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29 April 2022
It was developed on the mechanical base of the Aprilia 660 twin-cylinder, itself derived from the front bank of the 1100 cc V4.
However, the Tuareg 660 was designed and built to be the best combination of a single-cylinder enduro bike and medium-engine capacity adventure bike.
It enjoys the performance of an 80 HP twin-cylinder and a low weight of just 187 dry kilos.
There isn’t a thing on the machine that doesn’t need to be there.
While keeping it this light, the chassis was still designed for “heavy duty” use, off-road riding, with significant cargo capacity.
The frame is made with high-resistance steel tubes and cast plates with the subframe welded to it. It’s capable of taking loads of up to 210 kg!
The aluminium swingarm is longer, ensuring maximum traction.
The fully adjustable Kayaba suspension system has 240mm of travel.
It also has a low straddle arch, so riders of any height can reach the ground.
The subframe was also lowered as much as possible making the riding position comfortable, with the wide and high conical aluminium handlebars giving ample feedback for a rewarding ride.
A Ride-by-Wire throttle is complimented by traction control that can be adjusted to four levels or disabled.
There’s cruise control, adjustable engine braking control and three different maps to change the way the engine delivers its power.
Drive is delivered via the multi-plate wet clutch which features anti-juddering. There’s also a mechanically-assisted system that results in a handlebar control that is extremely soft to operate.
A full LED lighting system includes a new compact headlight unit featuring a perimeter daytime running light.
There’s also a multimedia platform available as an optional extra. This allows the rider to manage music, phone calls and navigation, is available as an optional extra.
The Aprilia Tuareg is available from Megabikes with prices starting at €13,799. Give Kieran a call on 014784200 to organise a test ride.
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