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2015 Aprilia Tuono V4 R Gets More Power and Other Changes


For those few who find the Aprilia Tuono V4 R not mental enough, for 2015 you can have 170 hp (3 more than last year) and 83,3 foot/pounds of torque from the superbike naked.  Here is a press release from Aprilia with all of the details regarding the 2015 model:

WHO: Aprilia USA

WHAT: 2015 Aprilia Tuono V4 R aPRC ABS 

WHERE: Aprilia Dealerships Throughout the USA 

WHEN: September 2014


The most sophisticated and technological naked bike, originating from the all-conquering RSV4, is now even more incisive and powerful thanks to the exceptional aPRC electronic system and a new exhaust design. Tuono V4 R aPRC ABS is globally recognized by the specialized press as the most exciting, accomplished and fun naked bike ever, reaching performance and sophistication levels never seen before.

The brand new MY15 not only retains all the important updates introduced on MY14: Racing ABS (3 maps + off), Brembo M432 monobloc radial front calipers, increased tank capacity (+0.40 gallons) reshaped for improved ergonomics, Sachs fork with one-by-one separated hydraulic adjustments, improved seat ergonomics with softer padding vs MY13, comfort-oriented suspension setting (without scarifying performance), and aPRC the most advanced electronics system in production – With the new 2015, the power is increased to 170 hp (+3hp) and torque rises 83.3 ft lb (113Nm) thanks to a re-engineered internal exhaust system, making the already commanding Tuono V4 R that much more persuasive.


Extremely compact, as slim as a twin-cylinder and installed in an ultra-compact chassis, the 65° V4 engine on the V4 R is the pinnacle of Italian ingenuity. The Tuono offers greater fluidity making it more enjoyable and rewarding to ride on the road, without sacrificing capabilities on the track. Thanks to triple mapping selectable from the handlebar, the character of the bike can be modified to suit the rider’s personal riding needs on go.

  • T-Track: no compromise. All 170 horsepower available at the slightest twist of the throttle.
  • S-Sport: maximum fun on the open road, with smooth delivery across the rev band for less demanding riding
  • R-Road: usability in all conditions. Power attenuated by 25% making it ideal for the city and wet conditions

The aluminum race-type frame and swingarm deliver a perfect balance of torsional and flexional stiffnesssuperb dynamic equilibrium and efficiency as well as exceptional stability and directionality for the optimal rider feel. The mind-blowing 2015 Tuono V4 R comes equipped with the best electronics package on the market, with the second generation aPRC dynamic control system, to assist the rider in achieving maximum performance – adjustable on the fly, saving rider settings each time the bike is turned off.

Aprilia Performance Ride Control (aPRC) includes:

• aTC – 8 setting traction controlranging from those for conservative use on the road to full race mode

  • aWC, – wheelie control specially adapted for the weight of the Tuono V4, with 3 settings to manage the most extreme wheelie conditions yet gradually set the rear tire back on the road or track ;
    • aQS – ultra-fast quick shifting without closing the throttle or using the clutch.
  • aLC – launch control for lightning fast take offs with all 170 horsepower of the beast from Noale are ready to slingshot the Tuono like a missile as soon as the rider releases the clutch.


  • 65° V4 engine, 999.6 cc, 4-strokes, liquid cooled, double overhead camshaft (DOHC), four valves per cylinder
  • Max Power 170 hp @ 11,500rpm / Max Torque 83.3 ft lb @ 9500rpm
  • Brembo M432 monobloc radial front calipers
  • Racing ABS system with 3 map settings + off
  • Increased capacity tank, reshaped for improved ergonomics (4.9 gal. – 18.5 l)
  • Sachs fork with one-by-one separated hydraulic adjustments
  • Seat ergonomics The padding of the seat is now softer vs. MY13
  • Comfort-oriented suspension setting, without scarifying performances
  • Most advanced APRC settings to further improve the system response

The 2015 Aprilia Tuono V4 R ABS aPRC will be available in US dealerships this September 2014 at a MSRP of $14,499, and is available in Matte White and Matte Black.

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  1. Provologna says:

    Top image: “Holstein” model?

  2. DUDE says:

    170 HP WHAT A JOKE..This bike will get destroyed in every catergory by EBR!!That 1190SX nis everything nthe 1190 RX is ..THIS BIKE IS A FAILURE in comparison to EBR.Erik Buell and company owns the Nakeds..

    • xlayn says:

      EBR hardcore fan 4evah….

      • Dave says:

        If you thought a KTM dealer and service was hard to come by..

