View Full Version : an rs600?

red rocket1000
09-18-2002, 03:33 PM
I would love to have an rs600 :) . Why not make one?! It could be a perfect beginner's bike. 600 cc v-twin engine. 30 inch seat. Everything a beginner would need in a larger size for someone who doesn't want a 250 but still have enough for later on when they get better. Any ideas or comments? Maybe we could put together a signature list of all the people who would like to see one and maybe they will make it :) .

09-18-2002, 04:22 PM
This topic has been discussed before. Aprilia should develop a 650 v-twin to battle the popular Suzuki SV650S and the new 2003 Ducati 620 Sport. Unfortunateley, in discussing this concept with Aprilia, they state that as a smaller company with their current resources, they cannot make a 650cc or 750cc bike cheap enough to be saleable. According to my local dealer, Aprilia toyed with the idea of putting a small v-twin engine in the RS250 chassis. But the issue became price. Apparently, Aprilia would have to sell the bike for over $8K. They don't feel that a smaller displacement V-twin would sell in that price range.

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