THE BEST ELECTRONIC CONTENT IN THE CATEGORY IN TERMS OF PERFORMANCE AND SAFETY.
Another one of the Aprilia Tuono 660’s unique characteristics is its electronic systems for performance and safety, the most complete currently available in its class.
Aprilia has always been on the cutting edge of the electronics field (the first to introduce Ride-by-Wire throttle control in 2007) and currently boasts the complete package of APRC (Aprilia Performance Ride Control) electronic controls, developed in top level competitions, and considered by customers and critics to be among the most advanced available on the market.
Tuono 660’s APRC, developed to support performance and make riding on the street safe and thrilling, includes: ATC: Aprilia Traction Control, adjustable traction control characterized by operating logic capable of supporting sporty riding. AWC: Aprilia Wheelie Control, the adjustable wheelie control system. ACC: Aprilia Cruise Control, to maintain the set speed without touching the throttle control. AEB: Aprilia Engine Brake, the adjustable system to control engine braking when closing the throttle. AEM: Aprilia Engine Map, different mappings available to change the character of the engine and the way it delivers power.
The six-axis inertial platform (available as an optional accessory), thanks to the accelerometers and gyroscopes it contains, is able to recognize the condition of the bike with respect to the road; it records and processes the input derived from the ride and sends the data to the ECU. This way, management of the control parameters becomes even more precise and accurate. Also, if the inertial platform is present, the “Cornering” feature of the multimap ABS is enabled, guaranteeing even more safety on the road without sacrificing any sport riding performance. With its extremely contained weight and dimensions, the system is able to optimize braking and ABS intervention through the corners, thanks to a specific algorithm that constantly monitors various parameters such as lateral acceleration, the pressure applied to the front brake lever, and the lean, pitch and yaw angle, modulating the braking action in order optimize the ratio between deceleration and stability. The list of accessories also includes AQS – Aprilia Quick Shift – the electronic gearbox that allows for very rapid shifting without closing the throttle or using the clutch. It is also equipped with the downshift function, to allow for clutchless downshifting, as well as the software that lets you invert the gearshift lever for track use without replacing any components.
On Tuono 660, Aprilia has developed five Riding Modes that aim to not only maximise the riding experience in different conditions of use, but also simplify life on board. The rider just needs to choose the Riding Mode that best interprets his or her riding needs to automatically obtain the best settings in terms of Traction Control, Wheelie Control, engine brake, ABS and the other managed parameters.
There are three Riding Modes for road use: Commute, for daily riding; Dynamic, for sporty riding on the road; Individual, that lets you fully personalize the electronic controls. Two additional Riding Modes are designed for track use: Challenge, suitable for track sessions where a rider exploits the full potential of Tuono 660 and Time Attack, a logic that allows more expert riders to fully personalize electronic set-up.
Electronic settings management is facilitated by the intuitive, four-button control on the left-hand block and by the quick management commands of the cruise control and traction control.
The colour TFT digital instrument cluster boasts exceptional display options. The two screens available for selection, Road or Track (both with automatic night or day backlighting, thanks to the presence of a twilight sensor), correspond with two represented indices. The list of accessories includes Aprilia MIA, the new Aprilia multimedia platform that allows a smartphone to be connected to the bike, further extending instrument cluster functions, is available as an optional. The Aprilia MIA system provides a connection protocol that reduces smartphone battery drain to a minimum and includes both the infotainment system to manage the voice assistant, telephone calls and music using the intuitive handlebar controls, and the navigation function. With this feature, once your trip destination has been set on the smartphone, it is possible to display the directions directly on the bike’s instrumentation. The Aprilia MIA app also allows the rider to save completed trips and analyze the data acquired directly in the app using the geo-referenced telemetry function.
