The Aprilia RS 660 has debuted on the brand’s website. Aprilia has listed the RS 660 on its website, thereby confirming that we are now closer to its launch than ever before. The Aprilia RRS 660 is one of the most-awaited motorcycles in recent times and it is quite exciting to see it listed on the website.
The mid-weight supersport segment was once a hot place to be in. It brought out several great motorcycles and then slowly faded. Over the last couple of years though, the segment has regained its prominence and we’re seeing some awesome motorcycles competing in it. The Aprilia RS 660 has already done well in adding to the buzz in this segment.
In terms of design, the Aprilia RS 660 mimics the RSV4 in every possible way, without being as extreme. Up front are twin LED headlamps with stylish LED DRLs. It also gets a sharp full fairing and the sharp styling continues to the fuel tank and rear-end as well.
The Aprilia RS 660 will be available in two colour options. One is the Black and Red colour scheme that we’re used to seeing on the RSV4 1100. The other one is a new Purple and Red scheme that is a tribute to the legendary Aprilia RS 250 in its 1994 Reggiani Replica version.
The Aprilia RS 660 features a modern 5-inch TFT display for instrumentation, with two display modes. Aprilia has packed the RS 660 with the best motorcycling technology available today. It comes with traction control, wheelie control, cornering ABS, cruise control, and five switchable riding modes.
The Aprilia RS 660 is powered by a liquid-cooled, 660cc, parallel-twin engine with a maximum power output of 100bhp. The torque output figures haven’t been revealed yet. A 6-speed gearbox assisted by a slipper clutch and a two-way quickshifter drives the rear wheel.
The Aprilia RS 660 will compete with the likes of the Yamaha YZF-R6, Kawasaki ZX-6R, Triumph Daytona 765 and the upcoming Honda CBR600RR. The kind of motorcycles currently on sale and the ones lined up for this segment, it is safe to say that things are heating up quite fast and we’re genuinely excited about this. The Aprilia RS 660 should be a hoot to ride and we can’t wait to get our hands on it.