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Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 RR and Factory

THE FASTEST AND SPORTIEST NAKED EVER, a direct descendant of the RSV4, seven-time world sbk champion, reaches a new evolutionary step which corresponds to UNIQUE thrills on the road and on the track 

the sophisticated electronic management includes an advanced dynamic controls package with aprc, cornering abs, QUICK SHIFT ACTIVE EVEN IN DOWNSHIFTING, pit limiter and cruise control 

the inimitable 175 HP V4, the suspension systems, the brakes, combined with a racing frame, provide unequalled performance 

NEW AND ATTRACTIVE GRAPHICS FOR TUONO V4 1100 FACTORY 

Simply unrivalled. Now more than ever. The Aprilia naked range, heir to a family of motorbikes which has been voted over time as one of the most adrenaline pumping and efficient bikes ever, achieves absolute performance levels and sophistication, thanks to Aprilia’s know-how acquired over years of winning premier level competitions and the experience of the Tuono history, which is thus confirmed as the only superbike stripped down and fitted with a high handlebar, unbeatable on the track and loads of fun on the road. The Tuono V4 family of motorbikes is made up of two distinctly outfitted models. Tuono V4 1100 RR represents an exceptional thrill machine, the heir to a dynasty of naked sport bikes acclaimed by critics as the most effective and fastest bike in its segment. Tuono V4 1100 Factory is the more exclusive version, dedicated to an extremely demanding public, this bike is equipped with components which are largely derived from the Aprilia RSV4 RF superbike.

State of the art electronics

The greatest innovations have to do with the Aprilia Tuono V4’s on board electronics, that has always been considered as the “best in class”, where the APRC system stands out. Aprilia Performance Ride Control is the patented control suite derived directly from the winning technology in world Superbike, the most complete and refined of those available on motorbikes in the same segment. The fourth generation of APRC, standard on the Tuono V4 1100, fits in perfectly with the fine electronic management of the full Ride-by-Wire throttle, that has allowed all superfluous throttle body electronic management components to be eliminated, thereby saving 590 grams. The repositioning of the inertial platform that allows APRC operation has optimum accurate detection of the dynamic conditions of the bike, resulting in efficient electronic control strategies.

The Tuono V4 1100 RR and Tuono V4 1100 Factory APRC includes:

  • ATC: Aprilia Traction Control, adjustable on the fly (without having to release the throttle) to 8 settings thanks to a practical joystick, boasts fine-tuned and high performance operating logic. 
  • AWC: Aprilia Wheelie Control, adjustable to 3 levels, has highly precise operating strategies thanks to the repositioning of the inertial platform. Wheelie control can be adjusted on the fly without closing the throttle, like the ATC, thanks to the practical left side electric block.
  • ALC: Aprilia Launch Control, for use on the track only, with 3 settings, uses extremely effective operating strategies.
  • AQS: Aprilia Quick Shift, the electronic gearbox that allows shifting without closing the throttle and without using the clutch, also equipped with the downshift function, to allow clutchless downshifting. Its open-throttle downshifting feature is exclusive.
  • APL: Aprilia Pit Limiter, the system that lets you select and limit the top speed allowed in pit lane at the track or simply to make it easier to comply with posted speed limits on the road.
  • ACC: Aprilia Cruise Control. The advanced electronic management of the Tuono V4 has allowed cruise control to be introduced, very convenient on longer trips because it lets you maintain the set speed without touching the throttle.

The Tuono V4 1100 range is fitted with the advanced multimap Cornering ABS system, developed in collaboration with Bosch to guarantee maximum safety on the road, without sacrificing any performance on the track. The 9.1 MP system, with truly contained weight and dimensions, is able to optimize braking and the ABS intervention in corners, thanks to a specific algorithm that constantly monitors various parameters such as lateral acceleration, the pressure applied to the front brake lever, the lean, pitch and yaw angle, modulating the braking action in order to better guarantee the ratio between deceleration and stability. The ABS system works in unison with the Aprilia RLM (Rear Liftup Mitigation) system that limits the lift of the rear wheel during more abrupt braking. Cornering ABS, fine-tuned in accordance with Aprilia’s specific indications, is adjustable to 3 levels of sensibility and can be switched off. In order to allow riders with various levels of experience to find the best possible combination, each of the three Cornering ABS maps can be combined with any of the three engine maps (Sport, Track, Race). The latter are all three “full power” and differ in the way they dole out the 175 HP of which the Aprilia V4 is capable, in addition to the percentage of engine brake dedicated to them.

