Gone Riding: Aprilia Tuareg 660

Buongiorno from the island of Sardinia, as this edition of “Gone Riding” sees us getting ready to ride the new Aprilia Tuareg 660.

The third of Aprilia’s 660cc parallel-twin lineup, the Tuareg 660 is the Italian brand’s middleweight ADV option, and it promises to be a potent offering for off-road riders.

The 80hp machines packs a plethora of features for its $12,000 price tag, including fully adjustable suspension, a robust electronics package, and a 21″ front hoop. At 449 lbs at the curb, the Aprilia Tuareg 660 is a pretty svelte option as well.

To see if Aprilia has found the perfect balance of price and features, our press launch sees us riding on the Sardinian roads, as well as some of the off-piste action that the island has to offer.

Per our new review format, I will be giving you a live assessment of the new Aprilia Tuareg 660 right here in this article (down in the comments section), and I will try to answer any questions you might have about this exciting motorcycle. 

Here is your chance to learn what it’s like to ride the Aprilia Tuareg 660, before even our own proper review is posted. As always, if I don’t know an answer, I will try to get a response from the Aprilia personnel. So, pepper away.

You can follow our thoughts on the bike live via FacebookTwitter, and Instagram, and you can see what our colleagues are posting on social media by looking for the hashtag #bearacer #tuareg660

Spec-Sheet Comparison of Relevant Models to the Aprilia Tuareg 660:

 Aprilia Tuareg 660Yamaha Ténéré 700KTM 890 AdventureSuzuki V-Strom 650XT
Power80 hp72 hp103 hp70 hp
Torque52 lbs•ft50 lbs•ft73 lbs•ft46 lbs•ft
Weight449 lbs (wet)452 lbs (wet)464 lbs (wet)476 lbs (wet)
Engine660cc / Parallel-Twin689cc / Parallel-Twin889cc / Parallel-Twin645cc / V-Twin

Photos: Aprilia

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