visible, which come out as fundamental elements of the design. The triple front headlight has by now become a trademark element of all Aprilia sport products, while the compact tail is a true work of design art and it integrates the LED taillight perfectly, which is able to provide excellent visibility even at night. One detail which has made this model famous remains unchanged on the RS4 125: the exhaust, completely built into the lower part of the fairing, clearly inspired by the racing bike.
The extremely sporty fairing takes on a black and red livery, with the front side fairing profiles made precious by the colours of the Italian flag in order to emphasise the brand’s origins with pride. The passenger portion of the saddle can be replaced with the removable single seat shell, colour coded to the body, a touch of sportiness inspired by the Grand Prix single seater. The number “1” that adorns the tail fairing and the top fairing is a clear homage to the enterprises of Aprilia riders.
Next to RS4 125, Aprilia offers an even more precious and refined version, the RS4 125 Replica. The name brings to mind Aprilia’s racing success: 52 world titles and hundreds of championship races won, numbers which, in its brief history, have made Aprilia the most victorious Italian and European brand in World Grand Prix with 294 GP races won, leading to maximum confirmation of champions of the calibre of Biaggi, Rossi, Capirossi, Melandri, Stoner, Lorenzo.
SBK 125 STYLE CHASSIS.
The chassis is at the top of its class for technology and the materials used: built based on the exceptional experience gained in competition, the frame uses two lateral beams die-cast in aluminium alloy with crossed reinforcing ribbing. An extremely lightweight structure, capable of providing high torsional rigidity. The front suspension is made up of a fork with 41 mm upside down stanchions and black anodised sleeves, while the monoshock is fixed directly to the asymmetrical swingarm.
RS4 ENGINE: AN EIGHTH OF THE APRILIA V4.
Aprilia RS4 125 Replica is powered by the new single cylinder 125 cc, 4-stroke, 4 valve engine, equipped with electronic fuel injection and liquid cooled. The sophisticated dual overhead cam (DOHC) system ensures the maximum power possible for this engine capacity, together with a fluid and linear output of power in maximum respect for the environment, complying with the strictest pollution standards.
TRACK SET UP.
On a technical level the RS4 Replica stands out for the excellent braking system, adopting a pair of steel discs. The front is 300 mm and in unison with the four piston radial caliper, while the rear is 218 mm. In order to enhance the exceptional riding characteristics of the RS4 125 Replica, tyres with a clearly sporty purpose were selected. The tyres are shod over 17”, six spoke wheel rims and are unchanged in the already generous sizes (100/80 on the front and 130/70 at the back).
2016 Aprilia RS4 125 Replica www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
ALL THE SPORTINESS OF APRILIA IN A 50 AND 125 CC ENGINE CAPACITY
RACING AESTHETICS DERIVED FROM WORLD SBK AND TOP NOTCH PERFORMANCE
RS4 50 and 125 Replica versions are a faithful reproduction of the Aprilia RSV4 SBK 2014, reigning Manufacturer World Champion bike, which Marco Melandri and Sylvain Guintoli race in the World Superbike Championship.
The new RSV4 SBK, from the moment it was unveiled on the occasion of the first round of the 2014 calendar at Phillip Island, aroused an ovation of approval: in addition to the uncompromising sportiness of the bike that has won 5 world titles in four seasons, it now has an elegant and bold silver livery, a breathtaking line which has also been implemented in the RS4 Replica.
The number “33” is specifically dedicated to the WSBK Aprilia standard bearer, Marco Melandri, former world champion with Aprilia in the 250 class in 2002 and runner-up in the 2005 MotoGP championship season.
Marco Melandri had this to say: “Seeing the Aprilia RS4s took me back to my childhood when we all dreamed of riding the bikes that the great champions rode. They are really beautiful and the Superbike replica livery is spectacular! The only thing small about them is the engine capacity, but where everything else is concerned they are in no way inferior to their ‘maxi’ sisters”
The RS4 50 and 125 pay tribute to Aprilia’s unparalleled collection of competition titles: 52 world titles and hundreds of championship races won, numbers which, in its brief history, have made Aprilia one of the most decorated brands in the world with 294 GP races won, leading to maximum confirmation of champions of the calibre of Biaggi, Rossi, Capirossi, Melandri, Stoner, Lorenzo.
Aprilia’s successful history also traces its way through the small engine street bikes identified by the RS abbreviation, which have always been the most beloved entry level motorcycles by young people.
