11-16 Update: I did this story for RevZilla, and the review is now up!
Aprilia’s new 660cc parallel twin motor is the heart of two new models – the RS 660 and the Tuono 660. Now a third option joins the family – the dual-sport Tuareg 660. I’m currently in Italy for the press launch and will get a chance to ride this machine tomorrow – what do you want to know about it?
The Tuareg ($11,999) looks like it will fill a gap in the ~700cc displacement adventure market between the no-frills Yamaha T7 ($9,999) and the higher spec KTM 890 Adventure ($12,699). Note that you’ll need to spend another $600 (up to $12,599) for the blue/white/red livery in the feature photo which calls back to the original Tuareg from the late 80s. Martian Red and Acid Gold (below) are no-cost choices at the $11,999 MSRP.
Check out what Aprilia has to say about it here, and then let me know your questions in the comments!