Written on: 13/11/2012 by chriscarlton (1 review written)
i bought a new rs4 125 in january 2012 from inmoto croydon and its been back to them 7 times in 10 months,i didnt use it for 3 months,and guess what its gone wrong again,they lied to me when they sold it,they said all new bikes are road tested for inspection and are given a good run,mine had 0 miles on the clock so dont how they did that,then a oil leak devoloped they fixed that,then the gears wouldnt change they did that only for it to go wrong again a week later,so it went back again this... (read more)
Written on: 31/03/2011
Bought a restricted 06 model used, firstly for what it is it's a very quick bike. With my 14 stone on it would easily do about 80mph restricted, it's also so light that you can throw it into corners and lean it back fairly easily even if your inexperienced; this is also why it seems so quick.
Reliability wise it's what you'd expect from a GP rep sports bike, after 500 miles on mine the crank oil seal went, which cost 400 pounds for bottom end rebuild as you cannot remove the swingarm locknut... (read more)
Written on: 02/09/2010
i brought my rs125 in december 2009 its now september 2010 and the list of problems is just getting longer i have bearly been able to ride it as the preveous owners had no idear how to look after the bike and i have spent the best part of 9 months repairing and pumping money into the bike
my problems have included: blown cylinder,faulty coil, faulty cdi, numerouse faults in the ignition system and other electrical systems and they go on
my advice to anyone looking to buy an rs125 is... (read more)
Written on: 03/08/2010
Excellent bike, great fun, keeps up with larger bikes through corners.Would recomend as it is a great step before jumping onto a superbike. Clutch cable has been an issue as I was stupid enough to buy cheap of ebay.Other than that it has never let me down. So long as you keep on top of the oil situation. Use fully synthetic injector as well as engine oil. Requires a Change of engine oil frequently. I use castrol. (read more)
Written on: 09/02/2010
very fast for a 125cc very quick at takeing off only broke a few time very good as a learner bike can beat all 1.2 cars (read more)
Written on: 16/12/2009
Originally, I wanted a 4 stroke sports 125. Like Yamaha's YZF R125 or the new Megelli 125R. After having to put up with that falsetto-pitched 2 stroke noise for two years, I began to realize how much I'd appreciate something with a little grunt. However, both of these are over £2000 - even for a second hand one, and I'm eighteen at college. I don't have that sort of money.
So, after biting my tongue over the entire maintenance/reliability relationship issues 2 strokes have, I decided to buy... (read more)
Written on: 05/12/2009
Bought my bike from a dealer brand new! This has to be the safest way to buy this bike! Very quick even though mine wasn't de-restricted, they are ways to fully de-restrict these and the newer bikes. Just look on forums for details and how-to's.
Always used fully synthetic oil, and used 98RON fuel, i.e Shell Optimax. You must let these engines warm up before you ride them to stop cold seizures, everybody knows this. Never had a problem starting mine, and in the 4000km's nothing went wrong... (read more)
Written on: 17/11/2009
aprilia rs 125 give me the confident in riding the sport bike and also in future for me to upgrade to big cc bike. The bike handling is superb even the braking system and the bike is too fast for beginners. But its will make you more skillful on the road. (read more)
Written on: 09/10/2009
i am riding this bike at the min and i have to say i have not had one problem with her unless i caused it be messing lol great bike it is worth the money but u have to keep up with your maintainence and use the best 2-stoke oil also dont rag it i stay in the 4000 to 6000 range unless im giving her a gud run if u have any questions u can PM me will be more then happy to answer any questions u have you can e-mail me on email@example.com
Written on: 07/10/2009
i had 1 for 2 year,top bike,took a lot of babying but understandable for the proformance,i dusted laods of big bikes in ireland with this on windy raods and some on not so windy,sold it to my friend who wrecked it due to lack af maintainence,i was very sad,rip (read more)
Written on: 01/07/2009 by darthkiddo (1 review written)
Do your research before buying a new Aprilia RS125FP. I bought one and soon realised that the bike no longer produces 30 bhp+ and can not go at 100mph+. The forever tightening emissions laws restict the performance to 85mph and 10600rpm. There are tuning parts available like racing exaushsts and larger caburettors and so on but there is no point in fitting any of these parts unless you remap the ECU and as far as I am aware of an after market ECU that will let the bike rev over 10600rpm is... (read more)
Written on: 18/05/2009
Aprilia RS are fast for a 125 but unrealiable also parts are to expensive easy to wheelie in first and second gear (read more)
Written on: 01/05/2009 by danielvaradero (4 reviews written)
nice handling bike, very quick for a 125cc,good brakes.
