A year after its launch on the market, Aprilia RS 660 is already celebrating its first important sports milestone. The bike saw success in the United States, dominating the 2021 edition of the Twins Cup, the prestigious MotoAmerica championship dedicated to medium engine capacity twin-cylinders.

Aprilia have announced a special edition RS 660 at EICMA 2021, available in limited numbers only. (1500)

Check out our review of the RS 660 here…

In celebration of this victory, at EICMA 2021, Aprilia introduces a numbered special edition of 1500 units of RS 660, characterised by a brand new stars and stripes livery inspired by the American flag. A colour scheme closely derived from the special graphics on the bike that the Twins Cup champion, Kaleb De Keyrel, rode in the race at Vallelunga for the final round of the Aprilia RS 660 Trophy, where Kaleb had been invited to participate as a reward for his important victory on American soil.

The Aprilia RS 660 Limited Edition also boasts a standard equipment package that includes some of the racing content from the competition version that proved to be unparalleled in the Twins Cup, taking 10 wins out of the 13 races held.

The sporty personality of Aprilia RS 660 Limited Edition is highlighted by the single-seat tail-fairing cover, which eliminates the passenger seat, enhancing the sleek design of the rear. The passenger’s seat comes with the bike, which is still approved for two-up riding.

The oversized top fairing ensures greater protection for the rider against the wind, both on the road and on the track, and it also has the software that lets you set up the quick shift gearbox in upside-down configuration. This means that, depending on your needs, you can configure the gearbox entirely on your own, without replacing any parts on the bike, in street or upside-down version – ideal for the occasional track day.

Pricing and Australian availability for the special edition RS 660 is still TBA, keep an eye out here for more info…

Just a few months after making its début in the U.S.A. at the Big Sur circuit in California – ridden by Pikes Peak record holder astride an Aprilia Tuono V4, Rennie Scaysbrook – the Aprilia RS 660 was the immediate protagonist of a thrilling sports story. Approved just in time for the beginning of the 2021 Twins Cup, the Italian twin-cylinder took the top three spots straight away in the opening race on the Road Atlanta circuit. It was a blinding start, and in some ways unexpected, followed by a winning streak: 10 total wins out of 13 races held, plus another 16 podiums (9 second places and 7 third places) and 6 pole positions. That first, extraordinary one-two-three was followed by others, on the historic Laguna Seca circuit and in both of the races held in New Jersey.


2022 Aprilia RS 660 Special Edition Specifications


Price: TBA
Claimed Power: 73.5kW[100hp]@10,500rpm
Claimed Torque: 67Nm[50lbs-ft]@8,500rpm
Wet Weight: 183kg (169kg dry)
Fuel capacity: 15L

Engine: Parallel twin-cylinder forward facing, four-stroke, 270-degree, eight-valve DOHC, liquid cooled, chain driven cams, 81 x 63.9mm bore x stroke, 659cc, 13.5:1 compression, two-into-one exhaust, ram air, twin 48mm throttle-bodies, RbW throttle and EMS.
Gearbox: Six-speed with AQS up and down.
Clutch: Wet multi-plate with mechanical slipper, cable actuation

Chassis: Dual beam alloy frame with removable alloy sub-frame
Rake: 24.1°
Trail: 104mm
Suspension: Kayaba 41mm inverted forks, preload and rebound adjustable, 120mm travel, alloy asymmetric swingarm, monoshock with spring preload and rebound adjustability, 130mm travel
Brakes: 320mm rotors (f), Brembo radial-mount four 32mm piston calipers and radial pump master-cylinder, stainless braided lines, ABS, 220mm rotor (r), Brembo twin 34mm piston caliper, ABS
Wheels & Tyres: Cast alloy six-spoke, 17 x 3.50in (f), 17 x 5.50in (r), 120/70 – 17, 180/55 – 17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa II tyres.

Wheelbase: 1370mm
Seat height: 820mm
Ground clearance: N/A
Overall width: N/A
Overall Length: N/A
Overall height: N/A

Instruments & Electronics: TFT display, Six axis IMU, APRC pack: AWC (wheelie control), ATC (traction control), AEB (engine brake control), AEM (power maps), ACC (cruise control), Cornering ABS.


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