A TRUE STREET FIGHTER IN THE 125 CLASS.
2018 Aprilia Tuono 125 Review on Total Motorcycle:
HEART AND SKELETON OF A TRAFFIC-LIGHT-BURNER IN A UNIQUE AND DISTINCTIVE LOOK THE APRILIA TUONO 125 IS FUN IN ITS PUREST FORM.
Aggressive, sporty, capable of expressing dynamic character and light weight in a unique and unmistakable style, a true big Aprilia in 125 cc of pure fun.
Designed, developed and built in Italy, Aprilia Tuono 125 offers the younger rider, but also enthusiasts of smaller engine capacities, the best they can find in terms of design, construction, components and technical features.
2018 Aprilia Tuono 125 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
The latest and most spectacular evolution of a sport naked dynasty.
2018 Aprilia Tuono 125 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
An exaggerated line
The line is unequivocally inspired by that of the Tuono V4 1100, the record-setting Street Fighter, the crowned jewel of Noale production along with the highly decorated RSV4 from which it was derived.
A top fairing with a sporty look, a cutting-edge frame, a top performance engine: the new Aprilia Tuono 125 is the embodiment of a super sport bike stripped of its fairings. It is a bike with an extremely strong personality, a true naked but with an aggressive spirit, capable of providing top performance on flowing rides and unattainable handling thanks to the riding set up, also effected by the wide and high handlebar.
The line of the new Tuono 125 is strongly characterised by the headlight which, as is the case for its big sister, the Tuono V4, gives the bike a decidedly original and attractive look, improves active safety for night riding and guarantees immediate visibility of the bike during the day.
Aprilia Tuono 125, available in Silver Energy, Red Energy e Dark Energy colours, is also special in the details: the fuel tank, with an astonishing capacity of 14 litres, provides exceptional range and, thanks to its design, allows for a perfect rider/bike fit. The storage compartment – a space that can hold a 6” tablet – is the largest in its segment, and a practical USB port can also be mounted to conveniently recharge your smartphone or any other compatible device.
A benchmark chassis
The Tuono 125’s chassis is a work of art inspired by speed and total control of performance. Made entirely in aluminium, it is an exclusive in the 125 segment of the “little devil” made in Noale. Designed on the basis of Aprilia’s experience on the track, the spectacular perimeter frame consists of die cast aluminium spars with crossed reinforcement ribs. The result is a lightweight structure, capable of providing high torsional rigidity in order to guarantee top performance.
The solid upside-down fork, completely redesigned, and the rear suspension with monoshock secured to the asymmetrical swingarm, ensure top level performance, safety and comfort. The design of the 6 split spoke wheels emphasizes the gritty character of the Tuono 125, a configuration that also ensure superior features in terms of light weight and speed going into corners.
The braking system mounts a four-piston radial calliper on the front wheel, assisted by Bosch ABS, that grips a 300 mm diameter steel disc. On the rear, the new J.Juan calliper grips a 220 mm disc and has a tone wheel to guarantee anti roll over protection. The asymmetrical swingarm ensure the highest possible level of torsional rigidity, technology clearly derived from the racing world, that guarantees maximum performance and safety in every turn, a characteristic that the Tuono shares with it sister, the RS 125.
Ergonomics, total control and comfort on the road
While still boasting content of a super sport bike, Aprilia Tuono 125 was developed privileging rider and passenger comfort: a riding position that is not extreme, handlebar positioned to guarantee comfort and, at the same time, maximum control and complete control over the vehicle, rider footpegs designed not to fatigue the rider, rubber inserts on the rider and passenger footpegs to improve vibration damping.
Aprilia Tuono 125 is the only naked sport bike in its category to have its semi-fairing joined to the fuel tank for the rider’s comfort. The large two-up saddle is built into the tail fairing in order not to disrupt the clean and essential line of the bike. On the Tuono 125 the passenger sits comfortably on a large and well-padded seat.
The tail fairing, another element that is closely derived from the Tuono 1100, optimises aerodynamics, mounts the practical passenger grab handles and provides a spacious, locking storage compartment.
Compact and ultra-lightweight, the new instrument cluster provides all the functions of a true racing instrumentation: from the analogue rev counter to the multifunction digital display with speedometer, trip master (I,II), max speed, cooling circuit temperature indicator, fuel reserve warning light, OBD warning light and ABS fault warning light. The AMP ECU that enables connectivity between the bike and your smartphone is also available as an accessory.
The beating heart of the Aprilia Tuono 125 is a modern and technological 125 cc single-cylinder, 4-Stroke, 4-Valve electronic injection engine with liquid cooling: reliable and powerful, it has particularly refined technologies such as double overhead camshaft timing (DOHC). With ultra-modern conception and design, lightweight and compact, it has allowed development of a refined chassis. Its power, optimally calibrated, guarantees responsiveness even at low revs. Vibrations are reduced to the minimum by a balancing countershaft. Euro 4 approved, it guarantees environmentally-friendly top performance.
The Tuono 125 is installation-ready for Quick Shift, the innovative gear shifting system that Aprilia has used and perfected on tracks all over the world. Just like with its big sister, the Tuono 1100, the electronic system manages torque interruption for the engaged gear change, based on how far the throttle is open and the engine revs, allowing the rider to upshift while holding the throttle open and without using the clutch.
The exhaust, which is unmistakably racing inspired, is completely integrated within the lower part of the fairing. A solution with a strong aesthetic impact that effects the dynamic performance of the vehicle, based on the centralization of the masses.
2018 Aprilia Tuono 125 – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ USD
2018 Aprilia Tuono 125 – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ CDN
2018 Aprilia Tuono 125 – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £4600 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
Engine type Four stroke liquid cooled single cylinder with electronic injection and 4 valves
Distribution Double overhead camshaft – DOHC
Bore and stroke 58 x 47 mm
Displacement 124.2 cc
Maximum power at crankshaft 15 CV (11 kW) at 10,750 rpm
Maximum torque at crankshaft 12 Nm at 8,000 rpm
Compression ratio 12.5 ± 0.5:1
ECU Magneti Marelli M3G ø 32mm ECU
Start up Electronic with CDI capacity discharge
Alternator 13V – 235W
Lubrication Wet sump
Gearbox 6 speed:
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 (2,38)
Final drive Chain: 60/13 (4,61)
Clutch Multiple discs, in oil bath
Frame Aluminium perimeter frame
Front suspension 40 mm upside down fork, wheel excursion 110 mm
Rear suspension Asymmetric swingarm with monoshock, wheel travel 120 mm
Brakes Front: 300 mm stainless steel disc with radial 4 piston caliper
Rear: 218 mm stainless steel disc and caliper 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: 1,968 mm
Max. width: 835 mm
Wheelbase: 1,353 mm
Max height at top fairing: 1,090 mm
Saddle height: 810 mm
Tank 14,5 litre capacity (including 3.5 litre reserve)
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