Aprilia has announced that it will be replacing its aging V-Twin powered Tuono naked streetfighter with an all-new motorcycle based off the Aprilia RSV4 Factory and RSV4R Sportbikes.
Its classic moniker will continue with the new motorcycle being called the Aprilia Tuono V4R Sportbike. The 2012 Aprilia Tuono V4R Sportbikes will be powered by the same liquid-cooled 999cc V-Four engine as used in the Superbikes. A new exhaust system has been fitted that’s more than four pounds lighter. An updated ride-by-wire throttle system with traction control has been added as well. The rest of the powertrain is essentially the same including the manual six-speed transmission and oil-bathed multi-plate clutch with slipper action functionality.
The bike incorporates a sophisticated electronics package including its multiple engine map mode which allows the rider to select between three power maps via a push of a handlebar-mounted button. The big news however is the traction control system that allows the rider to choose between eight different wheel spin settings. The system uses twin accelerometers and gyrometers to feed the ECU data about the dynamics of the motorcycle. The system also incorporates a quick-shifter and a new feature we've never seen on a modern sport motorcycle.
2012 Aprilia Tuono V4R Sportbike Specifications and Technical Details :
Engine: 999cc liquid-cooled V-Four, 16-valve DOHC
Bore x Stroke: 78.0 x 52.3mm
Compression Ratio: 13:1
Fuel Delivery: Fuel-injection
Clutch: Cable actuated wet multi-plate ramp-style slipper
Final Drive: Chain
Frame: Twin-spar aluminum
Front Suspension: Showa 43mm inverted fork, 3-way adjustable for spring preload, compression and rebound damping; 4.72 in. travel
Rear Suspension: Sachs gas charged shock absorber, 3-way adjustable for spring preload, compression and rebound damping; 5.11 in. travel
Front Brakes: 320mm discs with Brembo monobloc 4-piston radial-mount calipers; radial-pump master cylinder, stainless-steel lines
Rear Brake: 220mm disc with Brembo twin-piston caliper
Front Wheel: 3-spoke cast aluminum 17 x 3.5-in.
Rear Wheel: 3-spoke cast aluminum 17 x 6.0-in.
Dry Weight: 394 pounds (claimed)
Wheelbase: 55.9 in. (1420mm)
Length: 80.3 in. (2040mm)
Rake: 25.0 deg. Trail: 107.5mm
Seat Height: 33.1 in. (840mm)
Fuel Capacity: 4.49 gal. (17 liters)
Warranty: Two years, unlimited mileage