Video Review: 2017 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 RR
The Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 RR received some mild updates for this year, refining an already great bike... Review: Jeff Ware Images/Video: Kris Hodgson
The bike is, as predicted, as awesome as always, now with a few extra features for the gadget fans out there, along with mega stoppers for the last of the late brakers… Check out our video review. The full written test will be up soon! Sorry about the wind noise in the video by the way!
TECH TALK – 2017 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 RR
The main changes for the latest Tuono V4 1100 RR are to the electronics, brakes and muffler. The bike now meets Euro4, thanks to a new, heavier muffler, but it also revs 500rpm more to retain peak horsepower of 2015/2016. It also has bigger 330mm front rotors and top spec M50 monoblock Brembo calipers, cruise control and an up and down quickshifter. The new Tuono V4 1100 range is fitted with advanced multi-map Cornering ABS, developed in collaboration with Bosch.
The new ABS system works in unison with the Aprilia RLM (Rear Liftup Mitigation) system that limits the lift of the rear wheel during more abrupt braking. Cornering ABS is adjustable to 3 levels of sensibility and can be switched off. In order to allow riders with various levels of experience to find the best possible combination, each of the three Cornering ABS maps can be combined with any of the three new engine maps (Sport, Track, Race).
The colour TFT digital instrumentation is also new, with two selectable screen pages, Road and Race, which are both lit with night and day backlighting.
The front Brembo braking system comes directly from the new RSV4 and relies on a pair of new steel discs that have been increased to 330mm, gripped by the new monobloc M50 callipers and activated by a radial master cylinder.
The Tuono V4 1100 RR is available in two colours, Portimao Grey and Assen Black. Aprilia has designed and developed a wide range of accessories so you can personalise and enhance the performance of your Tuono V4 1100. Check them out here.
2017 Tuono V4 1100 RR & Tuono V4 1100 Factory APRC upgrades:
- New ATC: Aprilia Traction Control, adjustable on the fly, (without having to release the throttle) to 8 settings.
- New AWC: Aprilia Wheelie Control, adjustable to 3 levels, has new, precise operating strategies thanks to the repositioning of the inertial platform. Wheelie control can now be adjusted on the fly without closing the throttle.
- New ALC: Aprilia Launch Control, for use on the track only, with 3 settings, uses even more effective new operating strategies.
- New AQS: Aprilia Quick Shift, now with the downshift function as well, to allow clutchless downshifting.
- New APL: Aprilia Pit Limiter, the system that lets you select and limit the top speed allowed in pit lane at the track or simply to make it easier to comply with posted speed limits like school zones on the road.
- New ACC: Aprilia Cruise Control.
2017 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 RR Specifications
PRICE: $22,890 + ORC
WARRANTY: Two-year, unlimited kilometre
COLOURS: Portimao Grey and Assen Black.
CLAIMED POWER: 129kW[175bhp]@11000rpm
CLAIMED TORQUE: 121Nm[89.2ft-lbs]@9000rpm
DRY WEIGHT: 189kg
FUEL CAPACITY: 18.5L
ENGINE: Liquid-cooled, DOHC 65 V4, 16-valve four stroke, 81 x 52.3mm bore x stroke, 1077cc, 13.5:1 compression, eight Marelli injectors, four Dell’Orto 48mm throttle-bodies, ATC, RbW, ABS, AQS, AWC, ALC, four-into-two-into-one silencer with twin oxygen sensors
GEARBOX: Six speed, cassette-type
CLUTCH: Wet multi-plate, mechanical slipper system
CHASSIS: Aluminium perimeter frame, Sachs steering damper, double-braced aluminium swingarm, Rake: 24.7, Trail: 99.7mm
SUSPENSION: 43mm fully adjustable USD Sachs forks, 120mm travel, fully adjustable Sachs shock, 130mm travel, APS progressive linkage
BRAKES: Bosch ABS with RLM, Dual 320mm rotors, four-piston radial-Monobloc Brembo calipers, Brembo radial master-cylinder, single 220mm rear rotor, two-piston Brembo caliper
WHEELS & TYRES: Aprilia aluminium alloy three-split-spoke, 3.50 x 17in, 6.00 x 17in, 120/70 – 17, 190/55 – 17
Seat height: 825mm
INSTRUMENTS: TFT Dash
2017 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 RR Gallery
The Verdict | Video Review: 2017 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 RR
The Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 RR is an all-out performance supernaked that lives up to the superbike heritage it is built on. With high horsepower and torque, RSV4 derived chassis and Italian styling this nakedbike has a lot going for it…