Aprilia tuareg 660

aprilia tuareg 660

Is Aprilia’s Tuareg 660 an adventure bike?

Ollie Rooke travels to Sardinia for the international launch of Aprilia’s highly-anticipated new adventure bike, the Tuareg 660 I was at a motorcycle show recently when I overheard a guy point out a new and pretty damn exciting adventure bike to his mate. “I’d be happy with one of those in my garage,” he said. “It’s nice,” came the reply.

What makes the Aprilia 660 so special?

Thats 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. Dirt, dust and water - need anything else to have fun?

How much does the Tuareg 660 weigh?

With a dry weight of just 187 kg, the Tuareg 660 sets a benchmark for the sector in terms of lightness. Aprilia engineers have shaved off every possible gram, equipping the Tuareg with all the adventouring essentials, starting with the generous 18-litre fuel tank.

Is the new Aprilia Tuareg the new Caponord?

The new-for-2022 Tuareg may represent Aprilia’s first foray into the adventure bike market since the Caponord ceased production in 2016, but it’s actually a name steeped in motorcycling heritage. The first production Tuareg appeared in 1985, inspired by Aprilia’s Dakar Rally bikes.

Should you buy the Aprilia Tuareg 660?

These are already present in its RS 660 and Tuono 660 bikes, which are both sporty and aggressive rides. For the Tuareg, Aprilia has reined in the power to suit the road touring and trail riding it envisages owners doing. Despite this, it still packs plenty of punch.

Is the new Aprilia Tuareg the new Caponord?

The new-for-2022 Tuareg may represent Aprilia’s first foray into the adventure bike market since the Caponord ceased production in 2016, but it’s actually a name steeped in motorcycling heritage. The first production Tuareg appeared in 1985, inspired by Aprilia’s Dakar Rally bikes.

Will the RS 660 be available in adventure touring?

That same unique engine character that has been praised in the RS 660 and Tuono 660, will soon be available in an Adventure Touring chassis. Visually, the bike looks stunning in its Red, White, Blue livery that pays tribute to the old Tuareg 600 Wind of the 80s.

What kind of engine does the Aprilia RS 660 have?

Back in autumn 2019, Aprilia presented the RS 660 after several years of development. Its engine, derived from the V4 of the thoroughbred RSV4 1100 Factory superbike, will form the basis for a whole model family in the future.

How much does the Aprilia Tuareg 660 weigh?

The electronic thrills end with an optional up/down quickshifter, but unlike the Tuono 660, there is no IMU option for cornering ABS. Aprilia quotes a wet weight of 449 lbs (204 kg) when the Tuareg 660 is filled up with its 4.75 gallons (18 liters) of fuel.

What makes the Tuareg 660 so special?

The Tuareg 660 is faithful to Aprilia chassis tradition - synonymous with excellence - thanks to a new tubular steel frame coupled with aluminium brackets and connected to the engine at six points, a wheelbase of just over 1500 mm, and the careful distribution of weight and centralisation of masses.

How much does a Yamaha Tuareg cost?

Starting at £10,600 for the Acid Gold and Martian Red colourshemes (£11,100 for the Indaco Tagelmust), the Tuareg costs £1000 more than the Yamaha Ténéré 700, which weighs in at £9502 (2021 pricing). However, the Ténéré 700 shuns electronic aids (with the exception of switchable ABS), in favour of a stripped-back rally style.

What is the value of 660?

The Aprilia Tuareg 660 is available in three color schemes: Indaco Tagelmust (above, $12,599), Acid Gold, and Martian Red (both $11,999). The Tuareg’s powerplant is a modified version of the engine in the RS 660 and Tuono 660 sportbikes, itself derived from the front cylinder bank of the 1,099cc RSV4.

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