Earlier this year, Aprilia was caught testing a smaller version of the RS 660, which was reported to be a 440cc sports bike.
- The test mule was caught testing alongside the upcoming Moto Guzzi Stelvio.
- In the latest development, new details emerge about the upcoming Aprilia RS 440.
Engine and Performance
The new Aprilia RS 440 is set to feature a 440cc parallel-twin engine, boasting approximately 45 bhp of power and 40 Nm of torque. Designed for those looking to upgrade from smaller bikes, the RS 440 is equipped with a 6-speed gearbox and is likely to offer liquid cooling.
Spy shots reveal significant refinements in the motorcycle’s body design, displaying clear lineage to the Aprilia family. The LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) are reminiscent of those on the new RS 660. These DRLs not only serve as accent lights but could potentially double as turn indicators, although this is yet to be confirmed.
The bike features a split headlight design, an integrated windshield for enhanced aerodynamics, and a sculpted fuel tank. The fairing, which encapsulates most of the engine, is one of the standout design features, adding a sleek yet aggressive look to the motorcycle.
Chassis and Braking
Contrary to the RS 660’s twin disc setup, the RS 440 will incorporate a single disc setup at both ends, likely featuring radial calipers at the front. The bike also sports a custom cast rear swingarm, which is less sophisticated than that of its bigger sibling, the RS 660.
The RS 440 is expected to come with a fully digital instrument screen and dual-channel ABS. Bi-directional quick shifting is also highly likely to be a feature. The absence of a tire hugger and a neatly integrated underbelly exhaust point toward the bike’s focus on mass centralization.