Aprilia Tuono V4 1100
- Engine: 999 - 1077 Cc
- Mileage: 12 - 21 Kmpl
- Power: 167.2 - 173 bhp
- Weight: 183 - 184 Kg
- Naked Look
- Great Power-To-Weight Ratio
- Poor After-Sales Service
Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Overview
The naked streetfighter concept came about after people riding faired bikes that had had falls reverted to some good old fashioned ingenuity and replaced the cracked and broken fairings on their expensive bikes with minimalist lighting and turn indicators. Auto manufacturers were quick to latch on to this idea and thus was born the streetfighter category of motorcycle. The Aprilia Tuono V4R ABS is one such offering from the Aprilia stables. Featuring the underpinnings of the legendary Aprilia RSV4 with bare minimalist fairing, this naked beauty has pulled more than its fair share of fans towards itself.
Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Engine & Transmission
Mechanically identical to the classic V4 layout engine on the RSV4 the engine on the Tuono V4R is a unit bristling with technology and other features. This gem of an engine manages to silence even the most critical of riders purely on the basis of performance alone. The Tuono V4R can credit all its performance to the classic 999.6 cc engine with bore X stroke of 78 X 52.3 mm and compression ratio of 13: 1 that produces 170 hp @ 11,500 rpm in terms of peak power and 111.5 NM of torque @ 9,500 rpm. The Tuono is probably the only road going naked streetfighter today that gets a unique V4 engine layout alongwith advanced electronics and ride-by-wire, something that was quite new and unique for Aprilia when they launched it earlier. Coming from a rich racing history via the legendary RSV4, the bike has a host of innovative engine features that makes it worth every penny you spend on the bike. The longitudinally mounted four stroke liquid cooled unit with DOHC and four valves per cylinder makes the claimed performance figures very much probable. Mated to the engine is a slick shifting 6 speed cassette type gearbox that makes life interesting for an Aprilia rider.
Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Mileage
The Aprilia Tuono V4R equipped with a 18.5 litre fuel tank that has specifically been increased in capacity to make the bike capable of touring as well. The bike should ideally return between 13-15 kmpl in the city and 18kmpl on the highways.
Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Performance and Handling
The Tuono V4R was primarily designed with one thing in mind- offer superbike like prowess with comfort and easy riding. And it has done more than its fair share of that. With its high handlebars supportive seats increased steering rake the bike impresses with its razor sharp handling, perfect weight distribution and amazing ride-by-wire multimap technology. The traction control on the Tuono V4R is simply mindblowing. It also has other innovative features like launch control, wheelie control and quick shift modes to make it rideable in all kinds of riding conditions. This so called APRC system integrates seamlessly with the engine management system featuring multimap technology. The bike also features ABS as standard. The beauty of this ABS is that it is highly configurable according to riding conditions and has three presets that the rider can choose from. Braking duties up front are handled by a massive dual disc 320 mm Brembo floating disc setup coupled with Brembo M 432 radially mounted monoblock caliper setup. The rear is helped along by a 220 mm single disc with twin pistons. On the move the rider comfort levels have also been taken into consideration and the supportive seat that sits at 835 mm from ground level is good enough for most riders. The suspension setup for example features 43 mm Sachs USD front forks with 'one by one' stanchions that are individualliy fully customizable for rebound, damping and preload. The rear is a monoshock Sachs unit mounted on a double-braced aluminium swingarm. This unit is also fully adjustable.
Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Users Reviews (9 reviews)
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