The Aprilia Tuono 660 is getting closer to hitting the production line with every passing day. Patent images of the much-awaited motorcycle have been leaked, therefore giving us a good look at the production motorcycle.
The Aprilia Tuono 660 first debuted at the 2019 EICMA motorcycle show alongside the Aprilia RS 660. As expected, the Aprilia Tuono 660 and RS 660 were to be based on the same platform, and powered by the same engine.
The Italian brand officially revealed the production-ready RS 660 earlier this year. The motorcycle was also spotted testing several times, however, there was no sign of the Tuono 660 until recently. Now though, patent images have revealed the production-ready Aprilia Tuono 660.
The motorcycle looks very similar to the concept revealed at EICMA. Up front is the same twin LED headlamp unit found on the RS 660. However, on the Tuono 660, it is enclosed in a semi-fairing as opposed to the full fairing on the RS 660. The Tuono 660 also has a more upright riding position compared to the RS 660 thanks to the handlebar.
However, it is still aggressive enough when compared to other naked motorcycles in its class. The belly pan underneath the engine is longer than the one seen on the concept. At the rear, the Aprilia Tuono 660 sports a rather simple design. The same 660cc engine powers both motorcycles.
The liquid-cooled, parallel-twin engine has a maximum power output of around 95bhp which is lower than the 100bhp of the RS 660. However, it still is more than adequate for the kind of usage it will see. The Aprilia Tuono 660 will also be equipped with the best in terms of electronics.
Some of the electronic riding aids on the motorcycle include five switchable riding modes, cornering ABS, traction control, wheelie control, etc. A full-colour TFT display takes care of instrumentation duties. Braking is taken care of by twin discs up front and a single disc at the rear.
The Aprilia Tuono 660 is expected to be launched in international markets during the first quarter of 2021. We in the Indian market will get to see the motorcycle on our roads only in the second-half of the year.
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