Aprilia Tuono V4R | First Ride

Thunderstruck!

By Roland Brown, Photography by Milagro

TECH SPECS

EVOLUTION
A not-quite-naked version of the RSV4 that won the 2010 World Superbike Championship.

RIVALS
Ducati Streetfighter, Triumph Speed Triple, Honda CB1000R, Kawasaki Z1000, Yamaha FZ1.

TECH
Price: na
Engine type: l-c 65-deg. V4
Valve train: DOHC, 16v
Displacement: 998cc
Bore x stroke: 78.0 x 52.3mm
Compression: 13.0:1
Fuel system: EFI
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate
Transmission: 6-speed
Claimed horsepower: 167 bhp @ 11,500 rpm
Claimed torque: 82 lb.-ft. @ 9500 rpm
Frame: Aluminum twin-spar
Front suspension: Sachs 43mm fork with adj. spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Rear suspension: Sachs shock with adj. spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Front brake: Brembo four-piston calipers, 320mm discs
Rear brake: Brembo twin-piston caliper, 220mm disc
Front tire: 120/70ZR-17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa
Rear tire: 190/55ZR-17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa
Rake/trail: 25.0o/4.2 in.
Seat height: 32.9 in.
Wheelbase: 56.9 in.
Fuel capacity: 3.9 gal.
Claimed curb weight: 426 lbs
Colors: Yellow, black
Available: Fall
Warranty: 24 mo., unlimited mi.
Contact: Aprilia USA
140 E. 45th St.
New York, NY 10017
800.631.1101
www.apriliausa.com

VERDICT 5 out of 5 stars
The epitome of intense, unadulterated motorcycling fun.

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