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The Aprilia RS150 is a supersport in much the vein of the Yamaha YZF-R15. It is derived from the RS125, a 125cc supersport that is popular in the European market. However, the 150 has, as the name suggests, a 150cc engine. It will have four valves, fuel injection and liquid cooling and generate around 18bhp. Also on the chopping block are the upside down front forks, radially mounted, fixed brake callipers, and ABS. The RS150 should debut sometime in 2019 and will compete with the Yamaha YZF-R15 V3 and the KTM RC200.

1) . Safety and Brakes

Comes with Standard 2-Channel ABS

Dual Channel ABS comes as standard on Aprilia RS 150. Unlike other bikes with optional single channel ABS, Aprilia will use dual channel unit through its 300mm front and 218mm rear disc.

2) . Design and Style

Replicas of 1000cc Aprilia Sport Bikes

The design is highly or you can say purely inspired from the liter class Aprilia RSV4. The scaled versions look perfect and deal with both sport and street bike lovers of India. Aprilia RS 150 is a perfect R15 rival while Tuono 150 comes with huge front fascia and exposed engine bay.

3) . Equipment

Dual Discs, USD Forks & Quick-Shifter

If Aprilia brings Upside Down forks as standard on both these models, this would make them the segment first options to carry such impressive performance enhancing feature. Setup of suspension is also expected to stay more track focused on Aprilia RS 150. It saves time between gear shifts and results in better use of the gearbox potential. Even the faired front section of Tuono 150 will help buyers stay away from wind blast.

4) . Engine and Gearbox

Decent Amount of Power and Torque

Aprilia combo comes with a powerful 150cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled and fuel injected motor producing 18 HP at 10,000 rpm and 14 Nm at 7,500 rpm. This makes it the second most powerful option after Yamaha R15 Version 3.0. As they have not revealed the weight for both these bikes, power to weight ratio can still surprise us.

5) . Launch Details and Expected Price

India Launch to Happen in 2020

Aprilia recently made it clear that the launch of RS 150 won’t happen before 2020. Aprilia will manufacture these 2 bikes in India, so we can expect aggressive price tags for both the bikes. RS 150 would be priced around INR 1.40-1.50 lakhs (ex-showroom). Both sport bikes are expected to launch in India around March 2020.

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