Aprilia Tuono 660

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by cabanza, Oct 31, 2019.

  1. Sid Post

    Sid Post Middle aged rider

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    AF1Racing is my closest Aprilia dealer and they stock the other family brands like Vespa and Moto Guzzi.

    If the Tuono 660 was on the USA street today, I'd seriously give them a hard look. The dealer network really isn't very strong on this side of the Atlantic but, Piaggo seems to have a solid reputation in Europe for high-quality motorcycles.

    The unknowns for me right now are the cost of ownership and service and when and at what price they will hit our local market here in the USA
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  2. RightChoice

    RightChoice Been here awhile

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    Join the club! Looks like a very unique bike. The looks of an exotic supersport, with highers bars to let the rider relax the back a bit. Full electronics suite by default. I have been shopping pretty hard, but think I may hold out for this myself.
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  3. FranknStein7

    FranknStein7 Been here awhile

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    https://advrider.com/aprilia-unveils-the-2021-tuono-660/

    Looking good. 403 lbs should be the curb weight as other outlets have reported. To me this is a prettier alternative to the new Ducati Monster. And cruise control is an option. This will be a great canyon carver for summer weekends.
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  4. Gustavo

    Gustavo Motociclista Errante

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  5. Gustavo

    Gustavo Motociclista Errante

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    In black..
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  6. TBTSyncro

    TBTSyncro Been here awhile

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    $10499 for black or grey, and $10699 for acid gold. They say end of March which means actual delivery around middle April. (US info)
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  7. Dave.0

    Dave.0 on the spectrum

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    This bike does look great in black or grey.

    I have some trouble with the acid gold, especially if they are charging a premium for it.

    Ultimately, I think I would take this tuono 660 over the rs660. It does look to be nice real world sporty bike.
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  8. FranknStein7

    FranknStein7 Been here awhile

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    The yellow with red wheels gives me McDonald's vibes. I think black wheels would have looked better on that one.
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  9. MCGMB

    MCGMB Been here awhile Supporter

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    IMO the overall styling looks better than the RS, and it's more affordable.

    The color combinations though...I don't know. Looks like it's yelling at me.
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  10. chainslap

    chainslap BlessedarethesicK Super Supporter

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    I'm probably in the minority (as usual) but I love the vomit yellow and red wheels. I got an email today. 10,699 for baby poop yellow. I have one bike currently for trade but I just may put up two more bikes for sale. I'll still have some bikes left over and could just about pay for this thing.

    Could care less about dealer location. Closest to me is Maryland but I'd probably buy from AF1. They have been really good for parts, knowledge and forum support with my other Aprilias. I've never even been there but they are a-ok in my book.

    I've mostly been holding out for an E-bike but I'm really digging this little 660.
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  11. Gone Troppo

    Gone Troppo Somewhat bemused observer Supporter

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    Looks very nice.
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  12. Sid Post

    Sid Post Middle aged rider

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    Their forum is really good as well. If I didn't have a really good Vespa saleslady in Dallas, I'd drive to AF1 myself for parts and service even though it is another ~200 miles away.
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  13. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    Ok, now I'm confused. Is the Tuono 660 just an RS660 with a higher handlebar? I don't see how anybody can keep calling the Tuono 660 a naked bike...it has huge fucking fairings all over it.
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  14. FranknStein7

    FranknStein7 Been here awhile

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    That's the main difference. There are a number of other small changes including different gearing and fork offset. The Tuono has long been considered a 'naked' bike. The term is definitely being used loosely. Semi-naked is probably more appropriate. It does have less fairing than its sport bike counterparts.
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  15. Gryphon12

    Gryphon12 Long timer

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    First generation Tuono's had just a headlight shroud and now body work; chin spoiler at base of engine was optional later iirc.
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  16. shoeb

    shoeb Long timer

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    Looks like a really nice bike in and of itself. As part of the market I suspect it might fall between two stools; people who want sharp performance for sport/ track use will buy the RS660, people who want more comfort and gentler performance have a ton of cheaper nakeds to look at.

    Still, it's a cool piece of kit, and I hope it finds enough garages to stick around.
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  17. Gustavo

    Gustavo Motociclista Errante

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    This is the first gen:
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    It always had a small fairing and chin spoiler that with the radiator covers created a different look than a traditional naked bike.

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  18. CopaMundial

    CopaMundial Wow, that broke easy

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    Do they have a bracket to mount a couple of 48l aluminum side cases?
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  19. N-Id-Jim

    N-Id-Jim Long timer

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    Yea that way you coulld roll into town looking like the street hot dog vendor!
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  20. dtysdalx2

    dtysdalx2 Just send it!

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    Dang, if they had a sport touring or ADV red black version, that would be pretty cool.

    Something like the KTM 390 ADV with a kick ass motor in it. :D

    Baby poop and vomit yellow. :jack
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