UPDATE 08/01/21: Aprilia today confirmed that the Tuono 660 will launch locally in March, with expected pricing from $18,500-$19,500 before on-road costs.
INFO MOTO also understands that Aprilia is gearing up to reveal its 2021 RSV4 and large-capacity Tuono, which will take on a similar design language as previewed by the RS 660 and Tuono 660.
07/01/21: Aprilia has pulled the covers off its new Tuono 660 middleweight naked bike, which will sit aside the fully faired RS 660 in the brand’s line-up later this year.
While Aprilia’s local arm has yet to confirm pricing and specification details for the Tuono 660, it has indicated that its RS 660 stablemate will hit showrooms in March, priced from around $19,000 plus on-road costs.
While the 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 73.5kW (100hp) and 67Nm with a standard up/down quickshifter, and a potentially segment leading electronics package.
Said electronics see advanced lean-angle-sensitive traction control, cornering ABS, wheelie control, engine braking, various engine maps and adaptive cruise control.
The bike’s settings can be toggled via five rider modes, three of which are fixed, and two can be individually tailored.
Premium components are found across the lightweight and sleek 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.
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