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Postby duke63 » 26 Oct 2019, 08:50

A lot of interest being shown in this. Seems there is also a Tuono version being tested.

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Re: Aprilia RS660

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Re: Aprilia RS660

Postby duke63 » 26 Oct 2019, 08:51

Sounds sweet too.

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Re: Aprilia RS660

Postby C00kiemonster » 26 Oct 2019, 09:24

Depends on price but sounds tempting. .
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Re: Aprilia RS660

Postby Kwacky » 26 Oct 2019, 09:27

The RS looks good but the tuono looks shit.

It's got to be around the £13/£14k mark I would have thought.
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Re: Aprilia RS660

Postby D41 » 26 Oct 2019, 09:51

They almost look like pocket bikes.
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Re: Aprilia RS660

Postby C00kiemonster » 26 Oct 2019, 10:19

Kwacky wrote:The RS looks good but the tuono looks shit.

It's got to be around the £13/£14k mark I would have thought.


Agreed Tuono doesn't look good.
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Re: Aprilia RS660

Postby duke63 » 26 Oct 2019, 11:12

The current Tuonos are ruined by the horrendous paint jobs.
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Re: Aprilia RS660

Postby duke63 » 26 Oct 2019, 11:13

Priced correctly it could be a big seller and hopefully start a trend of more useable sports bikes.
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Re: Aprilia RS660

Postby D6Nutz » 26 Oct 2019, 11:19

C00kiemonster wrote:
Kwacky wrote:The RS looks good but the tuono looks shit.

It's got to be around the £13/£14k mark I would have thought.


Agreed Tuono doesn't look good.
It looks like the from fairing is falling off.

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Re: Aprilia RS660

Postby Kwacky » 26 Oct 2019, 14:52

A parallel twin sports bike would suit me down to the ground.
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Re: Aprilia RS660

Postby D41 » 26 Oct 2019, 14:57

Why would that be better than a v-twin?
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Re: Aprilia RS660

Postby D6Nutz » 26 Oct 2019, 15:00

D41 wrote:Why would that be better than a v-twin?
The GS had a parallel twin and it had all the punch and torque of a v-twin but was almost as smooth as an inline 4. V-twins have a habit of being very viby.

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Re: Aprilia RS660

Postby duke63 » 30 Oct 2019, 09:16

Announced next week.

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Re: Aprilia RS660

Postby Kwacky » 30 Oct 2019, 09:20

Let's hope it's not a disappointment like the Daytona.

I'm interested in the figures. Surely it won't be kicking out more than 80-85bhp? It's a 660cc parallel twin. In order to be competitive it has to be very light.
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Re: Aprilia RS660

Postby Cav » 30 Oct 2019, 09:24

It'll be 76bhp and lightest in class (or 2nd to I presume the KTM 790 if that's the same class?)

1bhp more than whatever the Kawasaki and Suzuki produce anyway
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Re: Aprilia RS660

Postby duke63 » 31 Oct 2019, 21:13

Sounds good.

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Re: Aprilia RS660

Postby Kwacky » 31 Oct 2019, 22:30

Doesn't sound as good as my Versys ;)
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Re: Aprilia RS660

Postby Kwacky » 05 Nov 2019, 13:37

They're claiming 100bhp and 169 kg.

Brembro brakes, up and down shifter with blipper, ride by wire and the usual maps and controls.
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Re: Aprilia RS660

Postby Cav » 05 Nov 2019, 13:44

100bhp? Are they having a bubble ?! I might bloody get one to replace the ZX6R !!!
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