After a pretty long period, Aprilia is finally thinking of launching a geared bike in India. The Aprilia Tuono 125 has been listed on their official website, which hints us that the launch is in the near future. The upcoming bike will be the first geared motorcycle from the manufacturer for the Indian market. The pricing of the bike is expected with a very attractive tag. The blog will be all about the details and specifications of Aprilia Tuono 125.
Aprilia Tuono 125 Exterior Design
The Tuono 125 is the smallest capacity bike in the Tuono family. It resembles the styling elements from the bigger siblings. The bike gets a semi-fairing and with a large headlamp unit. It is very much similar to the Tuono 150 and one will find it difficult to distinguish between both. The bike gets three split headlamp unit. The exhaust is situated under the belly, which gives it a cleaner look and also helps to get a good centre of gravity. The swingarm is very well sculpted and looks very sporty. One will find the seats are also very nicely carved which enhances its sportiness.
Aprilia Tuono 125 Engine
The engine powering the bike is a 125 cc single-cylinder, 4-stroke, 4-valve, liquid-cooled unit, which is, of course, BS6 compliant. It produces approx 15 bhp max power and 11 Nm peak torque. The air-fuel mixture is done with the help of the fuel injection for optimal power. The engine will be mated with a 6-speed gearbox. The bike is expected with the quick-shifter as it is listed on the official website.
The bike comes with a perimeter frame chassis that consists of aluminium spars to reinforce ribs. The suspension duty is managed by the upside-down forks at the front and mono-shock suspension at the rear. The braking duty is managed by the 300 mm disc at the front, assisted by the Bosch ABS. The rear brakes are managed by 220 mm disc but there will be no ABS on the rear, this might be disappointing for many of us.
The bike comes with the semi-digital instrument cluster that possesses many of the upmarket features such as lap time counter. The bike is expected with two or three colour options when launched.
Price and Launch Date
The pricing of the bike is expected to cut down the pricing of KTM RC 125, which is priced at Rs 1,55,277(ex-showroom) for BS6 model. It will be competing against the Yamaha R15 and KTM RC 125. The launch of the Aprilia Tuono 125 is expected around mid of April 2020.