Gone Riding: Aprilia Tuono 660

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The other side of the same coin? The Aprilia Tuono 660 is the “more naked” sibling (it’s a little unfair to call it a naked bike) to the Aprilia RS 660 sport bike.

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.

You can follow our thoughts on the bike live via FacebookTwitter, and Instagram, and you can see what our colleagues are posting by looking for the hashtags #Tuono660 & #bearacer on social media.

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
Price $10,499 $10,699 $7,499

Photos: Aprilia