Tuareg 660

Aprilia has updated the Tuareg 660 with a new colour scheme for 2024. The adventure bike, known for its off-road prowess and unstoppable spirit, now dons an even sportier and more adventurous look, thanks to the introduction of three new captivating colour schemes.

The latest Tuareg MY 2024 is available in two fresh and nature-inspired color schemes: Atreides Black and Canyon Sand. These color options pay homage to the natural landscapes where the twin-cylinder adventure bike thrives, showcasing its close connection with the great outdoors.

Additionally, Aprilia introduces the Dakar Podium color scheme, a tribute to the Aprilia RXV 4.5 that clinched third place, including three leg wins, in the 2010 Dakar Rally, ridden by Francisco “Chaleco” Lopez.

One striking change that accompanies these new color schemes is the bold and aggressive red frame. This frame design not only adds a sporty touch but also symbolizes the racing spirit of the Tuareg, which recently made an impressive debut in off-road competitions as part of the “Back to Africa” project.

Developed in collaboration with GCorse and the Guareschi brothers, the Aprilia Tuareg is making waves in the Italian Motorally Championship and secured a remarkable third place finish in the Transanatolia Rally during its international debut. The next exciting chapter for Tuareg is conquering the African desert, a journey that aligns perfectly with its name.

A standout feature of the Aprilia Tuareg MY 2024 is its superior off-road technical package. The front mudguard proudly displays its top-class suspension travel of 240 mm, highlighting its authentic off-road capabilities.

In keeping with its off-road focus, Aprilia is expanding the range of accessories dedicated to the Tuareg for 2024. Among the additions is an air filter specifically engineered for off-road and dusty road conditions. This filter enhances engine protection by effectively filtering out dust from the intake.

Aprilia is set to return to the off-road arena after announcing its “Back To Africa” rally-raid programme, with the Italian firm set to utilise its Tuareg 660 motorcycle.

  • Aprilia announced its return to off-road racing with the “Back to Africa” project. 
  • Aprilia to develop a rally-raid machine with the firm’s latest Tuareg 660. 


Italian rally raid and enduro rider Jacopo Cerutti will help to develop the new rally-raid version of the Tuareg 660 with the involvement of Romano Albesiano and Aprilia Racing CEO Massimo Rivola. 

The project delivers a different challenge for Albesiano and Rivola, who have dedicated most of their lives to MotoGP. Nonetheless, Aprilia’s success in the world championship will provide a significant boost in developing a winning machine. 

“With its ‘Back to Africa’ project, Aprilia Racing is returning to the world of off-road racing, to the races that forged the division. 

“We want to keep growing in the world of Grand Prix motorcycle racing and in on-track races. We want to discover new talent through our SP 250 Championship and the RS 660 Trophy, but we are also embarking on a completely new project with the extraordinary Aprilia Tuareg. 

“It’s an additional sign of development for a racing division that has grown significantly over the past years, achieving results never before seen by Aprilia,” said Rivola. 

According to Aprilia, GCorse – a company run by the Guareschi brothers – will also provide technical assistance. GCorse already worked with the Tuareg 660 in the Italian Motorally Championship 2022; hence their hands-on experience is crucial for the programme. 

Aside from Cerutti – a multiple-time Italian and one-time European enduro champion – the rally-raid Tuareg 660 will also be piloted by Francesco Montanari. 

The Tuareg 660 is Aprilia’s answer to tackle the middleweight adventure segment which previously dominated by the likes of Yamaha’s Tenere 700 and KTM’s 890 Adventure.

  • Akrapovic features a new exhaust system designed specifically for the Tuareg 660.

  • adds 1.2hp and 2Nm. 

Despite being a fresh model, the Tuareg 660 garnered a lot of attention ever since the motorcycle was teased at the 2019 EICMA.

Modeled after Aprilia’s newest 660 platform, the Tuareg also features top of the range electronic package and suspension.

While the 660cc parallel-twin mill makes a good throbbing sound, it still missing that robust adventure voice note like a proper ADV.

This is where Akrapovic comes in as the Italian expert has a new exhaust system developed specifically for the Tuareg 660.

