Aprilia has launched its second model in the 660cc middleweight range in the form of the 2021 Aprilia Tuono 660. This half-naked version of the RS 660 was initially planned to go into production last year, but COVID-19 really threw a wrench in Aprilia’s plans.
Better late than never, we guess. The 2021 Aprilia Tuono 660 essentially carries all the same specs as its full-fairing siblings, minus a few things here and there. The most noticeable is of course the full front fairing, but the Tuono 660 still has that side aero-winglets but with a more compact design.
In terms of firepower, the Tuono 660 is said to produce around 95hp, which is 5hp less than the RS 660. To make up for that, Aprilia offered a shorter gear ratio for its gearbox plus all the electronic riding aids and APRC suite just like the RS 660 (traction control, wheelie control, cornering ABS, selectable riding modes, quickshifter, auto-blipper, etc.).
The rest is pretty much the same as the RS 660, which should’ve made more sense if they were launched together, but that’s Aprilia for you. The US market is selling this beauty at $10,500, which is around the RM45,400 mark when directly converted to today’s currency exchange rates.
Three colours are available – black/red, grey/red, or ‘acid gold’ with black.