tech2 News StaffAugust 2, 2021 18:18:44 IST
After the fully-reinforced Aprilia RS660 and the bare Tuono 660 is the brand new adventure-tourer-motorcycle-Aprilia Tuareg 660. It is the third Aprilia model to be equipped with a new 660 cc parallel engine that complements Aprilia’s average weight queuing. Compared to the RS 660 and Tuono 660, the Tuareg parallel pairs are tuned to produce less than 80 horsepower, but have a healthy 70 Nm of torque, and the engine is claimed to provide a strong low to medium impact.
The Aprilia Tuareg 660 weighs 187 kg (dry) and probably weighs closer to 200 kg when ready to drive. The seat height is less than 860 mm, which ensures that the Tuareg is not too threatening for those who still have access to the adventure bike. It has an 18-liter fuel tank, an engine bash plate, wire-side wheels and a one-piece seat.
In terms of equipment, the Tuareg 660 gets a five-inch TFT display, four driving modes (two customizable), traction control, cruise control, selectable engine braking and engine mapping.
The front of the Tuareg 660 has dual disc brakes with Brembo brake calipers and a rear disc with one disc brake. ABS fully selectable on, front wheel only or full off-off use. There is a 43 mm upside down fork at the front and monoshock at the back; both are fully adjustable. The highlight of the Tuareg 660 is that its suspension distance is 240 mm at both ends.
At present, Aprilia does not sell motorcycles in India and its current product range consists only of scooters. However, the Italian brand is expected to launch RS 660 and Tuono 660 products in India in the coming months, and the Tuareg 660 is expected to hit our shores by 2022. However, it doesn’t come cheap – wait for Aprilia The Tuareg 660 costs around 13-14 million rubles (ex-showroom) because, like RS and Tuono, it is delivered in full.