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Aprilia RS 660 to be adapted for A2 licence holders

The 2020 Aprilia RS 660 supersport machine will be tinkered to be offered with 95hp making it eligible for restriction and A2 licence holders

Aprilia has confirmed it will offer a version of its upcoming RS 660 sportsbike available with 95hp allowing a restricted version to qualify for riders possessing an A2 motorcycle licence.

Revealed on Aprilia’s Instagram account, though the post doesn’t give too many details away, it does call out to A2 licence holders and ‘confirms’ a 95hp Aprilia RS 660 is on the way.

Currently A2 motorcycle licence regulations state riders can ride a motorcycle up to 47bhp, with motorcycles that put out more than that up to a maximum of 94bhp able to be restricted to meet the power output.

With the standard Aprilia RS 660 producing up to 100hp from the brand-new 660cc twin-cylinder engine, it falls just outside of this parameter. As such, another version with 95hp (or 94bhp) will be offered alongside the standard model to appeal to a larger audience base.

The Aprilia RS 660 was revealed in production form at the EICMA show in November 2019, with deliveries set to commence this summer with a public debut occurring at Aprilia All Stars event on May 9.

The platform is set to spawn a number of new models based on the new middleweight platform with a Tuono 660 already teased on concept form at the same show, with a production version of the naked set to bow at EICMA in 2020.

The Aprilia RS 660 is set to battle the Honda CBR650R and the Kawasaki Ninja 650 for A2 licence holder affections, though neither can match the standard power output of the Italian machine. Prices and specs are yet to be confirmed.

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