but all these good point's are cancelled out by the bad.
not a day went by without my aprilia giving me a new problem to sort out- before people shout at me for not looking after her i ran her on full symthetic oil,she had a full rebuild when i brought her, and was never ragged because my mate owned her.
list of the problems included- the ignition barrel packing in (i had to hot wire her to get her home), multiple electrical fault's,... (read more)
Written on: 26/04/2009
The Aprilia RS 125cc is very fast and good in handling sharp corners. (read more)
Written on: 07/04/2009 by generaltony (1 review written)
The Aprilia RS 125cc looks good, rides well, very comfortable and quick. (read more)
Written on: 09/01/2009 by shawsif1990 (1 review written)
The Aprilia RS 125cc is a very nice bike, very fast, good fun for getting under boy racers skin, pasting them at lights when you've got L plates plastered all over it, nice ride . I love this bike, its my first bike, but i've had a go on an nsr, a mito and a kmx, beats them all, i'll find out soon enough whether its faster than a mito as my mates gettin one tomorrow, haha, we'll see. (read more)
Written on: 16/12/2008 by noobird11
Great bike, I've had 12 differnt bikes now and this one is buy far my favorite, absolutely stunning, goes like hell, handles even better, just don't scream it constantly or it will seize up, as rs125s run quite hot, but if you give it some, then roll off the throttle for a while, and back on again it will be fine, needs new piston usealy around 9000km leve it longer youl need a new cylender and head too, so its worth getting done, maintain it, and it will be a great bike to own, dont... (read more)
Written on: 30/11/2008 by danielvaradero (4 reviews written)
If your a learner and want a speed machine buy a Honda NSR, the same proformance as the Aprilia with out the problems and a lot cheaper to buy second hand. (read more)
Written on: 07/11/2008 by MadDog1989
Buy one you wont regret it. It's different from all the rest, anyone who's rode one will know what I'm on about. Good for learners, and it's a sexy looking bike. (read more)
Written on: 15/10/2008 by mouldwick
I have a 2007 rs 125 21kw and I dont have a bad word to say about it! Its never broke down on me because I keep it maintained the people who have probz with theres are the people who dont keep theres up together. Just things like, warming up before rideing, cleaning it, chain ajustment, oil changes, and the best two stoke oil. Remember the rs 125 is a high performence two stroke and needs a lot of care, if you dont no what your doing buy a cbr 125. If you do no what your doing you will have... (read more)
Written on: 06/10/2008
Very comfortable in the corners and responsive, you have the confidence with the chunky tyres to really stick it into the corners. Genrally a very very good bike, all you'll ever want from a 125 and more, 5 star bike, Very temper mental, things go on them all the time, but its worth every penny (read more)
Written on: 15/09/2008 by voteveg (2 reviews written)
Buy a full power version of the Aprilia RS125 as derestricting is expensive (you will need at least a 125, 33bhp licence). This machine is more fun than you think. Very light alloy frame. mine is 10 years old and I just can ' t bring myself to sell her. Advise buying the new Haynes manual. Keep on top of oil changes. Don ' t use cheap two stroke oil, with diablo tyres (my recommendation) and 60 miles to the gallon this is a winner with noticeable racing thoroughbred. Don ' t forget to let... (read more)
Written on: 06/09/2008 by oliver06
Not very good at all. Its a nice fast bike but it breaks crazy amount of times u need 2 put around 200 pound evey couple of wks 2 fix the dam thing only 4 people with alot of money or u jst like burning it (read more)
Written on: 13/08/2008
Overall the best small bike money can buy, I am now 26 and would get another one just for my commute to and from work fun, stylish and reliable and cheap second hand if you look around. Insurance and petrol costs are minimal and through the twisties I have kept up with many a big bike would definitely recommend an Aprilia rs125. (read more)
Written on: 02/08/2008
I had own lots of bikes but the Aprilia RS125 is a problem bike, but maybe this is the fun of it? I think all owner's had change the spark plugs. But after the problem's it is a ver fun bike to ride.
Better then R6, ZX6R, CBR250RR and NSR250SP which I own before. (read more)
Written on: 26/06/2008
Coming from a 07 RM 250 two stroke I thought it might lack some power but boy was I wrong.
