Aprilia Tuono 660 Concept Revealed At EICMA

Will Aprilia make this middleweight Tuono 660 naked bike concept?

The Aprilia Tuono concept has to be closer to production than the RS was when it was first revealed. We have very few details to work from, but if the RS tells the tale, the Tuono should be impressive.Piaggio Group

Hot on the heels of the recently released 2020 Aprilia RS 660 sportbike is the first look at the Tuono 660 concept bike. Similar to the open-class RSV4 and Tuono, the 660-series will share a rolling chassis with a couple of key elements in place that define the Tuono lineup. A single-piece motocross-style handlebar and bar riser offers a more upright riding position while minimalist bodywork allows you to see the frame and the exposed engine. Even the small headlight and front cowling retain the big Tuono appearance.

As far as naked bikes go, the Tuono has been one of our favorites over the years. Now, with a small version equipped with a parallel twin on the horizon, we can only hope that this version comes available sooner rather than later.Piaggio Group

On the performance side of the equation, we expect to see the Tuono 660 produce something in the neighborhood of the 100 hp the RS 660 claims. However, Aprilia will also offer the Tuono 660 in a 45-hp version that will target riders advancing through their tiered licensing in countries outside the US.

We have to assume the Tuono 660 will arrive in the next year or two with a full complement of APRC rider assist tech and hopefully a full 100 hp. Until then we have to drool over the images and speculate what Aprilia is up.

The engineers from Noale have been diligently developing a midrange motorcycle platform for new riders looking to join the Aprilia family. The RS660 was the first and the Tuono 660 is next.Piaggio Group
No matter what angle you look at the Tuono 660 it is impressive. The lightweight aluminum frame and swingarm are on full display, the relaxed riding position looks appealing, and if everything goes as planned, it will be a kick-ass ride too.Piaggio Group