Aprilia RS 660 breaks cover at 2019 EICMA motorcycle show
Italian automaker Aprilia has unveiled the production-ready RS 660 motorcycle at the ongoing EICMA show in Italy. The flagship sports tourer packs a 660cc engine and comes with high-performance braking components as well as a bunch of electronic riding aids. To recall, the motorcycle was first unveiled as the concept model at the 2018 EICMA. Here's all about it.
First, here's a look at the motorcycle
Aprilia RS 660 features a fully-faired sporty design with a muscular-looking fuel tank, a transparent windscreen, and golden-colored front forks. The motorcycle houses body-colored and blacked-out alloy wheels on the front and rear ends, respectively. It also gets a 5-inch full-color TFT instrument cluster with support for smartphone connectivity, LED headlamp as well as taillights, self-canceling turn indicators, and cornering lights.
Power and performance
The Aprilia RS 660 is powered by a 660cc parallel-twin engine which is capable of producing 100bhp of power. However, the torque figures and rpm numbers are not known as of now. The engine comes mated to a manual gearbox along with two-way quickshifter for improved gear shifting. In addition, the motorcycle also offers five riding modes: Commute, Individual, Dynamic, Challenge, and Time Attack.
And, what about the braking setup and riding aids?
Aprilia RS 660 comes equipped with Brembo-sourced disc brakes on both front and rear wheels along with dual-channel ABS for better grip on the road. It also gets electronic riding aids including an engine braking system, wheelie control, and a six-axis inertial measurement unit (IMU). The suspension duties are handled by fully-adjustable telescopic forks on the front and a mono-shock unit on the rear.
And, what is the pocket pinch?
As of now, Aprilia has not revealed the pricing and availability details of the RS 660 motorcycle. However, according to reports, the company is likely to introduce the motorcycle in global markets sometime next year.