The Tuareg is very well equipped compared to the Ténéré. There is ride by wire, customizable driving modes including off-road mode, a 5" color TFT display, a four-stage traction control, switchable ABS, cruise control and even a three-stage engine drag control - and all this in series! Not included is a lean angle sensor, the QuickShifter and the mobile phone coupling only for an extra charge.
The lighting equipment is also impressive: full LED incl. the turn signals and switching between LED daytime running lights and low beam via separate button are included. Aprilia has forgotten a hazard warning light system and the automatic turn signal reset.
The operation of all these functions is child's play. There are four control buttons for menu navigation and the structure of the functions is immediately understood. By Italian standards, the display is also downright sober.