The top parts on the market are now fitted to the Aprilia RS 660 superbike to create the Trofeo version for young talent training races.
When the Yamaha R6 has been “dead” for the commercial version, the Honda CBR600RR is only sold to a limited number of markets and the Triumph Daytona 765 Moto2 has “out of stock”, customers are left with choices like the Kawasaki ZX -6R or Aprilia RS 660. In which, the Italian motorcycle is being interested by the biker by its excellent chassis platform and modern technology. These characteristics are the rational factor for a racing car “running”, so Aprilia has enlisted the Trofeo version of the car.
To create the RS 660 Trofeo, the Aprilia Racing subsidiary used the most high-end parts on the market today. Starting with the casing, the ABS plastic case has given way to the fiberglass shell of Cruciata Racing, with the lights and signals removed. Then this case was covered with special stamp patterns by Zanasi Carrozzeria – the paint company cooperated with Aprilia in the MotoGP arena. Compared to the RS 660, the car also has a more “extreme” driving position with low clip-on handlebars and more rear footrest.
The 2-cylinder engine block itself has no changes inside, reaching a capacity of 105 horsepower. However Aprilia has replaced the exhaust system with a full system SC Project exhaust and Sprint Filter. All controlled via ECU Aprilia Racing. Aprilia RS 660 Trofeo’s “Legs” also has many changes with Adreani forks, Ohlins rear forks, Brembo racing brake pads and Pirelli Supercorsa V3 SC1 tires.
In addition to creating the RS 660 Trofeo, Aprilia will also partner with the Italian Motor Racing Federation (FMI) to organize a private race for the car. All young riders aged 15 years and over will be able to register to compete in January 2021. The race car itself costs 17,950 euros, which is the ticket to participate in the Aprilia RS 660 Trophy, but if you want to play more professionally, the driver can spend 34,900 euros. With such big money, they will be joining the so-called “Aprilia Racing Area” and just focus on racing – the rest will be taken care of Aprilia.