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I know it isn't a 125, but anyone think it looks like an R1???

Compared to its predecessor the RS2, the RS3 is more modern, slimmer and better equipped.

The bike retains the RS2’s two-stroke, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled Minarelli engine and impressive brakes made up of a 280mm front disc with twin piston calliper and 220mm rear disc.

But there’s an updated, perimeter-type frame made up of twin, triangular-section steel tubing, new Showa inverted 35mm front forks, a single-shock rear suspension and a bigger tank which now has a capacity of 12 litres (two litres more than on the RS2).

Price: £2,600

ENGINE:
Italian made Minarelli AM6 liquid cooled single cylinder 2 stroke (same as used in Aprilia RS50).
6 speed manual gearchange.
Bore x Stroke: 40.3mm x 39mm.
Dell'Orto PHBN 16 carburettor.
Electric start.

CHASSIS:
Triangular double cradle double steel tube.
Front suspension: Showa Racing USD 35mm Sports
Mono-shock rear shock absorber.
Front tyre size: Michelin 100/80x17. Rear Michelin 130/70x17
280mm front disc brake with twin piston caliper.
220mm rear disc brake.

Wheelbase: 1330mm
Seat height: 845mm
Length: 1970mm
Dry weight: 115.5kg.
Fuel capacity: 12 litres
 

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Nor did I.
Although, would it technically be an import?

I believe you CAN also still buy the 2stroke rs125 can't you?
 

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Oh yeah, would appear that only the Aprillia RS4 is now listed on their website...
 

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yea which is 4 stroke!
riuju must of just manged to get it on the market befor the rule come to power?
Wouldn't of made any difference.
If Aprillia cannot sell their bike, then how can Reiju sell theirs?

Only thing I could imagine, is that they are built / registered or whatever in Spain, which perhaps exempts them from the rule?
Although surely if this were the case, then why wouldn't Aprillia do the same?
 

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Wouldn't of made any difference.
If Aprillia cannot sell their bike, then how can Reiju sell theirs?

Only thing I could imagine, is that they are built / registered or whatever in Spain, which perhaps exempts them from the rule?
Although surely if this were the case, then why wouldn't Aprillia do the same?
well err i dunno then lol!!
must just be the last one befor next year?
 

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Most 2 strokes only went out of production cos of eu emissions laws which were brought in, they're not illegal if their emissions are good. Just hard to do with a 2 stroke
 

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Well said Gweglez. You're still able to make a 2-stroke if it can pass the emissions standards. That means some seriously next level tech and ultimately, a loss in performance :(
 
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