Aprilia RS 660 2021 vs. Ducati 899 Panigale 2013

Aprilia RS 660 2021

Aprilia RS 660 2021

Ducati 899 Panigale 2013

Ducati 899 Panigale 2013

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Overview - Aprilia RS 660 2021 vs Ducati 899 Panigale 2013

The Aprilia RS 660 2021 and the Ducati 899 Panigale 2013 are both supersport motorcycles that offer thrilling performance and advanced features. However, there are several key differences between these two models.

In terms of engine specifications, the Aprilia RS 660 2021 is equipped with a 659cc engine that delivers 100 horsepower and 67 Nm of torque. On the other hand, the Ducati 899 Panigale 2013 features a larger 898cc engine with a higher power output of 148 horsepower and 99 Nm of torque. This makes the Ducati more powerful and capable of delivering a more aggressive riding experience.

Both motorcycles feature upside-down telescopic forks for the front suspension and swing arm suspension for the rear. The Aprilia RS 660 2021 offers more adjustability options for both the front and rear suspension, including compression, preload, and rebound adjustments. In comparison, the Ducati 899 Panigale 2013 only offers compression and preload adjustments for the front suspension. This gives the Aprilia an advantage in terms of fine-tuning the suspension to suit individual riding preferences.

Aprilia RS 660 2021

Aprilia RS 660 2021

When it comes to the chassis, both motorcycles utilize aluminum frames. However, the Aprilia RS 660 2021 features a load-bearing engine frame, while the Ducati 899 Panigale 2013 utilizes a monocoque frame. The load-bearing engine frame of the Aprilia provides a sportier and more responsive feel, whereas the monocoque frame of the Ducati offers a more stable and planted ride.

In terms of braking performance, both motorcycles are equipped with double disc brakes at the front. The Aprilia RS 660 2021 utilizes Brembo brakes with radial technology, while the Ducati 899 Panigale 2013 features Brembo brakes with radial and monoblock technology. This gives the Ducati an advantage in terms of braking efficiency and responsiveness.

In terms of advanced rider assistance systems, the Aprilia RS 660 2021 offers a comprehensive package that includes ABS, riding modes, launch control, ride by wire, quickshifter, traction control, and anti-wheelie. On the other hand, the Ducati 899 Panigale 2013 only offers ABS. The Aprilia's extensive electronics package provides more control and safety features, enhancing the overall riding experience.

In terms of dimensions and weights, the Aprilia RS 660 2021 has a slightly shorter wheelbase of 1370mm compared to the Ducati 899 Panigale 2013's 1426mm. The seat height of the Aprilia is also slightly lower at 820mm compared to the Ducati's 830mm. Additionally, the Aprilia RS 660 2021 has a lower dry weight of 169kg compared to the Ducati 899 Panigale 2013's 193kg. However, the Ducati has a larger fuel tank capacity of 17 liters compared to the Aprilia's 15 liters.

Ducati 899 Panigale 2013

Ducati 899 Panigale 2013

In terms of strengths, the Aprilia RS 660 2021 stands out with its powerful engine, extensive electronics package, sporty chassis, nice sound, low weight, and sporty look. On the other hand, the Ducati 899 Panigale 2013 is praised for its pleasant ride, even power delivery, and playful handling.

However, the Aprilia RS 660 2021 does have a weakness in the form of a poorly readable rev counter. On the other hand, the Ducati 899 Panigale 2013 is criticized for its indirect braking behavior and lack of special punch.

Overall, both the Aprilia RS 660 2021 and the Ducati 899 Panigale 2013 offer impressive performance and features, but the Aprilia's more advanced electronics package and sportier characteristics make it a more enticing option for riders seeking a thrilling and high-tech supersport motorcycle.

Technical Specifications Aprilia RS 660 2021 compared to Ducati 899 Panigale 2013

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Suspension Front

Front suspensionFront suspensionUpside-Down telescopic forkFront suspensionUpside-Down telescopic fork
AdjustmentAdjustmentCompression, Preload, ReboundAdjustmentCompression, Preload

Suspension Rear

SuspensionSuspensionSwing armSuspensionSwing arm
AdjustmentAdjustmentPreload, ReboundAdjustmentCompression, Preload

Chassis

FrameFrameAluminiumFrameAluminium
Frame typeFrame typeLoad-bearing engineFrame typeMonocoque

Brakes Front

TypeTypeDouble diskTypeDouble disk
PistonPistonFour pistonsPistonFour pistons
TechnologyTechnologyradialTechnologyradial, Monoblock
BrandBrandBremboBrandBrembo

Brakes Rear

TypeTypeDiscTypeDisc
PistonPistonDouble pistonPistonDouble piston

Assistance Systems

Advanced Rider Assistance SystemsAdvanced Rider Assistance SystemsABS, Riding modes, Launch-Control, Ride by Wire, Quickshifter, Traction control, Anti-wheelieAdvanced Rider Assistance SystemsABS

Dimensions and Weights

Front tyre widthFront tyre width120 mmFront tyre width120 mm
Front tyre heightFront tyre height70 %Front tyre height70 %
Front tyre diameterFront tyre diameter17 inchFront tyre diameter17 inch
Rear tyre widthRear tyre width180 mmRear tyre width180 mm
Rear tyre heightRear tyre height55 %Rear tyre height60 %
Rear tyre diameterRear tyre diameter17 inchRear tyre diameter17 inch
LengthLength1,995 mmLength2,075 mm
WheelbaseWheelbase1,370 mmWheelbase1,426 mm
Seat HeightSeat Height820 mmSeat Height830 mm
Dry Weight (with ABS)Dry Weight (with ABS)169 kgDry Weight (with ABS)169 kg
Kerb Weight (with ABS)Kerb Weight (with ABS)183 kgKerb Weight (with ABS)193 kg
Fuel Tank CapacityFuel Tank Capacity15 lFuel Tank Capacity17 l
License compliancyLicense compliancyALicense compliancyA

Pros and Cons in comparison

Pros and Cons in comparison

Aprilia RS 660 2021

Aprilia RS 660 2021

In 2021, the Aprilia RS 660 can be seen as the last true 600cc supersport, because with its sporty seating position and high-quality chassis components, it hits the sweet spot between suitability for everyday use and trackday potential. Thanks to the comprehensive electronics package, nothing is left to be desired on the road or on the track - and you can't complain about the powerful two-cylinder anyway. A great package for all those for whom 200+ hp superbikes are too much for everyday use.

powerful engine

extensive electronics package

sporty chassis

nice sound

low weight

sporty look

poorly readable rev counter

Ducati 899 Panigale 2013

Ducati 899 Panigale 2013

A real feel-good super sports car that combines racetrack performance and everyday suitability very well.

Pleasant ride, even power delivery, playful handling

Indirect braking behaviour, no special punch

Price Comparison Avarage Market Price Aprilia RS 660 vs Ducati 899 Panigale

There are a few key differences between a Aprilia RS 660 2021 and a Ducati 899 Panigale 2013. There are the same number of bikes of both models available on the 1000PS.de marketplace, specifically 16. It takes less time to sell a Ducati 899 Panigale with 63 days compared to 101 days for the Aprilia RS 660. Since model year 2020 1000PS.de editors have written 14 reviews for the Aprilia RS 660 and 3 reviews for the Ducati 899 Panigale since model year 2013. The first review for the Aprilia RS 660 was published on 11/5/2019 and now has more than 52,500 views. This compares to more than 11,900 views for the first review on Ducati 899 Panigale published on 9/10/2013.

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