MotoAmerica: Aprilia RS 660 Homologated For Twins Cup (Updated)

MotoAmerica: Aprilia RS 660 Homologated For Twins Cup (Updated)

© 2021, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. From a press release issued By MotoAmerica:

2021 Aprilia RS 660 Approved For MotoAmerica Twins Cup Championship

The Italian Company’s Middleweight Class Entry Meets Homologation
Requirements And Will Join The Grid In 2021

IRVINE, CA (February 26, 2021) – MotoAmerica, the premier motorcycle road racing series in North America, is pleased to announce that the 2021 Aprilia RS 660 has met the AMA’s homologation requirements and is approved to compete in the 2021 MotoAmerica Twins Cup Championship.

“We are excited to have Aprilia race in our Twins Cup series with its new RS 660,” said MotoAmerica President Wayne Rainey. “Our tech department has worked hard with Aprilia to make this happen while ensuring that the Twins Cup class continues to have parity between the manufacturers. We can’t wait to get to Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta and see how it all stacks up on the racetrack. This is going to be an exciting season in all our classes and the addition of the Aprilia in Twins Cup will be fun to watch.”

Of the 32 MotoAmerica Twins Cup races held in the three-year history of the class, Suzuki has won 20, Yamaha 10 and Ducati two. Suzuki has captured the title in all three seasons with Chris Parrish (2018), Alex Dumas (2019) and Rocco Landers (2020).

The Aprilia RS 660 will be required to meet balancing requirements set forth by MotoAmerica and the AMA from and including the opening round of the series at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, April 30-May 2. Those requirements are as follows:

Cylinders must be the originally fitted and homologated part with no modification

Pistons must be the originally fitted and homologated part with no modification

Piston Rings must be the originally fitted and homologated part with no modification. All piston rings must be fitted

Piston Pins and Clips must be the originally fitted and homologated part with no modification

Connecting Rods must be the originally fitted and homologated part with no modification.

Rod bolts are free

Cylinder Liner is free

“The RS 660 represents a new era of motorcycles for us at Aprilia,” said Mario Di Maria, President 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, capable of winning 54 World titles while building motorcycles for very passionate riders. We look forward to starting this new adventure, giving a unique opportunity to a new generation of racers and hopefully champions too.”

 

 

 

More, from a press release issued by Aprilia:

APRILIA RS 660 TO JOIN THE MOTOAMERICA TWINS CUP CHAMPIONSHIP

THE CLASS CONTENDER MEETS HOMOLOGATION REQUIREMENTS AND BALANCING SET BY MOTOAMERICA, NOW APPROVED FOR THE STARTING GRID IN APRIL

NEW YORK, NY – 26 FEBRUARY, 2021 – Piaggio Group Americas is pleased to confirm the approval of the 2021 Aprilia RS 660 to race in the Twins Cup Championship in MotoAmerica, North America’s premiere road racing series.

The RS 660 offers a brand-new 100-bhp 660cc parallel-twin engine, which launches a new generation of lightweight, performance-dedicated motorcycles, featuring sophisticated design, with modern technology. Aprilia’s competition experience provides an exceptional chassis and rider geometry, as well as leading electronics for the twins-class category. Aimed to provide the perfect blend of performance and pleasure on the street for owners, the RS 660 is now ready to compete with MotoAmerica’s best racers.

Mario Di Maria, President and CEO, Piaggio Group Americas

“The RS 660 represents a new era of motorcycles for us at Aprilia. Today, we are very happy to offer the opportunity to American teams to race MotoAmerica’s 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, capable of winning 54 World Titles while building motorcycles for very passionate riders. We look forward to starting this new adventure, giving a unique opportunity to a new generation of racers and hopefully champions too.”

Wayne Rainey, MotoAmerica President

“We are excited to have Aprilia race in our Twins Cup series with its new RS 660. Our tech department has worked hard with Aprilia to make this happen while ensuring that the Twins Cup class continues to have parity between the manufacturers. We can’t wait to get to Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta and see how it all stacks up on the racetrack. This is going to be an exciting season in all our classes and the addition of the Aprilia in Twins Cup will be fun to watch.”

Aprilia Racing

Aprilia boasts 54 World Titles (38 in MotoGP, 7 in World Superbike and 9 in off-road disciplines) making it one of the most victorious brands on a global level in motorcycle racing and the most successful among the European brands.

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