First Ride: Aprilia Tuono 1000R — Road Tests: First Rides — Visordown

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First Ride: Aprilia 1000R

WITH 70 MILLION in the kitty from new owner Aprilia has some big plans for the starting with the new Tuono This update to the hugely Tuono is just the first of 12 new that the small manufacturer Noale, just outside has planned for release within the three years. Others, to Aprilia, will cover every section of the market, off-road.

Exciting and, busy times.

But not so busy someone in Aprilia’s marketing hasn’t had time to go to the cinema, the buzzwords floating around the new streetfighter are ‘too fast, too Er, wasn’t that the crappy to a boy-racer film?

Movie aside, the new 1000R follows the same lines as the old Tuono. In words, get yourself an RSV-R and rip the off.

But I reckon that, unlike the model, a lot more thought and to detail has gone into new Tuono. At first glance the new cowling has a much nicer shape and I particularly like the screen protecting the dash. the exposed engine doesn’t the impression that this is damaged-repairable RSV that has been from Universal Salvage.

now looks like it fits and has been designed for the bike; its flow. Aprilia also to have spent time in a tunnel perfecting the shape, I don’t doubt.

The engine is the as the new-style RSV-R’s and is 8bhp up on the old It may look similar but is in fact a different motor to the old Tuono’s

While the updated engine is as with the old bike I found the new snatchy off the bottom of the rev range. was most noticeable while out of tricky hairpins, to the point I almost started slipping the as if I was on a trials bike. Some of is due to first gear being tall, not helped by it inheriting the close ratio gearbox, but you get going the lion really to life.

The mid-range torque is the engine’s best characteristic combined with the streetfighter position, it just says me all day long.’ Well it would be to refuse, wouldn’t it?

But once the wheelies are over, the turns onto a full-on High, rear-set pegs the effect, it works really in the turns, and a neatly concealed damper calms down the at speed.

But there is a rule the Tuono: you need to be committed. Our route was a zigzag road mountain passes — were enjoyable enough but the Tuono needed to be ridden to get the most from it. It didn’t to potter along like a big since the tyres and suspension to be worked hard and get up to temperature to their best.

Cruising along, the suspension too stiff and the tyres skit You need to be braking hard, hard and muscling it about. It needs to be ridden harder a sportsbike and the rider has to work it using body weight to get done.

Aprilia Tuono 1000R
Aprilia Tuono 1000R

Compared with Speed Triple and KTM’s perhaps the Tuono’s closest it’s a much more tool. The Triple’s smooth and softer suspension means a ride is also possible. Not so on the — it’s all about

The Triumph really pushes it but the Aprilia has a few tricker components the Triple, though it’s harder work to ride. The KTM slightly weaker engine-wise and quite as practical because of its tank range and lack of

Aprilia claims the Tuono is at expert riders, which I doubt, but I reckon ‘young and would be a better description.

As the RSV-R, the Tuono comes radial brakes, which are to the point of fierceness, fully suspension, as well as Aprilia’s on a slipper clutch. Which bad spec at all, considering the tag of £7648 — if you snap one up January 1. After that the price rises to £7995.

Is it it? If you’re a Tuono type of then yes. It’s a motorbike that does do You just need to keep wits about you when you it.


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Aprilia Tuono 1000R
Aprilia Tuono 1000R
Aprilia Tuono 1000R
Aprilia Tuono 1000R
Aprilia Tuono 1000R

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