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2017 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 RR
plus tax, $50 document fee, and title transfer / tab renewal unless verifiable out-of-state residency. All prices reflect a 2% discount for payment by cash, check, wire transfer, direct deposit, debit card, or through financing.
Warranty: Two-year unlimited-mile warranty starts when purchased
Financing: 6.59% for 24-36 months, 7.39% for 48, 7.59% for 60, 8.59% for 72, or 9.09% for 84 months OAC (rates based on 715+ credit score, higher rates for lower scores) through Freedom Road Financial.
Availability: The first shipment of 2017s in April was oversold. The second shipment is due to arrive in May. We are still expecting shortages. In this situation, Aprilia USA gives priority to dealers who have firm deposits from purchasers no matter when or how many the dealer ordered. People without deposits may have to wait longer.
Engine type: Aprilia longitudinal 65° V4 cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid cooled engine with dual overhead cam (DOHC) and four valves per cylinder
Fuel: Unleaded petrol
Bore and stroke: 81 x 52.3 mm
Total engine capacity: 1077 cc
Maximum power at crankshaft: 175 HP (129 kW) at 11,000 rpm
Maximum torque at crankshaft: 89 lb ft (121 Nm) at 9,000 rpm
Fuel system: Airbox with front dynamic air intakes.
4 Weber-Marelli 48-mm throttle bodies with 4 injectors and latest generation Ride-by-Wire engine management that the rider can select on the fly. T (Track), S (Sport), R (Race)
Ignition: Magneti Marelli digital electronic ignition system integrated in engine control system, with one spark plug per cylinder and “stick-coil”-type coils
Exhaust: 4 into 2 into 1 layout, two oxygen sensors, lateral single silencer with ECU-controlled bypass valve and integrated trivalent catalytic converter
Generator: Flywheel mounted 450 W alternator with rare earth magnets
Lubrication: Wet sump lubrication system with oil radiator and two oil pumps (lubrication and cooling)
Gearbox: 6-speed cassette type gearbox
1st: 39/15 (2.600)
2nd: 33/16 (2.063)
3rd: 34/20 (1.700)
4th: 32/22 (1.455)
5th: 34/26 (1.308)
6th: 33/27 (1.222)
Gear lever with Aprilia Quick Shift electronic system (AQS)
Clutch: Multiplate wet clutch with slipper system.
Primary drive: Straight cut gears and integrated flexible coupling, drive ratio: 73/44 (1.659)
Secondary drive: Chain: Drive ratio: 42/15 (2.8)
Traction management: APRC System (Aprilia Performance Ride Control), which includes Traction Control (ATC), Wheelie Control (AWC), Launch Control (ALC), cruise control (ACC) and speed limiter (APL), all of which can be configured and deactivated independently
Frame: Aluminum dual beam chassis with pressed and cast sheet elements.
Sachs steering damper
Front suspension: Upside-down “one by one” Sachs fork, 43 mm diameter stanchions. Forged aluminum radial caliper mounting bracket. Completely adjustable spring preload and hydraulic compression and rebound damping. Wheel travel: 120 mm
Rear suspension: Double braced aluminum swingarm; mixed low thickness and sheet casting technology. Sachs monoshock with piggy-back, fully adjustable in: spring preload,hydraulics in compression and rebound. APS progressive linkages. Wheel travel: 130 mm
Front: Dual 330 mm floating stainless steel discs with lightweight stainless steel rotor with 6 M50 4 32 studs [aluminum flange] Brembo M432 monobloc radial callipers with 4 30 mm diameter opposing pistons Sintered pads. Radial pump and metal braided brake lines
Rear: 220 mm diameter disc; Brembo floating calliper with two 32 mm diameter separate pistons. Sintered pads. Master cylinder with built in reservoir and metal braided hose.
Bosch 9.1 MP ABS with cornering function, adjustable on 3 maps, featuring RLM strategy and can be disengaged.
Wheel rims: Cast aluminum wheels with 3 split spoke design.
Tires: Radial tubeless.
Front: 120/70 ZR 17
Rear: 190/55 ZR 17 (alternative: 190/50 ZR 17; 200/55 ZR 17) [200/55 ZR 17]
Saddle height: 825 mm
Trail: 99.7 mm
Steering angle: 24.7°
4.9 gallons, 1 gallon reserve included (18.5 liters, 4-liter reserve included)
Simply unrivalled. Now more than ever. The Aprilia naked range, heir to a family of motorcycles voted many times as one of the most adrenaline pumping and efficient bikes ever, achieves absolute performance levels and sophistication, thanks to Aprilia's specialized insights acquired over years of winning premier level competitions and the experience of the Tuono history, which is thus confirmed as the only superbike stripped down and fitted with a high handlebar, unbeatable on the track and loads of fun on the road.
The Tuono V4 family of motorcycles is offered in two distinct models. Tuono V4 1100 RR represents an exceptional thrill machine, the heir to a dynasty of naked sport bikes acclaimed by critics as the best in class. Tuono V4 1100 Factory is the more exclusive version, dedicated to an extremely demanding public; this bike is equipped with components which are largely derived from the Aprilia RSV4 RF superbike. The evolutionary step that Aprilia presents for 2017 involves both models that, as before, therefore continue to stand out for their factory outfitting and graphics.