        The EBR is cool but still an unknown as far as an ownership experience is concerned. As for the HP difference? Nobody in the world can make the extra HP mean anything on a bike like this in the real world. That’s spec sheet racing…

    • Norm G. says:

      re: “170 HP WHAT A JOKE..This bike will get destroyed in every catergory by EBR!!That 1190SX nis everything nthe 1190 RX is ..THIS BIKE IS A FAILURE in comparison to EBR.Erik Buell and company owns the Nakeds”

      tell the truth, you’re 14 years old, yes…?

    • todd says:

      The EBR is nearly 20% larger yet it only makes less than 9% more power. That makes the Aprilia even more awesome in my eyes. Though it’s about a hundred more than I really know how to use!

  3. Jojo says:

    Woohoo! a 1.8% increase in power over the old model. From a changed exhaust that most people will replace anyway? The way some manufacturers try to hype up an essentially unchanged model is rather sad. Like others I’m disappointed they didn’t at least update the looks. Great bike but looks as messy and bland as a dogs breakfast.

  4. Vlad says:

    Good christ, i just dropped my man relish….be gone frivolous money clogging up my savings account!!

  5. Norm G. says:

    re: “V4 R”

    if there’s a sexier “alpha-numeric” designation in all of motorcycling…? well I haven’t heard it.

  6. Max Frisson says:

    I like naked bikes with power, so far I’ve owned a much modified VMax for a couple years then a Monster ST4 w/916 motor and lots of CF, then a 910r Brutale. Just sold my 2nd “Busa and planning a winter buy for March 2015. This would be real high on my list if I lived in Texas near AF1 but no dealers around here so I’m either going BMW or Japanese. But then at 62, the R-nine-T BMW looks just about right

  7. Vrooom says:

    Damn, the rain mode has 130 hp. My 03 Tuono is pretty crazy, and it’s just the pedestrian twin. I’ll bet this thing is a hoot, if a bit impractical for the Northwet.

  8. Larry Kahn says:

    I’ve been wondering what I’ll buy myself for my 60th birthday…

    “You never slow down you never grow old” Tom Petty.

  9. Yoyodyne says:

    Better looking than the Super Duke R and cheaper too, what’s not to like?

    • Blackcayman says:

      behold the “Beholder”

    • mkviz says:

      Too bad the Aprilia gets terrible gas mileage

      • xlayn says:

        Power it’s not a free lunch

        • Jeremy in TX says:

          Perhaps they have improved on the V4’s fuel appetite with the latest fuel maps, but past year models of this bike averaged less than 30 mpg in just about every test I’ve seen. KTM and BMW may not be giving out free power lunches, but they are heavily discounted lunches compared to the Tuono.

          • falcodoug says:

            I don’t think gas mileage comes into the formula for me. The last Tuono I had got an average of 28 mpg.

          • xlayn says:

            Indeed gas price it’s not a variable, it’s like the owner of a Buggati making numbers to check if he can go on a ride.

            this kind of machines are bought for their soul

          • Stratkat says:

            the 1290r is seeing 50mpg from some of its owners.

          • Jeremy in TX says:

            I don’t care about fuel economy either. I care about range. My soul gets pissed when I run out of gas between fueling stations. So the larger tank is a good thing. But I have to wonder why BMW and KTM can get 10 to 20% more out of a squirt of gas than Aprilia.

          • xlayn says:

            Do not ask for technical answers here…
            what the heck, let’s answer, ktm because it’s a twin, slower revving, more torque driven, BMW case… fuel mapping…

            you’ll have to run the three of them on a dyno at constant power delivery for a certain ammount of time (same dyno, same day, same place, same altitude, same humidity….) and then you can say which one it’s more efficient

            I’ve come to think fuel mapping it’s the thing that tames the insane ammount of power of these machines so average Joe doesn’t die on it’s first twisty

          • Jeremy in TX says:

            All that would tell you is which one is more efficient at peak power or a given engine speed. In all of the comparison tests with comparable bikes, the Aprilia always posts significantly lower consumption numbers. While perhaps not scientific, it is fair to say that the Aprilia sucks gas compared to the other bikes in the conditions faced during magazine comparison tests. That is a closer proxy to the real world than a dyno.

          • Norm G. says:

            re: “I have to wonder why BMW and KTM can get 10 to 20% more out of a squirt of gas than Aprilia.”

            wonder no more #2, the answer (or the trouble depending on your frame of reference) lies in the V angle.

            re: “The last Tuono I had got an average of 28 mpg.”

            FalcoD’s experience corroborates.

          • Dave says:

            Re: “I don’t care about fuel economy either. I care about range.”

            If it gets 20% worse mileage (40% compared to the EBR) then the tank must be that much larger in proportion. Safe to say any of us interested in this type of bike cares about the wet weight figure, no?

            Don’t get Norm’s comment about V-angle. Would be interested to read an explanation of that.

