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Aprilia Unveils New RSV4 and Tuono V4 Models

APRILIA TUONO V4 AND TUONO V4 FACTORY

THE HYPERNAKED PAR EXCELLENCE UNVEILED ON APRILIA.COM PROFOUNDLY REVAMPED: NEW STYLE, WITH BUILT-IN WINGLETS, NEW AND EVEN MORE EVOLVED ELECTRONICS, NEW CHASSIS ARCHITECTURE WITH THE BRAND NEW MOTOGP- STYLE SWINGARM

IN THE NEW VERSION, THE INIMITABLE V4 ENGINE CONFIRMS THE 175 HP THAT HAVE ALWAYS LET IT DOMINATE IN THE CATEGORY

TWO VERSIONS: TUONO V4 HAS SOFTER ERGONOMICS, GAINS IN COMFORT AND IS PROPOSED AS AN ULTRA FAST STREET BIKE, READY FOR LONG ROUTES

TUONO V4 FACTORY CONFIRMS ITS STATUS AS THE DEFINITIVE HYPERNAKED, A RACING INSTRUMENT PERFECTLY TUNED TO DOMINATE ON THE TRACK TOO

Aprilia Tuono V4 is the point of reference in the Hypernaked category in terms of effectiveness and feeling, whether in street sport riding or extreme track riding.

Tuono V4 now reaches never before seen performance and sophistication levels, thanks to Aprilia’s know-how gained over years of top-level competition and thanks to the experience of those who simply invented the Hypernaked category, starting from a superbike and creating one of the most adrenaline-charged bikes of any era, super fun on the road and unbeatable on the track.

The first big change for the new Tuono V4 family, on display for its global première online at APRILIA.COM, consists in the new and clear characterization of the two models in the range.

Tuono V4 (available in the Tarmac Grey and Glacier White color schemes) adopts the characteristics of a street sport bike which also looks at longer routes. The comfort provided by the raised handlebar and the more protective top fairing is new and improved. The passenger is no longer a barely tolerated guest and now benefits from an ample and comfortable portion of saddle and lower footpegs. Tuono V4 turns its thoughts to new horizons to reach quickly, so the available accessories include a pair of dedicated, asymmetrical panniers.

Tuono V4 Factory (in the Aprilia Black color scheme) in its nature as an adrenaline producing machine confirms those strong sensations and pure, unadulterated fun. It is dedicated to an extremely demanding public and boasts exclusive components that include the Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 semi-active suspension system as standard equipment.

The style of the Tuono V4 is entirely new and inspired by the one introduced by RS 660, from which it inherits the innovative concept of the double fairing, featuring the aerodynamic appendix function.

As in the tradition of the Tuono V4, the design is characterized by reduced surfaces and the typical top fairing that houses the new triple LED headlight unit with DRL lights featuring the “bending lights” function. Being closely derived from the RSV4, the Tuono V4 also benefits from the new and refined ergonomics of the Aprilia superbike that provides more space for a better on-board fit for the rider, thanks to the new shape of the fuel tank and tail fairing.

The electrical controls are more functional and intuitive, and the new color TFT instrumentation is larger and more complete. Thanks to the more powerful calculating power of the new Marelli 11MP ECU and the new, six-axis inertial platform, electronic management using the full Ride-by-Wire throttle has improved and the APRC operating logic has also been refined.

The exclusive Aprilia electronic controls suite, which has always been the best in the world in terms of effectiveness and technical sophistication, is now even more enhanced with the introduction of the adjustable engine brake control. There are now six Riding Modes, three for the track (including two customizable) and three for the road (including one customizable): the rider just needs to choose the Riding Mode that best interprets his or her riding needs to automatically obtain the best settings in terms of Traction Control, Wheelie Control, engine brake, ABS and the other managed parameters.

The chassis architecture, already recognized as the point of reference in terms of effectiveness and feeling, evolves significantly thanks to the arrival of a new and lighter aluminum swingarm with lower reinforcement brace. The new swingarm therefore adopts a geometry that has already been seen on the Aprilia bikes that dominated World SBK, then developed for MotoGP. The new component is designed to lower the masses and increase the stability of the rear end in acceleration.

The Tuono V4 is still the only sport naked powered by a 65° V4 engine with unique characteristics. The 1,077 cc V4 from Veneto remains unchanged in terms of its already outstanding performance. Its 175 HP and 121 Nm of torque mean that it dominates the Hypernaked category, even when faced with competitors with more pure power, thanks to the extraordinary balance that the exuberant V4 creates with a chassis architecture and electronics package that have been perfectly tuned like no other vehicle in this category. Now with Euro 5 emissions approval and a new exhaust system, the sound and character that the public and critics love so much about the V4 are confirmed.

