From the bike which dominated the World Superbike Chanpionship, Aprilia extracts the fiercest naked ever seen.
V4 162 HP engine, the most advanced chassis to attack any path, APRC
electronic management to create a "customized" bike for every riding
The heart racing, soul stirring naked.
After creating the best superbike of the new millennium, Aprilia
revolutionises the supersports naked segment with its astonishing new
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.
For riders like these and for those with power in their veins, Aprilia
has created a motorcycle with the indomitable spirit of the RSV4 in a
feline body that is in its element when accelerating and braking with
unimaginable violence, that eats up curves of any radius and swallows
Characterised by the brazen exhibition of the V4 65° engine framed by
the brushed aluminium elements of the dual beam frame, the Tuono V4 is a
naked dressed with the bare necessities to mount up and instruct
according to the rider's capabilities.
Adding yet another touch of aggressiveness is the aerodynamic new top
fairing tipped with two polyelliptical headlights at the sharp end,
which gives the bike the unequivocally mean, daunting stare that you'd
expect from a machine with an incredible 162 horsepower.
Tuono V4R boasts power never before installed on a naked, obtained by reconfiguring the RSV4 Factory APRC SE four V cylinder.
The Tuono V4R inherits features from the Special Edition including the
new exhaust system with bypass valve, which is two kilos lighter than
the system used on the RSV4 R, and latest generation Ride by Wire
Differences from its race track sibling are closer spacing between the
three first gear ratios a maximum torque of 110 Nm on tap 1000 rpm
The Tuono V4R maintains the family feeling with the WSBK double title
champion's tail fairing, saddle, tank and side panels, one of the best
examples of made in Italy motorcycle design in the last decade for its
formal beauty and functionality ratio. The racer, because that is what
anyone who approaches a fireball like this one should be called, will be
taming this beast from a riding position tailored to create a symbiotic
relationship between the body and the bike, for unparalleled feedback
through the three points of contact - the saddle, footpegs and
Staying in the saddle and gripping the biconical handlebar, the rider
comes into contact with the APRC (Aprilia Performance Ride Control)
joystick, the second generation electronic dynamics control package
developed by Aprilia to get as close as possible to the physical limits
of riding: State-of-the-art in bike dynamics performance controls, a
patented system which makes the winning Superbike technology available
to any biking enthusiast. All of this with absolutely simple and
intuitive management which allows the Tuono V4R to be customised every
time the rider gets on it, making it a truly "tailored" bike for each
rider, the desired performance and the riding conditions.
APRC is based on an automotive inertia sensor platform, with two
gyrometers and two accelerometers allowing the ECU to determine the
dynamic state of the motorcycle and control engine torque accordingly to
help the rider exploit the full performance potential of the bike in
The APRC package includes ATC traction control (Aprilia Traction
Control), with eight selectable levels, which controls sliding when
accelerating out of a curve in relation to bank angle and throttle
aperture, AWC (Aprilia Wheelie Control), which helps the rider control
extreme wheelying by gradually bringing the front wheel back to the
ground, and AQS (Aprilia Quick Shift), which allows instantaneous
upshifts without closing the throttle or using the clutch. Completing
the suite of four functions is the most exhilarating of all: ALC
(Aprilia Launch Control).
Simultaneously pressing both buttons on the joystick on the left hand
handlebar arms the system, as confirmed by the specific message on the
display. From this moment on, all 162 horsepower of the beast from Noale
are ready to slingshot the Tuono V4R like a missile as soon as the
rider releases the clutch, unleashing the astonishing power onto the
tarmac through every available square millimetre of the 190/50 rear
For every day street riding and for those who are not yet accustomed
to the miracles of the vehicle's dynamics software, Tuono V4R offers
great satisfaction from a biking hardware point of view.
In fact, the extraordinary new Aprilia naked is equipped with the best
components available on the market: Brembo brake system with radial
callipers and 320 mm floating discs at the front (220 mm at the rear),
aluminium wheels with an all-new design weighing 2 Kg less than those on
the RSV4R, Sachs upside down front fork with 43 mm stanchions coated
with titanium nitride for reduced friction, and Sachs shock absorber
with separate piggy back nitrogen canister featuring adjustable spring
preload, compression and rebound damping and length, to modify the setup
of the bike to suit different riding styles or for two-up use.
APRILIA TUONO V4 R APRC: Technical specifications
Aprilia longitudinal 65° V-4 cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid
cooling system, double overhead camshafts (DOHC), four valves per
Bore and stroke
78 x 52.3 mm
Total engine capacity
Maximum power at crankshaft
162 hp (119 kW) at 11,000 rpm
Maximum torque at crankshaft
110 Nm at 9,000 rpm
Airbox with front dynamic air intakes.
4 Weber-Marelli 48-mm throttle bodies with 4 injectors and latest generation Ride-by-Wire engine management.
Choice of three different engine maps selectable by the rider with bike in motion: T (Track), S (Sport), R (Road)
Magneti Marelli digital electronic ignition system
integrated in engine control system, with one spark plug per cylinder
and stick-coil type coils