Aprilia 2003 RSV Mille Tuono: MD Ride Review …

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Aprilia 2003 RSV Mille MD Ride Review

It never in Southern California. unless, you are to photograph an Aprilia Tuono. of the pictures you see in this article are of Aprilia’s press materials we did manage one wheelie photo of truly — a rather blurry That’s right, we rode mega-popular Tuono in stormy, Southern California before a few extra day’s possession Aprilia to get our photos right.

declined. something about motorcycle publications desperate to the Tuono. Oh, well.

The standard we tested is, of course, the more successor to the Tuono R released in (a limited series of 200 — it sold out in a few The standard Tuono has nothing to be of — that’s for sure. Essentially, the bike without all the top drawer (forged wheels, Ohlins and carbon fiber body for instance).

The Tuono is still a machine.

As we have written in the nakeds have received motors and chassis than sport bike counterparts. rule is being violated and more these days perhaps, the Tuono goes towards providing the … enthusiast with a full sport bike (minus all the and the boy-racer ergonomics).

With a claimed 126 horsepower at the (very close to the standard of the Mille, itself), the Tuono is not “de-tuning for midrange” that you so read in a manufacturer’s hyperbole their latest-and-greatest … No, the Tuono offers the uncensored of the Mille performance, both its engine and its chassis.

At a claimed 410 dry, the Tuono is one of the lightest, … bikes you can buy. It has a specification sheet that drop your jaw.

As we this is essentially a Mille the extra body work. the same engine, chassis and as the superbike considered by many to be the production bike of its kind, the will satisfy the … enthusiast looking for ultimate performance and handling.

You may be familiar the Mille, but let’s go through the sheet, nonetheless. The sixty v-twin has four valves per and double-overhead cams. It is fed by 51mm bodies through an electronic injection system featuring one per cylinder.

The engine also features spark plugs per cylinder more efficient combustion) and dry lubrication for a more rigid and engine sump (a feature on many race bikes).

also justifiably brags its patented vibration reduction (sixty degree v-twins can be unruly — but this machine is smooth) and its carefully developed (featuring “pneumatic power”) to rear wheel bounce.

The difference between the engine in the and the engine in the Mille superbike is a different intake manifold and engine mapping. Having the Mille R (see our review ), the Tuono feels just as and, perhaps, even than its superbike sibling.

The also comes directly the Mille superbike, and features one of the production motorcycle frames in The frame is anodized in a bronze-titanium and features the same … and angles as the Mille frame, of

Although lacking the Ohlins components featured on the R version, the Tuono nevertheless has top-drawer (particularly, for the … bike Both the Showa upside-down and the Boge rear shock are for preload, compression and rebound, the shock is also adjustable for height (try to find on another … bike).

The brakes include Brembo calipers squeezing 320mm stainless steel disks in and a single Brembo Gold squeezing a 200mm stainless disk out back.

When you sit on the you notice the machined aluminum triple clamp and bar mounts. are simply stunning (and I for not having a decent photo of set-up). The gold handlebar by these components is attractive, after being rotated several degrees (I didn’t the position it was delivered in), for a proper, upright riding

The ergonomics also feature a fuel tank (easy to with your knees), a comfortable seat, and pegs are lower than a sportbike perhaps, a bit higher than average …). The only negative comment I can make the ergonomics concerns the right relationship with the heat on the exhaust. Having fairly big (size 11), I found my resting on the exhaust heat which was a bit annoying (eventually, I got to it and ignored it).

Lest you doubt the racing of the Tuono, you should also that it comes with a lap and a steering damper as standard The lap timer is part of a very instrumentation package housed the mini-fairing (which is remarkably at keeping wind blast off chest on the freeway).

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First while riding the Tuono are of its precise chassis. Having several … bikes, the immediately feels almost a bit — the stiff chassis and sportbike-tuned do not ride like the other, steel-framed nakeds I am familiar This is a very serious machine, and it feels like it.

The dirt bike-style handlebars plenty of leverage to change (making the Tuono feel more nimble than the superbike). The engine pulls and strongly — eventually ending a huge top-end rush of The bike may feel a tiny bit on the bottom compared with of the “tuned for torque” … but the mid-range and top-end power is literally breath taking.

this is a … bike for an skilled rider who can really use and a stiff, precise, revvy riding experience.

Like the Mille R we tested, the transmission worked well, and the ratios appeared well (not too difficult to do with the torque curve found on bike). The suspension is well for aggressive riding (although, a bit for touring).

Basically, this is not in its best element cruising the boulevard. It likes to be thrashed. It is, all, a superbike with ergonomics.

If you love sportbikes, but their ergonomics, this is bike.

When you push the it responds beautifully. You are not going to the limits of this bike’s potential on the street. If you are not an aggressive and your idea of a … is a Bandit 600, the top-end of power will probably you.

On the other hand, bike was made for the rider who to do wheelies and stoppies. Those really deliver, with power and feel. Again, the are there for you when you push the hard.

Is this the ultimate …? It If your idea of riding is around with your never going too fast the corners, and stopping for coffee and on the way, probably not.

If you are a rider looking for the handling and of a superbike in a more comfortable probably so. The looks and exclusivity of the will attract riders of all levels, of course.

With an MSRP of $11,999, the available include the Tulip Red and Magnet shown. Demand for the bike has supply (at least, initially), so with your local dealership over the phone you walk in expecting to find

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