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New Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 RR and Factory for 2020

Published on 08 November 2019

The Factory version adopts the most advanced electronic suspension system available on the market for a greater performance and precision on the track and the road, as well as significantly increased comfort.

The Tuono V4 range represents state-of-the-art technology: the sophisticated electronic management system includes APRC advanced dynamic controls package, cornering ABS, quick shift active even in downshifting, pit limiter and cruise control.

The 175 HP V4 engine and the racing frame provide unparalleled performance.

The Tuono V4 1100 Factory MY20 gains new and attractive graphics and standard carbon components.

Simply unrivalled. Heir to a family of motorbikes that have been voted some of the most exhilarating and efficient bikes ever built. The Aprilia naked range achieves superlative levels of performance and sophistication thanks to the knowledge it has acquired throughout years of successful racing. The Tuono is a product of this - a machine that is unbeatable on the track and immense fun on the road.

The Tuono V4 family of motorbikes is made up of two distinctly outfitted models. Tuono V4 1100 RR represents an exceptional thrill machine, the heir to a dynasty of naked sportsbikes acclaimed by critics as the most effective and fastest bikes in the segment. Tuono V4 1100 Factory is the more exclusive version, dedicated to an extremely demanding public and equipped with components that are largely derived from the Aprilia RSV4 RF superbike. The Factory features a series of carbon-fibre details and semi-active electronic suspension, the most advanced currently available on the market, developed by Öhlins and fine-tuned with the collaboration of Aprilia engineers. Calibration is facilitated thanks to simple handlebar controls, for an even more thrilling riding experience regardless of the field of use.

First-rate electronics thanks to the introduction of semi-active suspension

The Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory offers, as standard, the most advanced and efficient electronic suspension system currently available - the latest technological frontier proposed by manufacturer Öhlins and developed closely with Aprilia engineers. The technology of the Smart EC 2.0 semi-active suspension system allows simple and even customised calibration of the fork and shock absorbers with two operating modes on the units: semi-active mode and manual mode, both of which can be selected using the buttons on the handlebar.

The user can choose between 3 mappings: Track, Sport and Road. In the semi-active mode, suspension performance is managed by the Smart EC 2.0 system which actively intervenes during operation thanks to an algorithm that processes the data transmitted from the vehicle to the dedicated ECU in real time. In this mode, the Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory suspension adjusts its hydraulic calibration, second by second, to the type of route and the riding style used. In manual mode, on the other hand, the 3 maps provide as many predefined calibration types without semi-active assistance, in the same way as mechanical suspension systems operate. Both in the semi-active and manual mode, the user is still left with the possibility, within the three aforementioned logic maps, to fine tune suspension calibration based on personal taste and riding style, of particular benefit to more expert and demanding riders. The Öhlins steering damper is now also managed electronically by the Smart EC 2.0 system and can be fully customised in order to best adjust calibration depending on that of the fork and shock absorber. The OBTi (Objective Based Tuning Interface), visible on the 4.3 inch colour TFT dashboard of the Aprilia Tuono V4, makes the settings intuitive. The operating logic of the new OBTi is based on the situations of use and the sensations the rider has. The system allows the rider to customise suspension calibration in every single situation in which the suspension system is stressed such as the acceleration and braking phase for example, in order to have the ideal settings in each of these areas. Simple and quick to adjust, as well as extremely effective in any condition, the innovation introduced by the electronically managed suspension system is important on a motorcycle like the Tuono V4 1100 Factory, designed for use in very different environments (from the track to the road and touring) which demand as many different set-ups to provide the best riding experience.

The Aprilia Tuono V4 on-board electronics remain unchanged, already considered “best in class”. Aprilia Performance Ride Control is the patented control package derived directly from winning World Superbike technology, the most complete and refined of those available on motorbikes in the same segment. The fourth generation of APRC, standard on the Tuono V4 1100, integrates seamlessly with the fine electronics management guaranteed by the fully integrated full ride-by-wire throttle control and the inertia platform that allows an optimum possibility of detecting the dynamic conditions of the bike and therefore effective electronic control strategies.

The Tuono V4 1100 RR and Tuono V4 1100 Factory APRC includes:

- ATC: Aprilia Traction Control - adjustable on the fly (without having to release the throttle) across 8 settings thanks to a practical joystick, with precise and high performance operating logic.

- AWC: Aprilia Wheelie Control - the wheelie control system that can be adjusted to 3 levels, has extremely precise operating strategies. Wheelie control can be adjusted on the fly without closing the throttle, like the ATC, thanks to the practical left-hand electronic block.

- ALC: Aprilia Launch Control - for use on the track only, with 3 settings, uses extremely effective operating strategies.

- AQS: Aprilia Quick Shift - the electronic gearbox that allows shifting without closing the throttle and without using the clutch, also equipped with the downshift function, to allow for clutchless downshifting. Its open-throttle downshifting feature is exclusive.

- 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 on the road.

- ACC: Aprilia Cruise Control - this is very convenient on longer trips because it lets you maintain the set speed without touching the throttle.

The Tuono V4 1100 range is fitted with the advanced multimap Cornering ABS system, developed in collaboration with Bosch to guarantee maximum safety on the road, without sacrificing performance on the track. With its remarkably contained weight and dimensions, the 9.1 MP system is able to optimize braking and ABS intervention through the corners. Thanks to a specific algorithm that constantly monitors various parameters such as lateral acceleration, the pressure applied to the front brake lever plus the lean, pitch and yaw angle the system modulates the braking action in order to better guarantee the ratio between deceleration and stability. The 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, fine-tuned in accordance with Aprilia's specific indications, 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 engine maps (Sport, Track, Race). The latter are all three “full power” and differ in the way they deliver the 175 HP of which the Aprilia V4 is capable, as well as the percentage of engine braking dedicated to each.

