UPDATE 26/11/21: Aprilia Australia has confirmed that the new Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory will hit local showrooms in September, 2022.
23/11/21: Aprilia has revealed its new Tuono 660 Factory variant, which will sit atop the brand’s middleweight naked bike range with sportier suspension and a stronger power-to-weight ratio.
The new Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory is distinguished by a unique black and red colour scheme, and gains fully adjustable Kayaba suspension up front and a Sachs rear shock with a remote reservoir at the rear.
Thanks to a lighter lithium battery, the Factory is two kilograms lighter than the standard Tuono 660, weighing in at 181kg (wet).
Aprilia has also deleted the pillion seat in favour of a single-seat rear fender, and a tooth has been removed from its countershaft sprocket to increase acceleration.
Pricing has yet to be announced, however, the standard Tuono 660 is now available locally from $20,230 rideaway.
The bike retains its 659cc parallel-twin delivering 70kW (100hp) and 67Nm, matched with an up/down quickshifter, and high-end electronics package.
Carry over Brembo brakes measure 320mm at the front, while a two-piston calliper squeezes a 220mm disc at the rear.
Also included as standard are full LED headlights, with automatic activation, and unique daytime running lights with integrated indicators.
Alongside the Tuono 660, Aprilia tonight revealed a limited edition version of the mechanically related RS 660 supersports model that wears a special ‘stars and stripes’ livery. Just 1500 units will be offered globally, with a local launch unlikely.
For reference, the standard Aprilia RS 660 is available from $18,490 rideaway in full-power trim.
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