With a more upright sitting position, cheaper price tag, and a lack of an IMU, the Aprilia Tuono 660 hopes to be a bit more approachable for street riders who aren’t looking for the race-ready design that comes with the RS 660.
Is there enough meat on the bones to hoon around on the track with this 660cc Tuono though? That’s what we aim to find out.
Today we will be riding the Aprilia Tuono 660 on the race track, with Buttonwillow Raceway Park acting as our playground for the day.
Asphalt & Rubber is lucky to be the first to ride the new Tuono 660 on the race track, so that will be the focus of the day, but we should be able to assess many points of the bike’s street characteristics as well.
Per our new review format, I will be giving you a live assessment of the Aprilia Tuono 660 right here in this article (down in the comments section), and I will try to answer any questions you might have about this exciting motorcycle.
So, here is your chance to learn what it’s like to ride the Aprilia Tuono 660, before even our own proper review is posted.
As always, if I don’t know an answer, I will try to get a response from the Aprilia personnel. So, pepper away.
Spec-Sheet Comparison of Relevant Models to the Aprilia Tuono 660:
|Aprilia Tuono 660||KTM 790 Duke||Suzuki SV650 ABS|
|Horsepower||99 hp||103 hp||75 hp|
|Torque||49 lbs•ft||57 lbs•ft||47 lbs•ft|
|Weight||403 lbs (wet)||414 lbs (wet)||437 lbs (wet)|
|Engine||659cc / Parallel-Twin||799cc / Parallel-Twin||645cc / 90° V-Twin|