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New, lighter Aprilia RS 660 Extrema debuts | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

Revealed at EICMA 2022, the Extrema will get carbon-fibre components and a brand new SC undertaking exhaust system.

Aprilia has taken the covers off a brand new racier model of its RS 660 sportsbike, dubbed the RS 660 Extrema. Revealed at EICMA 2022, the Extrema sheds 3kg over the usual RS 660 and will get a brand new livery to go together with it.

  • Includes a carbon-fibre entrance fender and stomach pan
  • Will get a software program patch to allow a GP-style shifter

As a way to lower the RS 660’s weight, the Italian model has given the Extrema a carbon-fibre entrance fender and stomach pan, together with a brand new, side-slung SC Challenge exhaust system with a carbon-fibre finish can, rather than the underbelly unit of the usual model. Consequently, the RS 660 Extrema weighs 166kg (dry), down from the usual model’s 169kg.

The RS 660 Extrema can be geared up with a single-seat tail fairing, changing the passenger seat, which is offered individually. And to additional its observe credentials, Aprilia has given it a software program patch that allows a GP-style shift sample with none element modifications. Rounding off the modifications is a brand new, placing crimson and white livery with black and inexperienced touches.

Apart from this, the Extrema stays equivalent to the usual RS 660. This implies it’s powered by a 659cc, parallel-twin engine that produces 100hp. The gearbox is a 6-speed unit which incorporates a bi-directional quickshifter. It additionally continues to get a complete suite of electronics like traction management, cornering ABS, engine brake management, engine maps, and wheelie management, all of that are adjustable as per rider choice.

Aprilia is but to disclose pricing for the RS 660 Extrema, however count on it to value chunk greater than the usual model owing to its carbon-fibre parts. An India launch can be but to be introduced.

 

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