VERSIONS AND COLOURS. Aprilia boasts a unique heritage of graphics and liveries, having always been in the cutting edge of stylistic choices. In keeping with this tradition and aiming for maximum distinction even in terms of graphics, the Aprilia Tuono 660 colour range includes the brand-new Acid Gold scheme, already popular on the RS 660, the most suitable for showing off the dynamic and youthful character of the Tuono 660, enhancing the design of this new Aprilia to the utmost.
Aprilia Tuono 660 is available in two other graphic versions. Iridium Grey combines a new and brilliant grey colour with red, part of Aprilia’s racing heritage. The second choice of graphics is called Concept Black and is dominated by black, which has also been part of Aprilia’s racing history for some time now, broken up by multiple accents in bright red.
Aprilia Tuono 660 is also available in a 35 kW reduced-power version, ideal for newly licensed riders and with the same technical characteristics.
ORIGINAL ACCESSORIES: FOR SPORT AND COMFORT. During the development of Tuono 660, Aprilia designed a range of accessories to emphasize the various spirits, enhancing performance and improving comfort and functionality. Complete Aprilia by Akrapovic “for race use only” exhaust: exhaust system complete with manifold with carbon silencer for use on the track, not approved for street use. It allows for weight savings and enhances the sound and performance of the twin cylinder. Complete Aprilia by Akrapovic street-legal exhaust: exhaust system complete with manifolds, approved for street use. It enhances the performance, the sound and the look of Tuono 660. Quickshift: the device, easy to install, lets you add the quickshift feature in order to enhance the Tuono 660’s racing spirit. The accessory also includes the software to use the quickshift in inverted lever configuration (not on reduced-power versions).
Brake and clutch lever: in billet aluminium, these are adjustable and complete the sporty look of the vehicle. Brake master cylinder cover: aluminium cover with a racing character that enhances the brake master cylinder reservoir. Wheel stickers: stickers to apply on the wheel rim channels to give your Tuono 660 a more aggressive look. Pins for swingarm: to use a rear paddock stand, essential at the track or for servicing your bike. Fuel tank cover: in 3D adhesive material, this protects the tank and limits sliding of the rider. Also available for the rear part of the tank. Carbon license plate holder: extremely lightweight, it enhances the aesthetics of the Tuono 660. Comfort saddle: made with gel inserts, it increases riding comfort. Oversized top fairing: this increases aerodynamic protection, guaranteeing greater comfort on long road trips. Seat bag: essential for touring, it is designed to be positioned on the passenger seat, without compromising the rider’s comfort. Tank bag: this is designed to be positioned safely and conveniently on the fuel tank. Side panniers: thanks to the special quick-release supports, available for purchase separately, the Tuono 660’s cargo capacity can be further increased by mounting a pair of semi-rigid side panniers, perfectly integrated with the design of the bike.
Electronic anti-theft system: comprising a compact and technologically advanced ECU that is easy to install. Complete with remote control. The system is self-powered with minimum energy absorption. USB port: fundamental for charging external devices like mobile phones. Installs beside the instrumentation. Aprilia MIA: the new device that allows for a smartphone to be connected to the bike via Bluetooth, transforming it into a real multimedia platform. IMU inertial platform: the six-axis inertial platform allows management of the control parameters even more precise and the Cornering ABS and Bending Lights to be enabled, guaranteeing even more safety on the road. Indoor vehicle cover: protects the bike from dirt and dust when it’s parked for long periods. Single-seat tail-faring cover: complete the sporty image of the bike by eliminating the passenger’s seat and enhancing the design of your Tuono 660. Carbon Front Mudguard: derived from the V4 Aprilia bikes, with a more ‘racing’ spirit, the front mudguard in carbon enhances the sporty soul of the Tuono 660. Adjustable footpegs in aluminium: in the most extreme riding conditions, having a precise riding position that you can personalize is fundamental for ensuring full control of the bike. The set of racing footpegs gives Tuono 660 an even sportier look and lets you find the best position in the saddle. Öhlins rear shock absorber: directly from all our track experience, the specific Öhlins shock absorber for Tuono 660 lets you optimize traction in sport use.