Aprilia Tuono – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Aprilia RS 125 Tuono
Aprilia RS 125 Tuono

Aprilia Tuono

The Aprilia Tuono was a naked bike motorcycle manufactured by Aprilia from 2002 through 2011. It was based heavily upon the Aprilia RSV Mille and its successor, the Aprilia RSV1000R superbike with which is shares its engine, gearbox, frame and, partly, its suspension. The Tuono was succeeded by the Aprilia Tuono V4 R for model year 2011, though the V2 model continued in production into the 2011 model year.

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2002 Aprilia Tuono R Limited [ edit ]

Following the 2001 Bologna Motor Show, the Aprilia Tuono made its debut in a series of 200 individually numbered bikes. Called the Tuono R Limited and in hindsight being a proof of concept for the future RSV Tuono Factory . it had the 94.9kW (129.0PS; 127.3hp) engine of the RSV Mille R, a gold colored frame and was built solely out of high end materials such as carbon fiber. kevlar and titanium. Specs included Öhlins Racing suspension, OZ forged alloy wheels, Brembo 4-pad brake calipers and an Aprilia Racing titanium exhaust system with matching EEPROM .


2002 – 2005 RSV Tuono (Tuono Fighter for 2003) [ edit ]

The roots of the RSV Tuono lie with the 1998 – 2003 RSV Mille superbike. The original 2003 Tuono Fighter uses the 2002 Mille frame, engine, suspension and brakes. The majority of parts are interchangeable between Mille and Tuono models up until the introduction of the RSV1000R which replaced the Mille.

One minor difference is that the RSV Tuono is fitted with a steering damper as standard whereas the RSV Mille is not. The reason for this is to avoid potential speed wobble under full acceleration due to the motorcross style handlebars atop high machined ergal risers causing the rider to sit more upright, resulting in less weight over the front wheel. The main difference is the lack of significant bodywork (fairings).

The Tuono Fighter (2003) and RSV Tuono (2004-05) all share the same frame-mounted bikini fairing and body covers, either in plastic for the base model or carbon fibre for the Racing and R models.

Aprilia RS 125 Tuono

The RSV Tuono uses the Austrian built BRP-Rotax ‘V990’ 60° V-Twin engine which can also be found in numerous other Aprilia models. It sports dual overhead cams, double balance shafts, 4 valves per cylinder, electronic fuel injection, twin spark ignition. In the RSV Tuono, the V990 delivers 92kW (125PS; 123hp) @ 9500 rpm and 10.3kg·m (101N·m; 75lb·ft) @ 7250 rpm. Its fuel tank will hold 18 L (4.8 gal) and has a range of 280km (175mi) on the highway before the low fuel indicator turns on.

Fuel consumption increases significantly with aggressive throttle use.

2003 – 2005 RSV Tuono Factory [ edit ]

The RSV Tuono Factory is a high spec model based upon the Aprilia RSV Mille R. Compared to the standard RSV Tuono it has increased engine performance (94.9kW (129.0PS; 127.3hp) @ 9500 rpm), forged alloy wheels, gold anodized Öhlins Racing front forks, fully adjustable Öhlins Racing rear monoshock, a fully adjustable Öhlins Racing steering damper, radially mounted Brembo brake calipers and it extensively uses carbon fiber parts for weight reduction.

2006 – 2011 Tuono 1000 R [ edit ]

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