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Here’s Our First Glimpse of Aprilia RS 600 in Production Form

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One of the most anticipated motorcycles set to debut at this year’s EICMA show is the Aprilia RS 660.

A sport bike twins offering from the Noale brand, the 2020 Aprilia RS 660 is set to flip the middleweight twin-cylinder segment on its head, with rumors of a 100hp and sub-400 lbs weight measurements.

Now, we have our first glimpse of this potent bike, in its production form, thanks to the fact that Aprilia has begun teasing the launch of the RS 660 on social media.

With the obligatory Photoshop work that bumps up the exposure, we can see that the Aprilia RS 660 retains the big winged bodywork that it showed with in Milan last year.

In fact, much of the concept bike seems to have carried over to the production model…which is just fine by us.


For those who haven’t been intently following the development of the 2020 Aprilia RS 660, the bike is a true twins-class killer. 

Based off the RSV4 architecture, the RS 660 is basically the V4 superbike with the rear cylinder bank loped off. This should allow the Aprilia RS 660 to reach a triple-digit horsepower figure, if chatter from Italy is correct.

Complete with a robust electronics package, and an aggressive curb weight, the RS 660 is certainly going to bring another level of sophistication to the category.

And, if the rumors of a $13,000 price tag are accurate, then Aprilia is going to have trouble keeping this bike on dealership floors.

The first of several 660 models, we can expect the 2020 Aprilia RS 660 to give way to naked streetfighter type bike, as well as a long-travel suspension variant, which could be an ADV bike.

Source: Aprilia (Twitter) via Nieuwsmotor.nl

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Jensen Beeler

Despite his best efforts, Jensen is called one of the most influential bloggers in the motorcycle industry, and sometimes consults for motorcycle companies, whether they've solicited his expertise or not.

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