Aprilia RS 660

Aprilia has just unveiled a limited-edition RS 660 that features some minor technical and aesthetic updates.

Inspired by the American Motorcyclist Association’s (AMA) success in the United States’ AMA National Road Racing Championship, in which Aprilia won the Twins cup, the limited-edition RS 660 gets some exciting tweaks.


According to the Italian firm, the RS660 gets an electronically adjustable gearbox that can be set to an inverted pattern (GP shift) similar to the bike used in racing.

Limited to 1,500 units, the limited-edition RS 660 also gets a rear seat cowl and enlarged fairing for better airflow and aerodynamics.

Each of the 1,500 units produced has its unique number featured in a badge on the fuel tank.

While some limited edition motorcycles only feature new colours and graphics, Aprilia put their hands into ensuring the AMA-inspired RS 660 is unique in its own way.


Nonetheless, zero changes are done to the two-cylinder 659cc engine, which continues to offer 100hp @ 10,500rpm and 67Nm @ 8,500rpm.


Aprilia together with the Italian Motorcycle Federation (FMI) have launched the Aprilia RS 660 Trophy 2021 following a major success of the Aprilia Sport Production Championship. This one-make series is open for 15-year-old riders and older competing on race-spec RS660 Trofeo version. (more…)

Let’s just get straight to the point about the 2021 Aprilia RS 660. Yes, it is coming to Malaysia. Yes, it has been delayed due to COVID-19 that’s happening around the globe. And yes, Didi Resources, the official distributor of all Piaggio brands (including Aprilia), will make sure that its arrival into the Malaysian market is of epic proportions. (more…)

The highly anticipated 2021 Aprilia RS 660 has been officially unveiled for the European market together with its full specs and price tag. Those living in that continent can book one of your very own at €11,050, which is around RM54,000 in our currency. Not bad at all, eh? (more…)

The production version of the Aprilia RS 660 is not even out yet and Aprilia is already working hard on unveiling a special model, the Aprilia RS 660 Trofeo edition. The prototype was seen on Aprilia test rider’s Instagram page, Tommaso Marcon and it looks like a proper race-bred middleweight. (more…)

It’s the second MotoGP weekend in Misano but before the rest of the MotoGP grid can have their time at the iconic track, Aprilia gave its MotoGP riders and testers some time onboard the highly anticipated 2021 Aprilia RS 660. With production considerably pushed back thanks to COVID-19, it is good to know that the RS 660 will finally go into full production starting October this year. (more…)

  • The 2020 Aprilia RS 660 was officially launched at EICMA 2019.

  • The 660cc, 270-degree crank, parallel-Twin puts out 100 bhp.

  • It also features the APRC electronic package.

One of the most highly-anticipated bikes, the 2020 Aprilia RS 660, breaks cover at EICMA 2019.

It’s been a full year of waiting for the new middleweight to show, and we can say that it was worth it. Because it will set the class on fire, judging from the spec sheets, just as Aprilia had touted.

Let’s begin with the 660cc parallel-Twin. Based on the RSV4 superbike with only two front cylinders, it will produce 100 bhp. That’s unprecedented for a road going two-cylinder sub-700cc bike. Factor in a dry weight of only 168 kg and you have the class-leading power-to-weight ratio.

The engine shares the RSV4’s architecture, and uses a 270-degree crank to mimic the firing order of a 90-degree V-Twin. The format provides good low-end torque with linear power delivery.

But it isn’t just a powerful engine in a light bike. Aprilia also endowed the RS 660 with their signature APRC (Aprilia Performance Ride Control) electronics suite, fortified with an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU). This gives the bike cornering ABS, lean-angle-sensitive traction control, wheelie control, among others. It’s also equipped with a bi-directional quickshifter, cruise control and power modes.

Aprilia touted that the bike will have “active aerodynamics.” Hence the RSV4 fairing design, which provides extra downforce at speed. We feel that the production bike actually looks better than the prototype revealed at last year’s EICMA.


The chassis uses the engine as a fully-stressed member with the swingarm’s pivot located at the back of the crankcase. Front forks are Kayaba although there isn’t word on the rear shock. Braking duty is handled by Brembo brakes front and back.

Lighting is fully-LED including daytime running lights (DRL). A 5-inch TFT instrument panel provides multimedia connectivity.

A notable feature is the classic purple and red paint scheme.

We’ll keep you informed on when it’ll arrive and cost in Malaysia. Fingers crossed that it’s in a reasonable bracket.

