March 2021 – The new Aprilia RS 660, the twin-cylinder sport bike made in Noale, is already causing quite a stir overseas: it has been approved for the Twins Cup category in the American MotoAmerica 2021 championship. The new Italian street bike with track ambitions has been given the green light as an option for the riders in the factory derivative category of the series. Approval came following the checks conducted by Tige Daane, technical director of the American championship.
TWINS CUP CLASS SPECIFICATIONS.
“The RS 660 represents a new era of motorcycles for us at Aprilia”, said Mario Di Maria, Chairman and CEO of Piaggio Group Americas. “Today, we are very happy to offer the opportunity to American teams to race in the MotoAmerica Twins Cup with this incredible machine.
The racetrack is and always will be the home of Aprilia, and the RS 660 reflects very well the origins of the brand. We look forward to starting this new adventure, giving a unique opportunity to a new generation of racers and hopefully champions too.”
TWINS CUP 2021 RACE CALENDAR.
Nine events are scheduled for 2021, from April through September, on the best circuits from one coast to the other in the States.
While they wait to see the RS660 race on the American tracks, riders are showing theirs off on social media, Orlando Bloom included.
VIP: ACTOR ORLANDO BLOOM ON HIS NEW APRILIA RS 660. “The one and only @orlandobloom about to take a ride on his new RS 660!”: Aprilia USA FB post. But is it really the famous British actor, Hollywood star (Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Pirates of the Caribbean...) astride the new Aprilia? With his hat and mask, he is hard to recognize, as followers commented, sowing doubt. Doubts that were immediately dispelled with a quick check on Bloom’s Instagram profile, where he posted another image of himself astride the aggressive Aprilia, with Apex Black livery, outside his garage at his home (in Los Angeles, California).