Two new Aprilia Tuono V4s for 2015

Author: Bike Social in Milan Posted: 04 Nov 2014

Aprilia's new Tuono Factory

Aprilia has taken the covers off two new Tuono V4 models this afternoon at the EICMA Exhibition in Milan.

The Tuono V4 is a direct descendent of the Noale factory’s RSV4 Superbike, a machine that has won seven World Superbike Championships. For 2015 the Tuono has received an entirely revamped V4 motor with an increase in both engine capacity and horsepower. The Tuono V4 is now powered by a 1077cc V4 liquid cooled engine producing an impressive 175bhp, placing the model in firm competition with super nakeds such as Kawasaki’s Z1000 and KTM’s Superduke R.

The Tuono V4 1100 RR is represented as an ‘exceptional thrill machine’ and Aprilia reckon it’s the fastest bike in its category. The second version is named the Tuono V4 1100 Factory, which is largely equipped with components derived directly from the new RSV4 RF Superbike.

A more protective top fairing adds to the Tuono’s new look as does the new rail fairing derived from the RSV4. A redesigned headlight unit finishes the bike’s new look off. A number of comfort changes have been made, including a 15mm lower seating position and a new narrower handlebar.

The Aprilia Performance Ride Control electronics system has been updated in line with the RSV4 RR, including tyre circumference self-calibration features, wheelie control, launch control, eight-level traction control and Aprilia’s Quick Shift electronic gearbox.

Brembo brakes come as standard on both models with the Factory model also treated to Ohlins suspension.

The V4 1100 RR is available in two colour schemes, ‘Grigio Portimao’ and ‘Donington blu’ while the Factory version (as per the RSV4 RF) comes with the exclusive Superpole graphics.

Technical Specs:

Engine type

Aprilia longitudinal 65° V4 cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid cooled engine with dual overhead cam (DOHC) and four valves per cylinder

Total engine capacity

1077 cc

Power

175 HP (129 kW) at 11,000 rpm

Torque

120 Nm at 9,000 rpm

Exhaust

4 into 2 into 1 layout, single oxygen sensor, lateral single silencer with ECU-controlled bypass valve and integrated trivalent catalytic converter (Euro 3)

Gearbox

6-speed cassette type gearbox

Gear lever with Aprilia Quick Shift electronic system (aQS)

Traction management

aPRC 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.

Frame

Aluminium dual beam chassis with pressed and cast sheet elements.

Sachs steering damper [Ohlins steering damper]

Front suspension

Upside-down “one by one” Sachs fork, Ø 43 mm stanchions [Factory: Ohlins 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 suspension

Double 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 [Factory: Ohlins Racing monoshock with piggy-back, fully adjustable in: spring preload, wheelbase length, hydraulics in compression and rebound]. APS progressive linkages. Wheel travel: 130 mm

Brakes

Front: 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).

Dimensions

Saddle height: 825 mm

Trail: 99.7 mm

Steering angle: 24.7°

Kerb weight

184 kg

Fuel tank

18.5 litres (4-litre reserve included)

 

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