          • Jeremy in TX says:

            “Safe to say any of us interested in this type of bike cares about the wet weight figure, no?”

            Not safe to say “any” of us. I would gladly take on extra weight in fuel, and I am interested in these kinds of bikes. If I am feeling wet weight envy one day, then I’ll just fill up 3/4 of the way. I also realize that my desire for range probably registers with only a small fraction of the target market for these super-nakeds. And that’s fine. But my main criticism is that Aprilia’s competitors make the same kind of power without having to dump near as much fuel into the cylinders.

      • Norm G. says:

        re: “Too bad the Aprilia gets terrible gas mileage”

        too bad you won’t shell out for a CBR250. you could be having a gas mileage “field day”.

  10. Benji says:

    Ugh… I wish I could just have one for free.

    • Norm G. says:

      you sir get an “A” for honesty. I hereby bump you to Private 2nd Class with a corresponding increase in pay and benefits (E2). you have weekend liberty, be back on base by Monday 06:00. dismissed.

  11. Denny says:

    …totally useless for communally shared road.

    • HL Rembe says:

      hmmm if you want strictly useful then just stay on your scooter or better yet ride a bicycle. I’ll take useless fun in black thank you

    • Blackcayman says:

      what are you a Socialist?

      motorcycling is a passionate endeavor for the individual – NOT a shared experience for the collective.

      rent some leathers and a sprortbike from your local track day provider and get out there and rediscover/discover what its all about – For the Love of Pete

      Yah, or unplug from the Matrix

      surf over to scooterdaily

    • Max Frisson says:

      You better get your commune off my highway, unless y’all wanna be speed bumps!

    • Denny says:

      I know that from lots of you speaks wish instead of realty. You cannot use safely this and similar devices on communally used (shared if you wish) roads by no more than 50%. Other option is to get caught and charged. Of course, race track is exception.

      • HL Rembe says:

        You might want to come on down to North Georgia/Western North Carolina and have some of what we call entertainment

        • Denny says:

          I know that area mostly NC/SC/TN, but not from bike’s seat. It is really gorgeous. Riding abundance.

      • TimC says:

        You might also wish to check the parking lot at Alice’s in Woodside CA (and the convenience store etc across the road) and look at what bikes have 0 chicken strips. Not saying these are the sanest people but in general some pretty hard riding gets done pretty competently overall or else there’d be total carnage and it would get shut down pretty fast (San Mateo sheriffs are pretty lenient all things considered)….

  12. todder says:

    Really want to have this bike even with its ergos and my 6’3″ 235lb frame.

    The only thing that turns me off is this limp mode I’ve been reading on the forums. Great idea for saving the bike from destroying itself buy really frustrating if there is no backdoor way of bypassing it.

  13. Gronde says:

    “All 170 horsepower available at the slightest twist of the throttle”. Wow. Sounds either exciting or really dangerous! I’ll take one in black, please!

  14. Kagato says:

    at first look I thought the white one was the special Chik Filet model. so many great bikes to choose from, and not enough dinero. : – (

  15. Motarde says:

    I think it makes more sense if the sentence about suspension settings reads ‘without sacrificing performance’.

  16. Norm G. says:

    re: “Anyone know if the Aprilia built engine is as bullet proof?”

    a good friend has one, other than the initial engine recall he’s never had any problems, but you may wanna surf AF1 of course.

  17. xlayn says:

    Hello you sexy Italian beautifulness…

  18. Stratkat says:

    Think its ugly??? it is ugly, too bad they didnt update that! looks like an angry ant!

    • Norm G. says:

      re: “looks like an angry ant!”

      looks like one of the many wild bunny rabbits (with their ears folded back) hoping through my yard. not sure if that’s bad or good…?

      • HL Rembe says:

        I’ll never look at the rabbits in my yard the same way again. It is a good looking bike but I still can’t help thinking it looks like someone dropped their RSV4 and couldn’t afford to fix it. And the insect comparisons are getting really old.

        • MGNorge says:

          Not sure which is worse, looking like an insect or a bike that looks like it crashed and never was fixed?

        • Stratkat says:

          yes indeed they are getting old, thats what i see every time i look at it. it could be sooooo much better, c’mon Aprilia, fix it!!

      • Jose says:

        Looks more like Wall-E robot to me…

    • Denny says:

      That may be your point of view. I find it entertaining, especially the picture with rider. He/ she sits there like monkey of grinder. Really funny.

  19. falcodoug says:

    I need this!! Had the Falco and second generation Tuono, both solid bikes and for the most part trouble free bikes. Anyone know if the Aprilia built engine is as bullet proof? I know many folks think this bike is ugly, but from the saddle it is total beauty. Doug

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