Aprilia have officially announced the new Tuono 660, based on the recently released RS660, but offering a slightly more laid back take on the new mid-capacity sportsbike.
Taller bars and less front bodywork are the Tuono defining feature, while still offering the majority of performance on an RS model, with the same true of the Tuono V4 and RSV4.
The Tuono 660 gets the same electronics package, although power will be slightly lower at peak, and while torque is not announced I wouldn’t be surprised to see a little more grunt down low.
It looks like the same braking systems front and rear, from Brembo, and possibly the same shock. Gone are the gold forks, with what looks like a less adjustable Kayaba setup, without adjustability on both forks.
The seat height and tank appear the same, but the frame and fork angle as revised, and there looks to be less wind protection with that different front end.
Pricing in Australia is yet to be released, but in the US it looks to be $10,499 plus the associated road costs. UK pricing seems to be £9,700, with about an $800 difference to the RS in the US and a £450 difference in the UK. That does seem to mean the US is getting a super competitive price on these machines.