The New Aprilia Tuono 660 and Tuono LAMS announced
The highly anticipated Tuono 660 – on display for its global première online on the Aprilia website – takes the legendary Aprilia Tuono V4 into the medium engine capacity segment. Aprilia claims the new Tuono 660 combines manageable power and light weight for great performance available to all.
Aprilia claim they were the first to make a sport naked starting from a technical base created for the track, giving the various Tuono 1000 cc V-twins and then the generation of V4s riding and performance qualities.
The new Aprilia RS 660 sportbike (see our review here) is also born out of the Tuono 660, a sport naked version characterised by ultra high technical content, but with an even more extreme street and daily-use connotation thanks, first and foremost, to the higher riding position which makes for different ergonomics, as well as a natural and comfortable ride.
The Aprilia Tuono 660 also shares the primary project objective with RS 660: creating a bike with a great weight/power ratio: 183 kg kerb weight for 70kW of power. A category record, which represents the ideal formula for fun on the road, accessible to everyone.
The Tuono 660 is dedicated to new riders, since it is also available in the 35kW version, but also for younger riders who are moving up from smaller engine capacities looking for a high-level sport naked that can provide fun on the road and is also ready to support the rider on the occasional track day.
Aprilia say the 660 has that same aggressive and sporty style as the Tuono family, standing out for its reduced surface dimensions that enhance that dynamic and sporty character it has, even when its parked. Like the RS 660, the new Tuono also adopts the innovative concept of the double fairing with aerodynamicappendix function, born out of increasingly more in-depth research in the wind tunnel, as well as the triple LED headlight unit featuring DRL lights.
It also boasts a magnificent structure committed to light weight made up of the frame and swingarm, both in die-cast aluminium. The adjustable Kayaba suspension system has a dedicated set-up. The high handlebar and the chassis architecture measurements differentiate Tuono 660 from the RS, claimed to benefit total control, responsiveness and agile handling, thanks to a different offset of the fork plate.
The engine is used as a bearing element and contributes to forming a compact, lightweight and stiff structure. The latest generation forward-facing twin cylinder, small and lightweight, is born of the experience gained on the Aprilia V4, from which its construction philosophy and basic technical concepts are drawn. Aprilia say the 270° combustion timing allows that character and grit that riders love so much to be achieved.
Its electronics are great too, the Ride-by-Wire electronic accelerator provides the best management of the APRC electronic controls suite that includes multi-leveltraction control, anti wheelie control, cruise control, engine brake and selectable engine maps, also joined by the ABS system. To easily manage all the electronic controls through the colour TFT instrumentation, Aprilia has fine tuned five Riding Modes (three dedicated to road riding and two for the track): the rider just needs to choose the option that best interprets his or her riding style.
Tuono 660 will be available in three colour scheme variations: Concept Black, Iridium Grey and the brand new Acid Gold, already popular on the RS 660, a colour never before seen in the motorcycling world which sets new style standards to interpret sportiness in an original and innovative way and to never go unnoticed.
Scheduled to arrive mid year 2021, the Tuono 660 marks an exciting addition to the Aprilia line-up. Pricing and full specification will follow closer to arrival.
Aprilia Tuono 660 Gallery