Aprilia introduced the new RS 660 and Tuono 660 to the middle-weight performance motorcycle segment for the Indian market. These new models have certainly created a buzz overseas and in our country as well due to their design, tech and performance.
Numerous dealers have even started accepting pre-launch bookings as well for both new models as per reports. It is also confirmed during an interview with the publication, Diego Graffi, CEO and MD, Piaggio Vehicles Pvt Ltd that orders are taken across the country.
He also stated about the import of motorcycles during the 2nd quarter to the country. Both the motorcycles are expected to be expensive than the other motorcycles in the segment. Although the RS 660’s unit will extract maximum performance than the Tuono 660cc, they will be powered by the same 660cc, parallel-twin engine.
The RS 660 engine, mated to a 6-speed gearbox with standard slip & assist clutch on the RS 660, produces a maximum of 100bhp at 10,500rpm and 67 Nm peak torque at 8,500rpm. The Tuono 660’s engine produces a maximum of 95bhp at 10,500rpm and 67 Nm peak torque at 8,500rpm. The maximum power output of RS 660 is 6bhp more than the Tuono 660 but has a similar clutch and gearbox.
Both models have electronic rider aids which are supported by a 6-axis (IMU) Inertial Measurement Unit, Aprilia Traction Control, Aprilia Wheelie Control, Aprilia Engine Brake, Aprilia Cruise Control, and there are also 5 riding modes in total. Three of them are dedicated to road riding and two for track use. In order to help control all the electronic aids on the motorcycle and switchgear on the handlebar, a 5-inch TFT split-screen layout will be featured along with a Bluetooth pairing smartphone via an application.
These two motorcycles are expected to become the most powerful in their segment and will be arriving later this year. Moreover, these two models will also be expensive as well because of their arrival as a CBU unit.
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