Aprilia RS 660 Launched In India At Rs 13.39 Lakh: 99bhp, Adjustable Suspension, Brembo Brakes

Aprilia launches the RS 660 in India at Rs 13.39 lakh, ex-showroom. The middle-weight supersport motorcycle arrives as (CBU) Completely Built-Up units and is offered in three colour options.

Bookings for the RS 660 had begun back in February 2021, with the deliveries of the motorcycle said to begin soon across India.

Colour Options

  • Acid Gold
  • Apex Black
  • Lava Red

Engine & Gearbox

The RS 660 comes powered by a liquid-cooled, DOHC, parallel twin-cylinder 659cc engine paired to a six-speed gearbox with a slip-assist clutch and Aprilia's bi-directional quick shifter as standard.

Max Power: 99bhp @ 10,500rpm
Peak Torque: 67Nm @ 8,500rpm

Design & Features

The Aprilia RS 660 borrows its design inspiration from its bigger sibling, the RSV4. The motorcycle features an aggressive-looking full fairing and aero winglets as seen on the RSV4. The race-spec style winglets will offer enhanced aerodynamic stability at high speeds. The RS 660 also features the brand's signature three-part headlight cluster as well.

Other features:

  • LED headlamps with LED DRLs
  • LED taillamps
  • Windscreen
  • Underbelly exhaust
  • Race-spec handlebar
  • 15-litre fuel tank

Electronic Rider Aids & Connected Technology

The RS 660's electronic rider aids are supported by a six-axis (IMU) Inertial Measurement Unit. It also features 5 ride modes out of which three are dedicated to road riding and two for track use.

Other rider aids:

  • Aprilia Traction Control (ATC)
  • Aprilia Wheelie Control (AWC)
  • Aprilia Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Aprilia Engine Brake (AEB)
  • Aprilia Engine Map (AEM)
  • ABS with cornering function

The RS 660 also feature a 5-inch TFT split-screen layout, which will help control all the electronic aids on the motorcycle. The company is also offering an optional Aprilia MIA multimedia platform for connected technology via a smartphone application.

Suspension, Brakes, Wheels & Tyres

The motorcycle features an aluminium dual beam chassis. The RS660 tips the scale at 185kg kerb with a seat height of 820mm.

Suspension
Front: 41mm Kayaba USD fork
Rear: mono-shock unit

Both units are fully adjustable for compression, rebound & preload.

Brakes
Front: 320mm dual-disc brake with Bremo four-pot radial callipers
Rear: 220mm disc brake with Brembo callipers

The entire brake system features a metal braided hose for maximum performance.

Wheels & Tyres
Front: 17-inch alloys with 120/70 section tyre
Rear: 17-inch alloys with 180/55 section tyre

Thoughts About The Aprilia RS660 Launched In India

The Aprilia RS 660 is a highly anticipated middleweight supersport motorcycle in India. Apart from the looks, electronics and performance, the highlight of the RS 660 is that it weighs just 185kg (kerb). The RS 660 rivals the likes of Honda CBR 650R, the Kawasaki Ninja 650, and the Ninja ZX-6R; among others.

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Article Published On: Thursday, September 2, 2021, 13:25 [IST]
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