UPDATE 12/10/2020: Aprilia’s local distributor today confirmed that the RS 660 will arrive in March, 2021, with “indicative” pricing from $18,500-$19,000 before on-road costs.

The news follows the RS 660’s debut in Europe, and subsequently the United States, where Australian Renni Scaysbrook was seen riding the new Aprilia at the Laguna Seca circuit and on California’s coastal roads.

10/10/2020: Following a lengthy teaser campaign, Aprilia has officially lifted the lid on its all-new RS 660 middleweight sportsbike.

The bike is currently launching overseas, with the bike expected to arrive in Australian showrooms with “premium price positioning” in March/April of next year.

Aprilia RS 660 2021

While European markets may have access to both a full-power and LAMS version of the RS 660, a spokesperson from Aprilia’s local arm told INFO MOTO that it is still weighing up the business case for a learner-friendly variant.

The bike is built in three colours, Acid Gold, Apex Black and Lava Red, and the platform is expected to spawn other variants, like a naked Tuono grade sometime next year.

New LAMS sportsbikes

It is now confirmed that the Aprilia RS 660 is motivated by a 659cc parallel-twin delivering 73.5kW (100hp) and 67Nm with a standard up/down quickshifter, and a potentially segment leading electronics package.

Said electronics see advanced lean-angle-sensitive traction control, cornering ABS, wheelie control, engine braking, various engine maps and adaptive cruise control.

The bike’s settings can be toggled via five rider modes, three of which are fixed, and two can be individually tailored.

Aprilia RS 660 2021

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.

LAMs sportsbikes

Aprilia currently offers a list of RS 660 accessories overseas, including a “for race use only” Akrapovic exhaust system, which optimises the bike’s performance for racing, and comes with an engine control unit programmed with its own maps.

The aforementioned maps, among many adjustments, allows the rider to reverse the shift pattern without changing any parts.

Other accessories include billet aluminium levers and wheel stickers for a more aggressive style.

Aprilia RS 660 2021

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3 years ago

That is a very pretty middleweight..