2014 Aprilia Tuono V4 R ABS- First Ride Review- Photos

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2014 Aprilia Tuono V4 R ABS First Ride New ABS model the ultimate stage of evolution for the V4 R.

Thanks to the latest APRC-ABS suite, the Aprilia Tuono V4 R ABS has the most advanced … in production today, a perfect for the Aprilia RSV 4 ABS superbike from it was originally derived. From the the Tuono sported a version of with limited functions, so the new which includes the ABS software, a substantial advancement in control and under extreme conditions.

The APRC suite is derived from the winning technology for the Superbike World Championship and is recognized as the most advanced and today. Among other it is the only one to feature a self-calibrating function and wheelie control, and it interfaces with the multi-mode electronic engine management.

The includes ATC (Aprilia Traction which offers eight of intervention that can be selected on the fly to a rocker-type switch at the left grip. ATC’s advanced logic detects the radius of the and the speed you are going around it, adjusts the percentage of rear slippage for the best combination of pleasure, and safety in any riding It effectively provides maximum control around fast while allowing a liberal of drifting around slow

AWC (Aprilia Wheelie Control) has settings. The sportiest, Map 1, has been to lessen the abruptness of the front coming back into with the ground. ALC (Aprilia Control), intended for the track also has three settings. AQS Quick Shift) ensures and ultra-precise shifting at full without the use of the clutch.

The Tuono’s based on the 9MP unit and developed in with Bosch, includes a that mitigates the tendency of the wheel to lose contact the tarmac under extreme It can be switched off, or the rider can among three levels of Track, which is also for road use; Sport, for road riding; and Rain, for safety under adverse

While the advanced electronics are significant, the new Tuono V4 R ABS was subject to an revision and general upgrading, with the engine. The 65-degree, V-4 now produces 170 hp at 11,500 rpm and 82.23 of torque at 9,500 rpm, up 3 hp the previous version.

The extra comes from the improved efficiency of an induction system an improved airbox, throttle that are 20mm taller with the same 48mm and an improved 4-into-2-into-1 exhaust Additionally, Aprilia specialists the structure of the crankshaft to further any parasitic vibrations due to micro They also focused on friction losses and improving ventilation.

The chassis has been through the adoption of the latest M432 monoblock front working with the customary front rotor. There’s a new fork, an inverted 43mm unit with separate and rebound control functions, one per Important chassis measurements are for 2014, highlighted by a wheelbase of inches, a steering-head angle of 25 and 4.23 inches of trail.

Lastly, the 2014 Tuono’s accurately contoured fuel is now 4.9 gallons, up from 4.49, and the seat has more padding for everyday riding comfort.


Thick fog from the night left the test track something the cloudy morning not dispel. So, I had to start my test on Pirelli rain radials took away a bit of steering but did a perfect job preventing me from No great lean angles, but it was than acceptable for a first The new Tuono engine is impressive, not of its additional 3 horsepower, but because of its tractability.

Its torque curve is than before, and at every the rev drop is immediately recovered.

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up through the gears is likewise and the quick-shift gearbox worked as it fed in the upper ratios at full without the clutch. Just John Wayne with his 30-30. As grip got better, it led to a aggressive riding style caused the Tuono to go wide accelerating strongly out of the corners.

I attribute this moderate to the flexibility of the rain tires their deep thread and to the of the track.

Aprilia also a pair of RSV 4 Factory ABS bikes were fitted with the type of rain tires. I the second part of the test on which made for an interesting Under the same riding the RSV4 R ABS proved perfectly neat and precise in its steering

There was no tendency to understeer, to 0.5 degrees less steering and a 1-inch-shorter wheelbase that the front wheel a commensurate closer to bike’s center of Aprilia played it safe and the rake 0.5 degrees to make the front end will stay and stable at the high speeds the V4 R ABS can reach, which is well in of 160 mph.

Eventually, the track dried out for my session, spent on a Tuono with Pirelli Diablo IIs. This is when the showed its best, with strong acceleration of corners, a more neutral feel and understeer that I could counter with a little body lean. The Tuono V4 R ABS is fast; down the long straight (nearly 1 kilometer), I easily reach 160 mph.

At speed, my chest and shoulders into a drag parachute and I onto the handlebar for dear thinking that I might bend the handlebar into a U or flight.

The speed potential of the V4 R ABS is most impressive for a … and ATC saved my day when I whacked the throttle out of a second-gear corner was still wet. The rear went into a sudden but the system gathered it back in a reassuring composure. The ABS was similarly especially at the two remaining puddles on the one of which was right at the braking at the end of the long straight.

Aprilia’s new Tuono V4 R ABS is about than just blinding top Aided by top-notch electronics, a superbly competent and safe perfectly at home on the road and for riding. But watch your wrist because you can get yourself speeding troubles very

Aprilia Tuono 1000 R Factory
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