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Confirmed for 2020 - Aprilia RS 660 twin
« on: March 30, 2019, 09:50:35 am »
This machine looks incredible, and it fits into the lightweight class fair and square.

SV650 riders start crying/complaining NOW!   :twofinger:



Damn you have to admit this looks awesome.

https://www.rideapart.com/articles/315955/aprilia-rs660-concept-confirmed-2020/
« Last Edit: October 19, 2020, 09:28:23 pm by Biketographer »
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Re: Confirmed for 2020 - Aprilia RS 660 twin
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2019, 03:49:35 pm »
Now   THAT   is   ART !

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... also introduced a new 660cc, parallel twin mill, designed after the V4 cut in half. ...
hmmmmm.....   but they did not go with a V-2 ?

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Aprilia chose a twin-parallel for its compact size and its low weight, elements that should contribute to making the future RS a lightweight mid-sizer
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Re: Confirmed for 2020 - Aprilia RS 660 twin
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2019, 10:13:00 am »
100 hp and 330 pounds.   :woohoo:

Price, um...  :err:   Not posted yet but I look at the specs and I'm thinking $10K-$12K.  But you think about what people are dumping into their race bikes and it's not really that bad.  This is a bike that isn't going to need anything but race fairings.
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Re: Confirmed for 2020 - Aprilia RS 660 twin
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2019, 12:26:31 am »
Will also be legal for Moto America Twins class, but like the KTM, might fail to be homologated if it's too fast. :(
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Re: Confirmed for 2020 - Aprilia RS 660 twin
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2019, 03:21:59 pm »
This article on the RS 660  https://www.bikewale.com/news/39142-aprilia-rs660-to-debut-by-the-end-of-2019.html 

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  It will also debut the manufacturer’s active aerodynamic system which changes angles on the winglets to adjust according to the level of drag and downforce
Sounds expensive.
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Re: Confirmed for 2020 - Aprilia RS 660 twin
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2020, 04:38:40 pm »
I'm looking for the old discussion of the Aprilia SV650 category bike from years ago.  Unsure if that was the Shiver or something even prior to 2008.
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Re: Confirmed for 2020 - Aprilia RS 660 twin
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2020, 08:04:36 pm »
Since I made this post, The bike has been made to be a 2021 model, (and who can blame them with 2020 become a huge sh1t fest for the world) but it is definitely real and we now have ride reports.

2021 Aprilia RS 660 Sport Middleweight First Ride - posted in September

Looks awesome, and it may be as good a street bike as a race bike.

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Re: Confirmed for 2020 - Aprilia RS 660 twin
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2020, 09:26:00 pm »
that bike is  B E A U T I F U L    !!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Confirmed for 2020 - Aprilia RS 660 twin
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2020, 09:57:07 pm »
Whew...  $11k

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Re: Confirmed for 2020 - Aprilia RS 660 twin
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2020, 09:58:34 pm »
Now   THAT   is   ART !
hmmmmm.....   but they did not go with a V-2 ?

It would require manufacturing two new cylinder heads rather than one coming from the basis of the V-4? 
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Re: Confirmed for 2020 - Aprilia RS 660 twin
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2020, 08:54:56 am »
Whew...  $11k


Not too bad for the spec of components.  Glad to see middleweights take this direction.  I've personally had enough of gutless 600's that only make power when you wring their necks.  With this bike pick a gear and torque out of corners with ease.
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Re: Confirmed for 2020 - Aprilia RS 660 twin
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2020, 09:56:17 am »
When did this kind of bike become a middleweight?  :)
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Re: Confirmed for 2020 - Aprilia RS 660 twin
« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2020, 03:52:49 pm »
When did this kind of bike become a middleweight?  :)


Well...it kinda is a middleweight.  That just happens to have 2 cylinders and squeeze in under lightweight rules.  It's pretty close to middleweight power.


You pick up this bike and you can get in lightweight, but probably get in midleweight supersport and do well too if it's a smallish track, (not road america)
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Re: Confirmed for 2020 - Aprilia RS 660 twin
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2020, 03:59:02 pm »
LOL!  Middleweight power 20 years ago.  Those bikes are still available. 

Lightweights 20 years ago did well in Middleweight on small tracks.  :D
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Re: Confirmed for 2020 - Aprilia RS 660 twin
« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2020, 01:53:42 pm »
Roughly $15k out the door with Ohlins shock and Acropvich race exhaust.  At least according to Aprilia's pre order website.
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Re: Confirmed for 2020 - Aprilia RS 660 twin
« Reply #15 on: October 22, 2020, 05:26:32 pm »
I'm looking for the old discussion of the Aprilia SV650 category bike from years ago.  Unsure if that was the Shiver or something even prior to 2008.
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Re: Confirmed for 2020 - Aprilia RS 660 twin
« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2020, 10:28:21 pm »
The more I hear and see about this, the more I want it. Ari Henning's recent test ride article sums it up with the best point: "a welcome respite for those suffering from 600 cc PTSD"
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