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Aprilia RS660 All Aboard The Hype Train!

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Posted 09 June 2020 - 12:31 PM

Seems like it's getting closer to reality.

https://www.visordow...ed-road-testing

Will it live up to early power claims? Soon to be a LW class destroyer? Over expensive hype?

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The clues that this bike is in nearly finished form are the lack of any kind of data-logging or tracking equipment fitted to the bikes. When companies test the bikes earlier in their development cycle you will often see boxes strapped to the pillion seat with wires and sensors coming out them. The lack of any such equipment points to these trials being for reliability or final testing.

The RS660 was supposed to be rolling out in front of the public at the Aprilia Festival at Mugello a couple of weeks back. COVID-19 managed to spoil that one for us, so we’ll have to wait a little longer for this bike’s first full reveal.


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Posted 09 June 2020 - 12:42 PM

Daddy wants!
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Posted 09 June 2020 - 07:20 PM

Oof, might be time for a new bike!!!!
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Posted 01 July 2020 - 12:34 PM

Very cool article about the 660. I quoted some nice numbers, but give the article a quick read.
https://www.cyclewor...-rs-660-reveal/

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372 pounds, dry
100 hp at a moderate 10,500 rpm
rev limiter steps in at 11,500

[Torque] quoted maximum of 49.4 pound-feet varies only a percent or so between 8,500 and 10,500. Ninety percent of that is available from 6,250 and 80 percent from 4,000. That is a torque plateau, not a curve.




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Posted 03 September 2020 - 01:32 PM

First official video (I think)

stupid facebook link, sorry



Other related news worthy stories that I don't want to start new threads for:

Aprillia getting into the 300-400cc class?

New successor for the SV650??

...another link about the new Suzuki motor
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Posted 04 September 2020 - 06:58 AM

They have been teasing that suzuki for a while. Originally I think it was called the Tsunami and was supposed to be turbo'd.

You know me, I love a small displacement bike, but I am really disillusioned by all the shitty small parallel twins out there. I think small displacement bikes should be online fours, v4s, or v twins. They need some character to make the sensation of speed more encapsulating.

I really can't stand the R3, ninja 400, etc...
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Posted 04 September 2020 - 10:46 AM

I like the specs on the KTM 890. It's not exactly a small displacement, but it looks like a super fun parallel twin.
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Posted 13 October 2020 - 11:58 AM

It's finally made it's debut. But the US might have to wait a while to get some inventory.

https://www.rideapar...ia-rs660-debut/
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Posted 14 October 2020 - 07:10 AM

I'm more interested in the Tuareg 660
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Posted 16 October 2020 - 09:48 AM

View PostNorthStar, on 14 October 2020 - 07:10 AM, said:

I'm more interested in the Tuareg 660


That looks like a great bike.


The GS660 pricing has been announced. Looks like it shouldn't be very long till the US starts seeing some of these.
$11,299 MSRP
https://www.asphalta...dyazorWi2sGajpA


This might be the last update post. I'm note sure I'll ever own one, but it's an exciting bike and posting to MNSBR gives me a bit of a nostalgic feeling now, heh. I'm sure there'll be someone that get's one of these laced up for some CRA action.
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Posted 16 October 2020 - 08:10 PM

If I didn’t have my Supersport I would have a deposit down on one. This is such a cool bike!!!
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Posted 17 October 2020 - 07:59 AM

When the SV dies this might be next
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