BREAKING: Aprilia Tuono 660 and RS 660 Prices Revealed For India!
You'll have to dig deep into your pockets as the bikes will step foot in India via the CBU route
- Despite being priced at a premium but the 660 twins are still the most affordable premium bikes from the Italian brand in India.
- Both motorcycles are powered by a 659cc, twin-cylinder motor which makes 101PS in the RS and 96PS in the Tuono.
- Aprilia’s electronics package including TC, wheelie control, cruise control, and cornering ABS comes standard across both bikes.
Not long ago, Aprilia officials had confirmed that the RS 660 and the Tuono 660 were India-bound. Now, the prices of the 660 twins have been revealed. The RS 660 is priced at Rs 13,39,000 and its streetfighter twin, the Tuono 660, comes at Rs 13,09,000 (ex-showroom Pune). The RS 660 is offered in Lava Red, Black Apex, and Acid Gold while the Tuono 660 is offered in Concept Black, Iridium Grey, and Acid Gold.
Bookings for both bikes had already begun a few months back and the first lot should reach owners by end of May 2021. The bikes are currently sold via the CBU route and we think the pricing is pretty steep for the segments these bikes are aimed at. Had Aprilia chosen the CKD way, the 660 twins would’ve had a stronger chance to make an impact in India.
The RS 660 is Aprilia’s first middle-weight supersport offering. It hoists a similar tri-LED headlamp as the RSV4 and the Tuono V4, along with integrated indicators and sharp DRLs extending to its visor. It features aerodynamically designed dual fairing claimed to help deflect air and keep the nose down.
For suspension duties, the baby RSV4 employs a 41mm KYB USD fork and a monoshock, both preload and rebound adjustable. Anchoring the bike are twin 320mm discs up front mated to radially mounted Brembo calipers and a single 220mm disc at the rear. The bike rides on 17-inch alloys wrapped in Pirelli Rosso Corsa 2 rubber.
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On the electronics front, the RS 660 gets the full Aprilia Performance Ride Control suite including traction, wheelie and cruise control along with cornering ABS and five riding modes - Commute, Individual, Dynamic, Challenge, and Time Attack, all of it accessible through a full colour TFT display.
Powering the RS 660 is an RSV4-based 659cc, parallel twin motor churning out 101PS and 67Nm. It gets a 6-speed gearbox too, with a slipper clutch and bi-directional quickshifter as standard.
Coming to the Tuono 660, it is basically an RS 660 devoid of its fairing. It shares the same underpinnings, electronics package, feature list, and even the engine. That said, the motor has been tweaked to make 96PS and 67Nm, which is 5PS less than the RS 660. Other changes include a flat handlebar for a more relaxed riding stance, and different colour options.
Segment-wise, the Tuono 660 rivals the upcoming Triumph Trident while the RS 660 rivals the Honda CBR650R. That said, other alternatives in the same price bracket for the Tuono would be the more powerful Triumph Street Triple RS, Kawasaki Z900 and the BMW F 900 R, while the RS will rival the 140PS Kawasaki Ninja 1000 SX and even that undercuts it by about Rs 2 lakh.