Being Naked Has Never Felt As Good
The European naked motorcycle space is crowded. But one always comes out on top - the Aprilia Tuono V4 1100.
Since it was introduced in 2002, the Tuono was always fierce, whether the situation involved street hooliganism or quick lap times at the track.
We upped the moto ante for the 2017 model year, and the newest edition - the Tuono V4 1100 - is the dominate upright machine. This sentiment is true for both the RR and Factory models.
What makes this bike so special? All the naked fun is in the details.
Naked and Manageable Power
There's nothing as exceptional when it comes to manageable power delivery than Aprilia's 1077cc 65-degree V4.
This is the same engine as the RSV4, but tuned for "tamer" street manners. Taming 173 horsepower and 89/ft/lbs of torque is no easy task.
This is why our engineers spent endless hours tuning and revising, and everything works as needed - the Tuono V4 creates gobs of power right to its 13,000 rpm rev limiter. And this is with a EURO 4 exhaust, which, by the way, retains that aggressive growl only an Aprilia V4 can produce.
The secret to harnessing all this power is our APRC - Aprilia Performance Ride Control. This is the only one of its kind to offer auto-calibration and wheel control. The APRC includes ATC includes:
- ATC (Aprilia Traction Control)
- AWC (Aprilia Wheelie Control)
- ALC (Aprilia Launch Control)
- AQS (Aprilia Quick Shift)
The traction control has eight settings, allowing riders to control what input they want. If they like to slide through corners, the Tuono V4 can. If they like to stay glued in corners, they Tuono V4 can. And if they like roaming around on one wheel, the Tuono V4 can.
Superbike Handling & Stopping
The RR's Sachs suspension keeps the Tuono planted, allowing you to dial in the front fork or rear shock for your exact riding style. The Factory delivers even more precision with its Öhlins suspension - a NIX fork and STX rear.
The magic occurs in the twisties, but without sacrificing any comfort. This goes for urban situations all the way to WOT track scenes.
Keeping the chassis glued to the tarmac are Pirelli Diablo Rossi III tires. Both arrive with a typical 120/70 ZR17 up front. Out back, the RR gets a 190/55 and the Factory a massive 200/55.
But everything must eventually stop - or slow, depending on the mood. Brembo brakes and a Bosch ABS system handle these duties with ease, allowing the rider to fully focus on the riding matter at hand.
Raw Power, Comfortable Upright Ergos
Can we say comfortable again? Since 2002 our intentions were clear - Build an upright comfortable motorcycle that has all the terror of a superbike, but all the comfort of a long-distance tourer.
The Tuono V4 delivers this. And then some.
It'll keep your attitude in check when needed, and allow your brash side to expose itself as strongly as wanted.
All these attributes are paired with one last thing - a style only capable from Aprilia designers. From the triple headlight smiling below the front cowl to the sharp lines that flow through the tail, nothing says naked fun like the Aprilia Tuono V4 1100.
Try one. You'll quickly understand - and we mean quickly.