Aprilia RS 660 2021 vs. Ducati SuperSport 2017

Aprilia RS 660 2021

Aprilia RS 660 2021

Ducati SuperSport 2017

Ducati SuperSport 2017

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Overview - Aprilia RS 660 2021 vs Ducati SuperSport 2017

The Aprilia RS 660 2021 and the Ducati SuperSport 2017 are both powerful and sporty motorcycles, but they have several differences in terms of technical specifications and strengths.

Starting with the engine, the Aprilia RS 660 2021 features an in-line crankpin offset engine with a displacement of 659cc, producing 100 HP of power and 67 Nm of torque. On the other hand, the Ducati SuperSport 2017 has a V-twin engine with a displacement of 937cc, delivering 110 HP of power and 96.7 Nm of torque. Both engines have a high compression ratio, but the Ducati engine has a higher torque output.

In terms of suspension, both motorcycles have upside-down telescopic forks at the front. The Aprilia RS 660 2021 is equipped with Kayaba forks with a diameter of 41mm, while the Ducati SuperSport 2017 features Marzocchi forks with a diameter of 43mm. Both motorcycles have adjustable compression, preload, and rebound settings for the front suspension. The rear suspension on both bikes consists of a swing arm with a monoshock, offering preload and rebound adjustment. However, the Aprilia RS 660 2021 has an aluminum swing arm, while the Ducati SuperSport 2017 has a single swing arm.

Aprilia RS 660 2021

Aprilia RS 660 2021

In terms of chassis, the Aprilia RS 660 2021 has an aluminum frame with a load-bearing engine design, providing a lightweight and sporty feel. On the other hand, the Ducati SuperSport 2017 has a steel tubular frame, offering a balance between rigidity and comfort.

Both motorcycles are equipped with double disc brakes at the front, with a diameter of 320mm. The Aprilia RS 660 2021 has Brembo radial brakes, while the Ducati SuperSport 2017 has Brembo radial monoblock brakes. These braking systems provide excellent stopping power and control.

In terms of advanced rider assistance systems, both motorcycles are equipped with ABS, riding modes, and traction control. Additionally, the Aprilia RS 660 2021 features launch control, ride by wire, a quickshifter, and anti-wheelie control. The Ducati SuperSport 2017, on the other hand, has ride by wire as an additional feature.

In terms of dimensions and weights, the Aprilia RS 660 2021 has a slightly shorter wheelbase of 1370mm compared to the Ducati SuperSport 2017's 1478mm. The seat height of the Aprilia is 820mm, while the Ducati has a slightly lower seat height of 810mm. The dry weight of the Aprilia RS 660 2021 is 169kg, while the Ducati SuperSport 2017 weighs 184kg. However, the kerb weight of the Aprilia is 183kg, while the Ducati weighs 210kg. Both motorcycles have a fuel tank capacity of around 15-16 liters.

Ducati SuperSport 2017

Ducati SuperSport 2017

In terms of strengths, the Aprilia RS 660 2021 offers a powerful engine, extensive electronics package, sporty chassis, nice sound, low weight, and a sporty look. On the other hand, the Ducati SuperSport 2017 has a Testastretta engine with lots of torque, comfortable ergonomics, nimble handling, lots of electronics as standard, a Ducati look, and a wide range of uses.

However, the Aprilia RS 660 2021 has a weakness in terms of a poorly readable rev counter, while the Ducati SuperSport 2017 has noticeable vibrations in the handlebar, a higher price, and the absence of a quickshifter with a blipper.

In conclusion, both the Aprilia RS 660 2021 and the Ducati SuperSport 2017 are impressive motorcycles with their own unique strengths and weaknesses. The Aprilia offers a more powerful engine and a comprehensive electronics package, while the Ducati provides a comfortable riding experience and a wide range of uses. Ultimately, the choice between these two motorcycles will depend on the rider's preferences and priorities.

