I saw a nice Aprilia RS125 in Taichung today. It looked new, and had one of those fancy wavy brake disc things that have become popular in the last couple of years. It had a regular white plate and appeared to be fully legal.
I asked the rider where he bought it. He said in Taipei, through a company he found on the internet. I wanted to get more details, but we were at the traffic lights so couldn’t talk for long.
So the days of zippy little two-strokes may not be quite over yet. I wonder whether these bikes have got type approval and how they passed emissions tests. There was a noticeable puff of smoke as this one accelerated off.