For a 125cc this thing screems (2007 Unrestricted model). It more than fast enough to zip away from traffic at the lights and it still pulls hard on the freeway from 100kph. I am extremely impressed with this bike. It's performances level is well beyond what I expected.
The riding position, race sound and cornering ability make you feel like a true Moto GP warrior when on this bike. For value and fun... (read more)
Written on: 16/06/2008
If you want it to last it needs to be warmed up well, then you cant floor it for miles upon miles upon miles, thats if you want it to last, so therefore only bad things very delicate, drinks petrol and oil like me or you can drink water, though this may just be me as I have race pipe, v force 3 reed block, 34mm carb and ram air filter as this does increase fuel consumption dramatically. Good points very fast for 125, feels great to ride, looks great! (read more)
Written on: 20/05/2008 by hazabobaza
Well I've had my Aprilia rs125 2006 since october and what can I say.. . Amazing bike. The bike is fully learner legal so its only running at 11kw. I've raced a number of 125s including the Honda cbr125 Yamaha dt125, dtr125, ybr125 and a few imports and not 1 has been able to keep up.
Theres note better than pullin up next a boy racer in a chaved up 1.2 and smoking him off the line. The bike hits 60 in about 9 secs and ive had mine to a 86mph on a flat piece of tarmac.
The bike has only let... (read more)
Written on: 07/04/2008
Great fun and faster than any 125cc no matter what any mito owner tells you, Ive made some mods to my 2007 RS but the engine is completely standard, no tuning and no change to the standard bore size so its still a 125cc. I had it on the Dyno (rolling road) today and it topped out at 130.8 MPH. (read more)
Written on: 04/04/2008
Ok time for an update, I've now had my bike for 2 years - I'd had for a year when I wrote the last review. I've kept up with regular servicing and everything is fine. I use mine for work so I've clocked up 13,000 miles now. I had a new piston put in at 9000 miles. Its still the same bike as new, reliable, always starts, its as good as new. Almost forgot, I parked it up outside the shops one day, when I came out of the shop an old lady had reversed into my bike, knocking it over. The fairing... (read more)
Written on: 11/10/2007 by scooterworshiper (4 reviews written)
this bike is great but its a high revving 2 stroke bike from the Italians it will always have something that you need to fix or get round to doing but that half the fun of it, there's nothing like having your bike break down on the side of the road and fixing it and riding it away all by yourself. When this bike is running perfect then thats' exactly what describes it its perfect and very quick plus people need to know how small 125cc really is and for it to hit tripple figures is amazing... (read more)
Written on: 30/09/2007 by ChrissB
Lovely bike, lovely handling, lovely noise. If you are like myself, an 18 year old guy whom wants that Suzuki GSXR quicker then the Aprilia RS 125 makes you feel like you're nearly there.
As said before in other reviews, you get what you pay for. (read more)
Written on: 19/09/2007 by Chris eggison
Just got the spains no1 Aprila rs 125, although it has not had chance to let me down I doubt it will, as it will be well looked after. You look at this bike then look at other 125s out there and realise you do get what you pay for, stunning looks, top build quality, and although its not run in yet you get the feeling that it will shift once it has been run in properly. Its been years since I had a 125 which was a TZR and the rate at which these bikes are progressing is shocking, I am so... (read more)
Written on: 03/09/2007 by ntrimming (4 reviews written)
Although the Aprilia RS 125 is fast and a lot of fun, I wouldn't recommend it to people due to the number of problems which I have experienced with mine. Parts for this bike are not particularly easy to get hold of and you will need quite a few specialized tools and knowledge to do much work on this bike yourself. (read more)
Written on: 13/08/2007 by error404 (1 review written)
So far I've had no break downs and I believe thats because I ran the engine in at 6000 revs and under until the first service and then I took it up to 7000 revs and just broke the engine in slowly. If you buy it 2nd hand you don't know what oil they used and if they ragged the engine and definitely don't buy it 2nd hand if it's been de-restricted. The problem I find isn't with the reliability but the build quality is questionable for the amount you just paid for a brand new RS125.
I found... (read more)
Written on: 22/07/2007 by drayinit
I'd refer a friend to them anyday, but not family as there really powerful de-restricted and can be dangerous when hitting power valve on a slippery corner, even cruising. (read more)
Written on: 11/07/2007 by ryansmith1990
I have ordered an Aprilia RS 125 (2006 new shape), I have to wait another 16 days for it to come to my dealer. The reason I went for an Aprilia is simple.