The color TFT digital instrumentation boasts with exceptional display options. The two selectable screen pages (Road and Race, both with night and day backlighting) correspond to as many represented indexes. V4-MP is available as an option. This is the Aprilia multimedia platform that lets you connect your smartphone to the vehicle, introducing a true corner by corner electronic settings calibration system with data that can subsequently be downloaded to your laptop (or displayed directly on the smartphone screen) for analysis, just like they do at the races. V4-MP adds a new connection protocol that reduces smartphone battery consumption to a minimum, in addition to providing a larger range of circuits already mapped in which you can manage the electronic settings corner by corner, as well as user acquisition of a new circuit that is not in the list Aprilia has provided. V4-MP includes the infotainment system, introduced by Aprilia for the first time on the Tuono V4, to manage voice commands and incoming/outgoing telephone calls with your smartphone.

The Aprilia V4 with Unrivaled Performance

The Tuono V4 1100 is the only naked powered by a 65° V4 engine with unique characteristics. The narrow V architecture has made it possible to make an engine that is extremely compact lengthways which helps to centralize weights and to have a compact chassis. The changes made in this evolution of the Italian V4 resulted in an increase in overall reliability and performance, without sacrificing any of the great character and marvelous sound that bikers love so much. The powerplant adopts an exhaust system with a silencer that has a double oxygen sensor and a built-in valve. The engine ECU has high calculating capacity and is able to manage the rise in maximum revs, 500 rpm higher than the previous model. In order to guarantee maximum reliability, decreasing friction at the same time, the piston pins have DLC surface treatment, whereas the connecting rod heads boast a surface honing treatment. The combustion chambers are no longer obtained through a fusion process, but by a finer, numerically controlled mechanical process, whereas the gearbox has a linear sensor that guarantees impeccable gearshift operation. 

Top of the Line Suspension Systems and Brakes 

If, on one hand, the Tuono V4 range fully confirms all the proverbial qualities of handling and stability stemming from a frame that is closely derived from that of the Aprilia RSV4, seven-time World Superbike champion, on the other, it introduces the top of the line quality for suspension systems and brakes. The front Brembo braking system comes directly from the one on the RSV4 and relies on a pair of steel discs with a diameter of 330 mm, gripped by monobloc M50 calipers and activated by a radial master cylinder on the handlebar. Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory also has a prestigious Öhlins NIX fork with fully adjustable hydraulics and spring preload. This unit saves about 400 grams compared with the one on the previous series and it is combined with the same brand rear shock absorber and steering damper (also adjustable). 

Versions and Colors 

The Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 range includes two models distinguished by different technical equipment and different color schemes: Tuono V4 1100 RR is available in two attractive color schemes, Grigio Portimao and Nero Assen, whereas the Tuono V4 1100’s new Superpole graphic, with revamped color schemes where black and red now dominate, has that decidedly non-conformist spirit so typical of the Aprilia stylistic tradition that demands bright and very distinctive colors. Tuono V4 1100 Factory stands out technically because of the most refined trio of Öhlins suspension systems and stylistically because of its magnificent tail fairing (approved for two-up) derived from the RSV4. The wheel rims are the same for both models: their lightweight quality contributes to a maximum reduction of the gyroscopic effect, all to the advantage of great handling. Tuono V4 1100 Factory is shod with the sportier Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa, with a wider 200/55 on the rear, in any case approved for street use and available for the Tuono V4 RR as well which, on the other hand, comes standard with 190/55 on the rear and Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tires. 

Rich Range of Accessories

Aprilia has designed and developed a wide range of accessories so you can personalize your Tuono V4 1100. These are select high quality items that you can use to increase the performance of your Aprilia Tuono V4, make it more attractive or more comfortable.

Slip-on racing exhaust: made by Akrapovic, this item is available with a carbon silencer.

Complete racing exhaust: this is an exhaust system complete with headers made by Akrapovic. This item is available with a carbon muffler.

Öhlins shock absorber (standard on Tuono V4 1100 Factory): Allows full and fine adjustment in all shock absorbing functions, ensuring maximum performance on the track and on the road.

Öhlins steering damper (standard on the Tuono V4 1100 Factory): the fine adjustment of this item’s hydraulics provides a front end that is always solid even during the most violent acceleration.

Öhlins NIX Fork: (standard on the Tuono V4 1100 Factory): top shelf performance on the track and on the road. A wide range of precision pre-load and hydraulic rebound and compression adjustments.

Components in carbon: side fairings, mudguards and heel guards. Made in matte finished carbon fiber. They guarantee a sporty look and lower overall weight.

Frame guards: made of billet nylon, these are useful to prevent damage to the frame in the event of a sliding crash.

Inverted racing gear lever: this is a mechanical element that inverts the gear shifting mode in order to improve performance on the track.

