The Aprilia RS 660 has officially launched in Australia wearing a pricetag of $18,490 in full-power trim. That positions the all-new middleweight sportsbike at the premium end of the market, but a host of high-end tech features make it a very appealing alternative to current supersports offerings. Come along as we take it for our first ride…
Aprilia RS 660 pricing and specs
The RS 660 is offered in Australia in both LAMS and full-power guises, priced from $17,990 and $18,490, respectively.
Motivating the bike is a 659cc parallel-twin delivering 73.5kW (100hp) and 67Nm with a standard up/down quickshifter, and a segment leading electronics package.
Said electronics see advanced lean-angle-sensitive traction control, cornering ABS, wheelie control, engine braking, various engine maps and cruise control.
The bike’s settings can be toggled via five rider modes, three of which are fixed, and two can be individually tailored.
Premium components are found across the lightweight and sleek middleweight sportsbike, with 41mm Kayaba forks up front with 120mm of travel, and an asymmetric swingarm with an adjustable monoshock at the rear (130mm travel).
Brembo brakes measure 320mm at the front, while a two-piston calliper squeezes a 220mm disc at the rear.
Also indicating the bikes premium positioning is full LED headlights, with automatic activation, and unique daytime running lights with integrated indicators.
Stay tuned for more on the Aprilia RS 660 in the coming weeks.
Spencer has a keen eye for hard news, and does some of his best living on deadline day. He loves more than anything to travel on his motorcycle, and is adamant that Melbourne Bitter is a world-class lager. He also knows how to operate the big computery thing in the office. By night, Spencer plays guitar with Melbourne punk outfit LOJO LOUTS.