APRILIA TUONO 660: AS POWERFUL AS A THUNDER, AS LIGHT AS A CLOUD
IT IS THE DIRECT DESCENDANT OF THE TUONO V4 FROM WHICH IT INHERITS ALL THE VALUES THAT MADE THE HYPERNAKED BIKE FROM VENETO UNBEATABLE. THE LIGHTEST AND THE BEST WEIGHT/POWER RATIO IN THE SEGMENT. IT STANDS OUT FOR ITS KERB WEIGHT OF JUST 183 KG, FOR ITS PREMIUM TECHNICAL CONTENT, FOR ITS ADVANCED ELECTRONICS AND FOR ITS 95 HP TWIN-CYLINDER ENGINE. TUONO 660 IS DEDICATED TO THE NEW GENERATION OF RIDERS WHO ARE SEEKING MAXIMUM FUN WITH MANAGEABLE PERFORMANCE.
MASTER OF ALL ROADS
15 February 2021 – One of the most anticipated and admired bikes of recent years has arrived: it is an Aprilia product, and it bears a well-known and highly respected name by all sport riders, identified as a true thrill generator. It is no common naked sport bike: it is the Tuono. Tuono 660 is the direct descendant of the Tuono V4, from which it has inherited all the qualities that are so popular with the public and critics. For the first time in its illustrious history, the character and values that have made the majestic Tuono V4 famous are now also available in a medium-engine bike, thereby giving a broader audience the chance to ride an extraordinary bike. Aprilia was the first to see the advantages of making a more minimalist version with a more raised ride, starting from a chassis architecture and engine born for racing, giving every generation of Tuono incomparable dynamic qualities.
Tuono 660 best represents the new concept of sport versatility that Aprilia introduced with the RS 660. Just one bike for total fun on the road or on the track, also ideal as a daily rider, on your own or two-up. Excellent performance for everyone, refined frame and suspension and premium content, offering a new take on sportiness. In observance of this traditions, from the RS 660, the Tuono 660 is born, characterized by the same technical content, but with more of a street and daily-rider connotation, provided by the raised riding position on the wide handlebar which guarantees better agility and riding comfort.
Tuono 660 is a unique project of its kind: a 95 HP medium-engine twin cylinder with high technological content that results in outstanding performance, charm and light weight, the lightest in its segment with its 183 kg kerb weight. This is almost total fun, and it is guaranteed by the qualities of the by now proverbial Aprilia chassis architecture, combined with the best-in-class weight/power ratio. As always, Tuono 660 is proudly built in the Aprilia Scorzè plant, close to Noale (Italy), and it is dedicated to new riders, since it is also available in the 35 kW version, but it is also for riders moving up from smaller engine capacities looking for a high-level sport bike that can provide fun on the road and is also ready to support the rider on the occasional track day.
AGGRESSIVE DESIGN AND COMPACT DIMENSIONS THANKS TO IN-DEPTH AERODYNAMIC DEVELOPMENT. The Tuono 660 design speaks the typical language of all Aprilia sport bikes, standing out for its reduced surface dimensions that highlight its dynamic and sporty character. As per tradition, the Tuono 660 also confirms the top fairing fixed to the frame, essential for leaving the front end free of weight, precise and responsive, as well as guaranteeing a good level of protection against the air, unheard of on classic sport naked bikes. Although with less extended surfaces, the Tuono 660 inherits from the RS 660 the innovative concept of the double fairing with aerodynamic spoiler feature, confirming Aprilia’s commitment to in-depth developments in the increasingly more complex aerodynamic solutions field, all to the advantage of performance and comfort. Inspiration clearly comes from the racing world: the pressure of the air channelled between the two walls contributes to optimizing stability at high speeds and, at the same time, increases rider comfort by protecting against direct air flow, also deflecting the hot air extracted from the engine.
The top fairing houses the LED headlight unit that features perimeter DRL, positioned around the two main lights, a light style that makes the Tuono 660 unmistakeable in any lighting conditions. The turn indicators are built into the two DRL profiles, making the front section even more compact. The lighting system has a few unique features to guarantee greater safety: thanks to the presence of a twilight sensor, the low beam lights are activated automatically, while the self-cancelling indicators flash in case of emergency braking. With the six-axis inertial platform, available as an optional accessory, the “bending lights” feature is activated: the pair of supplementary lights in the parabolas light up the inside of the turn, increasing visibility when cornering.
Ergonomics were the subject of particularly in-depth development; this made it possible to define a very active riding position, but without putting too much weight on the wide handlebar, which results in a good feeling in sport riding and good comfort in relaxed and city riding. In accordance with the culture of Aprilia, which has always designed bikes where the rider fits seamlessly on the vehicle, with the Tuono 660’s seat-footpeg-handlebar triangulation, riders of any stature also fit comfortable, allowing a relaxed posture capable of guaranteeing control without tiring out the rider on longer trips. The legs are bent correctly thanks to footpegs that are not too high, featuring vibration-damping rubber inserts.
The saddle is comfortably padded and tapered on the sides to favour resting the feet on the ground, facilitating manoeuvres when stopped. A generous portion of the seat is dedicated to the passenger on the tail fairing (equipped with grab handles) with a design that draws its inspiration from the V4 family. One of the available optional accessories is a single-seat tail faring.
The choice of placing the exhaust under the engine results in the further benefit of greater freedom in positioning the passenger footpegs, all to the advantage of comfort. The fuel tank guarantees a capacity of 15 litres with a compact design that gives the rider a feeling of being seamlessly fitted on the vehicle. In keeping with the tradition of Aprilia’s most sporty models, the Tuono 660 was also designed to facilitate the elimination of those elements that are not needed for track use such as mirrors, passenger footpegs and license plate bracket, all of which can be quickly and easily removed.