Aprilia Reveals Tuono 660 To Give Triumph’s Trident Nightmares
It sports the same engine as the RS 660 from the Italian brand and features tonnes of electronics too.
Aprilia hit the jackpot when it launched the RS 660 and now the Tuono 660, with a reduced front fairing, has been revealed too.
Manufacturers, the world over, have realised that not many bikers want 200 HP superbikes or super nakeds and that more sales potential lies in the middleweight segment.
With the launch of the RS 660 sportbike, Aprilia catered to that segment and having tasted success, it wants to capitalise more on the trend with the Tuono 660.
Weighing just 183 kg with all fluids and a 95 HP power figure, the 660cc twin-cylinder motorcycle was developed alongside its fully-faired sibling and comes with a quickshifter.
It sports, as mentioned above, a reduced fairing, yoke mounted “Renthal” style handlebars and even a useable pillion seat.
Like the RS 660, the Aprilia Tuono 660 comes loaded with technology. There is anti-wheelie control, cornering ABS, cruise control, engine brake, multi-level traction control, a choice of engine maps and riding modes (3 for road and 2 for track) as well.
Available in 3 colour options, namely Acid Gold, Concept Black and Iridium Grey, the motorcycle is priced in the UK at £9700 (9.65 lakhs).
Well, it is costlier than the Triumph Trident 660, but for an Italian middleweight sportbike with near enough 100 HP, not much weight to drag around and plenty of electronics, it sure is a great package.
When the RS 660 does come to India, Aprilia might also bring the Tuono 660 to our shores, and for sure the latter will cost a bit less.