Motorcyclist Magazine Takes The 2021 Aprilia RS 660 For a Spin
Aprilia has a long history of producing large-displacement racebikes without much room for compromise when it comes to riders who want an affordable mid-displacement bike. This is where the RS 660 swoops in to save the day. The RS 660 was just introduced as a brand new bike for the Aprilia brand featuring a 659cc parallel-twin engine (with design elements taken from their world-famous RSV4 engine) that produces 100 horsepower and 49.4 lb-ft of torque.
Motorcyclist magazine essentially pioneered the ‘MC Commute’ video style, with their previous hosts, Zach and Ahri; and since their departure from the company have continued the MC Commute series on their Youtube channel to keep the information flowing for riders seeing details about new motorcycles put into actual practice.
In this video, the RS 660 is put through its paces from the perspective of an every-day rider to see if it is something that is worth your time. Adam Waheed – the reviewer – mentions that this motorcycle lacks a bit of power and prefers to ride it in the ‘highest power’ rider mode setting though, but the torque is still great due to the fact that you’re riding on half of an RSV4 engine.
The bike comes with traction control, wheelie control, engine braking control, cruise control ABS, etc.; but Adam mentions the TC system is perhaps not even a worth feature of this bike as it barely makes enough power to break the rear loose.
Overall, the RS 660 leaves a good impression on Adam, and you really can’t go wrong with this motorcycle if you’re looking for an affordable motorcycle that’s easy to ride through the city.