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Aprilia Tuono V4 R APRC
Aprilia Tuono V4 R APRC

Smart Sports

Test by Paterson. Pics by Adrian

IF YOU’RE after a sportsbike but abide the cramped riding of today’s racetrack refugees, the Tuono V4 R might be for you. an engine developed from the World Championship winning in a stiff aluminium chassis top-quality suspension, trick electronics, big brakes, a slipper and a whole lot more, this is a sportsbike, sans fairing.

at $23,500 (plus ORC), the doesn’t come cheap. is the real deal though, not a RSV4, but a variant designed to the real-world performance only a can deliver but without the bulky and aggressive riding position.

and APRC

The motor in the Tuono be ‘de-tuned’ from that of its famous sibling, the RSV4, but not by Serious mumbo, folks, and available pretty well on and if you’re left wanting for well you probably should see about that horsepower you’re developing. Aprilia is 162 ponies at 11,000rpm, which it a hellishly powerful ….

Creating said mumbo is a V-four with all the bells and you’d expect – four per pot, liquid cooling, injection. Nothing unusual or here. It’s in the electronics get really interesting – in particular the

Cycle Torque has covered with the test of the latest in the June 2011 issue an find it at www.cycletorque.com.au/more ) but here’s the version: APRC is awesome. It to safety and speed in ways we imagine a few years ago and is a great of racing making production better.

APRC incorporates ATC control), AWC (wheelie control), AQS shift) and ALC (launch control). there’s no ABS system, but rumours are that’s under development for a model. ATC means you can drive out of corners, especially in tricky than you might wish to and set to its most sensitive level it in at a fairly low level, so you can feel how working before it needs to you from a highside.

It’s one of the hardest things traction control: learning to it. With APRC, you’ve got a chance.

The quick shift is when you’re charging – just bang the gears swapping cogs in the six-speed transmission fast and easy. I’m not launch control and wheelie are quite so important on a …, but are part of the package and certainly do job well. The APRC joins the throttle technology and Weber-Marelli injection system to make the Tuono one of the most technologically bikes Cycle Torque has ridden.

Chassis and suspension

If an area where … derived from sportsbikes disappoint it is in the suspension – too many over the years decide riders don’t need the level of suspension sophistication as more track-oriented machinery. however, hasn’t skimped in area: the Tuono has quality suspension at both ends, adjustable and more than of offering good control for riders, even on track The wheels are actually lighter those on the RSV4, which explain why the bike turns in so while the huge Brembo haul the bike down speed with an effortless

The huge aluminium beam is out and proud on the RSV4, wrapped the compact powerplant and visible for all to Running in an almost straight from the steering head to the pivot it gives an impression of and stiffness which can’t be The banana-shaped rear swingarm is tough and flex-free. Styling and How much plastic can be installed on a before it isn’t a …

The Tuono has plastic shrouds the headlights, small fairing on the sides and a bellypan… but none of actually provides any weather so let’s keep describing the as a ….

The riding position to get you out of the wind a little by leaning you into the wind, and the high, footpegs make you realise really is a sportsbike without a The riding position isn’t near as aggressive as the RSV4, but no touring bike. Passenger is, well, secondary.

If you’re really going to going to carry a friend better love you despite choice of motorcycle.

On the road

The fires up easily and settles to a idle without fuss. a leg over and you immediately notice the suspension and lean toward the Click it into gear, a few revs and you’re in motion, up on pegs higher than you on a ….

Potholes are looked for and after the first one jars back. The urban crawl has you why a … should feel so Gearchanges feel crappy as the gets in the way of conventional traffic-inspired changes.

Sure, the engine’s but everything else hates the the low speeds, lack of flow.

On the things improve. The wind is you off the ‘bars, the engine is spinning happily. But it’s on the exit heading for the twisties you start to the Tuono – smooth surfaces and corners meaning doubling yellow advisory signs is

Into the mountains it starts to together. Get lazy with the just bang the gears on the quickshifter and back torque clutch. Keep the power on and the APRC kick in as you drive out of turns.

Brake late on the big and realize you could have left it even later. the knee out and pretend you’re max heading for coffee 100km your favourite road. Now we

Now the Tuono makes sense. to an RSV4 the Tuono is comfortable, and easy to own and ride. Compared to nakeds it’s aggressive, and uncomfortable.

But ride it hard and you understand.

This is a bike for the sportsbike or cafe racer who has learnt racetrack riding and fairing don’t actually much sense on public where time spent at speeds is rare, dangerous and For this rider having which works really to punch you from one corner to the is more important. This will find the compromises of nakeds – cheaper suspension, power, no traction control, weight, reduced cornering – compromises they won’t

Even though you could buy two … machines for the price of a Nope, the Tuono is a bargain. You get 90 of the performance of the RSV4 and a lot more for thousands less dollars. You get the without the backache. You can even run one on the and have an awful lot of fun.

If you a sportsbike should have a plate, the Tuono makes a lot of

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