2022 Aprilia RS660 Limited Edition: MOTOAMERICA WINNER.
Introducing the new 2022 Aprilia RS660 Limited Edition…
A year after its launch on the market, Aprilia RS 660 is already celebrating its first important sports milestone. The medium-sized Italian sport bike made this achievement in the United States, dominating the 2021 edition of the Twins Cup, the prestigious American championship dedicated to medium engine capacity twin-cylinders within MotoAmerica, the premier motorcycle racing series in the States.
In celebration of this victory, at EICMA 2021, Aprilia introduces a numbered special edition of 1500 units of RS 660, characterized by a new stars and stripes livery inspired by the American flag. A color 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 championship victory on American soil.
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 future respects the traditions of the House of Noale which has long been renowned for its innovation and distinctive character. With its sporty personality and stunning contemporary lines, the RS 660 brings the winning Aprilia track experience to the road. Its unique design shapes a lightweight, compact bike with sleek, agile volumes. Delivering stability at high speeds, it is all about creating a fun, pleasurable riding experience.
2022 Aprilia RS660 Limited Edition Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
IN ITS FIRST TIME PARTICIPATING, RS 660 DOMINATES IN MOTOAMERICA
A SPECIAL STARS AND STRIPES LIVERY CELEBRATES THE TRIUMPH OF THE MEDIUM SIZED ITALIAN SPORT BIKE IN THE PRESTIGIOUS AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP
1500 NUMBERED UNITS WITH RACING PACKAGE AS STANDARD EQUIPMENT TO INCLUDE SINGLE-SEAT TAIL-FAIRING COVER, OVERSIZED TOP FAIRING, AND QUICK SHIFT WITH UPSIDE-DOWN GEARBOX
Aprilia RS 660’s Winning Streak in MotoAmerica
Just a few months after making its début in the U.S.A. on an American track that is one of the most iconic in the world, the Laguna Seca circuit in California – ridden by Pikes Peak record holder astride an Aprilia Tuono V4, Rennie Scaysbrook – 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 659cc motorcycle took the top three spots straight away in the opening race on the Road Atlanta circuit. It was a blinding start, 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, at historic Laguna Seca circuit and in both races held in New Jersey.
Five of the 10 total wins were achieved by Kaleb De Keyrel, crowned Twins Cup 2021 champion astride his Aprilia RS 660 prepared by the Robem Engineering team. The other victories were credited to Jody Barry, Cory Ventura, Anthony Mazziotto (two wins) and Tommaso Marcon. The Aprilia RS 660 therefore confirmed its status as a versatile bike, able to win on extremely different circuits and with riders who have different riding styles.
2022 Aprilia RS660 Limited Edition Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
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.
A badge located on the fuel tank bears the progressive number of the bike and indicates the limited-edition of 1500 units.
The RS 660 draws on the winning Aprilia expertise to introduce new standards to its category. The top-of-the-range chassis creates a truly dynamic riding experience with its uniquely-constructed lightweight aluminium frame and swingarm optimising weight distribution.
The sporty personality and contemporary lines of the RS 660 make a splash wherever it goes, bring Aprilia’s winning track experience to the road. Its unique design shapes a lightweight, compact bike with sleek, agile volumes. Delivering stability at high speeds, it’s all about creating a fun, pleasurable riding experience.
NEW RIDING EXPERIENCE
The riding position has been carefully designed to offer comfort on the road and the ideal front weight distribution. The perfectly balanced set-up of saddle, foot pegs and the clip-on handlebars over the steering yoke create a dynamic riding position. Add to all this a choice of five predefined riding modes for different track and road conditions and you have all the ingredients for a truly thrilling riding experience.
– Multimap Cornering ABS
– 5 Riding Modes
– Colour TFT instrument panel
– Aprilia MIA* (*optional)
660 cc engine
The new twin-cylinder 660 cc with a 100 hp and incredibly high torque delivers lively, responsive performance in all conditions and is Euro 5 compliant.
Full LED Headlight
– front light grouping of 3 LED elements
– distinctive DRL with integrated indicators
– ambient light sensor that regulates automatic headlight activation
– a pair of “cornering lights” that illuminate fhe entire bend for greater visibility
Multimap Cornering ABS
Advanced multimap Cornering ABS ensures maximum safety on the road without compromising the RS 660’s performance. Using a precise algorithm that continuously monitors a host of parameters such as lateral acceleration, pressure applied to the front brake, lean, pitch and yaw, the brake action is adjusted to create the ideal deceleration and stability ratio, whilst optimising ABS intervention.
Originally developed for use in racing then fine-tuned for the road, the APRC system is an advanced electronic control solution. It is a total package designed to ensure safety on roads and improved performance on the track.
The RS 660 boasts the latest APRC (Aprilia Performance Ride Control) package of electronic controls. This advanced inertial six-axis navigation system uses internal gyroscopes and acceleration sensors to understand the engine’s status as it relates to the road in real time and provide instant adjustments to help improve performance and safety.
2022 Aprilia RS660 Limited Edition – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ USD
Canada MSRP Price: $ CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
ENGINE Aprilia parallel twin-cylinder forward facing, 4-stroke, liquid cooled with wateroil radiator and heat exchanger, double overhead camshafts (DOHC) with a silent chain on the right side, four valves per cylinder
BORE X STROKE 81 x 63.93 mm
CAPACITY 659 cc
COMPRESSION RATIO 13.5:1
MAXIMUM POWER 100 hp (73.5 kW) at 10500 rpm
MAXIMUM TORQUE 67.0 Nm (6.83 kg) at 8500 rpm
FUEL SYSTEM Airbox with front dynamic air intakes, two Ø48-mm throttle bodies, Ride-byWire engine management
LUBRICATION Wet sump
GEARS 6 gears with Aprilia Quick Shift (AQS) up and down
CLUTCH Multi-plate wet clutch with mechanical slip system
SECONDARY DRIVE Chain, with drive ratio: 17/43
Six-axis inertial platform, APRC package containing ATC (traction control), AWC (wheelie control), AEB (engine braking), AEM (engine maps) and ACC (cruise control).
5 Riding modes (Road and Track, 3 fixed and 2 customisable)
FRAME Aluminium dual beam chassis with removable seat support subframe
FRONT SUSPENSION Kayaba 41-mm stanchion fork, aluminium radial calliper mounting bracket.
Adjustable spring preload and rebound damping. 120 mm wheel travel.
REAR SUSPENSION Aluminium asymmetric swingarm. Adjustable monoshock in spring reload, rebound braking. 130-mm wheel travel.
BRAKING SYSTEM Front ABS: double disc, diameter 320 mm
Brembo radial callipers with four Ø32-mm opposing pistons. Radial pump
and metal braided brake hose.
Rear: Ø220-mm disc; Brembo calliper with two Ø34-mm separate pistons.
Pump with integrated tank and metal braided hose
Multimap ABS Cornering
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