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Aprilia RS 440 continues road testing in India

Written by Kanad Kalasur

Looks like Aprilia is developing a new motorbike that will slot in below the RS 660 middleweight super sport. The Aprilia RS 440 could be a welcome addition in the 300-500 cc displacement category.

What’s new in the Aprilia RS 440?

In terms of looks, the resemblance to other family bikes is evident. The LED DRL looks similar to the RS 660. The DRLs now extend into the fairing as well. The headlamp design is a split type and it’s not clear if the Italian bike maker is offering dual hi/low combination on each side or not.

There is a small wind deflector that should offer sufficient wind protection in a crouched position. The lack of separate indicators could suggest that the DRLs double up as turn signals. It is also possible that the fairing incorporates flush-sitting indicators.

At the sides, there is a partially exposed frame along with a fuel tank.

Features of the Aprilia RS 440

The Aprilia RS 440 gets an underbelly exhaust that aims to keep the centre of mass collected and low. The engine is covered with a fairing while the rear swingarm is made in a custom cast.

In terms of braking there are single discs on both wheels. Meanwhile the larger RS 660 is offered with twin front discs. Additionally, the front disc comes with radial callipers. The RS 440 could include upside down front forks and a rear mono shock.

The rider gets an all-digital screen which relays all the relevant information.

Platform and Powertrain of the Aprilia RS 440

Aprilia is offering an all-new 440cc twin-cylinder engine for the RS 440. This motor is likely to develop around 45 BHP and 40 Nm. It is likely to come with liquid cooling and will be aired to a 6-speed gearbox.

Aprilia is likely to offer a bi-directional quickshifter and a dual-channel ABS with the RS 440.

Also Read – Aprilia RS440 sports bike spotted road testing again.