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Aprilia RS660 revealed; international pre bookings to start from October

Aprilia RS660 pre bookings to start from October

Aprilia first showcased its RS660 at the EICMA 2019. However, the Italian manufacturer has been working on it for the last two years. But the ongoing pandemic seems to be one of the prime reasons for the delay as Italy was among the worst-hit nations.

Aprilia RS660 rear view
Image Source: Maxabout News

However, the company has now revealed the Aprilia RS660 through a promotional video. The company is all set to start the pre-booking of the middleweight sports bike from October. Meanwhile, Aprilia has not revealed the launch date for the same.

As per the video, the Aprilia RS660 does not get an exact riding position as per a sports bike. However, the pillion seat which was not a part of the showcased Aprilia Rs660 is there among one of the accessories. The three part-LED headlights with DRLs and the rear which is similar to the RSV4 looks flawless on the Aprilia RS660. Meanwhile, other features such as the switchgear cluster, high spec radial brake calipers, aluminium beam frame and swingarm make it more appealing.

Aprilia RS660 headlight
Image Source: Aprilia Official Website

The engine that powers the Aprilia RS660 is a 660-cc parallel-twin V4 unit that produces a maximum output of around 100Ps. Meanwhile, this particular unit is derived from the engine that powers the Aprilia RSV4.

However, Aprilia is offering safety features including the cornering ABS, multi-level traction control, wheelie control, etc. on the Aprilia RS660. The Aprilia RS660 will come with 5 different riding modes as well.

2020 Aprilia RS660 instrument cluster
Image Source: Top Speed

The instrument cluster on the Aprilia RS660 is a 5-inch TFT display that comes with the Bluetooth connectivity feature. Meanwhile, the brakes are Brembo unit while the ABS is powered by Bosch.

Aprilia RS660 will rival the Honda CBR 650R, Kawasaki Ninja 650, ZX-6R and KTM Duke 790.

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