Aprilia recently announced the release of its new 2022 Factory version of the Tuono 660. This new Factory version comes with a number of exciting features, as typical with other Aprilia machines. The Aprilia Tuono 660 comes with a lightweight lithium-ion battery and an upgraded suspension. In this post, we will take a closer look at the 2022 Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory.
- Body Frame: Twin-spar aluminum w/aluminum subframe
- Cornering aware ABS
- Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa II tires
- 17” x 5.5” rear wheel
- 17” x 3.5” front wheel
- Travel; Fully adjustable KYB inverted 41mm fork 4.7” front suspension:
- 120/70 x 17 front tire
- 180/55 x 17 rear tire
- Cornering aware ABS
- 220mm disc with Brembo caliper and steel-braided line rear brake
- 320mm discs with Brembo calipers, steel-braided line, and radially mounted master cylinder front brakes.
- Travel: Cantilevered, 5.1” linkage-free, fully adjustable piggyback-reservoir Sachs shock rear suspension.
- Parallel twin w/ 270-degree crankshaft
- 6-speed w/ quickshifter transmission
- 81 x 63.9mm bore x stroke
- 659cc displacement
- 100hp at 10,500 rpm maximum power
- 49 ft-lbs at 8500 rpm maximum torque
- 4.1-inch trail
- 53.9-inch wheelbase
- 399-pound curb weight
- 24.1-degree rake
- 4-gallon fuel capacity
- 32.3-inch seat height
Factory Trim Version
Over the years, the ‘Factory’ versions of Aprilia sports bikes have been high-performance products, highly dedicated to offering a unique riding experience. With the launch of the 2022 Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory, we expect the usual unrivaled dynamic qualities and a more sophisticated design of the previous generation of Aprilia sporty models. Aprilia 660 project bikes also come with an impressive weight-to-power ratio that promises high-performance and improved handling, particularly to highly-skilled and demanding riders.
Like the previous Tuono 660 that was widely recognized by critics and fans for its impressive chassis qualities, the 2022 Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory comes with an upgraded suspension system. This allows for a more pleasurable riding experience. The Kayaba fork with 41mm stanchions is easily adjustable in spring pre-load, compression, and rebound damping. The bike also features the Sachs shock absorber with an adjustable reservoir in the rebound damping, spring pre-load, and compression. Another notable feature of the new Aprilia 660 model is its well-balanced weight/power ratio. Its lightweight lithium-ion battery helps lower the overall weight of the bike by about 2 kg and improve the overall engine performance.
Engine and Power
The new Aprilia Tuono 660 is powered by a 659cc engine motor that produces 100 horsepower at 10,500rpm. In addition to its impressive torque of 49.4 lb-ft at 8,500 rpm, the Tuono features a 16-tooth pinion gear – an upgrade from the previous 17-tooth gear – for a shorter and comfier ride. Its lightweight, compact, and new-generation engine has four valves per cylinder and DOHC training. Overall, the Tuono 660 promises to provide an exceptional riding experience coupled with smooth power transmission. This unrivaled 660cc forward-facing twin-engine comes with an aluminum swingarm in its rear section and a load-bearing function for a more drive-in acceleration. The combustion is asymmetric and offset by 270 degrees to provide complete combustion, which translates into quality sound and road performance similar to that of a V-twin engine. The Tuono 660 Factory also features a 16-tooth pinion gear for a much shorter final ride. Additionally, approximately 80% of the bike’s maximum torque is attained from 4000 rpm or 90% from 6250 rpm.
In addition to its extremely contained dimensions and weight, the Tuono 660 Factory features a multi-map Cornering ABS that can easily optimize braking in corners. Plus, there is an algorithm that frequently monitors many of the bike’s parameters, such as pitch, lean, lateral acceleration, and braking action, to modulate the stability and deceleration ratio.
The 2022 Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory offers a wide array of APRC electronic controls with a 6-axis inertial platform (standard) and a Ride-by-Wire electronic accelerator. The platform contains gyroscopes and accelerometers that can easily evaluate the bike’s current condition based on the type of road. It works by measuring and processing the data inputs from a ride and later transferring the data to a control unit that optimizes the control parameters of the bike. The Tuono 660 Factory is fitted with the downshift function that allows for clutchless downshifting. There is also the Aprilia Engine Map (AEM) that consists of several mappings to help change the engine’s power delivery and overall performance. Plus, the Aprilia Engine Brake (AEB) helps control the bike’s engine braking when the throttle is closed. Other exciting tech features included in the new Tuono 660 Factory APRC include:
- An adjustable traction control, with very effective intervention mechanisms
- Aprilia Traction Control (ATC)
- An easily adjustable Aprilia Wheel Control (AWC).
- Aprilia Quick Shift (AQS) allowing the rider to quickly shift the gears without necessarily using the clutch or closing the throttle.
- Aprilia Cruise Control (ACC) helps the rider maintain a steady speed without using the throttle.
The Tuono 660 Factory comes with five customizable Riding Modes; two are for track use and three for road use. All a rider needs to do is choose a suitable Riding Mode that perfectly suits their needs to achieve the best engine settings. Essentially, the modes allow you to adjust the wheel control, ABS, brake, and traction control.
The bike’s design is further modified with the sporty and aggressive Factory Dark graphics. The package includes a single-seat fairing, painted red and black, that is often offered as standard with the passenger seat and footpegs.
Price and Availability
The 2021 Aprilia Tuono Factory is currently sold at a market ride-away price of $20,430. However, the actual cost of the new Factory bike is yet to be confirmed, with its first delivery in dealer shops being presented as September 2022. Aprilia will communicate the price and availability at ’a later date’ as reported by Cycle World.
In addition to the powerful 659cc twin engine that produces the same 100 horsepower/ 49 lb-ft as the ordinary Tuono 660, Aprilia has gone a long way to pimp this factory version. The 2022 Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory comes with a more potent power-to-weight ratio, improved handling, and a light lithium-ion battery that helps cut down the curb weight to 399 pounds. It is a powerful and amazing offering from Aprilia.
Written by Benjamin Smith
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