After a lot of testing, spy shots, and speculations, Aprilia RS 660 made its public debut at the EICMA 2019 and then went underground. Since then, we didn’t gather any solid news of its existence. However, things will change now as Aprilia RS 660 will go public once again and this time you can watch it in action for the very first time.
That’s going to happen on Saturday, May 9 at the Mugello racetrack, a true temple of world motorcycle racing. And the special occasion will be Aprilia’s All-Star 2020. Aprilia All-Star started last year. It was an extraordinary day of love for bikes and racing. The first event gathered a lot of attention and proved to be a huge success. Perhaps, that’s why the Italians decided to continue the party and take it into its second edition. It is free and open to all motorcyclists.
Apart from having the RS 660 in action, Aprilia All-Star 2020 will have a plethora of other activities like music, food, a special area dedicated to eSports and shopping for Aprilia and Aprilia Racing branded apparel, and much more. Aprilia factory MotoGP team riders will be present, too. The show will also showcase Aprilia RS-GP race machines and perhaps, Aprilia’s entire product range available.
But that’s not all: in the spirit of always looking to the future, on the same day, young riders will take to the track who are registered in the Italian FMI Aprilia Sports Production Championship, the new single-brand championship that brings the Aprilia “School of Champions” back to life. This will be a test unique in its kind, where the young riders will take their first steps astride the Aprilia RS 250 SP followed by federal technicians and “coach” riders made available by Aprilia Racing.
While everything sounds great, we are keen about RS 660. Powering this new bike is a 660cc, parallel-twin engine that has been tuned to churn out a max power of 100 bhp. For the rider’s aid, the bike gets wheelie control, cornering ABS, cruise control, five ride modes and a bi-directional quick shifter. It also gets Kayaba inverted forks up front, Monoshock at the rear, Brembo brakes, Twin 320mm disc up front, and a 5-in TFT screen with two display options and Bluetooth connectivity.