2014 Aprilia Tuono V4 R APRC ABS Review Naked Son of the Champ

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2014 Aprilia Tuono V4 R ABS Review | Naked Son of the Champ

Aprilia Tuono V4 R APRC ABS

Aprilia Tuono V4 R APRC ABS

Aprilia Tuono V4 R APRC ABS

Aprilia Tuono V4 R APRC ABS

Aprilia Tuono V4 R APRC ABS

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Aprilia Tuono V4R Test

from the talk at our hangouts and traffic at the recent IMS show in Beach, Calif. one of the most anticipated segments in motorcycling at least by those who have these niche-segment motorcycles, arguably be … high bikes.

Known scientifically as nakedus, I have reservations in the hooligan moniker here. any wheelie-prone bike is called a but this new crop is way beyond

In the last year or two, manufacturers have opted to into their nakeds all or of the power available in the faired, bikes from which were derived. The trend to be away from those that had been gelded at the and never lived up to certain

Squarely in this segment we the 2014 Aprilia Tuono V4 R ABS, the subject of today’s We also find the KTM 1290 Duke R, Ducati Monster Kawasaki Z1000, MV Agusta 1090RR, Triumph Speed R, and the elusive BMW S1000R, to mention a Some of these are new models and we are to ride them all and make

The 2014 Tuono is Aprilia’s loved … offering, and it attracts a lot of attention wherever it It has changed subtly for 2014, and on the heels of our review of Aprilia’s Factory model for 2013 2012 World Superbike we find the Tuono might be everything one would care to in a …, street-oriented version of the This is a considerable package Aprilia bestowing all the RSV4′s on its … sibling and includes for the next generation of APRC

The 32-inch wide bars vastly from the RSV4’s and invite me to explore the differences and to the race bike beyond the change in ergonomics.

Aprilia has the bike with a new, seat (32.8-inch height) and it is comfortable with room for a passenger on the slightly stepped-up end. I’m 6′ and easily get both flat on the ground.

The Tuono what it calls “new suspension setting.” I’m not sure how functions but believe it is simply factory suspension settings. I first received the bike I that it was upset in tight, sections of road and squirmed a bit mild head shake if it during corner exit.

The steering damper is not adjustable so I no solace there, but a couple of of rear compression and damping and a less on each fork leg handles compression and the other and the gremlins were gone. For on comfort, the foot pegs been lowered this and along with the new seat it has comfortable, all-day ergos and a that is pleasing and hasn’t a bit.

The force of character of this is outside the scope of those who never ridden a bike this. Although some call it one of the perfect hooligan that label serves to its brilliance as the term has been to describe too many lesser However one may choose to ride the at any given moment; it is just perfection in so far as moto amusement is

A ride to the bank becomes an in traffic ballet, with accompaniment, as the Tuono is more happy to go at whatever pace you yet delivers the one real differentiator motorcycles in this category, and all about the power plant.

manufacturers of sportbikes in this day and age pretty well demystified the processes related to chassis, and brakes. Argue if you will, but you race and are counting seconds at this level, one is about as as the next. The big difference between is engine architecture and this is Aprilia’s V4 shines so brightly.

Its sound, 1600 rpm idle, delivery (82 lb.-ft. claimed), (170 claimed – up three last year) and the way power is is unique. This V4 gives you a spread unequalled in any inline or twin.

According to the manufacturer, the V4 R ABS for 2014 is an updated version of the from the 2013 RSV 4 ABS. include revised timing, 25 mm fixed intake ducts, new maximum power now at 11,500 reduced internal friction and sump ventilation.

Il Tuono about 6000 rpm at 80 mph and will do 75 mph in first gear when the rev kicks in, as compared to the RSV4 which pulls 96 mph in 1st at 14,000. Our White (semi-matt) test was delivered with their 15-tooth front sprocket, from 16, to enhance low-end For 2014 they also shorter ratios in the first gears.

