2006 Aprilia Tuono 1000 R — New Italian Thunder …

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2006 Aprilia Tuono R – New Italian Thunder

As the first new to be released by Aprilia since purchase by Piaggio last the 2006 Tuono 1000R has a bearing on the Italian company’s under its new ownership. The latest of Aprilia’s ever-popular musclebike is derived from the RSV1000R and is arguably closer to it’s brother than any other ….

Aside from the bodywork (or lack thereof) and there are few differences between the and the Mille. Both bikes an updated version of Aprilia’s V-Twin, with displacement of coming by way of a 97mm bore and …. Aprilia concentrated of the updates to the new Tuono/Mille motor in the head, redesigning the ports with the camshafts and valvetrain.

The is now fed by two massive 57mm throttle (up from 51mm last and exhales through a 2-1-2 system which features a converter and wideband air-fuel to help the bike meet new Euro 3 emissions standards.

many companies “detune” the motors in their … to the tune of 20 or so horsepower, the Tuono only 6 fewer ponies the (not yet released) new Mille R. traded these six peak for more midrange power and by means of longer velocity on the 57mm throttle bodies. The is a still-respectable 133 horsepower at the crank 8 more than last Tuono.

What is it like to ride? To that question, we turned to our road tester Tor Sagen, who had a to ride the new Tuono R late month. Here’s what he had to

Upon first hearing the RSV-derived 2006 Aprilia 1000R on idle, I thought it might sound slightly than the ’05 Tuono I rode year. But I was probably thunder-stricken by the new rear end and double high-mount I was eager to get aboard and see how it rode.

by AC/DC came to mind the first open stretch of on the new Tuono 1000R. I thundered the country side and onto the stretching the legs of the Tuono’s V-Twin.

Acceleration is massive, but the of the motor reminds me of my first on my old TL1000R in 1999. Instant injection response makes the Tuono progress smoothly, with massive torque followed by hard, powerful performance. Oh yes, this is more powerful than my own Raptor, but the motor feels due to the 60 degree V-Twin configuration (as to the 90 degree TL mill).

Aprilia has detuned the RSV-R slightly, for more torque and a midrange, but the tall first is a reminder of its race-bike roots.

As I out onto the freeway, I already that the Tuono will more than enough to satisfy even the most speed freaks. It definitely has the to play on the freeway, but it’s not the comfortable of bikes above To be honest, if someone has told you this bike has better protection than last model, they are … If anything, last year’s had better wind-protection.

The wind is always there (if you were too about it, you wouldn’t be riding a and if you want to avoid the worst you have to point your as far forward as you can, with elbows pointing outwards MX There is only one aspect in the new bike is better as far as wind compared to last year’s – the lower seat height makes it easier to tuck

Everything about this speaks “fast” – the quick-revving that RSV-R rear double ram-air scoops, and the Brembo stoppers. The RSV-R’s have on the new Tuono been to narrow, wasp-like insect With all that top-speed the Tuono R definitely needs lights, and these do the job.

We into town only to that the Tuono is not as ideal for as you would have thought. It that the only benefit in compared to the full-on RSV sports is the high and wide handlebars. nothing else, seriously, makes you want to use it in urban First gear is tall, and the power arrives it comes on too for good low-speed control.

not much steering lock and the steering damper is too restrictive, maneuverability. Finally, the suspension is tuned for high speed on the back roads, making it too stiff for low-speed messing in town. I suspect, without ridden them back-to-back, an air-cooled Ducati Monster is suited for around-town riding the high-speed Tuono R. So I speed out of and head for the nearest A and B-roads.

The 1000 R really excels on to fast country roads. It like a sportbike because it IS a (the RSV-R), only The Tuono R is so true to its roots as a sportbike that it might be too close to its brother and donor, the

The only difference is, it’s and has got a rougher image. It scares those sheep along the roads better than any

Despite the power of the highly V-twin engine, the Tuono like super glue out of corners – even on wet, roads grip is phenomenal. The Dunlop D208RR tyres but most of the credit should go to the adjustable suspension and beautiful swing-arm. It has not only got superbike but also superbike handling.

The new R also comes standard a steering damper (as last and this takes care of front end movement on uneven

On our last day of riding the Tuono R, after the last photo disaster struck. A washer the oil drain plug cracked and the started leaking oil badly. was not as true to the RSV legacy – Aprilia’s big are known for being reliable

Our bike came straight the Italy world launch and you all how those ham-fisted journalists Nevertheless, we will keep a eye on the Tuono R – let’s hope it was a one off on bike (one of the first to the Noale factory).


is the third generation of Tuono I have tested, and the best Discussing the looks of this is unnecessary – looking at it sitting in my was almost as satisfying as riding it. what this bike is all

Aprilia Tuono 1000

The Tuono R is true to its legacy, and the new is exactly the kind sports owners used to replace broken full fairings back when … were still mostly pieces homebuilt from sportbikes. This bike to be ugly in a brutal, good-looking and it is.

There is more than power on tap – the Tuono R feels fast. It is no slug even bikes such as BMW’s fresh in my mind. Handling is but not as good in town as we had hoped. oil-leak didn’t impress us either, but in isolation, the riding is just as good as or even than a highly tuned bike.

Anyone buying a Tuono R end the first ride with no

Technical details 2006 1000 R

V60 Magnesium. Longitudinal 60° V four …. Liquid with three-way pressurised Double overhead cams, gear/chain timing drive, valves per cylinder.

Patented anti-vibration double countershaft.

and …

97 x 67.5 mm.



Maximum power at the

98 kW (133 HP) at 9,500 rpm.

torque at the crank

Aprilia Tuono 1000
Aprilia Tuono 1000
Aprilia Tuono 1000
Aprilia Tuono 1000


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