Aprilia Tuareg 660 destined for NZ!
Aprilia has revealed details about the Tuareg. It shares the engine platform derivative from the RS660 sports and Tuono 660 naked bikes.
The 660cc parallel-twin engine that debuted in the supersport machines has been retuned for peak power of 60kW, while it is complemented by a maximum torque figure of 70Nm, much of it developed at low and middling revs.
Weighing in at 187kg before fluids and, with an 18L fuel tank and other liquids, that means a wet weight of around 204kg. So a bit more power and weight than its rival, Yamaha’s Tenere 700.
Ground clearance is a claimed 240mm and seat height is 860mm. Wheels are 21 front and 18 inches rear.
Other features include LED lights, metal footpegs and bash plate, a five-inch TFT dash, four riding modes (two user changeable), switchable ABS (Brembos), traction control, cruise control, and engine brake control. APRC integrates the safety systems and includes wheelie control, amongst other things. Up front is a 43mm fork that features a single shock absorber.
Expect pricing around the $20k mark and an introduction around the tail end of 2021.
THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS
Technical solutions designed for performance and feeling
In an industry bound to the compromises of all-terrain riding, the Tuareg 660 charts a new course, offering benchmark performance in all conditions and authentic adventure equipment.
That's the magic of the Aprilia 660 platform - lightweight, intelligent, complete and tremendously effective. Redesigned to give you maximum control on asphalt and dirt, whether sitting or standing, thanks to distinctive technical solutions that respond to your desire to explore.
THE SENSATION AWAITS
It’s up to you to experience it
Technical, essential, dynamic and proudly Italian, the Tuareg 660 doesn't accept the bar set by others, but pushes you to take on new challenges and find the perfect trajectory on which to confront them, precisely where there is no grip.
Your reward? All the sensations and thrills sought from riding a motorcycle, in any context.
FUN AND SPORTY
From track to dirt: the 660 revolution continues
The Aprilia 660 platform has already rewritten the rules of the road and will now do the same for off-road riding.
The Tuareg 660 incorporates all the exceptional features that have made the RS 660 and Tuono 660 so successful, and offers them - in an original way - to every rider who dreams of a new, more exciting and sporty form of adventouring.
Climb aboard and start your journey
Today, the concept of adventure has been lost and it's now up to us to reinvent it, to create that magical feeling.
Whether your outdoor playground involves desert dunes, alpine trails or the hazards of urban riding, you only need a helmet and a key to the Tuareg 660 to join the movement and start your journey.