India Bound Aprilia Tuono 660 Launched in the Philippines
The new middleweight and semi-faired, Aprilia Tuono 660 motorcycle has been launched in the Philippines at PHP 860,000 (equivalent to Rs.13.19 lakh). The bike is available in other Southeast Asian markets including Malaysia. The Aprilia Tuono 660 is expected to hit the Indian market in late-2021 or early 2022 and is likely to be priced at a substantial premium compared to its rivals- the Triumph Trident 660 and Honda CB650R.
Aprilia Tuono 660 shares few features with its faired sibling, the Aprilia RS 660. Aprilia Tuono 660 is powered by 660cc, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled motor. This motor is the same as the one on the RS 660, it is slightly revised and gets a shorter final drive than the latter. It produces 95bhp of power as compared to the RS 660’s 100bhp power.
Aprilia Tuono 660 Features
Some of the key features of the Tuono 660 are the semi fairing, sculpted fuel tank, high-rise tail section, split seats, and compact tail tidy. Tuono 660 collects various design hints and styling elements from the RS 660. It features a dual-LED headlamp setup that ensures the front end of the motorcycle is aggressive yet eye-catching. The LED DRLs also look striking and enhance the overall visual appeal of the machine. The motorcycle also has a fully digital instrument cluster.
In terms of electronics, the Tuono 660 comes equipped with ride-by-wire throttle, multi-level traction control, anti-wheelie, cruise control, engine braking, ABS, and engine mapping options as well as five ride modes. Aprilia is offering the Tuono 660 in three colorways– Concept Black, Iridium Grey, and Acid Gold.
Earlier this year, Italian motorcycle manufacturer Aprilia has updated the official Indian website and listed the new Aprilia RSV4, Tuono V4, and their respective Factory variants on the Indian website. This means that the brand is planning to launch the superbikes soon in the Indian market. The bikes were revealed for the first time earlier this year and come in two variants: Standard and Factory. We are still waiting to have a more precise launch timeline.