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MarksFriggin Review of an Aprilia 1000 R Motorcycle —

You must be asking yourself the hell is Aprilia and what the is a Tuono?» Well, if you’re motorcycles you’ve probably the name Aprilia and perhaps the name. If you’re not into then maybe you don’t to read this because it may bore you.

First a history on Mark and his Friggin I’ve been riding bikes (aka sport crotch rockets, superbikes) the age of 17. Back then everyone me I was going to kill myself one of those things.» Well, 19 later I’m still on the street and I’m not ….

I’m lucky enough to in an area (Hunterdon County, NJ) there are some decent to ride on without too much I love riding and won’t it up until I’m unable to the throttle with my right

Late last year a new motorcycle shop, by the name of Fast Motorcycles, opened up a mile from my house in New Jersey. Aprilia is fairly new to the market but they make pretty great motorcycles and that have gotten a lot of press in the motorcycle mags. on Saturday, June 5, 2004 held an open house and drive day at the store. This is that doesn’t go on very at a motorcycle store.

They rarely let people new motorcycles out and ride them It’s not like a car dealer you can test drive whatever have. So, instead of letting take out their stock Aprilia has a big rig filled with that they bring to locations around the country.

they showed up to Rollin’ on this day.

Saturday was a There was a light rain most of the morning and scattered all day. Wet roads and motorcycles mix so me and my friend Clif decided to until the roads were dry to over to the store. It was pointless the rain never went

I had my eye on this Tuono because all of the I’ve read about the just made it sound it would be a lot of fun.

We eventually went over to the even though the weather was crap. There were a few people there though. We over to sign up for some and most of them were taken.

They had about a bikes they’d take out 45 minutes or so. Anyway, I managed to get on one of the Tuono’s on the next to last of the day. Clif took out one of the Guzzi’s (Owned by Aprilia) they had there on an earlier that I wasn’t able to go on.

I got to go out around 5pm on a red Tuono. The roads semi-dry but there were a few of rain falling here and The loop the guys took us on was about 15 miles or so, plenty to get a for this bike. I noticed that the friggin thing was out a bit more power than my Honda Super Hawk. I it easy at first just to get to it.

We hit one of my favorite twisty back that was a bit damper than I it to be. I had to take it easy because the guy in of me freaked out and slowed down to 20 MPH. He pulled off to the side and I the Tuono up.

Danm! That thing hard!

The leaders of the ride these roads well so didn’t hesitate to haul even on the damp roads. vanished once we hit an open of road. I was about 3 guys the leader so I lost sight of within seconds. Luckily hit a little bit of traffic and slowed a bit so the rest of us could catch up. The guy of me went into one corner a too fast and locked up his brakes to slow down.

He almost the guardrail but saved it at the last it was time for me to get away from guy.

We turned down a road and went over a bridge. I wanted to catch a air (wheelie) where the bridge off so I gassed it. I got that air and spun the tire coming off the drop. Then over little in the road I’d gas it a little and the end would come up effortlessly.

My Super Hawk needs a more coaxing to do those I was eventually able to sneak up the guy who almost crashed when we to a stop sign. I pulled up to my buddy Clif who was on another Guzzi with a huge on my face. This friggin was a lot of fun.

My bike is fun too but this just has a little more an evil-in-a-good-way personality.

I guess I complain about the suspension on the because it wasn’t really set up for me. but the front end was kind of vague and it had me wallowing through the big sweepers we through. If I’d been to play with the settings sure the thing would handled like it should That was my only complaint I’m 6’1» tall and the fit me very well. It has a very seating position and the power the makes is just awesome.

Aprilia Tuono 1000 R

I did a more research and found the Tuono puts out about 114 at the rear wheel while my Hawk is about 100. horsepower doesn’t seem much but it’s obviously a big difference on a motorcycle.

A little bit of a reference for those of you who know much about My friggin Super Hawk out about 100 horsepower but only about 460 pounds with in it. In magazine tests it can do 0-60 MPH in 3 seconds. A typical Toyota or similar sedan can do a 0-60 run in 7-9 seconds with a V6 in it.

A really Corvette Z-06 can only a 4.6 second 0-60 time. and you can get like the Super Hawk for $8,000. Best bang for buck for sure. That’s got me interested when I was 17.

A 1985 Interceptor 500. 0-60 in 3.2 and it was only about $2,700. I saw it on the of the August 1985 issue of magazine and owned one about 3 later.

I’ve been ever since.

I was very impressed with the of the Tuono. I’m not so impressed the looks of the thing. It’s kind of odd looking and the red isn’t the red in my opinion. Aprilia also has very, ah, shall we say, graphics on their bikes.

My Clif ended up pulling of the stickers off of his Aprilia Falco they just didn’t right.

I wish we had gotten to the ride earlier in the day. I to take one of Aprilia’s latest RSV models out for a spin as well but weren’t any available.

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