Wednesday, November 03, 2010

2011 Aprilia Tuono V4R: Naked and ready to play hard

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Should be interesting to see how the 2011 Aprilia Tuono V4R stacks up against the likes of the Ducati Streetfighter S, MV Agusta Brutale 1090 and Triumph Speed Triple...

It was inevitable that sooner or later Aprilia would do a naked version of the V4-engined RSV4 superbike. And for 2011, Aprilia are doing just that – the Tuono V4R has been officially unveiled at the currently ongoing EICMA show in Milan, Italy. ‘A bike that goes beyond the wildest dreams of even the most hardcore enthusiasts – the rider who, given the chance, would use a race bike just to go for a coffee,’ says a press release from Aprilia, making it clear that the Tuono V4R isn’t exactly meant for pottering around at sensible speeds.

With 162bhp and 110Nm of torque from its V4 – a retuned version of the V4 used on the RSV4 Factory APRC SE – the Tuono V4R also gets ride-by-wire throttle control, revised ratios for its six-speed gearbox and the APRC (Aprilia Performance Ride Control) package, which includes an eight-setting traction control system, wheelie control system, quick-shifter system for the gearbox and even a launch control system, which allows the bike to get off the line as hard as possible, using every one of those 162 horses.

Other significant bits on the 2011 Aprilia Tuono V4R include Brembo brake components, aluminium wheels and fully adjustable Sachs 43mm USD front fork and Sachs rear shock. Pricing and availability details are yet to be announced, but we guess this supernaked is going to knock the teeth out of every other naked streetfighter out there, including the likes of the Ducati Streetfighter, MV Agusta Brutale, Triumph Speed Triple, Kawasaki Z1000 and what have you. Brilliant. We love it.

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Other streetfighters are not going to want to pick a fight with the Aprilia Tuono V4R
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2011 Aprilia Tuono V4R: Tech Specs

Engine: 999cc, 65-degree, DOHC, 16-valve V4
Power: 162bhp@11,000rpm
Torque: 110Nm@9,000rpm
Fuel system: Four Weber-Marelli 48mm throttle bodies with four injectors. Ride-by-wire engine management with three selectable maps – Track, Sport, Road
Gearbox: Six-speed, slipper clutch, Aprilia Quick Shift (AQS) system
Chassis: Twin spar aluminium
Suspension: Sachs, 43mm USD fork, monoshock, both ends fully adjustable for compression and rebound damping, and preload
Wheels and tyres: 17-inch wheels front and rear, 120/70 (front), 190/55 (rear) (Rear tyres also available in optional sizes of 190/50 and 200/55)
Fuel tank capacity: 17 litres (including 4 litres reserve)
Kerb weight: 179kg


Mike said...

What a gorgeous bike, I love it. I'm thrilled to read they're going with a V4 motor, my favorite engine configuration. There's nothing like the growl of a V4 motor with a nice set of cans bolted to it. From the latest Ducatis and BMWs to the new Aprilias, I've never drooled so much over so many European bikes in my life. I could do without all the electronics and ride by wire stuff, but it sure is a wonderful time to be a motorcyclist!!!! Glad to see that Fasterandfaster is still keeping us informed, please keep it up.

Locky Smith said...

I've been following this bike since I first heard about it and without a doubt this will be a bike that raises the bar for production streetfighters IF and it's a big if Aprilia solves the heating problem of the RSV4 it's based on.So many of the Italian bikes have stupid problems that should not be on a premium bike.There are so many great bikes out there now and their in a market were you can purchase a low km GSXR 1000 a Busa or a R1 throw a handlebar kit,some trick lights and have a 150 plus rear wheel HP streetfighter.
You can sell bikes that roast your chestnuts to the shiny leathers look at me crowd but it's a hard sell to the hardcore fighter riders that know they can build one as good or better for less than half the cost.For that you need near perfect



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