I found that this but not entirely, and our consultants talked adding two teeth to the rear We didn’t try it but some might.

If you a thrill then apex a around 5000-6000 rpm and give it a on corner exit. The front lofts a couple of inches as the charges ahead. You finish turn on the back tire the bike acting completely and behaved.

The front end sets gently and the rush to the next can be frightening.

Old school throttle by wrist is a habit and a favorite and it works but there is a lot of confidence in the rider, and an extra margin of with Aprilia Traction (ATC – eight levels and Aprilia Wheelie Control – three levels off the menu) The electronics have your and with about 157 horsepower at the wheel (claimed), a safety net a bad idea.

For comparison, the V4 engine in VFR1200 is lively, powerful and but compared to the Aprilia mill it to deliver the elegant rawness makes the Aprilia so special. get the job done but on the Aprilia V4 I go out of my way to saw back and through the revs and luxuriate in the and texture of every delicious which, by the way, emanate a relatively small exhaust that not only looks but is louder that you can believe have passed EPA testing. For the I would never consider for an aftermarket pipe.

It rained the day after getting the into the garage but that turned clear and I got the chance to my first ride in the sun but with wet roads. These conditions the opportunity to have a bit of fun with the Aprilia Traction Control which adjusts on the fly with paddles on the left grip. I no need to reduce power to safe under the slippery

I started at TC level 8, the most and dialed it down during the until I found that 4-5 was a level of protection in the wet and 3-4 in the dry. the TC too high will limit the out of corners.

When ridden your favorite canyon of most bygone rides are by the performance and rideability of the Tuono. The seating position is just and most of the time the bike for more. Manners are impeccable and delivery through the chassis to the is always predictable.

The front end more feel and confidence almost anything available.

The V4 has built-in fuel injection to tailor its power delivery to conditions. Track mode full power, perfect and is approved for road use. mode, per Aprilia’s website “smooth delivery, maximum

Torque limited in all gears for fun yet demanding riding.” Lastly, (or Road depending upon literature you read) mode delivery and Aprilia says, delivery and power attenuated by 25% the rev range. Greater usability in all Ideal for the city or wet road

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In reality we found Rain (or to be nice, smooth and still fast. We found Sport to have a slow reaction to inputs when asking for I call this a flat and it mostly occurs off apexes 4000-5500 rpm. My favorite is which was easily modulated about-perfect, linear responses and no zones.

Once the map testing was I switched to T for the remainder of the review and no more about it.

During spirited rides in perfect, dry and conditions, I found that TC 3-4 were most agreeable for canyon riding. These allowed for a more warm and experience on a bike that can be a when ridden hard. comes in so quickly and effortlessly, and is gained so blindingly fast, any thoughts that electronic aren’t important never one’s mind.

On the subject of aids, Aprilia has developed Racing ABS braking system Sport, Rain and off), Bosch’s 9MP hardware, which has the scope of the ABS functionality by not only wheel lock during but adding various degrees of wheel lift mitigation to the algorithm.

This system the type of braking scenario you are whether touring, sport racing, bumpy road or stop and adds its magic to the

During my 700 miles riding bike I don’t think I any situations for the system to help me out, but I like seeing in technology. ABS has sure come a way since BMW was first to add it to their in the 80s. I once crashed a at low speed, stopping on a small of sand I didn’t see. I was about 3 mph and it hurt. ABS would avoided that scenario.

I’m a big fan.

During my time the Tuono I averaged 27 mpg and I’d say my riding was aggressive and just the way I envision its will ride it. Racers and fighters, expect less. a 4.8 gallon capacity (up .4 from year) your warning will illuminate at 90-100

I’m not the kind of guy who buys a vehicle on specifications and comparisons. Do I care a few horsepower and quarter mile Not so much.

My decision revolves around the heart, soul and that is often referred to by and writers. In that column the (MSRP: $14,499) has full and, by the end of the review, I considered it a friend.

Photography by Don Williams


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