Hot on the heels of the RS660 comes Aprilia’s next middleweight offering, the Tuono 660. Based on the RS660, the Tuono offers a semi-naked look for those after the agility of a sport bike with the intimidation of a naked bike.
To differentiate itself from the RS660, the Tuono is designed for more regular street and daily use. It features a higher riding position for more comfortable ergonomics, as well as a natural riding position.
It features reduced surface dimensions to enhance its dynamic and sporty character even when its parked. Like the RS 660, it is also fitted with double fairing with an aerodynamic appendix function developed from wind tunnel testing. It features a triple LED headlight unit with DRL lights.
Underneath is a lightweight structure 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, offering control, responsiveness, and agile handling, thanks to a different offset of the fork plate.
Another integral part of the chassis is the engine, which is used as a bearing element and contributes to forming a compact, lightweight and stiff structure. It’s powered by a forward-facing twin cylinder, derived from the powerful Aprilia V4. It comes with 270° combustion timing. This helps it produce 101 Ps (100 Hp) of power. Best of all, it only tips the scales with a curb weight of 183 kg.
Reigning in its power are top of the class electronics. It comes with ride-by-wire throttle technology that includes multi-level traction 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, always leaving the possibility of customising them.
The Tuono 660 will be available in three colour schemes: Concept Black, Iridium Grey and the brand new and attractive Acid Gold, as seen on the RS 660. Like the RS660, the Tuono 660 may soon find its was to Philippine roads.