Piaggio India has begun accepting bookings for the new Aprilia RS 660 and the Aprilia Tuono 660 middleweight motorcycles in the country and we now have a price range for the upcoming offerings. According to select dealerships that carandbike spoke to, the Tuono 660 will be priced around ₹ 13.09 lakh whereas the RS 660 will be priced around ₹ 13.39 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom). It will be the brand's most lucrative superbike on sale as compared to the larger litre-class offerings.
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The Aprilia RS 660 and the Tuono 660 have been developed from the ground up. The RS 660 was first revealed at EICMA 2019. The bike offers sharp styling with the distinctive dual-headlamp design that has been replicated on other models in the Aprilia family. The exposed frame is a nice touch. Meanwhile, the Aprilia Tuono 660 is the semi-naked sibling with a half-fairing, sharing the same underpinnings.
The supersport bikes use a die-cast aluminium frame with two lateral beams and the swingarm pivot mounted within the engine. The engine is used as a stressed member of the chassis. Suspension duties are handled by 41 mm Kayaba USD forks up front as well as a monoshock at the rear. The bikes use Brembo-sourced 320 mm discs up front with radially-mounted calipers. The cast aluminium wheels are wrapped in Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa tyres.
Power on the Aprilia RS and Tuono 660 comes from the same 659 cc parallel-twin engine with a 270-degree firing order. On the RS 660, the motor produces 99 bhp at 10,500 rpm and 67 Nm of peak torque at 8500 rpm. Meanwhile, the motor is tuned for 95 bhp at 10,500 rpm and 67 Nm at 8500 rpm on the Tuono. The engine has been derived from the front two cylinders of the V4 engine of the Aprilia RSV4 1100.
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The Aprilia 660 twins also come with a comprehensive set of electronic aids including the six-axis IMU, three-level cornering ABS, adjustable wheelie control, action control, engine braking control, along with a quickshifter and cruise control. Both motorcycles get five riding modes - Commute, Dynamic, Individual, Challenge and Time Attack. All the settings can be accessed using the TFT instrument console.
Both the Aprilia RS 660 and the Tuono 660 will be offered in three colours - Apex Black, Lava Red and Acid Gold. There's no word on the launch yet but the motorcycle is expected to arrive in the second quarter of 2021 as Completely Built Units (CBU). Deliveries meanwhile will commence in a few months from now.