Aprilia rs 660

aprilia rs 660

Whats new with the Aprilia RS 660 in 2020?

2020: New from the ground-up Aprilia RS 660 launched. This is the first bike to use Aprilias 660 parallel-twin engine, but we expect to see a naked Tuono version and an adventure style bike called Tuareg with the same engine to follow. 9 owners have reviewed their APRILIA RS660 (2021 - on) and rated it in a number of areas.

What makes the RS 660 special?

The future respects the traditions of the House of Noale which has long been renowned for its innovation and distinctive character. With its sporty personality and stunning contemporary lines, the RS 660 brings the winning Aprilia track experience to the road. Its unique design shapes a lightweight, compact bike with sleek, agile volumes.

How does the Aprilia rs660 compare to the Yamaha R6?

Yamaha’s outstanding R6 is £12,221 but is very much a one-trick pony built to win races. You could argue the Aprilia is more ‘entry-level’ like Honda’s CBR650R but comparing the RS660 to the Honda is a little like comparing a hot-hatchback to a normal family car; the Honda is similar in power but significantly heavier.

Whats the difference between the rs660 and RSV4?

The RS660 is powered by a parallel twin with a 260-degree crank, which is essentially the front half of the RSV4s motor.

What kind of ECU does an Aprilia RS 660 have?

The first of a new generation of Aprilia electronics, the RS 660 uses a more powerful Marelli 11MP ECU, replacing the 7SM found in the RSV4 and Tuono. It controls everything from the ride-by-wire throttle, lean sensitive rider aids and even cornering headlights and self-cancelling indicators.

Is the Aprilia RSV 660 parallel twin?

This is the first bike to use Aprilias 660 parallel-twin engine, but we expect to see a naked Tuono version and an adventure style bike called Tuareg with the same engine to follow. 9 owners have reviewed their APRILIA RS660 (2021 - on) and rated it in a number of areas.

How does the Aprilia rs660 compare to the Yamaha R6?

Yamaha’s outstanding R6 is £12,221 but is very much a one-trick pony built to win races. You could argue the Aprilia is more ‘entry-level’ like Honda’s CBR650R but comparing the RS660 to the Honda is a little like comparing a hot-hatchback to a normal family car; the Honda is similar in power but significantly heavier.

Will there be a new Aprilia model in 2022?

As Jacob said, Aprilia isn’t waiting until a 2022 model to iron out whatever bugs from the initial launch. It’s already been done. I don’t think they will add new colors either. There are already 3.

How does the Aprilia RS 660 feel to ride?

The Aprilia RS 660 feels very light and compact between the rider’s legs. The Italian brand says that it aimed to have the RS 660 fall between the Yamaha YZF-R6 and Kawasaki Ninja 650 in terms of rider positioning and comfort, and this is actually a pretty good way to describe the Aprilia RS 660 overall.

How does the Aprilia compare to other motorcycles?

With just shy of 100hp, the Aprilia looks tame when compared to the track-focused machines that traditionally inhabit this category. We’re talking about bikes like the 130hp Kawasaki ZX-6R Ninja, the 118hp Yamaha R6, and even the MV Agusta F3 800 and its claimed 150bhp.

How does the RS 660 compare to the RSV4?

The lineage from the RSV4 to the RS 660 might be most obvious on the spec sheet with the engine, but the paternity test shows its strongest result in how the chassis handles on this twin. Cranked over, going through a high-speed turns, the feeling from the RS 660 is the same as what you would find on the RSV4.

Is the Aprilia Tuono 660 the first 660cc bike on the market?

Now, Aprilia wants in on the game, and the Italian brand is betting big with its 660cc platform. First on the market is the Aprilia RS 660, but we expect soon to see the Aprilia Tuono 660 naked bike, and perhaps this time next year, the Aprilia Tuareg 660 ADV machine.

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