Back in 2018, Aprilia announced they were developing a new middleweight motorcycle with an engine derived from their flagship model, the RSV 1100. After a couple of years of teasing, the concept RS 660 is now officially available in the country.
And that’s not all. Along with the RS 660, its semi-naked roadster twin, the Tuono 660, also made its Philippine debut.
In a simple online event, Bikerbox, Inc., the Philippine distributor of Aprilia motorcycles, officially unveiled the 660 brothers to the Filipino rider.
Both bikes are powered by Aprilia’s newly-developed 660 cc parallel-twin engine, which has a peak power output of 101 Ps. For the more street-oriented Tuono, the power was toned down a bit to 96 Ps.
Both bikes are also packed with top-shelf features such as ride-by-wire throttle technology with multi-level traction control, anti-wheelie control, cruise control, engine brake control, and selectable engine maps (ride modes), all governed by a sophisticated ABS system.
To easily manage all the electronic controls through the color TFT instrumentation, Aprilia has fine-tuned five Riding Modes (three for the road riding, two for the track). The rider just needs to choose the option that best suits his or her riding style. There's also the option to customize some of the settings to suit them better.
The RS 660 is now available with an SRP of PhP860,000, while the Tuono 660 will have an SRP of PhP820,000.