Made out of lightweight titanium with stainless steel link pipe, the exhaust system is designed as a slip-on for the Tuareg.

Apart from delivering a proper ADV sound, the exhaust shed 1.9 kilograms from the stock pipes. Given how tall the Tuareg is, the weight loss is definitely a plus for any ADV riders.

Akrapovic also claimed that the new exhaust adds 1.2hp @ 4,800rpm and 2Nm @ 4,800.

Like the rest of the material, the link pipe and the optional header are also built out of stainless steel material.

However, it is important to take note that the installation for the new exhaust will invalidates the bike’s Euro5 compliance, making it not street legal.

Didi Resources Sdn Bhd expands local Aprilia line up with new Tuareg 660 middleweight off-road adventure bike priced from RM75,900 onwards.


Aprilia has finally provided us with detailed insight into the all-new Tuareg 660 two months after its global sneak preview.

Powered by the same liquid-cooled DOHC 660cc parallel twin with 270-degree crank found in the RS 660 and Tuono 660, the Tuareg 660 gets 80hp and 70Nm.

Despite the detuned engine, the Tuareg only weighs around 186 kilograms thanks to the collective effort of using the parallel-twin engine as the stressed member of the tubular steel frame.

As previously mentioned, the Tuareg 660 offers off-road ergonomics like the Yamaha Tenere 700 with wide handlebars and narrow midsection.

It also features an adjustable 43mm USD fork and monoshock with progressive linkage that offers 9.5″ off the ground.

The bike also comes equipped with a 21″ front wheel and an 18″ rear wheel paired with tubeless tyres.

Other notable features include:

  • full LED light setup
  • Brembo brakes
  • 18L tank
  • Aprilia Performance Ride Control (APRC)
  • traction control
  • riding modes
  • engine brake settings
  • cruise control
  • 5″ TFT display

Aprilia adds two new colours to the range, with Acid Gold and Martian Red joining the iconic blue/white/red colour scheme.

According to the Italian firm, the Tuareg 660 will hit showrooms worldwide by February 2022.

Dorsoduro 900 & Shiver 900 duo axed as Aprilia mulls 660-based Pegaso revival and more.


Aprilia has hit colossal success ever since the introduction of the RS660 end of last year and the recent launched of the Tuono 660.

Sharing the same 660cc platform, Aprilia seems to be proud with the new unit (now Euro 5) which is also scheduled to power the upcoming middleweight adventure bike, the Tuareg 660.

*Aprilia RS 660 2021

The RS660 borrows styling cues from the established RSV4 1100 while the Tuono 660 (you guessed it right) drawn from its bigger sibling, Tuono 1100.

However, to progress, the Italian marque looks set to axe two models from its Noale factory, the Aprilia Shiver and Dorsoduro due to Euro 5 emission.

*Aprilia Dorsoduro 900

Both Shiver and Dorsoduro are the only models with Euro-4 engine, and that means if Aprilia plans to continue putting this in every dealer in Europe, it has to be Euro-5 compliant.

It is impractical for Aprilia to update the 900cc V-Twin engine to comply with Euro-5 and the fact that they are preoccupied with the 660cc unit, shifting their focus anytime soon do not add up.

Which brings us to the question, will Shiver and Dorsoduro be born again with the same 660cc Euro-5 platform?

The RS660 is a middleweight sportbike however unlike the dedicated supersport segment, the RS (an acronym for RennSport) is not designed for competition; instead, it is made for the street.

*Aprilia Tuono 660 2021

Meanwhile, the Tuono 660 provides a much comfortable riding ergonomics with taller handlebars and fall within the ‘naked’ sports motorcycle.

With the two 660 portrayed as a street machine, there is very little room for Shiver and Dorsoduro to make their mark again.

Personally, Shiver and Dorsoduro had an incredible run, and if Aprilia decides to bring back either one of these, it might not be anytime soon.

At the moment, let us enjoy the new revolution of the Noale factory via the RS, Tuono and the upcoming Tuareg 660.

By the way, we heard the RS600 may be launching soon in Malaysia!


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