Aprilia Tuono V4 R

tuono-v4-sTuono V4 R – Aprilia release pictures and details of the stripped down RSV4
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Aprilia Tuono V4 R

Aprilia have released pictures of the Tuono V4 R, the stripped down version of the RSV4.

Utilising all of the improvements Aprilia have added to the 2011 RSV4, including the complex electronic control package, the Tuono gets some remapping to bring the torque peak a little lower in the rev range, and the lower gears are spaced closer together.

The tank, seat and tailpiece are unchanged from the RSV4, with the higher bars requiring the fitment of a new small nose fairing with twin lights – more intergrated than the confronting snout that adorned the last Tuono model.

All of the other trick 2011 RSV4 bits are used, the lighter exhaust and wheels as an example.

162 horsepower, 110Nm of torque, and a claimed weight of 172kg means this Tuono takes the concept of the naked performance bike one step further. The outgoing V-twin Tuono was one of the funnest, wildest rides you could hit the streets on, so we can’t wait to try this latest offering.

Accurate details regarding Australian price and release date will be updated when available here.


APRILIA TUONO V4 R APRC: Technical specifications

Engine 65° V-4 cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid cooling system, double overhead camshafts (DOHC), four valves per cylinder

Bore and stroke 78 x 52.3 mm

Engine capacity 999.6 cc
Compression ratio 13:1

Maximum power at crankshaft 162 hp (119 kW) at 11,000 rpm
Maximum torque at crankshaft 110 Nm at 9,000 rpm

Fuel system Airbox with front dynamic air intakes.
4 Weber-Marelli 48-mm throttle bodies with 4 injectors and  Ride-by-Wire
Three engine maps selectable with bike in motion: T (Track), S (Sport), R (Road)

Ignition Magneti Marelli digital electronic ignition integrated in engine control system,  one spark plug per cylinder and “stick-coils”

Exhaust system 4 into 2 into 1, single oxygen sensor, single silencer with engine management system controlled butterfly valve and integrated trivalent catalytic converter

6-speed cassette type gearbox
1st: 39/15 (2.600)
2nd: 33/16 (2.063)
3rd: 34/20 (1.700)
4th: 32/22 (1,455)
5th: 34/26 (1,308)
6th: 33/27 (1,222)
Gear lever with Aprilia Quick Shift electronic system (AQS)

Clutch Multiplate wet clutch with mechanical slipper system

Primary drive Straight cut gears and integrated flexible coupling, drive ratio: 73/44 (1,659)

Secondary drive Chain: Drive ratio: 42/16 (2.625)

Traction management APRC System (Aprilia Performance Ride Control),  Traction Control (ATC), Wheelie Control (AWC), Launch Control (ALC), all can be configured and deactivated independently.

Frame Aluminium dual beam chassis with pressed and cast sheet elements. Sachs steering damper.

Front suspension Sachs upside down front fork with Æ 43 mm stanchions. Low profile forged aluminium calliper mountings for radial callipers. Completely adjustable  preload and  compression and rebound damping. Wheel travel: 120 mm

Rear suspension Double braced aluminium swingarm. Sachs piggy back monoshock with adjustable:  preload and compression/rebound damping. APS progressive linkage. Wheel travel: 130 mm

Brakes FRONT: Dual 320 mm floating stainless steel discs,  lightweight stainless steel rotor. Brembo radial callipers with 4 Æ horizontally opposed 32 mm pistons. Sintered pads. Axial pump master cylinder and metal braided brake hoses.

Rear: 220-mm diameter disc; Brembo floating calliper with two Æ32 mm isolated pistons. Metal braided hose

Wheel rims Aprilia cast aluminium wheels with 3 split spoke design.
Rear: 6″X17″

Radial tubeless.
Front: 120/70 ZR 17
Rear: 190/55 ZR 17 (alternative: 190/50 ZR 17; 200/55 ZR 17)

Dimensions (default settings)

Max. length: 2060 mm
Max. width: 800 mm (at the handlebar)
Max. height: 1100 mm
Min. height from the ground: 120 mm
Saddle height: 840 mm
Centre to centre distance: 1440 mm
Trail: 107.5 mm
Steering angle:25°

Kerb weight 179 kg

Fuel Capacity 17 litres (4-litre reserve included)

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