1) 6 of my mates have them and they say they are brilliant, also my mate is an expert in 2 stroke engines and can fix just about any problem with them.
2) It can absolutely embarrass those boyracers who think that their 1.2 is a F1 car. With 0-60 in just 5.7 seconds, it can even embarrass an 1.6i.
3) For a 125cc it is a very rapid... (read more)
Written on: 30/04/2007 by magpie555 (2 reviews written)
OK what else can I tell you about the 2006 RS 125 ?
The fastest I've done on it is 89 mph on the A64 from Leeds to the East Coast. If you're riding into a gusty wind you will not achieve anywhere near that. If it is windy try to get your head in the bubble it increases your speed quite a bit, although I look more like a whale when I try it - I'm 6' 4".
Also if you're riding into a headwind your miles per gallon will drop quite a bit, I got caught out once, my petrol light came on and I know... (read more)
Written on: 12/04/2007 by magpie555 (2 reviews written)
Had mine for a year and not a bit of trouble. Starts first time every time. I can't stress enough - make sure the engine is warmed up properly before taking off and then don't hit the power band until fully warmed up.
When cruising I keep it at about 7000 rpm. Its a light bike so be careful when riding when its windy. Mine's a restricted version and its fast enough for me, there are times when I could use more power but then all it takes is a derestriction kit, and if you want to really fly... (read more)
Written on: 13/12/2006 by allbert (1 review written)
I've had this bike since new and think i will take it to the grave with me. You've got to be prepared to spend money on rebuilds unless you're a dab hand with the spanners cos as we all know labour costs are expensive. I highly recommend you should drop the forks and invest in steering damper. I have just invested in a Pollini 155 kit and full arrows exhaust as for owning the bike for some years i've got use to the power and it makes that whole lot of difference only had to make a few... (read more)
Written on: 24/08/2006 by aprilia rs 125
The Aprilia RS 125cc is an ideal first bike for anyone who has just come onto the British roads because of its good all round capabilities and practicality. It also holds value fairly well. You can't ask much more from a 125cc engine with such reliability. (read more)
Written on: 29/04/2006 by rsmaniac125
The Aprilia RS I own is a 2000 Rossi rep originally red/silver and metallic purple. It is a full force power grey import and of all the 125 I have rid or owned.
It is unquestionably the best, I would also say it is probably better than any other 2 stroke bike that has ever been on the market ever. (read more)
Written on: 26/04/2006 by swizz
Cost a bit to run but when running well the Aprilia RS last a while. (read more)
Written on: 22/03/2006 by shorrock 51 (1 review written)
After racing an Aprilia RS 125 for 2 yrs I Know them pretty much inside out. They seem really fast at first but you will soon get used to the power and then you will think it's slow. They corner OK but then again I didn't ride it on the road only a track riding. So I was pushing them, then they become not very good at cornering. Good enough to get your knee down that's what most 17 year old want. (read more)
Written on: 13/03/2006 by Technician (1 review written)
As a 32 year old rider of sports bikes, I tried my 17 year old brothers recently purchased Cagiva Mito, and remembered just what a laugh 2 stroke race replicas are. I also realised you don't need 600cc plus, and have more chance of keeping your licence unsullied !
As I do few miles, I felt I could live with the fragility and servicing, so found an immaculate RS 125 Extrema that had been fully restored and tuned, although still a 125.
What can I say - everytime I ride the twisties, out... (read more)
Written on: 06/03/2006 by mofo11 (1 review written)
The Aprilia RS 125cc is fantastic it's the 97 Harada it beats all new ones from a standing start. It's also completley standard. I had it on a Dyno and its 38bhp 5 sec to 60 in contension with Skylines. The perfect bike; if you are young and don't want to pay £2000 insurance for a Fiesta buy one of these and you wont be disappointed. (read more)
Written on: 06/03/2006 by ambivolence (4 reviews written)
Being a 21yr old female, I didn't want my first bike to be a let down, or predictably girlish. After much deliberation I went for a new 2005 Aprilia RS125.
The size is great, sat next to most 500's, she doesn't scream 125, unless you start to compare exhausts.
Riding her is a dream, there's not a day that I haven't enjoyed the ride, 0-60mph has gotta be quite fast on this bike, I keep meaning to try and time it, but when going it easily slips your mind.
Plus points of this bike are... (read more)