At EICMA 2019, Aprilia let the world know that the previously revealed RS 660 was indeed going into production in 2020, but also adding some additional details to what we know.
Here’s a quick run down, with the RS 660 looking to take a more road orientated approach to a supersport machine, while still packing a high level of technology and specification that we’ve come to expect from Aprilia.
The RS 660 will feature an aluminium frame and swingarm, with Kayaba 41mm forks, 320mm dual disc brakes and radiator calipers and cylinders by Brembo.
The powerplant is based on the 1100cc V4, but a parallel twin using the front bank from the V4, with the DOHC 270 degree unit to produce 100 horsepower and includes an extensive electronics package.
This includes traction control, wheelie control and cruise control due to the bike’s more road biased nature, as well as a quick shift, engine brake control and engine maps. Cornering ABS will also be found, as well as a colour TFT display and LED lighting.
Could this realignment of a supersport style machine into something more road-orientated be the future of this segment, to help reinvigorate the sports bike market? It’ll be interesting to see. Plus a Tuono 660 has popped up, making this model line look to be one that Aprilia will take full advantage off in the near future.