A REAL STREET FIGHTER IN THE 125 CC CLASS.
HEART AND SKELETON FOR SPEEDSTERS WITH A UNIQUE AND DISTINCTIVE LOOK, ENHANCED BY A FRAME WITH NEW GRITTY BLACK GRAPHICS
APRILIA TUONO 125 IS PURE FUN
Aggressive, sporty, expressing dynamism and lightness with a unique and unmistakable style. 125 cc of pure fun in a true great Aprilia.
Designed, developed and built in Italy, Aprilia Tuono 125 offers the youth market and also fans of small engine capacities, the very best in design, build, components and technical equipment.
AN EXAGGERATED LINE
The line is unequivocally inspired by that of the Tuono V4 1100, the record-setting Street Fighter, the crown jewel of Noale production along with the highly decorated RSV4 from which it was derived.
A sporty look on the fairing, a futuristic frame underlined by the new black graphics, and a top performance engine: the new Aprilia Tuono 125 is the synthesis of a supersports bike without the fairing. 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 Tuono 125 is distinguished by the headlight which, like its big sister, the Tuono V4, gives the bike a decidedly original and attractive look, improves active safety for night riding and makes the bike immediately visible during the day.
The details of the Aprilia Tuono 125, available in new Red Hero and Dark Warrior colours, are also special: The 14-litre petrol tank offers exceptional range and, thanks to its design, allows perfect integration between rider and motorbike. The storage compartment, spacious enough for a 6” tablet, is the largest in its segment. 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 frame, with a new and aggressive black colour, is a work of art inspired by speed and total control of performance. Made entirely of aluminium, this is exclusive to Noale's new 125 'scallywag'.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 emphasises the gritty character of the Tuono 125. This configuration that also ensures superior lightness and speed when cornering, guaranteed by Michelin Original Equipment Tyres.
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 asymmetric swingarm ensures the greatest possible torsional rigidity, a technology clearly derived from racing. This delivers maximum performance and safety at every turn, and is something the new Tuono shares with its sister RS 125.
ERGONOMICS, TOTAL CONTROL AND COMFORT ON THE ROAD
While still boasting content of a supersport 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 bike in its class to have a half-fairing attached to the tank, for greater rider comfort. The generous twin seat is integrated in the tail fairing, so as not to disrupt the bike's clean and essential line; the passenger sits comfortably on the Tuono 125, with its wide and amply padded seat.
The tail fairing, another element that is closely derived from the Tuono V4 1100, optimises aerodynamics, mounts the practical passenger grab handles and provides a spacious, locking storage compartment.
Compact and extremely lightweight, the new instrument panel offers all the functions of a real racing machine: from the analogue rev counter, to the multifunction digital display complete with speedometer, trip master (I,II), top speed, cooling circuit temperature gauge, fuel reserve light, OBD light and ABS malfunction light. The APRILIA MIA system control unit is also available as an accessory, to connect your motorcycle to your smartphone.
At the heart of the Aprilia Tuono 125 is a modern and technological 125 cc four-stroke liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine, with electronic injection and four valves: reliable and generous, it is equipped with particularly sophisticated technologies such as DOHC distribution. 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 homologated, it guarantees maximum performance while respecting the environment.
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 centralisation of the masses.
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