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New details on Aprilia Tuono 660 revealed, not coming to India

Written by Nizam Shaikh

At the 2019 EICMA show, Italian superbike manufacturer Aprilia unveiled the Aprilia Tuono 660 Concept. The Tuono 660 is based on the production-spec Aprilia RS 660 which has been recently spotted testing sans camouflage. But now it has been revealed that the Tuono 660 will use a detuned version of the same engine employed on the Aprilia RS 660. 

The engine on the Tuono 660 is said to produce 5 Hp less than the 660cc parallel-twin cylinder engine that is derived from the Aprilia RSV4 1100 and produces 100 Hp of power. The Tuono 660 will also boast a lightweight frame and premium suspension just like the Aprilia RS 660. Also will be the substantial power to weight ratio, where the RS 660 weighs in at 169 kg the Tuono 660 is likely to weigh slightly less if not the same. 

The Aprilia Tuono 660 is also likely to carry the same electronics package from the fully-faired sibling which includes a 6-axis IMU, cornering ABS, traction control, bi-directional quick shifter, cruise control, front-wheel lift-up mitigation, engine braking control and riding modes. The RS 660 also features a 5-inch colour TFT instrumentation console that is laced with smartphone connectivity features, cornering lamp function and self-cancelling turn indicators to name a few. 

The Tuono, however, boasts a semi-fairing with an aerodynamic nose with a mini flyscreen, triple-LED headlamp cluster, LED daytime running lights, side fairing with Aprilia graphics, underbelly cowling, midship exhaust with a triangular tip, angular tank, high mounted tail section, red rider seat, straight handlebar for upright rider’s triangle and comfortable seating position. 

The Aprilia Tuono 660 is expected to be launched in Q4 of 2020 but the bike is not likely to come to the Indian shore anytime soon. Nonetheless, Aprilia has listed the 125cc iteration of the Tuono on the official Indian website which leads us to believe that the brand might be evaluating the motorcycle to be launched in the Indian market to compete against the KTM 125 Duke and KTM RC 125.