August 13, 2022

Aprilia has added a 3rd household to its new 660 vary with the Tuareg 660 and Tuareg 660 L journey fashions arriving in Australia this 12 months.

The unrestricted Tuareg 660 arrives in Might/June from $22,230 rideaway whereas the downtuned L “learner accepted” mannequin is coming in July with pricing but to be confirmed.

Each are available in a alternative of Acid Gold, Martian Pink or Indaco Tagelmust which is indigo (darkish blue) and white and crimson, reflecting Aprila’s Nineteen Eighties Dakar Rally race bikes. The latter color scheme provides $300 to the value.

Powered by the 660 twin-cylinder engine from the bare Touno 660 and RS 660 sports activities bike, the Tuareg 660 outputs the 58.8kW of energy at 10,500 revs which is down from the 75kW off the opposite fashions.

Extra importantly, torque is 3Nm increased at 70Nm of torque and the utmost output comes on at 6500rpm which is 2000 revs much less.

The L mannequin is restricted for Australian LAMS guidelines to 35kW and 61Nm.

These mid-sized Touareg fashions pay homage to the first Aprilia Tuareg ETX 125 in 1985 and the bikes that unsuccessfully contest the well-known Dakar Rally within the Nineteen Eighties.

Each characteristic a metal body with the engine stress-mounted and a double aluminium swingarm.

Regardless of its skinny body, it nonetheless fortunately accommodates as beneficiant 18-litre tank that may guarantee it could conquer the huge distances of the Aussie outback between servos.

These journey bikes sit on off-road oriented 2.5 x 21-inch entrance and 4.5 x 18-inch rear rims shod with Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR tyres, 90/90 up entrance and 150/70 within the rear.

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They characteristic Brembo brakes with 300mm double discs and a 260mm disnlge disc on the again.

They arrive with an host of electrical ic rider aids to assist conquer the numerous circumstances of our nation.

The Aprilia Efficiency Journey Management (APRC) digital controls package deal consists of:

  • ATC: Aprilia Traction Management, that may be adjusted to 4 ranges or disabled;
  • ACC: Aprilia Cruise Management;
  • AEB: Aprilia Engine Brake to stop rear-wheel lock up on downshifts, adjustable to three ranges.
  • AEM: Aprilia Engine Map, 3 completely different mappings for throttle response, however don’t change the utmost energy delivered.  

You may also choice up with an AQS: Aprilia Fast Shift digital gearbox for clutchless shifts up or down the ratios.

There are 4 Using Modes that alter settings for traction management, engine brake, ABS and all the opposite managed parameters.

City and Discover are devoted to avenue driving with ABS on, whereas Off-Highway disables ABS on the rear and Particular person helps you to totally personalise the digital controls.

You possibly can management every little thing through controls mounted on the left and proper swap blocks with information scrolled via the TFT display screen.

The devices additionally characteristic Aralia’s multimedia platform so that you join your smartphone and controls cellphone calls, sat nav and music.

Aprilia has additionally developed a spread of particular equipment similar to safety, lighting, consolation seats and baggage techniques in addition to a line of journey driving gear.

Tuareg 660 and Tuareg 660 L

Engine Aprilia forward-facing twin-cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid cooled, twin overhead cam (DOHC) with silent chain drive on the appropriate aspect, 4 valve per cylinder.
Bore and stroke 81 x 63.93mm
Engine capability  659cc
Compression 13.5:1
Energy 58.8kW (35kW L) @ 9250rpm 
Torque 70Nm (61Nm L) @ 6500rpm 
Gas system Airbox with entrance air vent. 2 48mm throttle our bodies, Journey-by-wire administration
Ignition Electrical 
Lubrication Moist sump 
Transmission Six-speed, Aprilia Fast Shift (AQS) System up and down accessible as accent
Clutch Multiplate moist clutch with slipper system
Secondary drive Chain, drive ratio 15/42 
Electronics APRC Suite that features ATC (traction management), AEB (engine brake) AEM (engine maps), ACC (cruise management) 

4 driving modes (City, Discover, Off-road, Particular person)

Chassis Body in metal tubing and built-in subframe screwed aluminium plates connecting the body to the engine
Entrance suspension Absolutely adjustable 43mm upside-down Kayaba fork with counterspring. Wheel journey: 240mm
Rear suspension Aluminium swingarm. Progressive linkage. Absolutely adjustable Kayaba monoshock. Wheel journey: 240mm
Entrance brake

Rear brake

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300mm double disc 

Brembo callipers with 4 horizontally opposed 30/32mm pistons. Axial pump and metallic braided brake line

260mm diameter disc; Brembo single piston 34mm floating calliper. Grasp cylinder with separate reservoir and metallic braided hose

Multimap ABS

Wheels spoked with aluminium drop centre Entrance: 2.15×21-inch, Rear: 4.25×18-inch
Tyres Tubeless, Entrance: 90/90-21, Rear: 150/70 R 18
Dimensions Wheelbase: 1525mm 

Size: 2220mm 

Width: 965mm

Saddle peak: 860mm 

Headstock angle: 26.7 levels

Path: 113.3mm

Weight  204kg kerb weight (187kg dry weight) 
Emissions compliance


Euro 5 

4.0 litres/100 km 

CO2 emissions 99g/km 
Gas tank capability

Color vary

18 litres (3-litre reserve)

Indaco Tagelmust, Martian Pink, Acid Gold

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