Aprilia RS660 launch will give the Italian a mid capacity supersport in the Indian market but it will be imported here as CBUs…
The 660 twins from the house of Aprilia – the Tuono 660 and RS660 have already gone on sale in some international markets. However, they are yet to see the light of the day in India. In a latest development, their launch timelines for our market have been revealed.
Piaggio Vehicles Pvt. Ltd.’s CEO and MD – Diego Graffi has revealed that both motorcycles will be launched in India by mid next year, which is around June or July 2021. The bikes will be imported to India as completely built units (CBUs); so brace yourself for hefty price tags. There has been no indication on any tentative pricing window however.
Both the motorcycles come packed with features, as they get comprehensive electronic aids. They come with Aprilia Performance Ride Control, which is a six-axis IMU-based system that includes an adjustable wheelie control, three-level cornering ABS, and engine brake control.
Both the bikes come with five ride modes, including Commute, Dynamic, Individual, Challenge, and Time Attack. Apart from that, they get bi-directional quick-shifters and TFT dashboards.
The RS660 is a fully-faired sports motorcycle that gets sharp twin LED headlamps and DRL with integrated indicators. It rests on an exposed aluminium frame that is also a highlight of Aprilia’s design language.
On the other hand, the Tuono 660 is the semi faired naked sibling version which looks brilliant. Talking about the engine, there is a Euro-5 compliant, 659 cc, parallel-twin motor that produces peak power of 100 hp at 10,500 rpm and max torque of 67 Nm at 8,500 rpm.