When will Aprilia RS 660 arrive in India? It is a big question that we had. And as we try to find out when will RS660 come in India.
We would also like to highlight the crucial milestones of RS660.
Here are the critical milestones of new Aprilia RS 660.
Concept and Commercial Model
We followed the RS 660 news since Aprilia had registered the design for RS 660. Also, when we compared its commercial and concept model.
There were few changes that we observed between the concept and the commercial model, and they were exhausts, front caliper, inner fender, side cowl, front, and rear suspension also changes.
Handle gets higher elevation, change in swingarm, wheels, no side stand, no chain cover. Also, there are no blinkers, mirrors, and rear fenders.
RS660 is teased before EICMA 2019
Aprilia starts teasing its upcoming RS 660. The concept was showcased in the last EICMA and garnered a lot of attention from the motorcycle world. Aprilia RS 660 will come with the parallel-twin engine taking the cues from the elder 1100cc V4 engine.
Arrival at EICMA 2019
In September 2019 Motor box magazine had spied the Aprilia’s middleweight RS 660 on Cremona Stradivari Circuit.
The concept was showcased in the last EICMA and garnered a lot of attention from the motorcycle world.
Aprilia RS 660 will come with the parallel-twin engine taking the cues from the elder 1100cc V4 engine.
The bike will get an upside-down fork, swingarm made up of aluminum and calipers that are radially mounted. RS 660 will closely compete with Honda CBR 650R. We are waiting for its launch at EICMA 2019.
Spied on Cremona Stradivari Circuit
The video shows the testing of RS 660 on track Cremona Stradivari Circuit despite lousy weather. Painted in black so as not to recognize. The RS 660, when brought on track, made the sound similar to that of a new parallel twin that is capable of producing 100 hp of power.
RS660 snapped while testing
Meant to be a lightweight/superior motorbike, the Aprilia RS 660 is ready to turn the super twin classification on its head, as the section is overwhelmed by bikes like the Kawasaki Ninja 650.
This makes for a robust assault by the Italian brand on this unassuming class.
Furthermore, we trust that Aprilia holds the dislodging under the 650cc check, so we can see the RS 660 racing in occasion resembles the Isle of Man TT’s Lightweight TT class.
The Aprilia All-Stars event will host Aprilia factory MotoGP riders for a get-together. Another ambitious project is RS-GP Prototype that Aprilia is excited to show with all the fleet in its armada.
This event will take place on May 9th, 2020, in Mugello, Italy.
The event also consists of riders showcasing their skills on the track.
In the new Italian FMI Aprilia Sports Production Championship on Aprilia RS 250 bikes. This was also the event where Aprilia had planned to showcase its RS660.
All-Star Events gets postponed
All-Star events get postponed due to Corona pandemic.
RS660 arrival in India
Will the All-Starr event getting postponed has any link with RS660 coming in India. Well, it could be because RS660 is an ambitious project of Aprilia.
So we checked with Aprilia dealership here in India, and they said: ” It will take another 8 to 10 months for RS660 to arrive in India “.
Now that does mean either the RS660 will arrive at the end of 2020 or the start of 2021. From the price point of view, it will go beyond INR 10 lakhs
From the Competition point of view we could see many competitors like Kawasaki ZX-6R, Yamaha R6, CBR650R, to name the few.