The news comes from Aprilia’s social media page where the Italian brand says it will offer the RS660 model for A2 license riders. The bike will receive a downgrade of power to 95 hp from 100 hp.
As standard, the RS660 is fitted with a parallel twin-cylinder 660cc engine making 100 hp and the kerb weight sits at 169 kg. To qualify for A2 regulations, the power has been reduced to 95 hp.
No other details have been offered from the Italian brand. The standard Aprilia RS660 is fitted with five riding modes – Commute, Individual, Dynamic, Challenge, and Time-Attack. So, it will be interesting to see if the middleweight sports bike will have the same electronics as the standard version.
The RS660 without A2 compliance features six-axis IMU, quick-shifter, cruise control, and smartphone connectivity to the dashboard.
By lowering the power, the RS660 rivals will be the Honda CBR650R which makes 94 hp and has a kerb weight of 207 kg and the Kawasaki Ninja 650 with 68 hp and a 193 kg wet weight.
The question remains regarding the price tag that the Italians will choose for the middleweight sports bike that will officially debut in May. The CBR650R is €9,299 for the standard version while the Ninja 650 costs €7,795.