Aprilia Tuono 660 Launched In India At Rs 13.09 Lakh: 94bhp, Adjustable Suspension, Brembo Brakes

Aprilia launches the Tuono 660 in India at Rs 13.09 lakh, ex-showroom. The semi-faired motorcycle arrives as (CBU) Completely Built-Up units and is offered in three colour options.

Bookings for the RS 660 had begun back in February 2021, with the deliveries of the motorcycle said to begin soon across India.

Colour Options

  • Concept Black
  • Iridium Grey
  • Acid Gold

Engine & Gearbox

The Tuono 660 comes powered by a liquid-cooled, DOHC, parallel twin-cylinder 659cc engine paired to a six-speed gearbox with a slip-assist clutch.

  • Max Power: 94bhp @ 10,500rpm
    Peak Torque: 67Nm @ 8,500rpm

Design & Features

The Tuono 660 is based on its full-faired sibling, the RS 660 motorcycle. However, the motorcycle borrows its design inspiration from the Aprilia Tuono V4. It features the brand's distinctive three-pod headlamp setup giving it an aggressive front fascia.

The motorcycle features tank shrouds which aid for better aerodynamic ability. The rider sits upright on the motorcycle to suit the street riding conditions. According to the company, the Tunono 660 has been tested in the wind tunnel to offer maximum aerodynamic ability.

Other features:

  • LED headlamps with LED DRLs
  • LED taillamps
  • Single-piece handlebar
  • Underbelly exhaust
  • Split-seat
  • 15-litre fuel tank

Electronic Rider Aids & Connected Technology

Like the RS 660, the Tuono 660 also features a ton of electronic rider aids that are supported by a six-axis (IMU) Inertial Measurement Unit. It also features 5 ride modes out of which three are dedicated to road riding and two for track use.

Other rider aids:

  • Aprilia Traction Control (ATC)
  • Aprilia Wheelie Control (AWC)
  • Aprilia Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Aprilia Engine Brake (AEB)
  • Aprilia Engine Map (AEM)
  • ABS with cornering function

It also features a 5-inch TFT split-screen layout, which will help control all the electronic aids on the motorcycle. The company is also offering an optional Aprilia MIA multimedia platform for connected technology via a smartphone application.

Suspension, Brakes, Wheels & Tyres

The motorcycle features an aluminium dual beam chassis.

Dimensions

  • Wheelbase: 1370mm
  • Length: 1995mm
  • Width: 805mm
  • Seat height: 820mm
  • Weight (Kerb): 183kg

Suspension

  • Front: 41mm Kayaba USD fork
  • Rear: mono-shock unit

Both units are fully adjustable for compression, rebound & preload.

Brakes

  • Front: 320mm dual-disc brake with Bremo four-pot radial callipers
  • Rear: 220mm disc brake with Brembo callipers

The entire brake system features a metal braided hose for maximum performance.

Wheels & Tyres

  • Front: 17-inch alloys with 120/70 section tyre
  • Rear: 17-inch alloys with 180/55 section tyre

Thoughts About The Aprilia Tuono 660 Launched In India

The Aprilia Tunon 660 carries over all the equipment from the RS660. However, the Tuono has a street-biased setup making it more practical for everyday use. The Tuono 660 rivals the likes of Honda CB650R, the Kawasaki Z650, the Triumph Trident 660 and the KTM Duke 790.

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Article Published On: Thursday, September 2, 2021, 13:53 [IST]
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