Excitement Builds as Aprilia RS 440 Nears!

Posted On 01 Oct 2023
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Aprilia has finally teased its upcoming sub-500cc sport bike across social media

It’s happening! Aprilia has finally dropped a teaser for the much-anticipated RS 440. As you’d expect, it reveals little about the motorcycle but there are some cues to confirm it’s indeed the company’s sub-500cc sport bike. To jog your memory, the motorcycle has been spied a few times already. These first came to light in early 2023 on Indian turf, followed by more recent sightings on Aprilia’s home turf, Italy.

Jumping right in, the teaser shows the silhouette of an RS 660-like sport bike. However, the tail end is different, and so are the split seats for the two occupants. Yes, we know the saddle looks like a single-piece unit, but zoom in, and you’ll see a clear split. Similarly, the tank and windscreen are also different from the RS 660, in case you think this is a special edition of the middleweight sport bike. The biggest confirmation, meanwhile, is the set of Indian-made TVS Eurogrip ProTorq Extreme tires. These were also present on the test mule spotted in Europe and if this is the OEM rubber, the 440 will mark the debut of these tires outside India.

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