Practical Sportsbikes (UK)
Spare spares a thought
That new RS 660 really floats my boat. Not a surprise as I’m probably the perfect target for it. Growing up watching a guy called Valentino doing crazy stuff on two-stroke Prillers got me into my teenage years on an RS50, then a 125.
But because there was also that chap named Carl, and I’m more into Practical Sportsbikes than full on superbikes, I now own a 2017 Ducati Supersport – a competitor for the RS. Maybe there’s my picture on a board in the Noale marketing department [Could well be – MG].
I’m looking forward to test riding the new RS in spring. I don’t understand the mismatched wheels on the Reggiani version (red front, black rear), but no big deal. But I do have two issues. First there’s less torque, higher in the rev range than my SS. And my main concern is the traditional six month delay in getting spare parts from the factory.
OK, that was 15 years ago. But have Aprilia improved on that since then? I still have the RS 125 and am planning a resto. Cheers from France, to you all.