Forged rims: made from aluminum with a forging process, these provide maximum resistance at a light weight, essential for increasing handling.

Tank bag: this bag is made of technical fabric with carbon-look inserts. Tested and approved to resist oil, fuel, UV rays and not to compromise stability even at high speeds.

Adjustable license plate bracket: made in laser cut steel. Includes the LED license plate light.

LED turn indicators: The LED turn indicators guarantee a brighter light and lower consumption.

Motorcycle cover: made of breathable Lycra, this cover was designed to protect your bike from dust.

V4-MP kit: this is the installation kit for the multimedia platform dedicated to the Aprilia V4 models made up of a Bluetooth control unit and all the wiring needed for installation. 

Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 RR: Technical Specifications

[Tuono V4 1100 Factory data in brackets] 

Engine type Aprilia longitudinal 65° V-4 cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid cooling system, double overhead camshafts (DOHC), four valves per cylinder
Fuel Unleaded petrol
Bore and stroke 81 x 52.3 mm
Total engine capacity 1077 cc
Maximum power at crankshaft 175 HP (129 kW) at 11,000 rpm
Maximum torque at crankshaft 121 Nm at 9,000 rpm
Fuel system Airbox with front dynamic air intakes.

4 Weber-Marelli 48-mm throttle bodies with 4 injectors and latest generation Ride-by-Wire engine management that the rider can select on the fly: T (Track), S (Sport), R (Race)

Ignition Magneti Marelli digital electronic ignition system integrated in engine control system, with one spark plug per cylinder and “stick-coil”-type coils
Starter Electric
Exhaust 4 into 2 into 1 layout, two oxygen sensors, lateral single silencer with ECU-controlled bypass valve and integrated trivalent catalytic converter (Euro 4).
Alternator Flywheel mounted 450 W alternator with rare earth magnets
Lubrication Wet sump lubrication system with oil radiator and two oil pumps (lubrication and cooling)
Transmission 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 slipper system
Primary drive Straight cut gears and integrated flexible coupling, drive ratio: 73/44 (1,659)
Secondary drive Chain: Drive ratio: 42/15 (2.8)
Traction management

 

APRC System (Aprilia Performance Ride Control), which includes Traction Control (ATC), Wheelie Control (AWC), Launch Control (ALC), cruise control (ACC) and speed limiter (APL), all of which can be configured and deactivated independently
Frame Aluminum dual beam chassis with pressed and cast sheet elements.

Sachs steering damper [Öhlins steering damper]

Front suspension Upside-down “one by one” Sachs fork, Ø 43 mm stanchions [Öhlins fork with TIN surface treatment]. Forged aluminum radial caliper mounting bracket. Completely adjustable spring preload and hydraulic compression and rebound damping. Wheel travel: 120 mm
Rear suspension Double braced aluminum swingarm; mixed low thickness and sheet casting technology.

Sachs monoshock with piggy-back fully adjustable in: spring preload, hydraulics in compression and rebound [Öhlins monoshock with piggy-back, fully adjustable in: spring preload, wheelbase and hydraulic compression and rebound damping. APS progressive linkages. Wheel travel: 130 mm

Brakes Front: Dual 330 mm floating stainless steel discs with lightweight stainless-steel rotor with 6 studs [aluminum flange] Brembo M50 monobloc radial calipers with 4 Ø 30 mm opposing pistons. Sintered pads. Radial pump and metal braided brake lines.
Rear: 220 mm diameter disc; Brembo floating caliper with two 32-mm Ø isolated pistons. Master cylinder with built in reservoir and metal braided hose.

Bosch 9.1 MP ABS with cornering function, adjustable on 3 maps, featuring RLM strategy and can be disengaged.

Wheel rims Cast aluminum wheels with 3 split spoke design.

Front: 3.5”X17”

Rear: 6.00”X17”

Tires Radial tubeless.

Front: 120/70 ZR 17

Rear: 190/55 ZR 17 (alternative: 190/50 ZR 17; 200/55 ZR 17) [200/55 ZR 17]

 

Dimensions Wheelbase: 1450 mm

Length: 2070 mm

Width: 810 mm

Saddle height: 825 mm

Headstock angle: 27°

Trail: 99.7 mm

Weight: 209 kg weight with a full tank of fuel

 

Consumption 7,71 liters/100 km
CO2 emissions 183 g/km
Tank 18.5 liters (including 4-liter reserve)

3 Comments

  1. Don says:

    The target buyer for this bike will think a pit lane speed limiter “Is sooo cool”!

  2. Allansb says:

    I ride one of these (2017) and it is great at everything. It is also surprisingly comfortable after a few hours in the saddle.

  3. falcodoug says:

    I need this bike.

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