TUONO

Availability: US End of June / Canada End of July

Price:             US $15,999 / Canada $18,595

TUONO FACTORY

Availability: US End of June / Canada End of JulyPrice:  US $19,499 / Canada $21,495

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26 Comments

  1. falcodoug says:

    Love the Tuono. But then I have a thing for Aprilias.

  2. Kermit T Frog says:

    As I said elsewhere in this thread these are nice bikes but way beyond my riding abilities. So…I just found notice that the 2021 Moto Guzzi V85TT variants will now come with TUBELESS spoke wheels.

    I will test ride one and if my handicap can be sufficiently accommodated, the Guzzi will be my next motorbike. Oh…And Piaggio owns Aprilia and Moto Guzzi so it’s remotely related to this thread! 🙂

    Sorry for the minor interruption. I am just kinda excited.

    • Bob Krzeszkiewicz says:

      I finally went and put eyes (and butt) on the V85TT on Saturday. Been wanting it since it was teased but the tubeless wheels and a little more low and midrange HP has finally sold me. It’s now a matter of when they will hit the floors and I’ll head out to AF1 and ride it home.

      I had a Stelvio NTX back in ’14. Only thing I liked was the headlights, shaft and the torque. Sounded exactly like my CRF450X as well which made me want to ride like a complete bastard. Buffeting was deafening, Alpina wheels leaked air and the bags were flimsy and would let in a quart of water each day in the rain.

      The V85TT appears to be better in every way now.

      • Jeremy says:

        “The V85TT appears to be better in every way now.”

        It does? How do you know it won’t leak air, buffet you to death, or double as a sisterne like the Stelvio?

        Just kidding (kinda). They are neat bikes. I hope it lives up to your expectations.

  3. Grover says:

    These two bikes make the little 660 seem like a bargain.

  4. Mick says:

    At a time when sport bikes are in decline, Aprilia seems to be literally doubling down on them with full and reduced plastic faked models.

    Tone deaf?

    • RonH says:

      They’ll be able to race in AMA and WSBK, improve the brand and sell plenty of the naked models they make. There’s plenty of market there.

    • fred says:

      Aprilia is a bit of a niche manufacturer, with a solid customer base. Their numbers won’t match Honda’s, but they will sell the bikes they build. The 1100’s are cool, but the 660’s are in closer alignment with my needs, talent, and budget.

      • mickey says:

        Like most Euro brands, for me the issue is their sparse dealer network. In my state there are 3 Aprilia dealers. The closest 120 miles away…and online the only one you ever hear anyone talk about is a dealer in Texas. AF something?

    • Mick says:

      I was always hoping to see the sequel to the RXV dirt bikes. Those had reliability problems, mostly due to the connecting rods being a little too short.

      But not only did they not follow up. Nobody else did either. Now I suppose the engine would be a parallel twin instead of a V-twin. I’m fine with that.

      But no. Any motorcycle with two or more pistons seems doomed to weigh north of 400 pounds of no lie weight. And I’ll never be fine with that.

      Tune in next week for the 600 pound cruiser or the 550 pound ADV bike. Or some other recurring nightmare.

  5. todd says:

    These bikes have WAY more guts than I will ever have.

  6. RonH says:

    “championship titles, including seven achieved in the world SBK”

    What? I believe there were four.

    • FranzKwaka says:

      The actual number is three, plus one European Superstock which was sometimes referred to as the “World Superstock” Championship.

  7. RonH says:

    What a tease… side view only.

  8. RonH says:

    I’m disappointed that the Tuono’s engine didn’t bet a bump this year.

  9. Lynchenstein says:

    Kinda looks like a 2000 R6 from the side. Cool I guess.

  10. Nick says:

    One thing you can say about Aprilia: they are not lacking in self-belief!

  11. TimC says:

    More sweet nakeds!

  12. carl says:

    How is the Tuono a naked bike? How about a bike with less plastic?

    • Motoman says:

      Thought we beat that one to death in the last thread.

      • Reginald Van Blunt says:

        Yes indeed, – however In a cold rain on the freeway, plastic is worth every and any thing in the world if it keeps the wet off ones knees and chest. Like sitting at home in the sun.
        I’m not talking big ole bagger style either. Just smooth like a rocket.

  13. Selecter says:

    I’ll take one of each, please!

    One thing I note here, though – the RR model of the RSV4 is no longer 999cc, going by Aprilia’s website and press release. The 1099 looks to be in both the RR and Factory models. So… are they just not doing a homologation model for racing now?

  14. Gene says:

    I’ll take a Tuono too 🙂

  15. Motoman says:

    Kinda pricey but I’ll take a Tuono Factory. IMO, you get what you pay for.

    • Goose Lavel says:

      When you’re in there, take one for me. Thanks!

    • Kermit T Frog says:

      Cool bikes. Beyond my abilities both physically and from the standpoint of level of skill to ride on the street let alone a track. I wish Aprilia well in selling these beauties!