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Aprilia reveals RS 660 Limited Edition at EICMA 2021

Written by Akhil Dalvi

Italian motorcycle manufacturer Aprilia has unveiled the Limited Edition of its RS 660 sports bike at the EICMA 2021. Launched in 2020, the RS 660 now celebrates its first sports milestone in the United States of America. The sports bike dominated the 2021 Twins Cup, which is a prestigious American championship dedicated towards medium-sized engined bikes. The Twins Cup falls under the premier American motorcycle racing series known as MotoAmerica.

Aprilia RS 660 Limited Edition: Design DetailsĀ 

To celebrate its victory at EICMA 2021, Aprilia has implemented a unique stars and stripes livery on the Limited Edition. Since Aprilia will have a limited production run of 1500 units, all RS 600’s will sport a unique serial number. Inspired by the American Flag, the current colour scheme resembles the special graphics seen on the Twin Cup Champion’s bike.

For the final round of the Aprilia RS 660 Trophy, Kaleb De Keyrel won the Vallelunga race sporting American colours. The Limited Edition RS 660 sports a single-seat tail-fairing cover along with a special badge located on the fuel tank. Finishing the look is the full-LED headlight with cornering function, integrated LED DRLs, and turn indicators.

Aprilia RS 660 Limited Edition: Technical SpecsĀ 

Powering the Limited Edition RS 660 is the same 660cc, twin-cylinder, motor which produces 100 PS of power and 67 Nm of torque. Aprilia has paired the engine to a 6-speed gearbox with a bi-directional quick-shifter. The engine also sports electronic fuel injection and an advanced thermodynamic system with a separate liquid and oil cooler. Thanks to these heat management systems, the bike performs optimally on race tracks or the road.

The Limited Edition RS 660 sports the same 41mm, upside-down, front fork with a monoshock at the rear. Along with an asymmetrical aluminium swingarm, the bike sports 17-inch front and rear alloy wheels. The Limited Edition bike sports a single 320mm front brake disc and a 220mm rear brake disc for braking performance. Both brakes feature Brembo callipers with a dual-channel ABS and cornering function.

Aprilia RS 660 Limited Edition: FeaturesĀ 

Aprilia offers the Limited Edition RS 660 with a host of electronic features for comfort or sporty riding. This includes the latest-gen APRC (Aprilia Performance Ride Control) unit consisting of an advanced 6-axis inertial measuring unit. The unit also integrates gyroscopes and acceleration sensors which track the engine’s real-time status and provide instant inputs focusing on performance.

The electronic package also consists of Aprilia Traction Control, Aprilia Wheelie Control, Aprilia Cruise Control, and Aprilia Quick Shift. Other electronics include Aprilia Engine Brake, Aprilia Engine Map, and MultiMap Cornering ABS Function with 3-levels of adjustment. For rider convenience and situational-based riding, Aprilia also offers 5 riding modes on the Limited Edition RS 600.

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