Completely Revamped Electronics
The greatest innovations are presented in the new Tuono V4's on board electronics, that has always been considered as the “best in class”, where the APRC system stands out. Aprilia Performance Ride Control is the patented control suite derived directly from the winning technology in world Superbike, the most complete and refined of those available on the market. The fourth generation of APRC, standard on the Tuono V4 1100, fits perfectly with the electronic management of the new full Ride-by-Wire throttle, that has allowed all superfluous throttle body electronic management components to be eliminated, thereby saving 590 grams. The repositioning of the inertial platform that allows APRC operation has improved accurate detection of the dynamic conditions of the bike, resulting in more efficient electronic control strategies.
The Tuono V4 1100 RR and Tuono V4 1100 Factory APRC include:
- New ATC: Aprilia Traction Control, adjustable on the fly, (without having to release the throttle) to 8 settings, as well as disabled, thanks to a practical joystick, now even more fine-tuned logic for higher performance operation.
- New AWC: Aprilia Wheelie Control, adjustable to 3 levels, also well as disabled, receives more precise operating strategies thanks to the repositioning of the inertial platform. Wheelie control can now be adjusted on the fly without closing the throttle, like the ATC, thanks to the new and more practical left side electric block.
- New ALC: Aprilia Launch Control, for use on the track only, with 3 settings, more effective with new operating strategies.
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- New AQS: Aprilia Quick Shift, the electronic gearbox that allows shifting without closing the throttle and without using the clutch, now adds the capability of clutchless downshifting. Its open-throttle downshifting feature is exclusive.
- New APL: Aprilia Pit Limiter lets you select and limit the top speed allowed in pit lane at the track or simply to make it easier to comply with posted speed limits on the road.
- New ACC: Aprilia Cruise Control. The new electronic management allows an advanced cruise control system to be introduced, convenient on long trips, letting rider maintain the set speed without touching the throttle.
The new Tuono V4 1100 range is fitted with the advanced multi-map Cornering ABS system, developed in collaboration with Bosch to guarantee maximum safety on the road, without sacrificing performance on the track. The 9.1 MP system, both compact and lightweight, is able to optimize braking and the ABS intervention in corners, thanks to a specific algorithm that constantly monitors various parameters such as lateral acceleration, the pressure applied to the front brake lever, the lean, pitch and yaw angles, modulating the braking action to better guarantee the ratio between deceleration and stability. The new ABS system works in unison with the Aprilia RLM (Rear Liftup Mitigation) system that limits the lift of the rear wheel during more abrupt braking. Cornering ABS, fine-tuned in accordance with Aprilia's specific indications, is adjustable to 3 levels of sensibility and can be switched off. In order to allow riders with various levels of experience to find the best possible combination, each of the three Cornering ABS maps can be combined with any of the three new engine maps (Sport, Track, Race) – all three allowing “full power” while differing in their strategies of applying the 175 HP of which the Aprilia V4 is capable, in addition to the percentage of engine brake dedicated to them.
The color TFT digital instrumentation is also entirely new, with exceptional display options. The two selectable screen pages (Road and Race, both with night and day backlighting) correspond to as many represented indexes. There is an optional new version of the V4-MP, the Aprilia multimedia platform that lets you connect your smartphone to the vehicle, introducing a true corner by corner electronic settings calibration system with data that can subsequently be downloaded to your laptop (or displayed directly on the smartphone screen) for analysis, similar to that of an actual race team. The new V4-MP adds a new connection protocol that minimizes smartphone battery consumption, in addition to providing a larger range of circuits already mapped in which you can manage the electronic settings corner by corner, as well as user acquisition of a new circuit not pre-installed by Aprilia. V4-MP includes the new infotainment system, introduced by Aprilia for the first time on the new Tuono V4, to manage voice commands and incoming/outgoing telephone calls with your smartphone.
Euro 4 Engine, the Same Exciting Performance
The Tuono V4 1100 is the only naked powered by a 65° V4 engine with unique characteristics. The narrow V architecture has made it possible to make an engine that is extremely compact lengthways which helps centralize weight, while maintaining a compact chassis. The changes made in this evolution of the Italian V4 not only resulted in earning Euro 4 approval, but also in increasing overall reliability and performance, without sacrificing the great character and marvelous sound that riders love so much. The powerplant earns a new exhaust system with a silencer that has a double oxygen sensor and a built in valve. The engine ECU is new, with superior calculating capacity able to manage the rise in maximum revs, now 500 rpm higher. In order to guarantee maximum reliability, decreasing friction at the same time, the piston pins receive DLC surface, and connecting rod heads boast a surface honing treatment. The combustion chambers are no longer obtained through a fusion process, but by a finer, numerically controlled mechanical process, whereas the gearbox now has a linear sensor to guarantee impeccable gearshift operation.
