Aprilia has confirmed that it will release a learner-approved version of its all-new Tuareg 660 middleweight adventure bike, known as the Tuareg 660 L, which gets a unique tune to meet LAMS restrictions in Australia.
The 2022 Aprilia Tuareg 660 L is expected to hit local showrooms in July, around one month after its full-power sibling goes on sale in May/June. Pricing for either variant has yet to be locked in.
Motivating the Aprilia Tuareg 660 L is the brand’s latest 660cc parallel-twin engine, in this case tuned to produce 35kW and 61Nm. For reference, the unrestricted version generates 59kW and 70Nm from the same motor.
The LAMS adventure bike is otherwise unchanged, carrying over a strong list of off-road-ready components and high-end electronics.
As it is positioned as a dirt-focussed model, the Aprilia Tuareg 660 L features 21- and 18-inch wire-spoked wheels matched with long-travel Kayaba suspension.
Also bolstering its adventure credentials is an 18-litre fuel tank – up two litres compared to its Yamaha Tenere 700 rival – as well as a healthy weight of 204 kilograms (wet).
A strong electronics package includes advanced traction control, engine braking and fuel mappings that can be toggled via four rider modes: Urban, Explore, Off-Road and Individual.
The bike also gets a large TFT display and cruise control as standard, while an up/down quickshifter can be fitted as an option.
A premium braking package sees dual 300mm discs at the front, and a single 260mm disc at the rear with Brembo callipers all round.
Both Aprilia Tuareg 660 variants will be available in three colour schemes, Indaco Tagelmust, Martian Red and Acid Gold.
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