The Aprilia RS 660 appears to be ready for launch and is on display at Motoplex dealerships, with the launch likely in a few weeks from now.
Aprilia India is preparing to debut the RS 660 in the nation, and the middleweight motorcycle has begun to arrive at the company’s stores. While the exact date of the debut is unknown, the motorcycles appear to be ready to be delivered to clients. In reality, bookings for the Aprilia RS 660 and Tuono 660 began in March of this year at the brand’s Motoplex stores. Both motorcycles have the same underpinnings and are expected to be released at the same time.
The new Aprilia RS 660 will be delivered as a fully assembled motorcycle (CBU).
A 659cc parallel-twin liquid-cooled engine with a 270-degree firing order powers the full-faired model.
At 10,500 rpm, the motor produces 99 horsepower and 67 Nm of peak torque at 8500 rpm.
On the Tuono, the engine is tuned for 95 horsepower at 10,500 rpm and 67 Nm at 8500 rpm.
A 6-speed gearbox is connected with the power mill.
A robust electronics package is also included with the Aprilia RS 660, which includes a 6-axis IMU with three-level cornering ABS, adjustable wheelie control, traction control, and engine brake control. The motorcycle also gets a bidirectional quickshifter, cruise control and five riding modes – Commute, Dynamic, Individual, Challenge and Time Attack. A TFT screen offers access to all controls on either motorcycle.
Colour options on the Aprilia RS 660 and the Tuono 660 include Apex Black, Lava Red and Acid Gold. The RS 660 will compete against the likes of the Honda CBR650R, Kawasaki Ninja 650 and more. Meanwhile, the Tuono 660 will take on the Kawasaki Z900, Triumph Street Triple RS, Honda CB650R among others. The Aprilia RS 660 will carry a premium price tag upon launch and dealers have previously quoted an asking price of ₹ 13.39 lakh on the RS 660, and ₹ 13.09 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom) on the Tuono 660.