Aprilia RS4 125 Gets Optional Quickshifter
This is usually when Aprilia steps in, as the Italian manufacturer has always known how to make their smaller capacity motorcycles seem as they have no rival when it comes to blending ravishing looks with decent performances.
So is the case with the new 4-stroke Aprilia RS4 125, the much, much smaller sibling of the popular RSV4 R APRC superbike. The 125cc sportbike is going to benefit from an optional quickshifter from now, just like its bigger brother. This means riders will get to experience and enjoy split-second clutchless upshifting, without having to secure a ride in the 125 GP.
The new 4-stroke RS4 will sit alongside the 2-stroke RS125 in the range. It will begin arriving at UK dealers from July 2011 with a price of £3,999 OTR. The expected price for the optional quickshifter is of £99 (inc. VAT).
Aside from this new feature that many teenagers drool after, the RS4 125 also comes with various other highlights:
- the RS4’s liquid-cooled DOHC 4v engine is the most advanced in the class and makes the maximum power permitted for a learner
- styling echoes the RSV4 R Factory from the triple headlights all the way back to the sharp sculpted tail unit, setting a new standard for 125cc design and sophistication.
- class-leading handling, thanks to 41mm USD forks, a 300mm front disc brake with radial 4-piston caliper and a die cast aluminium chassis developed on the back of 125 GP racing experience.
- quick-swap pillion seat cover, transforming the RS4 into a sporty single-seater.
- superbike-inspired analogue/digital clocks
- underslung exhaust – the exhaust is integrated neatly into the lower fairing for a race-inspired look and better mass centralisation
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