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APRILIA RS 50 and APRILIA RS4 125
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APRILIA RS 50 and APRILIA RS4 125 - November 2, 2010, 07:49 AM

Can anyone explain to me what the purpose of a bike with such a tiny engine would be in the US market?
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Is this the new product to be sold to inner city youth at the local pepboys or to be raced on a kart track or what?


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that 125 is plus its a 4stroke...i would get one in a heartbeat...


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Seems to be a market. Took these at the IOM TT this year. Pretty cool IMO.




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Wonder how long before we see one of those RS4's with an SXV powerplant? There are a couple of RS125 conversions out there already.


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Is this bike supposed to be faster/better then say a Ninja 250 or CBR 250? How many HP does that 125 put out anyway...18?


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There was a guy back at tech that had a Aprilla 50, big bored out to 86cc or something, little thing still couldnt get out of its own way, but it fit in the bike racks.

Gotta say the RS4 is a good looking bike. Interesting that there are HP limits for the 125 class, I wonder why and what they are.


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Can anyone explain to me what the purpose of a bike with such a tiny engine would be in the US market?
More details on Aprilia RS4 125 sportbike
Is this the new product to be sold to inner city youth at the local pepboys or to be raced on a kart track or what?

As a 125 4-stroke it really doesn't make sense in the US. The RS125 two-strokes with a street kit were big sellers. But I would attribute that to the novelty of being a two-stroke.

This would only interest me as a 125 2T or 250 4T. Of course two or more cylinders would be even better.


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I'd buy that 125 to ride to the store and around town 'n shit. sick bike


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Can anyone explain to me what the purpose of a bike with such a tiny engine would be in the US market?
More details on Aprilia RS4 125 sportbike
Is this the new product to be sold to inner city youth at the local pepboys or to be raced on a kart track or what?

In some places in Europe licenses are not available for new riders unless the bike is less than 250cc, 1st yr, 500cc 2nd yr, and less than 1000cc 3rd yr.

That being said, and not in the US, while it prob. should be, one of the best riders I ever knew started on a Honda Hawk GT 650 twin, and never rode
anything else. Prob. still riding it. Top speed barely 100mph, but he'd pass you in the corners, if you weren't quick!

Honda NT650 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

very much like the Yamaha SRX, a 600cc single.

Yamaha SRX - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

both have low top end, but if you can really ride, then they can be ridden quickly in the twisties.


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Is this the new product to be sold to inner city youth at the local pepboys or to be raced on a kart track or what?
It's better than riding a scooter if they price it right.


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I like my 50cc. Its actually 49.7cc which does not have to be registered, sounds like a chainsaw, and has a max of about 57mph.

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