Aprilia's new middleweight expedition bike, Tuareg 660, has finally presented its complete appearance to global riders after an official announcement. The new bike is the first to land in the European and American markets, priced at 11,900 euros and 11,999 dollars respectively. The imitation race and street bike models on the same platform are slightly more expensive (the overseas prices of RS660 and Tuono 660 start from $18,750 and $18,560).
Tuareg is also a legendary Apulia expedition bike series, and the new bike this resurrection also revolves around this, in addition to satisfying the basic qualities of modern motorcycles such as long-distance travel comfort and sports handling fun.
It also needs to be able to pass through the toughest road conditions.From the official catalogue, it can be seen in deserts, mountains, forest roads, tidal flats and highways. The newly resurrected Tuareg 660 was developed by the PADC Piaggio Design Center, and the blue/white/red Indaco Tagelmust version of the flower was inspired by the classic 1988 model.The Dakar-style front, front and rear shock absorbers with 240mm travel, and 21-inch front and rear 18-inch spoked wheels are also the labels of hard-core rally bikes.
The engine of the new Tuareg 660 is the same as that of the RS660 and Tuono 660, with an actual displacement of 659cc, in-line twin-cylinder water cooling, 270° ignition sequence, a maximum horsepower of 80 hp and a maximum torque of 70 Nm. Although the peak horsepower has been reduced, the speed has been advanced. Torque has also been increased, all tuned for long-distance cruising and off-road needs. In terms of electronic control, you can choose four power modes, three fuel supply curves, four-stage traction control, three-stage engine braking control, cruise control, quick shift, and ABS can be turned off. Other configurations include KYB fully adjustable shock absorbers, brembo calipers, TFT color gauges, 18L fuel tank volume, and 860mm seat height.
The Tuareg 660 attracts riders with its powerful adventure capabilities, and its main opponents aim at the Yamaha Tenere 700 and KTM 790 ADV, which are similar in style and positioning.In overseas markets, Aprilia's advantage lies in richer electronic controls and easier access to prices.