2022 Aprilia Tuareg 660 launched in Malaysia, RM76k

Joining the Aprilia RS660 Sportsbike in Malaysia is the 2022 Aprilia Tuareg 660 with a starting price of RM79,500, excluding road tax, insurance and registration. Like the RS660, the Tuareg 660 is the Aprilia offer for the middleweight motorcycle market, following the adventure-touring motorcycle style closely and is immediately available in stock at the Aprilia Malaysia dealer showroom.

The power of the Tuareg 660 comes from a liquid-cooled, DOHC, eight-valve, parallel-twin displacing 659 cc. However, the RS660 gets 100 hp and 67 Nm of torque, while the Tuareg 660 has an engine tune for even lower- and mid-range torque, which gives the claimed 80 hp at 9,250 rpm and 70 Nm peak torque at 6,500 pm.

A complete suite of riding aids comes with the Tuareg 660, the details of which can be seen on the 5-inch TFT-LCD screen. Settings include traction control, engine braking, engine mapping, cruise control and four ride modes – two presets and two customizable.

The suspension is executed with a fully adjustable reverse-down kayaba fork with 240mm travel and is fitted with a fully-adjustable kayaba monocoque at the rear end, also gives 240mm suspension travel. Ground clearance for Tuareg 660 is more than 240 mm where seat height is set at 860 mm.

The front wheels are braked by twin Brambo two-piston calipers, clamping the 300mm floating brake discs, and the rear wheels are stopped by a single-piston caliper on the 260mm discs, with two-channel ABS. Spoken wheel sizing for the Tuareg 660 is 2.15 by 21-inches at the front and 4,25 by 18-inches at the rear, with tubeless 90/90 and 150/70 tires on the front and rear respectively.

Tipping 204kg scale, the Tuareg 660 carries 18-liter fuel in the tank. For Malaysia, there are three color options for Tuareg 660, Martian Red, Acid Gold and so on. Indigo TagelmastThe Italian word for indococcus refers to the Italian colors blue and Tagelmust Litham Or the traditional head dress worn by the Tuareg tribes of North Africa.

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