Aprilia Replacing Engines on Certain RS 660 & Tuono 660 Bikes

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Certain owners of the Aprilia RS 660 and the Aprilia Tuono 660 should expect a notification soon that their motorcycles are up for recall, which will see the Italian brand swapping out their engines for new ones.

In total, less than 100 motorcycles will be affected by the recall when it comes out, with Aprilia targeting certain VIN ranges for the two models of motorcycle with the 660cc parallel-twin engine.

What the recall centers around exactly, we will have to wait and see. Aprilia originally issued a technical service bulletin concerning these bike’s valve train settings from the factory, which would explained some of the issues found on the bikes during the US press launch of the RS 660.

There are also reports of connecting rod failures affecting customer bikes, which have resulted in fairly catastrophic failures of the parallel-twin engine.

Either of these scenarios could result in the need for Aprilia RS 660 and Aprilia Tuono 660 owners to have their motors swapped.

It’s not clear at this time how long the work will take, but Aprilia has confirmed to us that 660 owners will see their warranty period reset once the new engines are installed.

We expect this recall to be released in the coming days via the NHTSA website and from Aprilia dealerships. Also, it’s not clear at this time what this news means for markets outside of the United States.

Stay tuned for more information.

Source: Bothan Spies