Aprilia RS660 Limited Edition celebrates the Italian sportsbike’s success in the MotoAmerica Twins Cup 2021: The RS660 powered Kaleb De Keyrel to five race wins, and at the end of the season the Robem Engineering team rider was crowned champion. To make the achievement even greater, the championship was won during the RS660’s first time competing.
A total of 1500 units of the mid-sized sportsbike will be produced with a special stars and stripes livery. The colour scheme is closely derived from the special graphics on the bike that the Twins Cup champion, Kaleb De Keyrel, rode in the race at Vallelunga for the final round of the Aprilia RS660 Trophy, where Kaleb had been invited to participate as a reward for his victory on American soil. A badge located on the fuel tank bears the progressive number of the bike and indicates the limited edition of 1500 units of Aprilia RS660 Limited Edition.
Standard equipment includes single-seat tail-fairing cover (the pillion seat comes with the bike, which is still approved for two-up riding), oversized top fairing, and quickshifter that can be configured as a race-style upside-down gearbox.
Aprilia RS660 Limited Edition follows race success
Just a few months after making its début in the U.S.A. on the Big Sur circuit in California – ridden by Pikes Peak record holder Rennie Scaysbrook – Aprilia RS660 was the immediate protagonist of a thrilling sports story. Approved just in time for the beginning of the 2021 Twins Cup, the Italian twin-cylinder took the top three spots straight away in the opening race on the Road Atlanta circuit. It was a blinding start, and in some ways unexpected, followed by a winning streak: 10 total wins out of 13 races held, plus another 16 podiums (9 second places and 7 third places) and 6 pole positions. That first extraordinary one-two-three was followed by others, on the historic Laguna Seca circuit and in both of the races held in New Jersey.
Five of the 10 total wins were achieved by Kaleb De Keyrel, crowned Twins Cup 2021 champion astride his Aprilia RS660 prepared by the Robem Engineering team. The other victories were credited to Jody Barry, Cory Ventura, Anthony Mazziotto (two wins) and Tommaso Marcon. The Aprilia RS660 therefore confirmed its status as a versatile bike, able to win on extremely different circuits and with riders who have different riding styles.
Price and availability not confirmed yet. For more details, visit Aprilia website.
The same 660 twin engine also powers the Tuareg 660 that we tested recently.Enjoy more MSL reading in the monthly magazine. Click here to subscribe.