Aprilia returns to the adventure class market with its 2022 Aprilia Tuareg 660.
Aprilia continues to build on its 660 powerplant platform. This time, they are taking a good concept from yesteryear and making it a great one for now. The Aprilia Tuareg made its debut to the world in May of 1985, as 125 cc, liquid-cooled, two-stroke single-cylinder machine. Fast forward a few decades and a new and formidable rendention of the Tuareg is staged to return: the 2022 Aprilia Tuareg 660.
Maximizing the functionality of the 660 engine platform, the same engine employed by the RS 660 and the Tuono 660, Aprilia charges the 2022 Tuareg’s forward facing, twin-cylinder 80 hp, powerplant with 52 foot-pounds of torque, with “enduro meets adventure” duties. The engine of the Tuareg 660 is housed in a new tubular steel frame with aluminum brackets, utilizing a six point mounting system.
The Tuareg is lightweight, tipping the scales with a wet weight of 449 pounds and loaded with off-road riding features that incorporate a wide handlebar, a slim body, long suspension travel, an LED lighting system that includes perimeter DRL and a 5-inch color TFT dash.
The suite of rider aids enlists the APRC with a Ride-by-Wire multimap electronics package including traction control, cruise control, engine brake and multiple engine maps. The four riding modes are customizable, with one mode dedicated to off-road riding.
The 2022 Aprilia Tuareg 660, priced at $11,999, will be available at dealerships in early 2022 with three color options to select from: Acid Gold, Martian Red, and an Indaco Tagelmust graphic.