Aprilia has lastly launched the brand new RS660, it is new middleweight machine, in international markets.
- New 659cc, parallel twin makes 100hp and 67Nm
- Gets a raft of digital aids and adjustable suspension
- Bookings have begun in international markets
Aprilia RS660 design
Aprilia, in typical style, has provide you with a modern and sporty design for the brand new RS660. The manufacturing motorbike borrows design cues from its larger sibling, the Aprilia RSV4.
That stated, the Aprilia RS660 carves out an id of its personal, obvious in its sharp twin LED headlamps and the DRL with built-in flip indicators, that seamlessly merge with the creases on the entrance fairing. The LED headlamp additionally has a nifty cornering lamp perform.
The facet fairing seems equally arresting with its cuts and creases, whereas the uncovered aluminium body stands uncovered in a typical Aprilia form of method.
The Aprilia RS 660’s tail part is stubby, akin to that of the Aprilia RSV4.
While the general design is kind of placing to have a look at, what provides to this impact are the color options- Lava Red, Black Apex and Acid Gold. The color that pops out probably the most among the many three choices is Acid Gold.
As far as ergonomics are involved, Aprilia RS 660 options comparatively relaxed ergonomics, a comfier seat and useable energy than the tremendous dedicated RSV4.
Aprilia RS660 engine
It’s not simply the design however the engine too that has a little bit of the RSV4 in it. And this we imply in a literal sense.
The new Aprilia RS 660’s new Euro5 compliant, 659cc, parallel-twin engine is derived from the Aprilia RSV4’s V4 engine. This twin-cylinder engine has a 270-degree firing order and produces 100hp at 10,500rpm and 67Nm at 8,500rpm.
Expect the upcoming Aprilia Tuono 660, which was displayed in idea kind together with the manufacturing prepared RS 600 at EICMA 2019, to function the identical engine.
Aprilia RS 660 electronics
As is the case with any modern-day efficiency Aprilia, the RS660 additionally options complete digital rider aids. Called the Aprilia Performance Ride Control (APRC) the six-axis IMU based mostly system consists of three stage cornering ABS, adjustable wheelie management, traction management and engine brake management. It additionally will get an up/down quickshifter and cruise management. The motorbike has 5 journey modes- Commute, Dynamic, Individual, Challenge and Time Attack. These modes may be accessed through the TFT dashboard.
Aprilia RS660 chassis
The Aprilia RS660’s twin beam body encompasses a detachable seat assist subframe. It has a 1370mm wheelbase, 24.1 diploma rake and 104.6mm path, which ought to entail a flickable nature.
The suspension parts embrace a 41mm Kayaba USD fork, adjustable for spring preload and rebound damping. At the rear, there’s a monoshock that can be adjustable for rebound and preload.
Braking duties are carried out by twin 320 discs on the entrance with four-piston Brembo radial calipers and a 220mm disc on the again with two pistons Brembo.
Aprilia RS 660 worth
Aprilia has launched the RS660 in international markets at £10,149 or Rs 9.7 lakh. Bookings for the motorbike start as we speak onwards.
Aprilia has not paid a lot focus to its massive bike vary in India, however it does import some excessive capability fashions as CBUs. However the sub 800cc RS 660 could have to return in as an SKD or CKD mannequin, on the very least, and Aprilia has put its CKD plans on the again burner now.