Piaggio India launches Aprilia 660cc range, RSV4 and Tuono V4

by Zaran Mody, Autocar India 02 Sep 2021


Aprilia has launched the RS 660 and Tuono 660 in India at Rs 13.39 lakh and Rs 13.09 lakh (ex-showroom) respectively. The Tuono V4 and RSV4 have also made a return to the Indian market.

Aprilia has, out of the blue, launched not one, not two, but four new big bikes in India. The company’s recently introduced 660cc twin-cylinder lineup makes its India debut, with the RS 660 sportbike and the Tuono 660 middleweight naked bike. As a consequence of being brought in as CBUs, both motorcycles are rather expensive, and priced akin to much larger motorcycles. Even the recently launched 1,200cc Triumph Speed Twin is more affordable than the Italian pair.

Diego Graffi, chairman and MD, Piaggio India said “We at Piaggio India are pleased and enthused to introduce the much-awaited series of superbikes in India. The newly launched superbikes have wowed and attracted a massive following in India and all over the world. Keeping in mind the evolving lifestyle of the Indian consumer, we aim to offer them new riding experience which would amaze them.”

Sudhanshu Agrawal, head – 2 Wheeler Business, Piaggio India said “Motorbikes is a flagship representation of Aprilia and we are proud to facilitate the Aprilia fans in India to experience new technologies from brand Aprilia, our network of Motoplexes are always excited and geared up to fulfill the requirements of aprilia fans who are looking forward to the new Aprilia experience.

Aprilia’s range-topping V4 models have also made a return to the Indian market, this time as BS6-compliant offerings. The Tuono V4 is priced at Rs 20.66 lakh while the RSV4 superbike is priced at Rs 23.69 lakh. With this pricing, their closest competition comes from Ducati’s analogous models, the Streetfighter V4 (Rs 20 lakh onwards) and Panigale V4 (Rs 23.50 lakh onwards).