Piaggio has announced that the Aprilia RS660 and Tuono 660 will be launched in Nepal by mid-2021. While the RS 660 has gone on sale in international markets, it will make its debut along with its sport-naked twin, the Tuono 660 to the Nepalese market. Diego Graffi CEO and MD, Piaggio Vehicles Pvt.Ltd have revealed that both, the Aprilia RS 660 and Tuono 660 will be launched across various Asian markets including Nepal. As for pricing, we expect the 660s to be an expensive proposition with a pricing of around Rs 10-15 lakh but the exact price for those bikes are yet to be revealed.
The stylish and sporty RS660 forges an identity of its own, evident in its sharp dual LED headlights and DRL with integrated turn indicators. The side fairing looks comes with dominance cuts and creases while the exposed aluminum frame is exposed in a kind of typical Aprilia way. The Tuono 660, meanwhile, is essentially a naked RS and takes a similar route to the larger Tuono with the RSV4. Typically, the aggressive-looking sporty naked motorbike shows a lot more mechanical parts on display but still has sports as a fluid design.
*Aprilia RS 660*
The new Euro5-compliant 659cc parallel twin-cylinder engine of the Aprilia RS 660 is derived from the V4 engine of the Aprilia RSV4. This two-cylinder engine has a firing order of 270 degrees and produces 100hp at 10,500 rpm and 67 Nm at 8,500 rpm. As is the case with any modern performance Aprilia, the RS660 and Tuono 660 will also feature full electronic rider aids, the six-axis IMU-based system includes three-level cornering ABS, adjustable wheelie control, traction control and engine brake control. The motorcycle has five ride modes - Commute, Dynamic, Individual, Challenge and Time Attack.
Braking functions are performed by two 320 discs at the front with four-piston Brembo radial calipers and a 220mm disc at the rear with two Brembo pistons. As for competition, the Aprilia Tuono 660 will compete against the Triumph Trident 660 which is likely to debut by March 2021 in Nepal. Whereas the RS660 will go head-on against the Kawasaki Ninja 650, Triumph Street Triple R, and the upcoming Honda CB650R once they are launched in Nepal. For more information about auto news in Nepal, please stay tune with us.