2012 Aprilia Tuono V4R Review
2012 Aprilia Tuono V4R
After creating the best superbike of the new millennium, Aprilia revolutionises the supersports naked segment with its astonishing Tuono V4 R. The bike is available in two different configurations - Tuono V4 R and Tuono V4 R APRC - and in a choice of three colours: competition black, sunlit yellow and wing grey.
Tuono V4 R boasts more power than ever seen before in a naked, achieved by reconfiguring the V4 engine of the RSV4 to make it better suited to street use.The features inherited by the Tuono V4 R from the RSV4 include the exhaust system with bypass valve, which is two kilos lighter than the system used on the RSV4 R, and latest generation Ride by Wire throttle control with three rider-selectable maps (Track, Sport and Road).
2012 Aprilia Tuono V4R Model Highlights
FROM THE BIKE WHICH IS A LEADING ACTOR IN WORLD SUPERBIKE CHAMPIONSHIP, APRILIA EXTRACTS THE FIERCEST NAKED EVER SEEN.
A NAKED SPORTS BIKE CAPABLE OF DOMINATING ANY ROAD WITH ITS INDOMITABLE PERFORMANCE AND WITH THE MOST ADVANCED ACTIVE SAFETY FEATURES IN THE SEGMENT.
The Tuono V4R is the only naked powered by a narrow V (65°) 4 cylinder engine with unique characteristics. Tuono V4
Power 167.3 hp at 11,500 rpm
Torque 111.5 Nm at 9,500 rpm
Rev limiter 12,300 rpm in all gears
- Fixed intake ducts now 20 mm longer.
- Engine speed at maximum power reduced to 11,500 rpm on the Tuono V4R
The Aprilia 65° V4 engine specifications in short:
Engine capacity: 999.6 cc
Architecture: 65° V4
Crankcase: monobloc with integrated crankcase liners
Timing system: 4 valves per cylinder operated directly by a camshaft driven by a mixed chain/gear system (lateral timing chain and central gear train)
Fuel system: electronic injection with a single injector per cylinder and integrated independent Ride by Wire system for each bank. Three maps selectable from the handlebar (Track, Sport and Road)
Compression ratio: 13:1
Gearbox: 6-speed direct-control cassette type gearbox
Clutch: Multiplate wet clutch with mechanical slipper system
Electronic management: Magneti Marelli control unit managing ignition, injection and Ride by Wire system.
The monobloc crankcase with integrated aluminium cylinder liners ensures maximum rigidity and consistent performance.
This technology, adapted appropriately for the prevalently road based usage of the Tuono V4, offers immediately tangible benefits to the rider, with triple mapping (adjusting power delivery and maximum power) selectable directly from the handlebar allowing the character of the bike to be modified to suit the rider's personal riding style or the track conditions at any time.
S - SPORT: maximum fun on the open road. Smooth delivery, maximum power. R - ROAD: usability in all conditions. The wet clutch features a mechanical slipper system for optimised engine braking torque control and stability under hard braking.