The colour TFT digital instrument cluster boasts exceptional display options and is capable of managing the user interface required for intuitive electronic adjustment of the new Tuono V4 1100 Factory suspension system. The two selectable screen pages (Road and Race, both with night and day backlighting) correspond to as many represented indexes. Aprilia MIA is available as an option. This is the Aprilia multimedia platform that allows the rider to connect a smartphone to the vehicle, for true corner by corner calibration of the electronic settings. The data can then be downloaded to a laptop (or displayed directly on the smartphone screen) for analysis, just as is done at races. The Aprilia MIA system offers a new connection protocol that reduces smartphone battery consumption to a minimum, in addition to providing a larger range of already mapped circuits in which you can manage the electronic settings corner by corner, as well as user acquisition and timing of a new circuit that is not in the list Aprilia has provided. Aprilia MIA includes the infotainment system, introduced by Aprilia for the first time on the Tuono V4, to manage voice commands and incoming/outgoing telephone calls on a smartphone.

The Aprilia V4 with unrivalled performance

The Tuono V4 1100 is the only naked powered by a 65° V4 engine with unique characteristics. The narrow V architecture has made it possible to make an engine that is extremely compact lengthways which helps to centralise weights and achieve a compact chassis. The changes made in this evolution of the Italian V4 have resulted in an increase in overall reliability and performance, without sacrificing any of the great character and marvellous sound that riders love so much.

The engine adopts an exhaust system with a silencer that has a double oxygen sensor and a built in valve. The engine ECU has high calculating capacity and can manage the significant maximum rotation speed. In order to guarantee maximum reliability, decreasing friction at the same time, the piston pins have DLC surface treatment, whereas the connecting rod heads boast a surface honing treatment. The combustion chambers are no longer obtained through a fusion process, but by a finer, numerically controlled mechanical process, whereas the gearbox has a linear sensor that guarantees impeccable gearshift operation.

Top of line suspension systems and brakes

The new Tuono V4 range fully confirms all the proverbial qualities of handling and stability provided by a frame that is closely derived from that of the World Superbike championship-winning Aprilia RSV4, assisted by premium quality braking and suspension systems. The front Brembo braking system comes from the one on the RSV4 and relies on a pair of steel discs with a diameter of 330 mm, gripped by monobloc M50 callipers and activated by a radial master cylinder on the handlebar. The Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory features the Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 semi-active suspension system, which incorporates the steering damper, NIX fork and electronically adjusted TTX shock absorber. With respect to previous mechanically adjusted units, the latter offers greater comfort (in Road map), while spring preload is easily adjusted thanks to a practical hexagonal head screw.

Versions and colours

The Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 range includes two models distinguished by different technical equipment and different colour schemes:

- The Tuono V4 1100 RR is available in two attractive colours, Sachsenring red and Magny-Cours grey

- The Tuono V4 1100 Factory is offered in the new Atomico Racer colour scheme, in line with that of the RSV4 1100 Factory and characterised by a matte black base and tricolour graphics, a colour choice very similar to that seen on the Aprilia RS-GP competing in MotoGP.

- Tuono V4 1100 Factory stands out technically thanks to its refined trio of Öhlins semi-active electronic suspension systems and, stylistically, because of its magnificent tail fairing (approved for two-up) derived from the RSV4. The front mudguard, engine cover and side panels are now in carbon fibre, a prestigious material that, as well as being lightweight and resistant, is able to boost the level of construction quality, at a maximum with the Tuono V4 1100 Factory. The wheel rims are the same for both models, their lightweight quality contributing to maximum reduction of the gyroscopic effect, all to the advantage of great handling. Tuono V4 1100 Factory is shod with the sportiest of road tyres, the Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa and wears a 200/55 section at the rear. The Tuono V4 1100 RR comes as standard with 190/55 rear and Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tyres.

Wide range of accessories

Aprilia has designed and developed a wide range of accessories so you can personalise your Tuono V4 1100. These are select high-quality items that you can use to increase the performance of your Aprilia Tuono V4, make it more attractive or more comfortable.

Approved slip-on exhaust: - made by Akrapovič, this item is available with a titanium silencer.

Complete racing exhaust: - this is an exhaust system complete with collectors made by Akrapovič. This item is available with a carbon silencer.

Öhlins Shock Absorber (for Tuono V4 1100 RR): Allows full and fine adjustment across all shock absorbing functions, ensuring maximum performance on the track and on the road.

Öhlins Steering Damper: (for Tuono V4 1100 RR): top tier performance on the track and the road. A wide range of precision pre-load and hydraulic rebound and compression adjustments.

Front brake air vents in carbon: these are easily installed on the front braking system, reducing temperatures and maintaining the same braking performance in situations of prolonged stress.

Components in carbon: side fairings, mudguards and heel guards. Made in matte finish carbon fibre. They guarantee a sporty look and lower overall weight.

Inverted racing gear lever: this is a mechanical element that inverts the gear shifting mode in order to improve performance on track.

Lithium battery: allows for a weight saving of 2.5 kg with respect to the standard

Forged rims: made from aluminium with a forging process, these provide maximum resistance and are lightweight, essential for increasing handling.

Tank bag: this bag is made of technical fabric with carbon-look inserts. Tested and approved to resist oil, fuel, UV rays and not compromise stability even at high speeds.

Adjustable license plate bracket: made in laser cut steel. Includes the LED licence plate light.

LED turn indicators: the LED turn indicators guarantee a brighter light and lower consumption.

Motorcycle cover: made of breathable Lycra, this cover was designed to protect your bike from dust.

Aprilia MIA kit: this installation kit for the multimedia platform dedicated to Aprilia V4 models comprises a Bluetooth control unit and all the wiring needed for installation.

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