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No, this isn’t the RSV4, it’s the Aprilia RS4. The difference is three cylinders, 874cc and 165bhp. The point is that European teenagers, restricted by tiered licensing, can ride this superbike-alike and, soon, so will Americans. Later this year, the four-stroke, 125cc sportsbike will be imported to America, where it won’t benefit from enforced capacity or power caps, but where we hope it will help many newer riders get their start both on the road and on race tracks. Helping it along will be this Alitalia paint job, something it shares with the €50,000 Biaggi-rep V4.

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  • http://www.brammofan.com Brammofan


    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      3999 Euro in Europe, no word on US price yet (or we would have reported it in a pretentious, self-absorbed manner).

      • http://www.facebook.com/beastincarnate Ben Incarnate

        Such a report would have been much more interesting, though it would lead to an inevitable downfall.

    • John

      I have read £3,999, so roughly $6,500 US. Ah, Wes beat me to it

      • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

        You can’t draw a direct comparison between euro and dollar prices. There’s many factors beyond exchange rates.

        • John

          Hopefully the final price can nip at the heals of the cbr250r.

  • Roman

    Best looking beginner bike ever?

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      So long as you like the RSV4.

      • Roman

        Well yeah, are there people out there who don’t? I have yet to meet one.

        • Trev


          • Roman

            Ok, make that one.

      • Joe

        Or as long as you like Biaggi.

  • http://twitter.com/BuddyJesus Peter

    Love the white one.

  • Myles

    Gaahhhh, just lost out on a cheap rs50 for sale locally. Was all set to check it out after work today and woke up to a text message that it sold at 1am.

    Salt in wound.

  • Denzel

    I don’t get it. …and I’m talking about the U.S. market. Especially at that price. Sure it’s a great looking 125, but to what end? Is Aprilia expecting an active racing class? So many questions.

    It would be a fun piece of furniture.

  • Thom

    Atsa da nice a motorcycle !

    And why am I thinking , what with traffic and congestion being what it is these days , a well built 125cc M/C sport bike might just appeal to the experienced rider as well as the new ones ?

    Going on the old adage ;

    ” Its more fun to drive/ride a slow ____ fast than it is to drive /ride a fast _______ slow “

  • Adam

    They should have painted the SE model like that!

  • JonB

    Wait, it is confirmed street legal in CA?

  • Ben Rowland

    Just when I was thinking about stepping up in engine size, you post this. Looks like fun.

  • eric

    What’s up with the two different exhausts? Any other differences I’m not catching?

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      Under engine is 125, side mount is 125.

      • http://www.pedalgents.com holdingfast


    • Ducky

      One seems to be a obvious special edition?

    • Scott-jay

      Under exhaust is a 50cc, side is the 125cc? Note engine cylinder/head differences, too, in side views. Both are Euro versions and pricey; IMO.
      Does Honda, or any mfg, offer more models than Aprilia? : )

  • DoctorNine

    Ahhh… To be 17 again….

    • David

      Acne, parents who won’t let you ride a bike, social inadequacy, stupid as fuck, yeah, I loved being a teenager.

      Sex with minors wasn’t a felony then though, I’ll give you that…



  • Ducky

    Italians are so strange. They pay so much attention to details like a carbon-fibre look front fender, beautiful swingarm, even diddly things like cap screws and and an awesome looking owner’s manual and even “Aprilia” stamped on the mirrors; yet they overlook things like that ugly front caliper, a cylinder jug that looks like it was cast in someone’s basement, and fairly nondescript engine covers. I’m nitpicking here, but when you make such a high quality product with obvious attention to detail, the few cheap parts really stand out.

  • Coreyvwc

    A small cc sport bike that looks just like its big brother, preposterous! It’s supposed to be a bland looking piece of plastic that kinda sorta maybe looks like a sportbike, that’s how Honda does it! Surely Honda could never be wrong!

  • Taco

    68 photos. You guys couldn’t find one more to make it my favorite number, 69?

  • 85gripen

    A local (California) dealer is selling a “pre-owned” (10 miles) 2009 Aprilia RS125 Replica for $3,595 that says it’s for “off road/track use only”. Comes with full two-year warranty. http://www.proitalia.com/nggallery/page-15/album-1/gallery-152/

    Whenever I watch the 125 class of MotoGP or WSBK I wonder how these teenagers got so good so young when most of them can’t even get a street bike license at that age. I guess that’s why there aren’t more Americans in these road racing competitions.

  • Albert

    Cant see the US allowing them to import this, it’s probably way too good on gas.

  • tears

    Like to have that as a beginner bike, but isn’t buying a new bike generally a bad idea for a noob?

  • frankieapples

    The RS4 is, from what I saw, not listed on the US Aprilia site, but the RS125 is, at a price of $5500. I didn’t notice mention of it being for offroad use only. One thing I don’t get is why (if it isn’t street legal) would they offer it in Spain’s No.1 paint scheme. Wouldn’t racers not want to advertise for companies they aren’t sponsered by. Also, why the passenger pegs?