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Monterey (CA - USA), 10 October 2020 – For its début on the road, Aprilia RS 660 chose one ofthe most iconic ribbons of asphalt and tracks in the world.
On the Big Sur coastline in California, one of the most anxiously awaited motorcycles of recent years was dynamically presented to the American market. Astride the RS 660 was Australian Rennie Scaysbrook, who riding the Aprilia Tuono V4, won at Pikes Peak, the most famous and prestigious hill climb race in the world, where he also holds the record.

The dynamic features, the tight frame and the exciting performance of the new 100 HP twin-cylinder thrilled Rennie who, since he happened to be in Monterey for the American presentation, couldn’t resist the temptation to test the RS 660 at Laguna Seca too, on the most famous track in California. And so, the Corkscrew - the fast double turn on a hair-raising downhill that characterises LagunaSeca - put the new Aprilia through its paces, a bike which, designed for everyday fun on the road and for weekend sport and leisure riding, is providing unexpected thrills at every track test, thanks to its light weight and agile performance.

But now, the wait is almost over for many enthusiasts, with the European press launch, also now being held now in Veneto. The surprise at the début is a spectacular, brand new colour scheme that sets a new bar for style and sportiness: RS 660 is unveiled in the Acid Gold livery, a genuine essence of the Aprilia brand and the perfect combination of innovation, technology and design.

Aprilia RS 660 has been one of the most anxiously awaited motorcycles since its first appearance,as a concept, in November 2018, when it revealed a brand new idea of sportiness, no longer bound strictly to the power specs, but defined by the ratio between exuberant and easy-to-manage engine performance, a chassis architecture par excellence and the light weight of the vehicle.

Now, less than two years from that first appearance, RS 660 is a unique offer of its kind: a 100 HP medium-size twin-cylinder for a weight of just 183 kg, attractive, accessible, with highly technological content, taking the competition to bikes in higher categories. It is a fun and enjoyable bike, capable of providing just as many thrills on the road as on the occasional track outing.

The ApriliaRS 660 brings back the everyday pleasure and fun of a full-fairing sport bike with semi handlebar that exploits the dynamic qualities of perfect chassis architecture, combined with the exuberant performance of an entirely new parallel twin-cylinder and the Aprilia active electronic controls package which sets the bar on a global level.

The RS 660 will arrive in Australia in late March / April 2021 with final pricing and full specification to be announced closer to arrival.

 

Capacity:659cc
Bore x Stroke:81 x 63.93mm
Engine layout:Parallel twin, DOHC, 8v
Engine details:Water-cooled
Power:73.5kw / 100hp @10,500rpm
Torque:67Nm / 49.42lbft @8500rpm
Top speed:145mph (estimated)
Transmission:6 speed chain
Average fuel consumption:4.9l per 100km / 57.6mpg (claimed)
Tank size:15 litres
Max range to empty:(theoretical) 190 miles
Rider aids:Five rider modes, three road two track. APRC System (Aprilia Performance Ride Control), which includes Traction Control (ATC), Wheelie, Control (AWC), Engine brake (AEB), Engine map (AEM) cruise control (ACC) up and down quick-shifter.
Frame Aluminium:duel beam
Front suspension:Kayaba inverted 41mm forks.
Front suspension adjustability:Fully-adjustable
Rear suspension:Kayaba single shock
Rear suspension adjustability:Rebound and preload
Front brake:2 x 330mm discs, Brembo radial 4-piston callipers with cornering ABS
Rear brake:220mm single disc, Brembo 2-piston calliper with ABS
Front tyre:120/70 ZR17
Rear tyre:180/55 ZR17
Rake/Trail:24.1°/104.6mm
Wheelbase:1370mm
Seat height:820mm
Dry weight:183kg (169kg dry)
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