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Aprilia has been testing the upcoming RS 660 for quite some time now but now it seems that it is closing in on a production-ready model because patent images of the same have been leaked.

As per the images, the final model of the Aprilia RS 660 is very much similar to its original concept. However, there are a handful of changes that have been made, perhaps to cut costs.

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Aprilia has ditched the side turn integrated headlight design and has gone ahead with the full twin LED headlamp setup. So the design and shape of the headlights remain the same, it’s just that the bike would now get a pair of conventional side turn signals.

The fairing of the production-ready model of the RS 660 has been revised as well. It now lets you see more of the engine underneath. There are no air vents. And things look a bit sceptical about the A3 (Aprilia Active Aerodynamics). Aprilia has also tweaked the arrangement of the clip-ons to improve the riding ergonomics of the RS 660.

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The brake hardware on the final model could be different. No, no, the rotor size, calliper, and the brand remain the same. It’s the reservoir of the master cylinder that has been converted into metal from plastic. It’s also being said that Aprilia has opted for Sachs suspension instead of the Ohlins. This suggests that there could be two variants of the RS 660 – standard and R.

Powering the Aprilia RS 660 will be a 660cc, parallel-twin engine that has been derived from that of the mighty RSV4. There are still no details about the power and torque figures but it is being expected that the RS 660 should produce somewhere close to 130PS.

Since things are now falling into place, we are looking forward to seeing the new RS 660 at the EICMA show in November.