Motos and Friends from Ultimate Motorcycling magazine

Aprilia RS660 at Laguna + Mike Snyder of Honda

July 27, 2022

Hello everyone and welcome once again to the Ultimate Motorcycling podcast—Motos and Friends. My name is Arthur Coldwells.

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In this week’s first segment, Senior Editor Nic de Sena finally  gets to ride the Aprilia RS 660 at Laguna Seca no less—pretty much the perfect track environment for Aprilia’s brilliant middleweight sport bike.  However, having said that, everyone acknowledges that the RS660 an awesome motorcycle on the road—but it’s not a supersport machine, so could it be just a little out of its depth on the track?

In the second segment, I chat with another one of my good buddies and riding friends from Honda—Mike Snyder. Mike was in the marketing department at Honda for several years before he retired a couple years ago. His insights into a couple of the models and technologies developed during his tenure are interesting to hear. He’s also quite the rider himself—an ex-club racer who although he’s hung up his racing leathers, he’s now a guy who really enjoys his foreign touring exploits too.   

So, from all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!

If you're interested to watch a quick video on the Honda RC213V-S on track, click here


Aprilia RS 660 Track Review