Aprilia RS 660 breaks cover at EICMA 2019 motorcycle show

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07 Nov 2019, 14:50

Italian automaker Aprilia unveiled the production-ready RS 660 motorcycle at the ongoing EICMA show in Italy.

The flagship model of sports tourism is equipped with a 660cc engine and comes with high-performance brake components as well as a set of electronic driving aids.

As a reminder, the bike was first unveiled as a concept model at EICMA 2018.

Here is all about it.

First, here’s a look at the bike

First, here's a look at the bike

The Aprilia RS 660 features a fully streamlined sporty design with a muscular-looking fuel tank, transparent windshield and gold-colored front fork.

The bike houses body-colored and blacked-out alloy rims on the front and rear, respectively.

It also has a 5-inch color TFT instrument cluster with support for smartphone connectivity, LED headlights as well as tail lights, auto-canceling turn signals and cornering lights.

Power and performance

Power and performance

The Aprilia RS 660 is powered by a 660 cc parallel twin engine capable of producing 100 hp of power. However, torque figures and RPMs are not known at this time.

The engine is mated to a manual gearbox with a two-way quickshifter for improved gear shifting.

In addition, the bike also offers five riding modes: Commute, Individual, Dynamic, Challenge and Time Attack.

And what about the brake setup and driver aids?

Aprilia RS 660 is equipped with Brembo disc brakes on the front and rear wheels as well as dual channel ABS for better grip on the road.

It also benefits from electronic driving aids, including an engine braking system, wheel control and a six-axis inertial measurement unit (IMU).

Suspension functions are provided by fully adjustable telescopic forks at the front and a mono-shock unit at the rear.

And, what is the pocket pinch?

As of yet, Aprilia has not disclosed pricing and availability details for the RS 660 motorcycle. However, according to reports, the company is expected to introduce the motorcycle to global markets next year.

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