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    New Aprilia 660 engine

    Aprilia are developing a new 660 engine. Its basically half of one of their 1200 V4s as a parallel twin and is expected to put out over 100bhp.

    First one is going in a super lightweight sports bike, but there is talk of a new Pegaso.

    Interesting times!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dobbi View Post
    Aprilia are developing a new 660 engine. Its basically half of one of their 1200 V4s as a parallel twin and is expected to put out over 100bhp.

    First one is going in a super lightweight sports bike, but there is talk of a new Pegaso.

    Interesting times!
    Tin foil electrics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dobbi View Post
    Aprilia are developing a new 660 engine. Its basically half of one of their 1200 V4s as a parallel twin and is expected to put out over 100bhp.

    First one is going in a super lightweight sports bike, but there is talk of a new Pegaso.

    Interesting times!
    Ok, but who makes the motor? Is it any good ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by ytc1 View Post
    Ok, but who makes the motor? Is it any good ?


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    It's made in-house by Aprilia. Essentially half of the Tuono V4 engine. I think it's basically the perfect size, I would prefer it to my 750 Shiver!

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    Yep size wise its going to be not much bigger than the current motor but potentially with twice the power. I'm watching this one with interest!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dobbi View Post
    Yep size wise its going to be not much bigger than the current motor but potentially with twice the power. I'm watching this one with interest!
    Twice the power, more likely to go BANG!


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    The 1200 aprilia V4 has by all accounts been a stoking engine. Reliable and able to compete with the Ducati V4 for power.

    I would have thought an engine for the a new peg would be tuned for more lower end stonk and thus make it a little bit more relaxed.

    However, there is potential there for a really usable bike and given Yamaha and KTM's (good) attempts to make mid-weight bikes that have decent off road ability and the interest they have received, I'm sure we're likely to see a new incarnation of the Peg in the next few years.
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    Norton have released a couple of parallel 650's under the atlas range, the ranger, an off road scrambler type and the nomad, a road version.
    http://www.nortonmotorcycles.com/bikes/norton-atlas/
    84 hp seems pretty good but revs are up at 11000. Maybe they can build a Pegaso like version before Aprillia get there :-)
    Not sure if Norton can make it look as good though.

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    The Aprilia V4 is 1077cc ... half of that is 538 and change, so they've either bored or stroked it if they truly started with half of the V4 block.

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    Its a longer stroke from what I read
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