Sumber: Aprilia @ Facebook

Selepas pelbagai desas-desus, akhirnya Aprilia mengesahkan bahawa jentera ditunggu-tunggu, Aprilia RS 660 akan membuat penampilan sulung di EICMA, November ini!

Khabar angin mengenai RS 660 pada awalnya timbul selepas Aprilia memfailkan paten jentera tersebut dengan IP Australia, Jun, lalu.

Meskipun gambar ‘teaser’tersebutt tidak mendedahkan rupa keseluruhan namun seperti yang dicanang sebelum ini, RS 660 merupakan jentera segmen ‘middleweight’.

Sementara itu, turut timbul desas-desus bahawa Aprilia akan mendedahkan Tuono 660 di Milan nanti.

  • The production-ready Aprilia RS 660 appeared on social media.

  • It may well be real supersport machine.

  • Rumoured to have more than 100 bhp and weigh a little more than 100 kg.

Remember the Aprilia RS 660 concept which made its debut at EICMA 2018? Well, Aprilia is now teasing with the production-ready form on social media.

Click here to read: Aprilia RS 660 Concept Unveiled at EICMA 2018

Harked as the beginning of a new age, it points to the Noble-based manufacturer creating a true supersport machine, instead of a sport-tourer/commuter machine like the Kawasaki Ninja 650.

Indeed there are rumours that the bike will produce more than 100 bhp and weight just north of 100 kg. Such power-to-weight ration would make any bike fly. Which is fine by us.

If you haven’t been following our updates, the RS 660 takes the RSV4’s engine and cuts off the rear two cylinders, leaving behind a parallel-Twin. But knowing Aprilia, it will not be “just any” parallel-Twin. Add in their Factory APRC package and you have a real sportbike ready to do battle.

Not much can be seen in the picture. However, with some Photoshop work by our friends at Asphalt & Rubber, we could just make out fairing sides that are a little different to the concept’s. There appears to be an aerobody as the manufacturer suggested.

We could also see that it has upside-down forks with lowers for radial-mounted brake calipers.

There are also rumours that suggest the price to be around USD 13,000, which equates to RM 54,342.60. However, it would end up being more expensive than that, given our tax structure.

Still, we couldn’t wait to see it when unveiled at EICMA 2019 next week.

  • Motosikal lumba kelas pertengahan, Aprilia RS 660 telah diintip sedang menjalani ujian.
  • Sumber ada melaporkan ada melihat sebuah dalam kemasan untuk jalan raya dan sebuah lagi dalam kemasan perlumbaan.
  • Kami masih lagi menunggu sebarang khabar mengenai tarikh pelancaran dan juga harganya.


  • The Aprilia RS 660 middleweight sportbike was spotted testing.

  • Sources report seeing one in street trim and another in race trim.

  • We are still awaiting news on its launch date and pricing.

Remember the sexy-looking Aprilia RS 660 Concept at EICMA 2018? Spy pictures of it testing have started to make to make rounds in Facebook.

There were two bikes spotted: One in street trim and another in race trim.

This is what we know so far. It is a parallel-Twin engine based on the RSV4 but with the rear cylinder bank removed. We are curious to see how Aprilia arrived at 660cc since half of 1078cc is over 500cc…

Aprilia claims the bike may do more than 100 bhp, making the RS 660 a supertwin. The Noale-based manufacturer is aiming for a lightweight and high-performance bike. It would be eligible for the Isle of Man TT’s Lightweight TT class if the engine is below 650cc.

We also hope that Aprilia will include their APRC electronic rider aids package on the bike.

The question on everyone’s mind is the price, of course. Will it be priced to compete toe-to-toe with the current crop of 600s and 650s? Needless to say, there’s no point if the RS 660 costs in the regions of RM 70,000 to 80,000. However, Piaggo has shown their aggressive pricing strategy with the Moto Guzzi V85 TT recently. The price has totally undercut bikes of the same category from all other manufacturers.

Another question is when will the RS 660 be launched? 2020 is when Euro5 regulations are implemented, so it could be so. Lastly, will Aprilia use the engine platform to build other type of bikes?

We shall see.

  • Kami telah melaporkan desas-desus mengenai Aprilia sedang membangunkan sebuah motosikal kelas pertengahan dua silinder.
  • Model Aprilia RS 660 Concept telah diperkenalkan di acara EICMA 2018.
  • Enjinnya adalah sebuah enjin ‘parallel-Twin’ yang berasaskan model RSV4 1100/Tuono 1100 V4.



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