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ADV NewsAprilia Tuareg 660: Pricing, Colors & Availability Announced

Aprilia Tuareg 660: Pricing, Colors & Availability Announced

The much-anticipated Aprilia Tuareg 660 is on its way to America soon!

Published on 10.29.2021

Back in July we got our first look at the highly-anticipated 2022 Aprilia Tuareg 660, along with key details and specs. Since then there’s been a slow drip of information, including several video teasers showcasing the bike’s development process and design goals. What we’ve seen so far is a solid machine with a dirt-focused chassis, performance-tuned engine and long list of accoutrements for traveling. Three big questions have persisted though: How does it ride? What will it cost? And when will it be available?

Well in about a week, we’ll be throwing a leg over the Tuareg 660 for the first time at the international press launch in Sardinia, so you’ll have to wait a bit to get that answer. But Aprilia did announce today their U.S. pricing and availability. We now know the Tuareg will have a starting price of $11,999 and will begin arriving on dealer floors in February of 2022. There were also two new color schemes announced today in addition to the blue, red, white livery previously revealed. And for those who want to be among the first to own a Tuareg 660 in America, Aprilia also revealed they will be launching a pre-order system online shortly.

2022 Aprilia Tuareg 660

With this announcement, the Tuareg enters the middleweight adventure segment with a competitive price, a sure point in favor of the new machine before it hits our shores. The launch of the Tuareg 660 makes this the third Aprilia model to use the company’s 660cc parallel-twin powerplant. That same unique engine character that has been praised in the RS 660 and Tuono 660, will soon be available in an Adventure Touring chassis.   


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Weighing in at 412 lbs dry, it is fairly light for the class, similar on paper to its main rival the Tenere 700. With a claimed 80 hp though, it pumps out 8 ponies more than the T7.  Aprilia says that the team tried to introduce the same spirit as the last-of-the-line 1994 Tuareg Wind 600, a model created for the challenges of the Paris-Dakar Rally. And like the original Tuareg, the reimagined version is designed to do well in demanding off-road conditions and be outstanding on the street. “The Tuareg 660 offers the best combination of single-cylinder enduros and large displacement adventure bikes; two opposing worlds – until now,” states the Italian manufacturer.

2022 Aprilia Tuareg 660

The Tuareg 660’s riding ergonomics were specifically designed for off-road riding, with a wide handlebar and slender body volume to facilitate movement in the saddle. Plus, the bike gets outfitted with premium componentry like Brembo brakes, tubeless cross-spoke wheels, a 43mm USD fork with progressive linkage suspension (both adjustable) that support an impressive 9.5 inches of travel and ground clearance. 

The complete equipment package includes an LED lighting system with perimeter DRL and 5-inch color TFT instrumentation. It comes standard with the APRC with Ride-by-Wire multimap electronics package, including traction control, cruise control, engine brake and multiple engine maps. There are four customizable Riding Modes that let the rider maximize their experience and make on-board life easier, simply selecting desired Riding Mode to automatically obtain the best calibration of the electronics. 

2022 Aprilia Tuareg 660
2022 Aprilia Tuareg in Indaco Tagelmust.

Colors, Pricing, Availability, and Pre-Ordering

Pre-booking will be open from November 10 in the U.S., with first units reserved for those who book online. Customers can view all the model details here and book their ideal configuration of the Tuareg 660 from the available factory options and upgrades. Dealer of choice can be selected at storeusa.aprilia.com.

The available color schemes include the Acid Gold version, bold and distinctive in true Aprilia tradition, and the Martian Red version. These are joined by the more nostalgic Indaco Tagelmust graphic. 

Availability: February 2022 USA; March 2022 Canada

USA Pricing: $11,999 (Acid Gold and Martian Red); $12,599 (Indaco Tagelmust)

Canada Pricing: $14,595 (Acid Gold and Martian Red); $15,195 (Indaco Tagelmust)

2022 Aprilia Tuareg 660
2022 Aprilia Tuareg 660 in Martian Red.
2022 Aprilia Tuareg 660
2022 Aprilia Tuareg 660 in Acid Gold.

Aprilia Tuareg 660 Specs

ENGINE:659cc DOHC parallel-twin with 4-valves per cylinder
Bore x stroke:81 x 63.93 mm
Compression Ratio:13.5:1
POWER:80 HP (58.8kW) @ 9,250 rpm
TORQUE:51.63 ft-lbs (70 Nm) @ 6,500 rpm
Fuel system:Airbox with front air vent. 2-48 mm throttle bodies, Ride-by-wire management.
Ignition:Electric
Lubrication:Wet sump
Transmission:6-speed. Aprilia Quick Shift (AQS) up and down available as an accessory.
Electronics:APRC Suite that includes ATC (traction control), AEB (engine brake) AEM (engine maps), ACC (cruise control) 4 Riding modes (Urban, Explore, Off-road, Individual)
FRAME:Tubular steel frame, engine used as a stressed member
Clutch:Multiplate wet clutch with slipper system
Secondary Drive:Chain, drive ratio 15/42
DRY WEIGHT:412 lbs (187 kg)
Wet Weight:449 lbs (204 kg)
FRONT SUSPENSION:Kayaba 43mm fully-adjustable USD Fork
FRONT SUSPENSION TRAVEL:9.5″ (240mm)
REAR SUSPENSION: Kayaba fully-adjustable monoshock with progressive linkage
REAR SUSPENSION TRAVEL:9.5″ (240mm)
GROUND CLEARANCE:9.5″ (240mm)
SEAT HEIGHT:33.9″ (860mm)
FUEL CAPACITY:4.8 gallons (18 liters); 0.79 gallons (3 liters) reserve
WHEELBASE:60.04″ (1525mm)
Length:87.4″ (2220mm)
Width:37.99″ (965mm)
Rake:26.7°
Trail:4.46″ (113.3mm)
WHEELS:21″ front / 18″ rear tubeless
Front Brake:Twin 300mm Disc with Brembo 2-piston calipers and steel-braided brake lines.
Rear brake:Single 260mm Disc with Brembo single piston floating caliper.
Emmissions Compliance:Euro 5
Rated Fuel Economy:4.0 liters/100 km (58.8 MPG US)

Author: ADV Pulse Staff
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    • If you “fake” order a different Aprilia, you will see a baked in “setup” fee. I’d imagine that will be the case with the Tuareg as well.

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