How do you follow up a class-killing motorcycle like the Aprilia RS 660? You turn around and do it again, in a different category. That is what the Aprilia Tuono 660 aims to do next year, with the concept of the machine debuting today at EICMA.
Based off the same parallel-twin engine design, the Aprilia Tuono 660 makes 95hp – only a 5hp difference to its 100hp full-fairing sibling.
It is strange that Aprilia is talking power figures so soon, but we suspect it is to whet our appetites on the new Tuono 660. The Italian brand has signaled too that a 46hp (34 kW) A2 license compliant model will also be available next year.
Presumably, the Aprilia Tuono 660 has been tuned for better on-road characteristics, letting the RS 660 do the bulk of the high-horsepower track-focused work. But at 95hp, we don’t expect this middleweight twin to be a slouch in the corners.
Like the RS, the Tuono 660 comes with the renowned and robust APRC electronics package from Aprilia, which includes a six-axis IMU.
Featured electronics are traction control, wheelie control, cornering ABS, engine brake control, and selectable rider maps. Brembo brakes are up front, with dual 320mm discs.
As can be seen, the three LED headlight cluster remains on the Aprilia Tuono 660, as does a good portion of the fairing, which includes the dual-fairing design near the top of the bike.
Again, this is to help produce downforce during high speeds, as well as shaping wind and engine around and away from the rider.
We expect to see the Aprilia Tuono 660 in the 2021 model year, and have very good indications that it will be coming to the USA.
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