What would make Tuono Factory happy for 2020? A little carbon, she says. This is the case for the front fender, the airbox cover and the side panels under the saddle. The level of quality is enhanced, corresponding all the more with the insane side of this bike.
There are roadsters, super-roadsters, and above all the totally azimut models. Aprilia Tuono V4 is at this level. The Factory version has always made a point of highlighting the dynamic qualities already very convincing of the standard version. This is one of the most exciting package that Noale’s hyper-roadster offers. Suspensions Öhlins are semi-active, in order to stick as much to the pilot’s temperament as to the pranks of the road.
It has been an axis of strategic development for some time; the suspicious who think. Öhlins has developed its own Smart EC 2.0 solution, today grafted onto the NIX 30 fork and the TTX 36 shock absorber of the Tuono. You can choose a manual or semi-active adjustment mode. In this case, the control unit calibrates the suspensions according to the driving mode chosen (Road, Sport or Track), the information transmitted by the sensors and the behavior of the driver. The effectiveness of the Swedish elements will thus be adjusted in real time for the pleasure of applied athletes. The steering damper is also influenced by the electronic brain.
For those who prefer their own settings, the manual mode allows you to fine-tune the suspensions without the intervention of the AI. We customize according to the driving mode, we validate, and we arsouille to taste Öhlins become classic again. Two ways to enjoy precision road cutting, interchangeable at any time.
Above all, this machine is nothing less than a hypersport just redesigned in Naked sauce. Rarely has a roadster been more vindictive. Closely derived from the RSV4 but with a bigger engine, the Tuono V4 is a road monster. A hypersport with high handlebars and lava in the pistons. In 2017, it offered itself a small update to satisfy Euro4 and boost its level of efficiency.
The Factory version logically benefits from the same improvements. However, it is distinguished by its richer equipment, mainly in terms of suspensions. The golden color does not deceive. Aprilia Tuono 1100 V4 Factory is equipped with an inverted fork Öfully adjustable NIX hlins; this one has lost 400 grams since the previous version. The rear axle is controlled by a shock absorber Öhlins also. The management also gets a Swedish element to calm unseemly belching. This Factory version stands out from afar with its RS-GP typeface, incisive and colorful as you wish. There is also a more threatening tire: a Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa 200 mm wide, while the Tuono RR is fitted with a Rosso III from 190.
Points in common with the RR version – We’ll have to cash in on the 175 horsepower that its big V4 delivers. The latter has also gained a symbolic Nm in this evolution, bringing the total to 12.3. Still concerning the improvements shared with the RR, the Tuono Factory gains larger brake discs (330 mm), Brembo M50 clamps, a multi-axis inertial unit, a more efficient engine electronic unit and an improvement of the APRC pack. Its content is like a hypersport:
– New ATC: traction control, adjustable in 8 positions, refined and more efficient.
– New AWC: the in-house anti-wheeling, adjustable on 3 levels, now much more precise thanks to the IMU.
– New ALC: the Aprilia Launch Control, or the standing start assistant. Adjustable on 3 levels and even more efficient.
– New AQS: the shifter, called Aprilia Quick Shift, which now allows upshifting and downshifting without touching the clutch.
– New APL: the Aprilia Pit Limiter, to select and limit the maximum speed allowed in the pit lane.
– New ACC: cruise control. The new electronic management allows to maintain a chosen speed without worrying about the throttle.
– Cornering ABS technology, active anti-lock braking when cornering. It works with rear wheel anti-lift (RLM) to guarantee stability and efficiency during deceleration. Can be configured on 3 levels and can be switched off.
Finally, the Tuono is equipped with a TFT color screen as standard and the optional V4-MP platform. Remember that it allows you to retrieve telemetry data via your smartphone and to configure the settings of the motorcycle.
Aprilia properly renews its attack roadster, making a formidably sharp weapon. But although the machine is seriously held by an excellent chassis and multiple assistance, let’s not forget that it is a real bomb on the open road, able to orbit a bunch of references. Be demanding! The Tuono 1100 V4 Factory will ask you the same.
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2019 TUONO V4 1100 Factory
Model marketed in
medium: 7.70 l
sup 250 km / h
The technical aspect
Aprilia TUONO V4 1100 Factory 2020
- Tank: 18.5 liters
- Width: 810 mm
- Wheelbase: 1,450 mm
- Dry weight: 185 kg
- Operating weight: 209 kg
- Train before
- secondary by chain
- Rear axle
(81 x 52.3 mm)
at 11,000 rpm
at 9000 rpm