Has Aprilia got a new mid weight Tuareg 660 ADV coming

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  1. FeliXT

    FeliXT Been here awhile

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    I have to disagree. The old Panda 4x4.

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    If you have ever been to the Italian Alps you will know these things are small, tough and will get you anywhere!
    But then again, they were built by Steyr-Daimler-Puch in Austria...
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    Couldn't agree more.
    Rotax have been building bullet engines for along time and not just for Aprillia.
    I don't think the 450/550 RXV V-Twins did Aprilia's reputation any favors and is what everyone thinks of Re Aprilia reliability.
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    Most impressive build quality in the shed. And that’s saying something.

    Waaaay more solid than a brick shitter.

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  8. badmanners

    badmanners Umm, yeah, no.

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    I concur. :smooch
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    You may be overlooking the 513R
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    That’s a top photo Nev.
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  11. FeliXT

    FeliXT Been here awhile

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    My wife has a SXV 550 since 2008. It has about 15k km on the odo and runs flawless. But it's a competition motorcycle with a competition engine. If you race it and keep the revs between 8 and 11k it's not famous for it's longevity. :dunno

    I guess Aprilias reputation for unreliability is based on their 125 and 250 two-strokes. The RX125 and RS125 with Rotax 123 and 122 Engines were light and powerful. But 20k km without revision where rather unusual.

    But back to the topic: I am really looking forward to the Tuareg 660! I like the concept of the T700, but I am a bit disappointed that they put cheap 2-piston-brakes in the front when even the MT-07 has very good 4-piston-brakes. I would ride a bike like this on the road a lot, and when I'm riding down a pass in the alps, maybe with luggage or a passenger, I want some solid braking.

    Also, from the front the T7 looks really good and modern. But the side-view with the steep line from seat to tank reminds me of some '90s enduros like Transalp, XT/DR/XL. And that's a bit too old fashioned for my taste...

    I guess the 660 could solve these problems for me. The RS 660 sells for a little above 10k Euro here. The Tuareg, without fairing, steel-frame instead of aluminium, could even be a little less expensive. I just hope they don't skimp out on the suspension...
    I have some doubts about the weight. The RS is stated at 170 kg dry. With gas, oil, coolant, battery, ... we won't be far away from 200 kg. But let's hope for the best.
    For me, a T700 and a Tuareg 660 test ride is a must in 2021!
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    15,000 kilometers in 12 years...? Just over 1000 k's a year...? :hmmmmm Ummm... that's hardly an endorsement of longevity or reliability is it? :confused
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    My first Ape was a Falco. 100,000 kms of hard riding. Sold it and it sounded as tight as my new to me 25,000 km Tuono. That has now got about 76,000 kms on it. Not even a valve adjust needed. Just tyres, oil etc.
    I will be interested in the new bike.
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  16. FeliXT

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    Correct. That's why I said "If you race it and keep the revs between 8 and 11k it's not famous for it's longevity."
    But I don't expect longevity from a competition-supermoto. I do expect it from modern street motorcycle, and as far as I know, Aprilia does pretty good in that area in about the last 10 years.

    I would not claim that Aprilia makes the most reliable motorcycle on the market, but they reached a pretty decent standard.
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    So the 2500km I did last week is 2 and a half years of riding?
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    FeliXT Been here awhile

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    Posting about a low-mileage motorcycle on ADV seems to be a bad idea...

    tomo8er, try 2500 km on a motorcycle with a 90 km range and a 10cm wide seat. The trip will at least feel like it took two years. ;-)

    Like I said, it's my wifes bike, and since our overall mileage splits on about 15 motorcycles and in between she gave birth to and raised my son, I have to admit, yes, she only got 15 000 km on the SXV... :(
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    But we are on advrider aren't we?

    It's not Endurorider?
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  20. Simosez

    Simosez go ride your bike.

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    There's a few blokes on here carrying on like a bunch of wankers . 15,000k on a highly strung race bike is pretty good going if you ask me. There's plenty of similar vintage EXCs, WRs, CRFs etc that didn't make that distance. The RXV 550 goes like a dog shot in the arse as anyone who has actually ridden one will tell you. 15,000 and still going strong.
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