Aprilia Tuono V4 R

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soopazee
Reviewed: 16 April 2014

Lunacy on wheels

Torque through the revs
Variable electronics 'interference'
Noise
Fuel range
rock hard seat
Puts a massive smile on your face and you constantly want to be out on it.
Handling is precise, you could put it on a penny in an apex if you so required.
Brakes are great, riding position is very sustainable and if i decide to get myself a gel seat then i could see me being on it all day long.
Build quality looks great but i am going to be reserved and put it at a 4 - simply because i don't know how long it will last!!!

No need to change gear to overtake, the bike is happier at 70mph than 50 (and the fuel economy reflects that!).

The noise from the exhaust is addictive - possible side effects are losing your license...

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Engine:
5.0
Brakes:
5.0
Handling:
5.0
Comfort:
3.0
Build Quality:
4.0

soopazee would recommend this product
nickodemon
Reviewed: 28 February 2014

Utterly bonkers!

Engine, Handling.
Hard seat,Fuel economy.
This bike i bought 5 weeks old and i have to say that it is the best bike i have ever ridden. The noise of that engine is utterly addictive and it pulls like a train. I decided on a naked, as i owned a gsxr 1000 k6, but found i couldn't thrash it anywhere except a runway. Don't get me wrong i could ride at stupid speeds, but i felt i wasn't able to maximise it's potential on the road, so i bought the tuono v4 to get back to enjoying riding again. The handling, braking, and reliability are great. The only issue i had was condensation in the headlights which was fixed under warranty. I considered the speed triple, but the tuono ticked all the boxes regarding power, handling, braking. If you are looking for a seriously quick bike that handles with the best of them and has serious grunt from the v4 motor with a mental top end, then buy one! I bought an Aprilia gel seat for £120, as the standard seat was a bit hard!
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Engine:
5.0
Brakes:
5.0
Handling:
5.0
Comfort:
4.0
Build Quality:
4.0

nickodemon would recommend this product
TRX
Reviewed: 11 December 2012

The best naked in existance

Best motor chassis electronics package on a naked motorcycle
Sublime handling , fantastic sound , delivers on all fronts in RW riding for where it's meant to be ridden
No ABS , Poor steering lock , fuel economy
This bike is simply the best bike for real world road riding in existance . It's exilarating and revels in the tight twisty roads .
As for comfort , I can't see what the gripe is all about . I have bought a gel seat for it , but I only use it for longer rides with a sheep skin . I am comfortable enough on the standard seat and use that for most of my rides on the week ends (around 250>300 kms ). It is on the firm side , but the shape of it is good and allows for good movement on the bike whilst on the fly.

To unleash this bike I have a akro carbon can , a K&M filter a race ecu , and one tooth less on the front sprocket.It's transformed it from a very good bike to an absolutely brilliant bike. Powering out of the corners with the anti wheelie fighting to keep the front down , whilst the traction control light is flickering on and off on L1 is as good as it gets in the MC world . It's that good !

Whilst it does prefer the open road , on the rain setting it does potter around in the city quite well . U turns pose some difficulty as the steering lock is not generous . Sure , it's no triumph tiger , but its not as bad as a racer crouch bike .

But this bike is about revelling on those mountain passes to your favorite cafe . It's bloody intoxicating !! I can't think of a bike that does it better . Fuel consumption.....who cares ! Power comes at a price .
I did find at 235 > 260 kmh I found it difficult to hang on . Im sure a touring screen will remedy that .

A brilliant MC

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Engine:
5.0
Brakes:
5.0
Handling:
5.0
Comfort:
5.0
Build Quality:
5.0

TRX would recommend this product
Madridpunch
Reviewed: 11 September 2012

Makes you feel like a biking god

Within 200 yards of the test ride I felt like I had been riding it for years - it handles sooo sweet. Ridiculously fast even riden at half throtle, sounds beautiful with the stock exhaust. I don't even have a problem with the comfort (maybe that says more about my fat arse than the bike)

I just can't stop grinning
For a rider of my ability I wouldn't be comfortable without the APRC electronics, but that's not really a con, since you can have it...
Maybe it isn't the prettiest bike around, but it grows on you.
A fantistic bike, with 30 years of biking behind me, this is, by a good margin, the best bike I have ever ridden.
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Engine:
5.0
Brakes:
5.0
Handling:
5.0
Comfort:
4.0
Build Quality:
5.0

Madridpunch would recommend this product
fluke
Reviewed: 06 August 2012

Superb, the best bike in decades - moves the class on by light years

THAT engine, awesome handling, feels solid
MPG - but then you don't buy a high performance vehicle for economy. Not the prettiest around, but after owning for a while it becomes better looking. Have you ever heard a parent say that their child is ugly? It's like that you see.
Ignore those who wouldn't recommend, one of the reviewers appears to be a test pilot and the other got the bike from a club.
Take a ride and if it doesn't float your boat don't buy it - simple as that.

I bought this after 3 years of owning a Gen 2 Factory which I loved. This one is a whole new ball game and every time I ride I can't get rid of the grin for hours.

Mine is not the APRC (I am not a fan of interfering electronics) and so far its road manners have been impeccable though I do always try and ride to the conditions.

It has broken down once due to a poor electrical connection to the oil pressure sensor, though I have forgiven the bike this minor transgression. That aside everything seems good and it is getting better and smoother as the miles go on.
I hope it stays reliable as I had zero problems in 3 years of ownership of the previous Ape, so there is no reason why this should be worse.

All in it is awesome and currently there is nothing available that could tempt me away.
Score breakdown



Engine:
5.0
Brakes:
5.0
Handling:
5.0
Comfort:
3.0
Build Quality:
4.0

fluke would recommend this product
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