2012 Aprilia Tuono V4 Naked Sportbike Road Test- Dyno, Specs, Photos

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2012 Aprilia Tuono V4 – Test Tuono V4: Aprilia another awesome way to lose license.

Evidently, there’s a method of creating a … and then there’s the Italian Most manufacturers have it by producing minimalistic, significantly sportbikes that are just as to urban commuting as they are to the weekend romp. But the original introduced a decade ago, the …-bike landscape.

Aprilia took its RSV Mille superbike, it of its bodywork and bolted on a wide, tubular handlebar—and instantly put our licenses in jeopardy. The Tuono redefined the modern … making all other hooligan of the era seem meek by comparison.

Tuono—“thunder” in Italian—is a fitting for this bike, considering the of influence it’s had on this an impact clearly evident in the Streetfighter and MV Agusta Brutale . the Tuono, those sassy-’n’-… nakeds have delivered after mile of race-derived and backroad bliss without the

Every editor who took our V4 for a ride returned Tuonostruck with excitement and awe. has once again done a job of taking one of its pure sportbikes and it into a …,” noted Editor Blake Conner . “By the engine alone for the most and giving the bike a great with quality suspension, and handling, Aprilia has created one of the gnarly streetfighters ever

The new Tuono V4 retains the best of the RSV4 repli-racer, including its Performance Ride Control electronics. That lends it a degree of street civility neutering its performance in the process—although a few to the 1000cc, 65-degree RSV4 do help make it a better bike. Revised valve and 20mm-longer, fixed-length intake have improved low-end and power.

Additional crankshaft and shorter ratios in the bottom gears provide smoother better shift action and acceleration away from

Runs on the CW dyno validated street-savvy tuning. Compared the 2011 RSV4 Factory SE we tested, the Tuono showed a increase in torque throughout the rev below 10,000 rpm. It made just 2 fewer ponies, even though the rev limit is 1000 rpm below of its superbike sibling.

“Sounds like Darrell pulling out of the Daytona pits,” Feature Editor John following a spirited weekend “This one takes over the Triumph Street Triple as my bike.” Paul Dean . our Senior Editor, weighed in, as “It’s really fun to ride where you can open it up. It squirts corner to corner in a rush, awesome noises along the and you can flick it into and out of turns like a big dirtbike.”

No argument from me. The bike light and comfortably compact, and the is lower and narrower up near the than the tallish one on the previous That allows improved at stops, which is welcome due to the steering lock that can tight-space maneuvers a chore.

The is mounted lower in the frame on the RSV4, a change that says helps improve by adjusting the center of gravity to offset the Tuono’s more-upright position. This, combined the leverage provided by the wide, handlebar, lends the Aprilia a lighter feel than you expect on a 480-pound (fully motorcycle.

Aprilia’s familiar throttle-by-wire system, which three modes labeled as Sport and Road, has been (as has APRC) for the Tuono package. The can be toggled on the fly and offer a choice Track’s full power and Sport’s full power slightly softer response in the 15 percent of throttle opening; and mode’s reduced output 6500 rpm and further taming of response.

Regardless of the selected mode, a softness below 2500 rpm linear delivery when away from a stop. a hint of aggressive acceleration things out when you have the of nothing impeding your

There is, however, a fair of lash in the driveline that’s felt in the lower three when jockeying the throttle traffic. The slipper clutch to be a major contributor of that and exceptionally sensitive throttle at very small twistgrip makes matters worse.

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