The Aprilia Tuono V4R APRC has been crowned ‘best naked bike of the year’ in the prestigious MCN Awards 2011.
The Motorcycle News judges said: “The Tuono is an absolutely thrilling ride, with the best traction control available today and a seductive V4 engine giving it huge character.”
The Tuono gives away very little to its RSV4 sibling in terms of pure performance (167bhp @ 11,500rpm) but a host of engine tweaks including new valve timing and 20mm longer fixed intake ducts make it more flexible for the road.
The Tuono V4 R comes equipped with some of the best components on the market: Brembo brakes with radial calipers and 320mm floating discs at the front (220mm at the rear), aluminium wheels with an all-new three spoke design, fully-adjustable Sachs USD 43mm front forks and a Sachs shock absorber with a separate piggy back nitrogen canister (adjustable for spring preload, compression & rebound damping).
MCN road tester Michael Neeves said: “Aprilia’s new Tuono V4 R APRC has taken the super-naked class to a new level. It’s the lightest, the fastest, the quickest accelerating and with a measured 150bhp at the rear wheel, it also hammers the Triumph, KTM & MV Agusta in the power stakes.”
For more info on the Aprilia Tuono V4, contact your local Aprilia dealer [www.apriliadealers.com].