New Aprilia V4 Tuono 1100 from $23k rideaway

In 2002 a motorcycle was released that redefined the super naked  category  and  won  accolades  from  every  corner  of  the  motorcycling  world  for  its innovative  styling,  thundering  performance  and  outstanding  handling.  This  model  has  been resetting benchmarks in its class for over a decade and for 2015 gets better again in every way.

Aprilia Australia has confirmed the new Aprilia Tuono is available in two versions, the Tuono V4 1100 RR and the Tuono V4 1100 Factory.

Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 RR
Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 RR

The Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 RR which features fully adjustable Sachs suspension is available in two distinctive colour schemes, Grigio Portimao and Donington Blue and will retail at just $23K ride away.

This year will see the much anticipated revival of the beloved Tuono Factory model. In addition to the equipment that comes standard on the Tuono V4 1100 RR the Tuono V4 1100 Factory features world leading Ohlins suspension as well as forged aluminium rims and the striking Superpole graphics. The Tuono V4 1100 Factory will retail at just $25K Ride Away.

Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory
Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory

The Tuono V4 1100 is a direct descendant of the RSV4, a motorcycle which has won seven World Superbike Championships in as little as six years. The Tuono V4 1100 has been bred with the performance and technology that Aprilia has developed on the   racetrack

With a new 1100cc engine which produces 175HP (129kW) at 11,000 RPM, the Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 is adrenalin in its purest form. The new power plant maintains the infamous 65°V4 architecture with an increased 81mm bore to produce greater power and more torque through the mid-range.

The perfect combination of brute power and advanced technology, the Tuono V4 1100 features elements derived directly from the race track. Ride By Wire (rBw) with selectable  engine mapping allows the rider to choose between Track, Sport and Race modes depending on their environment. The Tuono V4 1100 is also fitted with the Aprilia Performance Ride Control Package (APRC) which includes Aprilia Traction Control (aTC), Aprilia Launch Control (aLC), Aprilia Wheelie Control (aWC) and Aprilia Qucik Shift (aQS).

A stunning double rail chassis made from pressed and cast brushed aluminium makes the perfect frame for the masterpiece that is the Tuono V4 1100. The new chassis provides the perfect amount of control and feeling on the road whilst the elongated swingarm offers improved traction out of the corner. By adjusting the headstock angle from 25.1° to 24.7° and the trail from 107.4 mm to 99.7 mm, the Tuono V4 1100 now offers greater agility on the road without  compromising  track performance.

Fully adjustable racing suspension ensures that the rider can adjust the suspension to their own riding style for both the road and the track. Stability and comfort are a characteristic of this motorcycle thanks to the 43mm inverted front forks and steering damper. These elements work together to ensure that the power produced from the motorcycle can be put to best   use.

As we all know power is just as important as braking so the Tuono V4 1100 offers the rider the safety and reassurance of dual floating 320mm discs and four piston Brembo M432 monobloc callipers on the front and two piston Brembo callipers on the rear with a 220mm disc. Also fitted standard on this motorcycle is Race ABS representing the utmost in refinement and technology whilst guaranteeing performance on the racetrack and safety on the  road.

Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory
Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory

Just when you thought that there is no possible way that any more technology could be included on a motorcycle Aprilia introduces its new V4-MP telemetry. Available as an accessory on the Tuono V4 1100 the V4-MP turns a smart phone into a sophisticated on board multifunctional computer. Once connected the application allows for electronic management where by recognising the position of the motorcycle on the track and automatically changing the electronic adjustments (traction control, anti-wheelie, engine mapping, etc) by accessing a database of parameters recommended by Aprilia Racing. V4-MP also allows the rider to obtain real-time tips to improve lap times and receive telemetry information, only once found on race machines. The V4-MP Telemetry takes Aprilia’s innovation and expertise to a whole new level!

Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 RR
Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 RR

The new Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 RR and Tuono V4 1100 Factory will be available in Australia in June this year, to pre order your all new Tuono V4 1100 contact your local Aprilia dealer.

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Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 RR Technical Specifications
Engine typeAprilia longitudinal 65° V4 cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid cooled engine with dual overhead cam (DOHC) and four valves per cylinder
FuelUnleaded gasoline
Bore and stroke81 x 52.3 mm
Total engine capacity1077 cc
Maximum power at crankshaft175 HP (129 kW) at 11,000 rpm
Maximum torque at crankshaft120 Nm at 9,000 rpm
Fuel systemAirbox with front dynamic air intakes.4 Weber-Marelli 48-mm throttle bodies with 4 injectors and latest generation Ride-by-Wire engine management.Choice of three different engine maps selectable by the rider with bike in motion: T (Track), S (Sport), R (Road)
IgnitionMagneti Marelli digital electronic ignition system integrated in engine control system, with one spark plug per cylinder and “stick-coil”-type coils
Exhaust4 into 2 into 1 layout, single oxygen sensor, lateral single silencer with ECU-controlled bypass valve and integrated trivalent catalytic converter (Euro 3)
AlternatorFlywheel mounted 450 W alternator with rare earth magnets
LubricationWet sump lubrication system with oil radiator and two oil pumps (lubrication and cooling)
Gearbox6-speed cassette type gearbox1st: 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)

ClutchMultiplate wet clutch
Primary driveStraight cut gears and integrated flexible coupling, drive ratio: 73/44 (1,659)
Secondary driveChain: Drive ratio: 42/16 (2,625)
Traction managementaPRC System (Aprilia Performance Ride Control), which includes Traction Control (aTC), Wheelie Control (aWC), Launch Control (aLC), all of which can be configured and deactivated independently.
FrameAluminium dual beam chassis with pressed and cast sheet elements.Sachs steering damper [Öhlins steering damper]
Front suspensionUpside-down “one by one” Sachs fork, Ø 43 mm stanchions [Öhlins fork with TIN surface treatment]. Forged aluminium radial calliper mounting bracket. Completely adjustable spring preload and hydraulic compression and rebound damping. Wheel travel: 120 mm
Rear suspensionDouble braced aluminium swingarm; mixed low thickness and sheet casting technology.Sachs monoshock with piggy-back, fully adjustable in: spring preload, hydraulics in compression and rebound [Öhlins Racing monoshock with piggy-back, fully adjustable in: spring preload, wheelbase length, hydraulics in compression and rebound]. APS progressive linkages. Wheel travel: 130 mm
BrakesFront: Dual 320 mm floating stainless steel discs with lightweight stainless steel rotor with 6 studs [aluminium flange] Brembo M432 monobloc radial callipers with 4 Ø 32 mm opposing pistons. Sintered pads. Axial pump master cylinder and metal braided brake hoses.
Rear: 220 mm diameter disc; Brembo floating calliper with two Ø 32 mm separate pistons. Sintered pads. Master cylinder with built in reservoir and metal braided hose.Bosch 9MP ABS, adjustable to 3 maps equipped with RLM (can be disabled).
Wheel rimsCast aluminium wheels with 3 split spoke design.Front: 3.5”X17”Rear: 6.00”X17”
TyresRadial tubeless.Front: 120/70 ZR 17Rear: 190/55 ZR 17 (alternative: 190/50 ZR 17; 200/55 ZR 17) [200/55 ZR 17]
DimensionsSaddle height: 825 mmTrail: 99.7 mmSteering angle: 24.7°
Kerb weight184 kg *
Fuel tank18.5 litres (4-litre reserve included)

*Dry weight, without battery and fluids.

Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 RR
Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 RR