Oh can't wait to see this, hear your thoughts.. I love the 660's..
Nice bike, great idea to track a 600.Well im picking up an aprilia rs660 with the sole intention of using it to get back to basics on a slower bike and really focus on dialing myself in on the track so that I can hopefully start racing again next year . I'll post some pictures once I get it home.
No way that's where I'm buying from I bought my 2020 rsv4 1100 factory from them and that time it was a smooth purchase. This time hasn't been so good maybe new staff or something?That happened to me at Elk Grove Powersports when I
bought a RSV4 rr there, during the setup the tech dropped it from the lift as he/she was loading it. They wanted me to come back in a few days while they uncrated another one. I told them if you want to continue making the sale I want today, I live 2 1/2 hours away
You in norcal? Cuz we can make that happen ? Lol and I'll be sure to post my thoughts as I get more and more seat time .Gorgeous bike!! I'd love to ride one.. Congrats!! Excited to follow with your thoughts, track experience 👍
Congrats. This is the reason I've been looking at the R7.Well im picking up an aprilia rs660 with the sole intention of using it to get back to basics on a slower bike and really focus on dialing myself in on the track so that I can hopefully start racing again next year . I'll post some pictures once I get it home.
Thanks I was looking at the r7 as well and it came down to a couple of things. Availability and equipment. So the price difference out the door is roughly 3500 bucks between the two . Very similarly powered one has a bit more low end the other a bit more top end. At the end of the day they are both in high demand but the r7 has a huge line of people on the wait list at least where I'm located. And then I though ok the rs660 is more expensive so what do you get with it . It's got alot of equipment i.e. tc, wc,abs, customizable riding maps. Qs up and down . And a ton of other stuff that for the price difference you probably couldn't add to the r7 . All in all very happy with it so far really excited to get it on track . Having a hard time not blasting around on it and trying to be gentle through the break in process .Congrats. This is the reason I've been looking at the R7.
Well coming from liter bikes including the RC I can tell you it's so much more comfortable the kind of bike you can ride for a long distance and it's nice and peppy. I rode it about 55 miles home and didn't feel it at all normally I have yo kick a leg off on a straight or stretch somehow. For reference im about 6 ft 220 lbs I found the rearsets perfect in stock form. The controls will need some adjustment. Yes the bars are attached to the top clamp but it wouldn't be too much to change this is something I will be doing since for some reason all the race fairing developers did not take that into consideration and there is disclaimers stating that fairing need to be notched when using stock bars or a swap to a vortex top clamp with 1inch riser clip ons should be used. Glad to answer anymore questions . Oh and the milage I played with it a bit and average mpg was 44.7 mpg lol none of my liter bikes can do that.Having not even sat on one, what are the ergos like??
Obviously not as aggressive as the RC I'd imagine..
Also, if I remember the clip-ons are sort of integrated into the top triple aren't they? Would it be a chore to swap those out you think??
Intrested to see this one progress !!
Well I will say I'm glad it's only going to be on there for 3 or 4 hundred miles. Shouldn't make a huge difference but I won't be using it again. I just read some info on the aprilia forums from aprilia themselves saying that the bypass valve is specifically developed to be used with their engine .... here's the thing that doesn't sit well with me that doesn't make very much sense to me seeing as my rsv4 and the rs660 take the same exact filter... how is that possible if they are engine specific . When one runs different rpms and different viscosity oil ? 5w40 vs the rs660 10w50 .... I've used high flow and oem for a long time and have never had an issue.... so until I do that's what I'll continue to do. In my defense I do change oil alot more than usual . 2000 miles or 2 to 3 trackdays whichever comes first.The price is right on those 660’s. As a note, go to you tube and look up oil filter comparison’s. There are a few types they cut open and you can see what each manufacturer looks like inside. Let us know what you think of Fram oil filters after watching. It’s eye opening.