Driving report Aprilia MX 125

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Driving report Aprilia MX 125

Stefan luck


Admittedly, anyone who has had a motorcycle driver’s license for 20 years no longer belongs to the target group of 125 cc. But if it is really a two-stroke engine, there is no way around the eight-liter, because oil burners have long since died out in the larger classes, keyword exhaust gas. All the more gratifying that Aprilia his Supermoto dwarf in addition to two throttle versions for the A1 driving license (11 kW / 15 PS and with 6.8 PS at 80 km / h) also in the open one driven by MOTORRAD
Offers a variant with 25 HP. First thought: If the thing drives half as well as it looks…
But before driving comes the starting, choke in, kick starter out ?? there is no starter? and kick. And kick. And kick. And kick. Ignition? On! Kick. Emergency stop switch? Out! kick.
Nothing. Many curses and kicks later, the realization matures that pulling the clutch not only facilitates the starting process, but also enables ignition in the first place. Well, in first gear, clutch out. Pop. And kick … In the age big-
voluminous four-stroke engines, the starting torque of a small two-stroke engine is easily overestimated. Finally, horse and rider set off loudly and with a lot of smoke. To move forward briskly-
the water-cooled Rotax single-cylinder must be kept happy within a narrow speed window. On average, a shifting process is pending every second in a winding course, but this is due to the smooth clutch and
the exact six-speed gearbox is more of a pleasure than a burden. It just doesn’t work without shifting.
At a lofty height (890 millimeters above ground) on the hard, narrow bench you not only have a great overview of what is happening, but also plenty of freedom of movement for gymnastics. Fall with 260 millimeters at the front and a whopping 280 at the back
the suspension travel is very generous, and together with the enduro-
typically soft tuning results in a high level of driving comfort. When braking, which is easy with two fingers thanks to the fat 320 mm disc in the front wheel, the upside-down fork always plunges deeply before the rear wheel gently lifts off ?? what makes a bad mood.
That extreme bikes are not suitable for everyday use
the top priority is also proven by the Aprilia. So is
the digital cockpit is basically informative and
promotes the play instinct, but many functions are hidden
buried in submenus. And in the lamp, only a bilux sparkle ensures a dim glow. The processing is latently casual, the accuracy of fit leaves room for improvement in places. The rear silencer caused a lasting impression in the left side cover of the test machine. With a price of 4,399 euros, the Aprilia is not a bargain, but considering what else the market has to offer, it is a real deal. Not just for freaks. sgl

Technical data – Aprilia MX 125 Supermoto

Engine: water-cooled single-cylinder two-stroke engine, separate lubrication, round slide carburetor, Ø 28 mm, uncontrolled Kata-
lysator with secondary air system, alternator 185 W, battery 12 V / 9 Ah, mechanically operated multi-disc oil bath clutch, six-speed gearbox, chain.
Bore x stroke 54.0 x 54.5 mm
Cubic capacity 125 cm3
Compression ratio 12.5: 1

rated capacity
18.0 kW (25 hp) at 10500 rpm

Max. Torque 17 Nm at 10000 rpm

Chassis: single-loop frame made of steel, upside-down fork, Ø 40 mm, two-arm swing arm made of aluminum, central spring strut with lever system, front disc brake,
Ø 320 mm, double-piston floating caliper, rear disc brake, Ø 220 mm, single-piston floating caliper.
Spoked wheels with aluminum rims
3.00 x 17; 4.25 x 17
Tires 110/70 17; 150/60 17

Dimensions and weights: wheelbase 1480 mm, suspension travel f / h 260/280 mm, seat height 890 mm, tank capacity / reserve 11.0 / 2.5 liters.

Warranty two years
Colors red / black
Performance variants
11 kW (15 PS) at 8250 rpm, max.torque 12.5 Nm at 7750 rpm; throttled to 80 km / h: 5 kW (6.8 hp) at 7000 rpm, torque 8.6 Nm at 4500 rpm.
Price including additional costs 4399 euros

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