We already know that Aprilia has set out to dominate the middleweight segment with its 660 platform. First unveiled in the RS 660 sportbike, the Italian company’s middleweight platform immediately captured the hearts of motorcycle enthusiasts all across the globe. As it would turn out, you don’t really need gobs of power and torque out of a massive, high-capacity engine to have an amazing time on two wheels.
Aprilia just recently dropped a new teaser surrounding the Tuareg 660, and it certainly seems like a very capable adventurer. The video clearly shows us just what the Tuareg is capable of, and it no doubt has what it takes to bring the game to the likes of the Yamaha Ténéré 700 and KTM 790 Adventure. Be it traversing through gnarly terrain, sliding around an off-road corner, or even catching some air, Aprilia is certainly showing us that the Tuareg 660 has what it takes to go the extra mile in thoroughly adventurous fashion.
The Tuareg 660 is equipped with long-travel suspension and wire-spoke wheels out of the factory. As such, there’s no denying that it will be a very capable off-roader. To sweeten the deal even further, the Tuareg 660 is equipped with the same 660cc, 270-degree parallel twin in the RS 660 and Tuono 660. In the Tuareg, however, Aprilia has tweaked its mapping to produce 80 horsepower and 52 ft-lbs of torque. Additionally, we can also expect this motor to produce peak power and torque lower in the rev range to provide better off-road capability.
The Tuareg 660 rides on a set of ADV wheels with a 21-inch and 18-inch wheel setup at the front and rear respectively. It comes standard with wire-spoke wheels, which are tubeless compatible, making the bike even more versatile particularly for long distance adventure rides. As far as suspension is concerned,, the Tuareg gets 240mm of travel on both front and rear ends complete with sine degree of adjustability. However, Aprilia has yet to confirm if it will be equipped with a premium, full-suite of adjustability.