A few weeks back, Piaggio India announced the launch of the new Aprilia RS660, Aprilia RSV4, Tuono 660 and Tuono V4 bikes in India. The Aprilia RSV4 is priced at ₹23.69 Lakh, while the all-new Aprilia RS 660 is priced at ₹13.39 Lakh (all prices, ex-showroom). The firm has started shipping the Rs 660 bike, which will be available across all its Motoplex stores across the country.
Female racer Alisha Abdullah has become the happy owner of the country’s first RS660 unit. Abdullah announced the news on his Instagram account. The new RS660 sportsbike is powered by a 659cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine with 270-degree firing sequence. This engine is capable of generating a maximum power of 100bhp at 10,500rpm and a maximum torque of 67Nm at 8,500rpm.
Six-axis IMU with three-stage cornering ABS, traction control, adjustable wheelie control and engine brake control are among the contemporary electronic features and rider aids of the motorcycle. Additional ride modes, a cruise control system, and a bidirectional quickshifter are included.
The Honda CBR650R, Yamaha YZF-R7, and the upcoming Kawasaki Ninja 700R are also direct competitors. The latter is called in the process. The bike comes in three color variants for the worldwide market: Lava Red, Apex Black and Acid Gold.