The new 2021 Aprilia RS 660 Sports Motorcycle is recently launched as one of the best and highly appreciated motorcycle. It comes with a lightweight frame that offers instant throttle response along with a stylish appearance. The latest electronic package makes the bike ideal to ride on. The overall review of the 2021 Aprilia RS 660 with its price and specification, has been given below.
2021 Aprilia RS 660 Sports Motorcycle – Features and Price
The new 2021 Aprilia RS 660 Sports Motorcycle comes with a powerful inline 4-cylinder powerful parallel-twin engine. It comes with 48 mm of throttle bodies including different intake lengths feed the combustion chamber in the straight-line downdraft style. The overall compression ratio is exceptionally muscular 13.5:1. The robust 270-degree crankshaft offers the feel and sound of a 90-degree V-twin. The overall dimension of the engine is very compact, with the back of the cases doubling as the swingarm pivot point.
Although the engine features plenty of torque, and it does not require excessive rpm to offer power. It can quickly produce a minimum of 80 percent of its maximum torque of nearly 50 ft-lbs from 4000 rpm to the 11,500 rpm redline. From 6250 rpm to the redline, at least 90 percent of the peak torque is on tap, which means that the engine will pull hard from virtually any speed. The engine can provide excellent throttle response at a nearly linear rate from 3000 rpm to its peak at 10,500 rpm. Furthermore, the six-speed transmission comes standard with an up/down quick shifter and there are five different riding modes, three for street and two for track use comes standard in the bike.
The new 2021 Aprilia RS 660 Sports Bike comes with the latest electronic package to ensure a fantastic riding experience; some of the available choices are given below;
- Traction control: 8 levels
- Power delivery: 3 levels
- Engine braking: 3 levels
- Cornering ABS: 3 levels
- Cruise control: Continuously variable
- Wheelie control: Non-adjustable
The latest Magnesti Marelli 11MP ECU directs the electronic traffic with the support of a six-axis IMU. This ECU has 144 pins to interact with the bike, up from 80 pins. The new TFT dashboard comes with new Optional Aprilia MIA software that interacts with an app of the rider’s smartphone. It allows him to keep track of phone calls and music either by voice command or via handlebar switches on the fly. The Aprilia MIA app records data on various parameters and offers navigation. The screen features two display choices Road and Track plus it adjusts to ambient light. There are plenty of handlebar buttons that make it easier to navigate the menu.
The new 2021 Aprilia RS 660 Sports Motorcycle comes with a narrow and lightweight chassis. Its engine act as a stressed member is making 403 pounds with a four-gallon fuel tank filled. The new twin-spar frame is considerably reduced in size from the concept bike shows at EICMA 2018. The chassis is about half-inch narrower compared to Aprilia RSV4 with footrests nearly three-quarters of an inch closer together. The design increases cornering clearance and makes it easy for the shorter rider to touch the ground with 32.3 inches of seat height. The grips are higher than those used in a super sports bike; the position of the footpegs allows more rider legroom.
The motorcycle has a two-layer fairing that directs the engine heat away from the rider; furthermore, the suspension is almost fully adjustable. The compression damping is fixed on the cantilevered, linkage-free shock. Otherwise, there are full damping and spring-preload adjustments on both ends.
The wheelbase is ultra-compact, and it is less than 54 inches with less-aggressive 24.1 degrees of rake that add some stability to the lightweight chassis. The new Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa II tires put 100 horsepower to the pavement. These tires enhance the overall performance of the RS 660. The braking system features a twin 320 mm disc with radially attached calipers and master cylinder, while the ABS is mounted as standard in the new 2021 RS 660. The motorcycle comes with a variety of accessories that allows the rider to customize the ride while the bike is available in Apex Black and Lava Red color options.
2021 Aprilia RS 660 Sports Motorcycle – Price
The new 2021 Aprilia RS 660 Sports Motorcycle is available at $11,299 only.
2021 Aprilia RS 660 Sports Motorcycle – Technical Specifications
|Bore x stroke||81 x 63.9mm|
|Maximum power||100 horsepower at 10,500 rpm|
|Maximum torque||49 ft-lbs @ 8500 rpm|
|Intake||EFI w/ two 48mm throttle bodies|
|Transmission||6-speed with up/down quick shifter|
|Frame||Twin-spar aluminum w/ aluminum subframe|
|Front suspension; travel||Fully adjustable Kayaba inverted 41mm fork; 4.7 inches|
|Rear suspension; travel||Cantilevered, linkage-free, rebound-damping, and spring-preload adjustable shock; 5.1 inches|
|Front-wheel||17 x 3.5|
|Rear-wheel||17. X 5.5|
|Tires||Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa II|
|Front tire||120/70 x 17|
|Rear tire||180/55 x 17|
|Front brakes||320mm discs with 4-piston radially, mounted Brembo calipers, radially mounted master cylinder, and steel-braided line|
|Rear brake||220mm disc with twin-piston Brembo caliper w/ steel-braided line|
|ABS||Cornering aware with 6-axis IMU|
Dimensions and Capacities
|Seat height||32.3 inches|
|Fuel capacity||4 gallons|
|Estimated fuel consumption||48 mpg|
|Curb weight||403 pounds|
|Colors||Apex Black; Lava Red; Acid Gold (+$200)|
In the end, team Bikes Catalog would love to say that the new 2021 Aprilia RS 660 Sports Motorcycle is an impressive masterpiece by the Aprilia brand. The overall styling is handsome and worth watching while its lightweight chassis helps improve riding experience especially on corners.