The Aprilia RS 150 sports bike was presented at the Delhi Motor Expo 2018. The Aprilia RS 150 is a simplified version of the Aprilia superbike. Aprilia makes this bike in India, so you can expect it to be costly. The price of RS 150 is around Rs 1-50,000. Expected release in May 2020. Here are five facts about Aprilia RS150.
1.Aprilia RS 150 will participate directly in the competition in the form of a new generation Yamaha R15 V3.0. The company is expected to produce these motorcycles in India, which will facilitate aggressive pricing. The new RS 150 replaces the Tuono 150 single-seater, but is equipped with split seats and offers an active driving position. Electric seats look comfortable, but back seats are not as comfortable. The drive is powered by a water-cooled 150 cc jet engine and a 6-speed transmission.
- Aprilia RS 150 has the same mechanism as Tuono 150. However, it is equipped with a water-cooled 150 cc engine with fuel injection. The engine has a maximum power of 18 HP. At 10,000 rpm, the maximum torque is 14 Nm at 7500 rpm. The engine is connected to a 6-speed transmission for power transmission. Like Tuno, this motorcycle also has a quick switch to accelerate change and acceleration.
- For braking, the motorcycle provides a 300 mm brake disc with a 4-piston radial caliper at the front and a single caliper at the rear of the 218 mm brake disc. It is also equipped with Bosch ABS (Anti-lock Braking System). The bicycle’s suspension mechanism includes a 40mm USD front fork and a 110mm stroke rear shock absorber single shock, and a 130mm stroke rear shock absorber.
4.As the name implies, the Aprilia RS 150 bike shares design inspiration with larger Aprilia bikes with racing DNA. This motorcycle will appeal to young enthusiasts who want to upgrade to a faster motorcycle on a tight budget. Full fairing and a large windshield make it even more aggressive. When talking about features, bikes are equipped with LED headlights and LED taillights, ABS (anti-lock brake system), digital instrument cluster, removable seats, USD forks, engraved fuel tanks and more. The rear spike is located rearward and provides a sporty seating position. This bike will be showcase at Auto Expo 2020.
- Speaking about the changes, the Indiana-style Aprilia RS 150 features a more traditional fairing rather than a European-style model with a floating fairing. It also comes with new body decals, an improved tail, and a redesigned fuel tank. Although the driver’s seat is similar to European models, the passenger seat is now broader and longer for comfortable driving. The Pillion footrest support has been repositioned in a more vertical position of the seat, while the mirrors and equipment have been modified.
According to the perimeter frame, the Aprilia RS 150 mounts the forks upside down and the shock absorbers at the rear. However, the company can choose traditional telescopic forks to limit prices. The motorcycle has a smaller diameter front disc brake and a dual-channel ABS (anti-lock braking system). The cost of Aprilia RS 150 should exceed Rs 150,000, while the cost of Yamaha R15 V3.0 ABS model should be Rs 1.39 lacks.