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Aprilia Tuono V4R APRC

2012 Aprilia Tuono V4R review

Mark Hinchliffe tests and reviews the Aprilia V4R APRC.

Carbon fibre is and light which makes it for shedding some weight in cars and bikes.

But mainly it looks great. So when one of our top Carsguide Bikes of the Year available with a range of fibre bits and pieces, we resist the chance to throw our leg just one more time.

The Tuono V4R APRC is listed at which slots in between the Hypermotard 1100 EVO ($20,990) and Streetfighter Sports ($23,990) and well with the Triumph Triple R ($22,290), although the MV Agusta Brutale 1090RR wins the price war.

Our test bike was fitted a range of carbon fibre pumped up the price to $24,821. It carbon fibre front ($349), under seat ($273.19 each), tank panel ($295.84) and slip-on ($1640). Value is enhanced by a resale value.

At the heart of … bike is the 1000cc based on the RSV4 which won the World Superbike Championship. It 119kW of power, but is tuned for more usable power and midrange torque. There is grunt here than you ever need on a … — and two superfluous cogs, you take it to a track or ship it to to ride their autobahns.

The show stoppers are the electronic aids. There’s Aprilia Ride Control, traction wheelie control, launch and quick shift. It also with ABS and a Sachs steering

The rider controls not only you to extract the utmost performance the machine, but also save bacon in tricky situations. our test, we encountered wet roads and stops in commuter traffic would have ended without the safety gear.

The are easily accessed through switches on the left handlebar as as the ignition switch which as a toggle for the three rider (Road, Sport and Track) the bike is started. Not only can you all the gear off, if you really but you can also vary the levels of wheelie and launch controls.

This is basically the sports without the fairing. But rather looking … and ugly, it tidy and svelte. Like the new and Brutale, the plumbing has been tucked away.

It also has a headlight cowl which as a low screen that provides good aero over if you duck down a little.

with the two polyelliptical headlights, it the bike a menacing alien The Tuono comes in black, and yellow.

Discretion is required starting out on this monster. R for Road mode, dial in all the and take it easy until you get to that throbbing and excitable

Once you get comfortable, start out the controls and switch up to Sport and settings which will set trousers on fire and singe eyebrows. Steering is stable to the Sachs damper and the bike is planted thanks to Sachs

It’s quite abrupt urban lumps and bumps, so a few to the fully adjustable suspension are for daily comfort. Brakes are with plenty of feel.

are few: the cable clutch is heat pours out of the engine in traffic, low-speed running is starting can be problematic and the seat is firm. Despite the firm and seat, it’s a comfortable position and, with the adjusted, can tour for long without too much fatigue.

Not that you will ever to get off once you fit the aftermarket pipes. It is the sound to standing by the fence at a race.

Aprilia Tuono V4R APRC

A dynamic ride can be even more beautiful the addition of some carbon bits and pieces.

Aprilia V4R APRC

PRICE $21,990 + ORC as tested)

WARRANTY 2 years

INTERVAL 1000/10,000km

RESALE 90% (2

ENGINE 999.6cc 8-valve V4,

TRANSMISSION 6-speed, wet clutch, drive

SAFETY Aprilia Ride Control, traction wheelie control, launch quick shift, Sachs damper

SUSPENSION Sachs upside-down adjustable forks, Sachs (rear)

Aprilia Tuono V4R APRC
Aprilia Tuono V4R APRC
Aprilia Tuono V4R APRC

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