Both the Aprilia RS 150 and the Tuono 150 will share the same chassis, powertrain, suspension setup and brakes
How many of you still remember the Aprilia RS 150 and Tuono 150 that were showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo? These entry-level motorcycles from the Italian two-wheeler manufacturer attracted a lot of attention. There were initial reports that Aprilia will most probably introduce them this year but things did not go according to plan.
However, according to some other reports, the motorcycles will most likely be launched towards the first half of 2020. The RS 150 and the Tuono 150 will rival directly against the Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0, the Yamaha MT-15, the Bajaj Pulsar RS200 and the NS200 when launched here.
That said, as you can clearly notice from the images that the Aprilia RS 150 has taken its entire styling cues from the litre-class RSV4 sportsbike. The motorcycle showcased at the Auto Expo featured a split halogen headlamp setup at the front but the final production variant could get a full LED headlamp setup. The RS 150 features a full fairing which looks sporty and aggressive at the same time.
It also gets a set of clip-on handlebars that are positioned slightly lower, a muscular fuel tank and slightly rear set footpeg adds an aggressive riding stance. Furthermore, the full faired motorcycle also featured split seats and a stylish looking LED taillamp at the rear.
The Tuono 150, on the other hand, takes its styling inspiration from the Tuono 1100 RR. The motorcycle gets a semi-fairing setup. The rider triangle is also much more comfortable and relaxed thanks to the slightly higher set clip-on handlebar and front set foot pegs. The Tuono 150 also gets a single seat configuration that looked well cushioned and much more comfortable.
Both the motorcycles will most probably be powered by a newly developed 150cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled, fuel injected BS-VI compliant engine. This unit will produce around 17 Bhp of peak power and 14 Nm of peak torque. The engine will be paired to a 6-speed gearbox. The motorcycles that were showcased at the Auto Expo were equipped with an upside down forks towards the front and monoshock unit at the rear.
The braking duties will most probably be carried by a 300 mm disc at the front and a 220 mm disc at the rear. Expect both the motorcycle to also feature a dual channel ABS as standard for the safety of the rider.