Aprilia has always had a strong focus on racing, and in recent years, the Italian brand has shown its dominance in MotoGP with its V4-powered machines. At the grassroots level, the Aprilia RS 660 has proven to be a powerful sportbike, leading to the continuation of the Aprilia RS 660 Trofeo in 2024.
The Aprilia RS 660 Trofeo has attracted talented riders from around the world, thanks to its affordability and adaptability. Riders can grow with the bike as their skills progress. Despite being based in Italy, the Trofeo has seen racers from various countries including Spain, South Africa, Australia, Israel, the UK, Chile, Colombia, the USA, Monaco, Slovenia, Romania, and Belgium.
The 2024 season will maintain the current format, with BK Corse as the championship's technical partner. They will provide teams and riders with a reliable and high-performance motorcycle. During the Misano race, the RS 660 demonstrated lap times comparable to the more specialized Moto3 machines. The season will consist of six rounds within the CIV and the Superbike World Championship, with some events featuring a two-heat format.
To add more excitement, the RS 660 Trofeo is expanding internationally, as seen in this season's inclusion of a race during the World Superbike round at Misano. This development has garnered attention from fans and industry experts. The countdown is on to determine the 2023 champion, with upcoming races at Mugello and Imola playing a crucial role in deciding the title holder.
Like all one-make racing series, competitors in the Aprilia RS 660 Trofeo will be on a level playing field. They will all race on the RS 660 sportbike in factory settings. The bikes are powered by a 659cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, parallel-twin engine with a 270-degree crankshaft. It produces 100 horsepower and 47 pound-feet of torque, making it a powerful yet manageable engine.