Aprilia has released its new Tuono 660 naked bike, which joins its fully faired RS 660 sibling priced from $20,230 rideaway. In this video, we ride the full-power version through some picturesque twisties…
What we like:
- Stunning handling characteristics
- Highly equipped
- All-day comfort
Room for improvement:
- TFT screen a bit yesterday
- Hunty throttle at low speeds
Aprilia Tuono 660 specs
While the Aprilia Tuono 660 shares much with the RS 660, the new naked bike is distinguished by a higher, more upright riding position, as well as a shorter final drive for “responsiveness” and “quickness”.
Powering the bike is a 659cc parallel-twin delivering 70kW (100hp) and 67Nm with an optional up/down quickshifter, and high-end electronics package.
Premium components are found across the lightweight middleweight sportsbike, with 41mm Kayaba forks up front with 120mm of travel, and an asymmetric swingarm with an adjustable monoshock at the rear (130mm travel).
Brembo brakes measure 320mm at the front, while a two-piston calliper squeezes a 220mm disc at the rear.
Also indicating the bikes premium positioning is full LED headlights, with automatic activation, and unique daytime running lights with integrated indicators.
The bike is built in three colours, including Concept Black, Iridium Grey and Acid Gold.
Spencer has a keen eye for hard news, and does some of his best living on deadline day. He loves more than anything to travel on his motorcycle, and is adamant that Melbourne Bitter is a world-class lager. He also knows how to operate the big computery thing in the office. By night, Spencer plays guitar with Melbourne punk outfit LOUTS.