After the affirmation of the sporty RS bikes, especially in the 125 version with 2-stroke engine (more than 100,000 units produced and sold since 1993 in more than 30 countries all over the world), Aprilia has completely revamped the range, introducing the RS4 in 2011, a true sport bike inspired directly by the RSV4 project, the five-time World Superbike champion. Aprilia RS4 50 and RS4 125 are the heirs to this important lineage, becoming the sport bike most sought after by young people, who were immediately attracted to the performance of the engines, the safety features and the sport riding characteristics, even if they are used for daily mobility.
The Aprilia RS4 Replica versions advance the concept of sport bikes for young people to maximum levels of technological refinement, implementing stylistic and technical solutions found in the RSV4. The RS4 “gaze” is immediately identifiable and, thanks to the particular headlight, it gives it a deeply aggressive look. The compact and sleek tail fairing is a true work of design and integrates the LED taillight. The passenger portion of the RS4 125 Replica saddle can be replaced with the removable single seater shell painted to match the body, a touch of sportiness inspired by racing bikes. The frame and engine emerge boldly as fundamental stylistic elements on these small Aprilia super sport bikes. On RS4 125 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.
Aprilia is universally recognised as the manufacturer of ultra-fine chassis and the RS4 Replica versions are no exception. The frame is created based on the exceptional experience gained over the years in top level racing and it adopts die cast aluminium spars with crossed reinforcement ribs. A lightweight structure, but at the same time with torsional rigidity, capable of providing complete control even in track use. The is top level: the sturdy 41 mm upside down fork with black anodised sleeves has a stroke of 110 mm, while the rear monoshock is fixed directly to the asymmetrical swingarm.
Aprilia RS4 50 Replica and RS4 125 Replica share a braking system at the top of their class: the 300 mm steel disc at the front, gripped by a four piston radial calliper, works together with a 220 mm disc at the rear with a single piston calliper. The 17″ wheel rims” with six spokes are shod with 100/80 rubber up front and 130/70 at the rear.
The refined chassis house latest generation engines; the single cylinder 50 cc unit developed by Aprilia for RS4 50 Replica is a water cooled two-stroke with reed valve induction, separate lubrication and mixing and a six speed gearbox.
The Aprilia RS4 125 Replica is powered by a 125 cc 4 stroke, water cooled, single cylinder engine with four valves and electronic engine boasting a sophisticated double overhead camshaft (DOHC) valve timing system. This ensures not only the maximum power output permitted for the class, but also a smooth, linear delivery which is environmentally friendly, complying with the strictest emissions regulations.
In the catalogue of accessories dedicated to the Aprilia RS4 125 Replica you will also find – for the first time in this class – the innovative Aprilia Quick Shift system, a sophisticated technical solution that has been derived directly from its extraordinary big sister, the RSV4, which allows the rider to upshift without letting up off the throttle and without using the clutch, thereby making gear changes simpler and quicker.
2016 Aprilia RS4 125 Replica – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ USD
2016 Aprilia RS4 125 Replica – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ CDN
2016 Aprilia RS4 125 Replica – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £4171 GBP (On The Road)
Engine type Four stroke liquid cooled single cylinder with electronic injection and 4 valves.
Timing system Double overhead camshaft – DOHC
Bore and stroke 58 X 47 mm
Engine capacity 124.8 cc
Compression ratio 12.5 ± 0.5:1
Ignition Electronic with CDI capacity discharge
Start up Electric
Lubrication Wet sump
Gearbox 6 Ratios, 1st 11/33 (0.33) 2nd 15/30 (0.50) 3rd 18/27 (0.67) 4th 20/24 (0.83) 5th 25/27 (0.92) 6th 23/22 (1.05)
Primary drive Gears, 69/29
Final drive Chain, 60/13
Clutch Multiple discs, in oil bath
Frame Aluminium perimeter frame
Front suspension 41 mm upside down fork, wheel excursion 110 mm
Rear suspension Asymmetric swingarm with monoshock, wheel travel 130 mm
Brakes Front: 300 mm stainless steel disc with radial 4 piston calliper
Rear: 218 mm stainless steel disc and calliper with single 30 mm piston
Wheel rims In light alloy with 6 split spokes, with sealing profile for tubeless tyres; front: 2.75 x 17″; rear: 3.50 x 17″
Tyres Front: 100/80 – 17″, rear: 130/70 – 17″
Dimensions Max. Length 1953 mm
Max width 740 mm
Max height at top fairing 1,138 mm
Saddle height 820 mm
Wheelbase 1,350 mm
Fuel tank capacity 14.5 litres (including 3.5 litre reserve)
Emissions compliance Euro 3
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