Technical Specifications Aprilia RS 660 2021 compared to Ducati SuperSport 2017

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Engine and Drive Train

Engine typeEngine typeIn line crankpin offsetEngine typeV
BoreBore81 mmBore94 mm
StrokeStroke63.93 mmStroke67.5 mm
Engine powerEngine power100 HPEngine power110 HP
Rpm at Max. PowerRpm at Max. Power10,500 rpmRpm at Max. Power9,000 rpm
TorqueTorque67 NmTorque96.7 Nm
Rpm at TorqueRpm at Torque8,500 rpmRpm at Torque6,500 rpm
Compression RatioCompression Ratio13.5 Compression Ratio12.6
Fuel systemFuel systemInjectionFuel systemInjection
StarterStarterElectricStarterElectric
Clutch TypeClutch TypeMultiplate in oil-bath, AntihoppingClutch TypeMultiplate in oil-bath, Antihopping
TransmissionTransmissionChainTransmissionChain
Transmission TypeTransmission TypeGearshiftTransmission TypeGearshift
Number of gearsNumber of gears6Number of gears6
CylindersCylinders2Cylinders2
StrokesStrokes4-StrokeStrokes4-Stroke
Valves per cylinderValves per cylinder4Valves per cylinder4
ValvesValvesDOHCValvesDesmodromic
CoolingCoolingliquidCoolingliquid
DisplacementDisplacement659 ccmDisplacement937 ccm

Suspension Front

Front suspensionFront suspensionUpside-Down telescopic forkFront suspensionUpside-Down telescopic fork
BrandBrandKayabaBrandMarzocchi
DiameterDiameter41 mmDiameter43 mm
TravelTravel120 mmTravel130 mm
AdjustmentAdjustmentCompression, Preload, ReboundAdjustmentCompression, Preload, Rebound

Suspension Rear

SuspensionSuspensionSwing armSuspensionSingle swing arm
Shock absorberShock absorberMonoshockShock absorberMonoshock
TravelTravel130 mmTravel144 mm
AdjustmentAdjustmentPreload, ReboundAdjustmentCompression, Preload, Rebound
MaterialMaterialAluminiumMaterialAluminium

Chassis

FrameFrameAluminiumFrameSteel
Frame typeFrame typeLoad-bearing engineFrame typeTubular
RakeRake65.9 degreeRake66 degree
TrailTrail104.6 mmTrail91 mm

Brakes Front

TypeTypeDouble diskTypeDouble disk
DiameterDiameter320 mmDiameter320 mm
PistonPistonFour pistonsPistonFour pistons
TechnologyTechnologyradialTechnologyradial, Monoblock
BrandBrandBremboBrandBrembo

Brakes Rear

TypeTypeDiscTypeDisc
DiameterDiameter220 mmDiameter245 mm
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, Riding modes, Ride by Wire, Traction control

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 height55 %
Rear tyre diameterRear tyre diameter17 inchRear tyre diameter17 inch
WheelbaseWheelbase1,370 mmWheelbase1,478 mm
Seat HeightSeat Height820 mmSeat Height810 mm
Dry Weight (with ABS)Dry Weight (with ABS)169 kgDry Weight (with ABS)184 kg
Kerb Weight (with ABS)Kerb Weight (with ABS)183 kgKerb Weight (with ABS)210 kg
Fuel Tank CapacityFuel Tank Capacity15 lFuel Tank Capacity16 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 SuperSport 2017

Ducati SuperSport 2017

With the Supersport, Ducati has succeeded in creating a very attractive package that will appeal to every sporty, ambitious rider. It offers the looks of a racing machine, but has pleasant ergonomics, which means that distances of over 200km are no problem. The Testastretta engine has plenty of temperament and even more torque. Coupled with the sporty chassis, winding roads are a joy and it also does very well on the racetrack. For frequent use on circuits, however, the upgrade to the Supersport S with Öhlins suspension is recommended.

Testastretta engine

lots of torque

comfortable ergonomics

nimble handling

lots of electronics as standard

Ducati look

wide range of uses.

noticeable vibrations in the handlebar

price

quickshifter with blipper missing

Price Comparison Avarage Market Price Aprilia RS 660 vs Ducati SuperSport

There are a few key differences between a Aprilia RS 660 2021 and a Ducati SuperSport 2017. In terms of price, the actual average prices of both motorbikes are almost the same. Compared to Ducati SuperSport 2017 there are more Aprilia RS 660 2021 bikes available on the 1000PS.de Marketplace, specifically 16 compared to 4. It takes less time to sell a Aprilia RS 660 with 101 days compared to 127 days for a Ducati SuperSport. Since model year 2020 1000PS.de editors have written 14 reviews for the Aprilia RS 660 and 6 reviews for the Ducati SuperSport since model year 2017. 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 105,100 views for the first review on Ducati SuperSport published on 10/4/2016.

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