Evaluation Aprilia Tuono 660 – streetfighter for all

Angelena Iglesia

It was again in 2002 when Aprilia launched the motorcycling world to the TUONO title. After some followers of the model tried to personalise their RSV Mille, the superbike of the second, eradicating fairings and placing wider handlebars as an alternative of the unique stem, the model from Noale offered on the twenty sixth Bologna Salon what can be the primary Tuono in historical past.

Evaluation Aprilia Tuono 660 – streetfighter for all

The platform was the identical because the RSV Mille, however this time, with smaller entrance fairings fastened to the body, a wider handlebar, important enhancements in suspension and brakes, and a decrease weight than its monitor sister. 20 years later, we’re offered with the newest Tuono in historical past, the Tuono 660 Manufacturing unit.




The Aprilia Tuono 660 Manufacturing unit, as previously, departs from the RS 660 fairing model, sharing the mechanical and structural elements, then has smaller “clothes” and a wider and better handlebar, which significantly modifications the driving place, consolation and manoeuvrability. The brand new Manufacturing unit model has its weight diminished in 2 kg, because of the usage of a brand new lithium battery, has a shorter ultimate drive ratio, obtained via the applying of a 16 tooth pinion (1 lower than within the Tuono 660) and has an influence enhance of 5 HP, to the identical 100 HP than within the RS 660. Accompanying these modifications within the drivetrain, the Tuono 600 Manufacturing unit now has new suspension. On the entrance there’s a 41mm Kayaba inverted fork with 110 mm of journey, adjustable in compression, growth and spring preload. Additionally customary on this model is a 6-axle inertial management unit, which actively contributes to the administration of the braking system when cornering, in addition to the APRC package deal of digital aids that features ABS cornering, traction management and wheelie management. The bidirectional fast shifter can also be customary gear.




The design of this bike makes a optimistic impression. With the entrance very angular, small “wings” embedded within the sides and with the inside painted in purple, the tank with sharp traces and the rear with aggressive edges, particularly with the quilt that replaces the rear seat, the entire bike exudes dynamism and aggressiveness. To tell apart this Manufacturing unit model, Aprilia guess in an unique black portray, with a number of shiny purple factors, which supplies it a sober and chic look. Within the entrance, the LED lights, which embrace cornering lights (particular LED that illuminate the within of the nook) lengthen all around the entrance of the bike and occupy an enormous a part of this part, being the excessive beam centrally mounted in a small remoted gentle. The swinging arm has a selected geometry that enables the location of the pan and exhaust outlet very shut and with out the necessity for a muffler “hanging there”, giving cleaner traces to the facet of the bike.



On the controls, the primary sensations are considered one of consolation and ease. In truth, after just a few kilometres you are feeling so at residence on the machine that you simply really feel such as you’re already previous pals. The driving place may be very impartial, with the extensive handlebar positioned on the right peak and that does not drive you to place an excessive amount of weight in your wrists, along with the gentle and nicely sculpted seat, each making the journey very nice even in longer journeys.The small entrance wind deflector marks the sportive character of this bike, being very efficient in eradicating some air from the torso space and with out creating any form of turbulence within the helmet. The a number of buttons in each side of the controls are nicely positioned and current a nice contact, in addition to the cruise management change that’s current within the left deal with and that’s comparatively straightforward to activate with the thumb.The instrument panel is a TFT with satisfactory dimensions and built-in within the entrance fairing, with distinction and completely seen with sturdy solar, however that requires some habituation to search out simply the meant info. The operation of the assorted menus and settings shouldn’t be probably the most intuitive, however with a little bit of behavior, we rapidly get to the menu we would like.The Tuono engine is the model’s parallel twin-turbo 660 cc, with liquid cooling and 4 valves per cylinder, able to producing 100 horsepower and 67 Nm of torque, which can also be used within the RS and the latest Aprilia Tuareg. The combustion is uneven and lagged at 270º, making a sound just like a V2 engine (I might even say 2 in L, like these utilized by one other Italian model…). The digital administration has 3 highway maps, considered one of them being utterly adjustable in a number of parameters, and two different maps in “Race” mode, by which a part of the digital assistance is off. We appreciated the output in low rotation however we seen a small pit round 6.000 rpm. Then, the engine grows with quite a lot of vitality and with a contagious sound, that reminds us that that is actually a pure race sport bike. The quickshifter, customary on this Manufacturing unit model, completes the package deal and permits fast and clean gear modifications throughout the whole rev vary.




The suspensions are maybe probably the most distinctive and related ingredient of the Tuono 660 Manufacturing unit. The entrance suspension set developed by Kayaba, utterly adjustable, has a superb efficiency and surprises by its good capability to filter irregularities, small holes and ground breaks, whereas retaining the mandatory firmness for a vigorous journey. On the rear the Sachs monoshock with remoted reservoir completely accomplishes the duty and, regardless of the producer’s distinction, works in good concord with the entrance set. We tried different changes and a number of other varieties of highway, however the manufacturing facility set-up is definitely one of the vital balanced, being essential to make changes just for explicit conditions.The Brembo entrance brakes, with 320 mm floating discs and 4 piston radial callipers are dosed and highly effective, and along with the Pirelli RossoCorsa II tyres they help you simply perceive the bounds of braking adherence.Concerning the rear brake, the situation shouldn’t be so good. It is tougher to really feel the impact of the brake and the ability falls a bit wanting what you’d anticipate from a well-performing entrance finish. With the addition of the 6-axle IMU, the Manufacturing unit now options multi-stage ABS (with the likelihood to regulate to three ranges of intervention) and “Cornering ABS”, which adjusts the braking in accordance with the angle of inclination, which is all the time an added security.With this new Tuono 660 Manufacturing unit, Aprilia reinforces its place within the mid-range bare/streetfighter vary. A really nicely outfitted motorcycle, with parts from noble manufacturers, and that exposed an amazing versatility. It’s enjoyable, straightforward to journey and energetic, and it may be used each for a trackday and to journey effectively and comfortably in an city setting. For less than 600 euros distinction in relation to the usual model, we get a way more full motorcycle, primarily in what issues to its suspensions.

Aprilia Tuono 660 FACTORY  
ENGINE  In-line liquid-cooled twin-cylinder
CYLINDER   659 cc
POWER 100 PS @10,500 rpm
TORQUE 67 Nm @ 8,500 rpm
GEARBOX  6 speeds
FRAME  Aluminium double-brake
TANK 15 litres
FORWARD SUSPENSION Kayaba inverted telescopic fork 41 mm totally adjustable, 110 mm stroke
REAR SUSPENSION adjustable Sachstot. monoshock, 130 mm stroke
FRONT BRAKE two 320 mm discs, Brembo 4-piston radial calipers
REAR BRAKE 220 mm disc, 2 piston callipers
FRONT TYRE 120/70 ZR17
REAR TYRE 180/55 ZR17
WEIGHT 181 kg

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