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Aprilia Tuono 660, RS 660 Now Available In India, Price Starts At INR 13.09 Lakhs

Aprilia RS 660 and Tuono 660

As expected, both the Aprilia RS 660 and Tuono 660 have been launched in India with hefty price tags just because of the unavoidable import taxes. Being a CBU unit, the pricing for both of them ranges between Rs.13.09 Lakhs to Rs.13.39 Lakhs which is again not very far from the litre-class motorcycles. Wondering what to do after checking out these massive price tags? We have covered even the slightest detail just for you.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Aprilia RS 660 and Tuono 660 are now available in India.
  • To be powered by a BS6 compliant 659cc liquid-cooled unit.
  • Price tag ranges between Rs.13.09 Lakhs to Rs.13.39 Lakhs.

Aprilia RS 660

Aprilia RS660 pre bookings to start from October
Image Source: Total Motorcycle

As reported earlier, the updated range of sportbikes from Aprilia has arrived in India as a CBU unit. A significant result of being an imported motorbike can be seen in the pricing and to be precise, buyers who wish to own the all-new RS660 will have to pay a premium of Rs.13.39 Lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Available in three colour shades including Apex Black, Acid Gold and Lava Red, it looks striking from all four ends. Coming to the features, it is loaded with a variety of them in the form of a full LED lighting setup, TFT instrument display, DRLs, etc that works flawlessly altogether. Looks like riders’ safety have been a priority for the Italian bike manufacturer. Therefore, multiple electronic aids including wheelie control, cornering ABS, traction control, engine mapping, cruise control and five ride modes that work under a 6-axis IMU are also being offering as a part of the update.

Built on the dual-beam frame, Aprilia RS660 continues to sit on a 41mm Kayaba USD fork (front) and a preload-adjustable monoshock unit at the back.

Aprilia Tuono 660

Aprilia-Tuono-660
Image Source: Ultimate Motorcycling

Unlike the RS 660, Aprilia has pitched the all-new Tuono 660 as a roadster with minor fairing. Searching for its price? Well, it is cheaper by Rs.30,000 when compared to the RS 660 but still comes with a premium price tag of Rs.13.09 Lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Based on the aluminium diecast platform it can be customised with three different colours namely – Concept Black, Iridium Grey and Acid Gold. As claimed by the brand, the fuel tank capacity of the updated Tuono stands par with its fully-faired sibling at 15-litres. Apart from this, several features including the TFT instrument console and LED lighting are also a part of the equipment list that altogether contributes to the overall practicality.

Engine

At the heart, both of them gets a 659cc twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine. But, according to the spec sheet, the same unit has been tuned differently when it comes to the overall output. Firstly, it is the Tuono 660 that churns out a decent 93.7BHP @ 10,500 RPM and 67Nm of peak torque @ 8,500 RPM. Talking about the RS 660, it is truly capable of churning out a massive 98.6BHP @ 10,500 RPM with a peak torque of 67Nm @ 8500 RPM.

Alternatives

For starters, Aprilia Tuono 660 competes with Triumph Trident 660 and Kawasaki Z650. Similarly, RS 660 compares with some well-known rivals such as Honda CBR 650R and Kawasaki Ninja 650 among others.

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