The different aspects of the new Tuono 660 are summarized in a video proposed by Aprilia Official .
A gritty look
The speeches of the Senior Designer, Pietro Arru, of the Head of Aprilia Product Marketing, Diego Arioli and of the Head of Aprilia Engineering, Piero Soatti, summarize the new medium displacement naked signed by the Noale brand.
The aesthetics are sporty and functional, starting to observe the windshield tied to the frame, the double fairing and the streamlined tail. Lines covered in Iridium Gray and Concept Black colors with interesting combinations such as a new gray color combined with the typical Aprilia red in the first case, or in the second a black look with bright red details. So there is also an Acid Gold coloring .
Also characterizing the triple LED headlight assembly with perimeter DRL daytime running lights . With the use of a twilight sensor, the dipped beams are switched on automatically, therefore the directional indicators with automatic switch-off flash if an emergency braking is performed, as previously mentioned. By adopting a six-axis inertial platform, proposed as an accessory, a “bending lights” function is emphasized for an increase in visibility when leaning.
The riding position is not too loaded on the handlebar, favoring an integrated and decontracted posture based on the handlebar, weight and saddle triangulation. This is set at 820 mmhigh and the tank can hold 15 liters of fuel. Furthermore, the location of the exhaust under the engine allows to optimize the positioning of the passenger footrests. The range of accessories is varied, including a single seat tail.
The bike is equipped with a 660 cc (659 cc) parallel twin-cylinder forward-facing engine with Euro 5 homologation . A compact heart with aspects and measurements that recall the front bank of the 1,100 cc V4 engine.
The power developed reaches 95 horsepower at 10,500 rpm with the limiter moved up to the threshold of 11,500 rpm and a peak torque of 67 Nm at 8,500 rpm, of which 80% available from 4,000 rpm, the 90% hitting 6,250 rpm. There is also a weakened version of 35 kW .
Setting and technology
In evidence die-cast aluminum frame and swingarm and a chassis with dimensions that enhance its agility, bearing in mind a wheelbase of 1,370 mm , steering plates with different offset and the inclination of the steering head of 24.1 °.
The frame consists of two lateral beams bolted in the area of the steering head and in the area behind it and the engine acts as a load-bearing element. The anchor points to the propulsive heart in this case are two, considering the three on the RS 660 .
Present an adjustable Kayaba fork with 41 mm upside down stemsand, depending on the lightness, the swingarm is pivoted into the engine. Manageable shock assembly allows for functional progression. The braking system consists of a pair of 320 mm diameter steel front discs with associated two radial mount calipers and a radial handlebar master cylinder, both made by Brembo. Behind is a 220mm disc paired with a two-piston Brembo caliper. A multimap ABS system is indicated , while a Cornering ABS solution is proposed as an accessory.
The instruments are visible on a color TFT screen with Road or Track screens and automatic day or night backlighting. Among the accessories, an Aprilia MIA multimedia platform for connectivity is also indicated.
A six-axis inertial platform is offered as an accessory and the presence of the inertial platform enables the “Cornering” function of the multi-map ABS, further increasing safety. Among the accessories there is also the AQS (Aprilia Quick Shift) the electronic gearbox through which to make rapid gear changes, without closing the throttle and using the clutch as indicated, also equipped with a downshift function.
The management of the electronic settings can be carried out by the four-button control located on the left electric block, in addition to the quick commands to control cruise control and traction control.
Five Riding Modes can be selected with configurations of ABS, engine brake, traction control, wheelie control and other parameters. There are three Riding Modes that can be used on the road (Commute, Dynamic and Individual), two are those designed for use on the track (Challenge and Time Attack).
The list also includes an overview of functional electronic systems for safety and performance support, considering a multi-map Ride-by-Wire electronic accelerator and an APRC (Aprilia Performance Ride Control) electronic control package which includes ACC (Aprilia Cruise Control) solutions. ), AEB (Aprilia Engine Brake), AEM (Aprilia Engine Map), ATC (Aprilia Traction Control) and AWC (Aprilia Wheelie Control).