News 6 Nov 2019

Aprilia uncovers 2020 RS 660 at EICMA

New Supersport model accompanied by Tuono 660 concept bike.

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Aprilia has pulled the covers off its newly-introduced 2020 RS 660 at EICMA, while also unveiling a Tuono 660 concept bike.

Created around a totally new technical base defined by the 660 parallel twin comes a new generation of lightweight, high-performance bikes that are sophisticated in design. A return to the mid-sized engine, supported by the electronics and technology of the Aprilia Racing department, to rediscover the pleasure and joy of everyday riding.

The innovative concept behind the RS 660 project can be summed up by its excellent weight/power ratio that makes for enjoyable riding, whether relaxed or more sports-orientated – 169kg while boasting 100hp is the perfect formula for enjoyment on the road.

It is also a unique project from a technical standpoint, featuring a new frame and swingarm in lightweight aluminium, and a new high-performance parallel twin engine accessible to everyone.

Inherited from the unbeatable RSV4, the electronic equipment is top class and comprises a Ride-by-Wire throttle and a six-axis inertial platform for optimum operation of the APRC electronic aids.

It offers five riding modes designed to regulate the behaviour of the electronic controls for safety and fun during daily riding, dynamic riding on the road, and extreme riding on track.

RS 660 also stands out for its particularly advanced aerodynamics comprising a double fairing with aerodynamic appendage function to optimise stability at high speeds, effectively protecting both rider and passenger from the air pressure.

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The Tuono 660 concept best expresses the new concept of sports versatility introduced by Aprilia with the new family of motorcycles designed around the new 660cc twin-cylinder that is able to deliver 95hp.

In keeping with Aprilia tradition, the naked version is born from the RS 660. It features the same technical content and incomparable stand-out chassis, but with heightened road riding connotations, with a raised riding position on the large and wide handlebar.

The Tuono 660 concept is ideal for new riders, as it is also available in a 34kw version, but also for young motorcyclists moving up from smaller engine capacities and who seek a high-level naked sports bike, as its able to offer daily thrills and fun on the road and even support the rider during occasional track sessions.

Pricing and availability in Australia is still to be determined.