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Aprilia Australia has confirmed pricing for its new Tuareg 660 middleweight adventure bike, which will be available from $23,230 rideaway when it hits showrooms around May/June.
The Aprilia Tuareg 660 will be available in both LAMS and full-power configurations, with three colour schemes on offer – Martian Red, Acid Gold and Indaco Tagelmust – the latter adding $300 to the bike’s pricetag.
Motivating the Aprilia Tuareg 660 is the brand’s latest 659cc parallel-twin engine, generating 59kW and 70Nm in standard trim, or 35kW/61Nm in the case of the restricted 660 L LAMS variant.
As it is positioned as a dirt-focussed model, the Aprilia Tuareg 660 L features 21- and 18-inch wire-spoked wheels matched with long-travel Kayaba suspension.
Also bolstering its adventure credentials is an 18-litre fuel tank – up two litres compared to its Yamaha Tenere 700 rival – as well as a healthy weight of 204 kilograms (wet).
A strong electronics package includes advanced traction control, engine braking and fuel mappings that can be toggled via four rider modes: Urban, Explore, Off-Road and Individual.
The bike also gets a large TFT display and cruise control as standard, while an up/down quickshifter can be fitted as an option.
A premium braking package sees dual 300mm discs at the front, and a single 260mm disc at the rear with Brembo callipers all round.
The bike is specified to compete with the likes of the Yamaha Tenere 700 ($19,399) and KTM 890 Adventure R ($24,470).
While it is motivated by the same 659cc parallel-twin motor that powers its platform-sharing RS 660 and Tuono 660 stablemates, the new Tuareg 660 gets its own tune to produce 59kW and 70Nm.
That translates to an 11kW drop in peak power, and a 3Nm boost to peak torque compared to the RS 660 sportsbike, as it is specifically tuned to suit its off-road chassis.
For comparison, the Yamaha Tenere 700 makes 53kW and 68Nm from its 689cc parallel-twin engine, and both rivalling adventure bikes tip the scales at 204 kilograms (wet).