Noale, 3rd March 2022 – The new Aprilia products for 2022 have landed at retailers, with new colour schemes for the dynamic 125 models, new graphics for the unbeatable V4 Factory bikes, and two new versions of the highly sought after 660. Aprilia once again proves to be one of the most active motorcycle brands on the market.
The Aprilia 125cc range is the widest on the market and comprises four different options. Updated with a complete restyling that has made them more powerful, safer, more attractive and better equipped, they now feature all-new colour schemes.
Aprilia RS 125, with its Aprilia Black and Sintesi Blue graphics, is joined by RS 125 GP Replica, the brand's tribute to the MotoGP RS-GP. Its graphics recall those of the 2021 Aprilia MotoGP bike, while its standard equipment is more comprehensive, comprising the electronic quick shift gearbox and passenger seat cover. The latest technical features are all here too, from the new 11 kW single-cylinder, four-stroke, four-valve engine, to double channel ABS, a larger 140 mm rear tyre, and an aesthetic restyling that showcases the LED lighting set and full digital instrumentation.
Aprilia SX 125 and RX 125 also boast brand-new graphics. SX 125 is available with a Red Flash livery in which bright red dominates, while RX 125 is available with either Red Flash or Silver Alien graphics. Both adopt the recently introduced 11 kW engine and single channel ABS that gives the rider greater freedom to have fun both on track and off-road. Sister to the RS 125, the Tuono 125 with its high handlebars remains unchanged, available again in 2022 with Aprilia Black, Lightning White and Arrow Grey graphics.
As for the mid-size class, Aprilia launched at the end of 2021 the highly-anticipated Tuareg 660, however joining this family is the Tuono 660 Factory, the sportiest and most complete model in the Tuono 660 range and a direct descendant of Tuono V4 Factory. With a kerb weight of 181 kg and 100 HP, Tuono 660 Factory boasts an extraordinary weight/power ratio for the utmost in sports riding fun and efficiency. With respect to Tuono 660, the Factory version adopts more sophisticated and fully adjustable suspension, a very lightweight lithium battery, lighter new foot pegs derived from those of the RS 660 and an engine that delivers 100 HP in its full power configuration, a real injection of energy that is further amplified by the shortened final drive.
The electronics equipment mirrors that of a real superbike and includes the Ride-by-Wire electronic accelerator and six-axis inertial platform, as well as the APRC package complete with traction control, anti wheelie, engine brake adjustment and different engine mappings, all adjustable. Also as standard are the passenger seat cover, electronic quick shift gearbox for ultra-fast shifting, and multimap cornering ABS for maximum safety when braking in any conditions. The dedicated Factory Dark graphics are also all new.
Another new addition for 2022 is Aprilia RS 660 Limited Edition, a special version that celebrates the début win of RS 660 in the prestigious MotoAmerica, the most important motorcycle championship in the States, in which the Noale twin literally dominated, winning ten of the thirteen races. The limited, numbered series of just 1500 units flaunts racing equipment as standard, incorporating the single seat cover, larger top fairing, and quick shift with reverse gearing. Aesthetically, the bike stands out for its stunning stars and stripes livery inspired by the US flag.
The two Aprilia V4 Factory models also benefit from new graphics. Both “her majesty” RSV4 Factory, the greatest ever superbike and one that tops its category in terms of performance thanks to the 217 HP delivered by the Noale V4 and a chassis that sets the benchmark in terms of feeling and efficiency on track, and Tuono V4 Factory, considered to be the pinnacle of motorcycle development and offering unbeatable fun and efficiency on road and track, embrace the beautiful and high-impact Ultra Dark total black graphics, enhanced with matte gold logos.