Another new motorcycle based on Aprilia’s latest 660 platform will be the Tuareg 660. The upcoming Adventure bike has been recently spied testing. Having a look at the spy shots, it appears that the development process is somewhere in the middle stages.
There are several things that we can identify from the spy images. To begin with, the Aprilia Tuareg 660 would feature some serious USD front forks that should have a good amount of travel to help the motorcycle traverse easily in off-road conditions. The front brakes include a pair of rotors which are said to be accompanied by Brembo callipers. We also see a yellow structure near the engine, which should be here only for some testing and will not make it to the production model.
The exhaust system on the prototype of the Aprilia Tuareg 660 also looks temporary. It is likely to be replaced by something fancier that would also sound pretty good. The riding position on Aprilia’s new middleweight ADV would be upright and relaxed. The seat should also provide a decent amount of comfort.
Since the prototype had black camouflage on, we can’t really say about the styling of the upcoming Tuareg 660. However, it looks like the front of the motorcycle is going to remain like this only. This means that the new Aprilia wouldn’t score points in the aesthetic department.
While we are alright with the Tuareg 600 losing points on its visual appearance, we really hope that it compensates for that with its performance. So powering the motorcycle will be the same 660cc parallel-twin that Aprilia is using in the RS 660 and Tuono 660. This motor is capable of producing a max power of 100 hp, however, Aprilia would tune it differently to suit the nature of the Tuareg 660.
Just like the engine, the Aprilia Tuareg 660 could also be equipped with the hi-tech electronics that have been fitted in its other siblings. The electronic package would include wheelie control, slide control, cornering ABS, different riding modes, multi-level traction control, and more.