Suspension and Brakes Directly from the New RSV4
If, on one hand, the new Tuono V4 range fully confirms all the proverbial qualities of handling and stability stemming from a frame that is closely derived from that of the Aprilia RSV4, seven-time World Superbike champion, on the other, it introduces important upgrades in the brakes and suspension department. The front Brembo braking system comes directly from the one on the new RSV4 and relies on a pair of new steel discs that have been increased to 330 mm, gripped by the new monobloc M50 calipers and activated by a radial master cylinder on the handlebar. Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory also has a prestigious Öhlins NIX, with fully adjustable hydraulics and spring preload. This unit saves nearly 400 grams compared with the previous iteration and is combined with the same brand rear shock absorber and steering damper (both adjustable).
Versions and Colors
The new Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 range includes two models distinguished by different technical equipment and different color schemes: Tuono V4 1100 RR is available in two attractive color schemes, Grigio Portimao and Nero Assen, whereas the Superpole graphic of the Tuono V4 1100 Factory retains the decidedly non-conformist spirit so typical of the Aprilia stylistic tradition that demands bright and very distinctive colors. Tuono V4 1100 Factory stands out technically because of the most refined trio of Öhlins suspension systems and stylistically because of its magnificent tail fairing (approved for two-up) derived from the RSV4. The cast aluminum wheels are the same for both models: their lightweight quality contributes to a maximum reduction of the gyroscopic effect, all to the advantage of great handling. Tuono V4 1100 Factory is shod with the more sporty Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa, with a wider 200/55 on the rear approved for street use, and available for the Tuono V4 RR as well which, on the other hand, comes standard with 190/55 on the rear and new Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tires.
I wondered why we needed a V4 with another 31 horsepower when our V-twin Tuono was so good.
But this bike is about much more than horsepressure. For one, the V4 is a more congenial engine than the V-twin. So as well as making more power, it’s happier when just bopping around town (and the clutch is a much lighter pull as well).
The V4 is also lighter steering due to weight centralization borrowed from the RSV4. Aprilia was an early advocate of designing engines with weight location in mind. First Yamaha introduced the R1with its stacked transmission to optimize the inline four, then Aprilia came out with their 60º twin to be more compact with more weight forward. Plus, like the Japanese twins & fours, the RSV had a modern plain bearing crank, a wet slipper clutch, and chain-driven double-overhead cams driving 4 valves per cylinder with shim-under-bucket that almost never needed adjustment.
When Aprilia progressed from their V-twin, they decided to build a 65º V4. This engine would be a powerful four but with its weight positioned very much like the RSV twin. But better yet, being hardly wider, and shorter top-to-bottom, the engine’s weight would be even closer to the bike’s roll center for easier steering.
Also making it superior to the old V-twin, the Tuono V4 comes with the same electronics package as the RSV4: launch control to maximize acceleration at the drop of a start flag, wheelie control to adjust the amount the front wheel is allowed to loft, a quick shifter to eliminate the need to clutch and roll off the throttle under race conditions, and traction control to prevent acceleration from overwhelming traction exiting a corner. Unlike some, the traction control can be adjusted on the fly using convenient paddle shifters (You don’t have to stop and access some awkward dashboard menu) and can be uniquely calibrated to your chosen rear tire; it’s not just designed to work with one or selected rear tires (OK, for this you do have to find the right menu).
The Tuono V4 has ride-by-wire fuel injection for fast response that’s switchable through 3 modes. And this is no Italian nightmare for maintenance. It’s water cooled and the dual overhead cams per cylinder bank are driven by chains with self-adjusting tensioners. There are no fragile belts that require frequent replacement and manual adjustment. The valves are supposed to be checked for adjustment every 12,000 miles, but this hardly seems necessary, as we’ve rarely seen a valve out of adjustment on an Aprilia V4 engine. The oil & filter are supposed to be renewed every 6,000 miles in normal use.
The factory warranty is two years with unlimited miles. As for durability, one of our customers ran into a guy on his second Aprilia V4; he ran the first one 80,000 miles.
Starting in 2013 came some improvements. The gas tank got bigger and a slimmer shape. But probably most stellar was a take-away: the MSRP was reduced $1000! For 2014 the tank got bigger again and adjustable ABS was added to minimize skidding under braking. Price was increased $500, so the 2014 with ABS is still cheaper than the 2012 without ABS. The bike was made more congenial on the street with a more comfortable seat and more compliant suspension. And the traction control now better accommodates speed variations, making it as useful on the street as on the track. For 2015, price and colros remain the same while engine output increases 3 hp to 170.
In all, this third-generation Tuono is quite the leap forward: more power, better around town, V4 engine, ride-by-wire, traction control, ABS, and only $1500 more than it was a decade ago. The 2013s are still available, and now at a reduced price. It’s easy to see why it was chosen as Cycle World’s 2013 Sportbike of the Year and Motorcyclist’s 2013 Sport Naked of the Year. This is the one.
Document fee: $50.00
Sales tax: $1,649.34
Title/license (est): $275.00
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