The Aprilia naked range, successor to a family of motorbikes voted over time as one of the most adrenaline pumping and efficient bikes ever, achieves absolute performance levels and sophistication. The Tuono V4 family of motorbikes is made up of two distinctly outfitted models. Tuono V4 1100 RR represents an exceptional thrill machine, the heir to a dynasty of naked sport bikes acclaimed by critics as the most effective and fastest bike in its segment. Tuono V4 1100 Factory is the more exclusive version, dedicated to an extremely demanding public; this bike is equipped with components which are largely derived from the Aprilia RSV4 RF superbike.
The greatest innovations of the new model upgrade have to do with the Aprilia Tuono V4’s on-board electronics, where the APRC system stands out. Aprilia Performance Ride Control is the patented control suite derived directly from the winning technology in world Superbike. The fourth generation of APRC fits in perfectly with the fine electronic management of the new full Ride-by-Wire throttle. The new system and repositioning of the inertial platform that allows APRC operation has generated a 590gram weight saving and improved accurate detection of the dynamic conditions of the bike, resulting in more efficient electronic control strategies.
As a new for both the Tuono V4 1100 RR and Tuono V4 1100 Factory APRC include Traction Control, Wheelie Control, Launch Control, Quick Shift, Pit Limiter and Cruise Control.
The new Tuono V4 1100 range is fitted with the advanced multi-map Cornering ABS system, developed in collaboration with Bosch to guarantee maximum safety on the road, without sacrificing any performance on the track. The 9.1 MP system, with truly contained weight and dimensions, is able to optimize braking and the ABS intervention in corners, thanks to a specific algorithm that constantly monitors various parameters such as lateral acceleration, the pressure applied to the front brake lever, the lean, pitch and yaw angle, modulating the braking action in order to better guarantee the ratio between deceleration and stability.
The new ABS system works in unison with the Aprilia RLM (Rear Liftup Mitigation) system that limits the lift of the rear wheel during more abrupt braking. Cornering ABS is adjustable to 3 levels of sensibility and can be switched off. In order to allow riders with various levels of experience to find the best possible combination, each of the three Cornering ABS maps can be combined with any of the three new engine maps (Sport, Track, Race). The latter are all three “full power” and differ in the way they dole out the 175 HP of which the Aprilia V4 is capable, in addition to the percentage of engine brake dedicated to them.
The colour TFT digital instrumentation is also entirely new, with exceptional display options. The two selectable screen pages (Road and Race, both with night and day backlighting) correspond to as many represented indexes. There is an optional new version of the V4-MP, the Aprilia multimedia platform that lets you connect your smartphone to the vehicle, introducing a true corner by corner electronic settings calibration system with data that can subsequently be downloaded to your laptop (or displayed directly on the smartphone screen) for analysis, just like they do at the races. The new V4-MP adds a new connection protocol that reduces smartphone battery consumption to a minimum, in addition to providing a larger range of circuits already mapped in which you can manage the electronic settings corner by corner, as well as user acquisition of a new circuit that is not in the list Aprilia has provided. V4-MP includes the new infotainment system, introduced by Aprilia for the first time on the new Tuono V4, to manage voice commands and incoming/outgoing telephone calls with your smartphone.
The Tuono V4 1100 is the only naked powered by a 65° V4 engine with unique characteristics. The narrow V architecture has made it possible to make an engine that is extremely compact lengthways which helps to centralise weights and to have a compact chassis. The changes made in this evolution has earned Euro 4 approval whilst also in increasing overall reliability and performance, without sacrificing any of the great character and marvellous sound that bikers love so much.
The powerplant earns a new exhaust system with a silencer that has a double oxygen sensor and a built in valve. The engine ECU is new, with superior calculating capacity able to manage the rise in maximum revs, now 500 rpm higher. In order to guarantee maximum reliability, decreasing friction at the same time, the piston pins have DLC surface treatment. The combustion chambers are no longer obtained through a fusion process, but by a finer, numerically controlled mechanical process and the gearbox now has a linear sensor that guarantees impeccable gearshift operation.
The pricing for the Tuono RR is $22,490 plus on road costs while the Tuono Factory is $25,490 plus on road costs.