Aprilia Tuono V4 R

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GIOVANNI MAZZEO
Reviewed: 10 October 2014

GREAT BIKE,BOUGHT AN TUONO V4 APRC IN 2012,HANDLES WELL,POWERFUL,ELECTRONICS GOOD,BEST APRILIA I HAVE BOUGHT!!

POWER,HANDLES WELL,APRC MAKES YOU FEEL A BETTER RIDER,LOOKS GOOD IN BLACK.GOOD PRICE FOR WHAT YOU GET.
SEAT TOO HARD,TANK TOO SMALL SO IF YOU TRAVEL LONG DISTANCE WHICH I LIKE TO DO YOU NEED STOP AFTER 1 AND HALF HOURS TO BE ON SAFE SIDE.OVER 80MPH WIND CAN BE A PROBLEM BUT I BOUGHT A NEW SCREEN WHICH HELPS KEEP WIND OFF BETTER.
I THINK OVERALL WITH PROS AND CONS IT IS THE BEST BIKE I HAVE BOUGHT,VERY EASY TO RIDE COMPARED TO MY OLD RSV MILLE WHICH I FOUND HAD ALOT OF NEGATIVE ISSUES APART FROM GOOD MPG!MY OLD FALCO WAS MORE PRACTICAL THAN THE RSV BUT STILL COMES IN SECOND PLACE TO THE NEW V4 TUONO APRC.I WOULD TO BUY THE NEW VERSION OF THE TUONO WITH ABS AND OTHER UPGRADES BUT I THINK A BIGGER FUEL TANK,PERHAPS 20L IF POSSIBLE AND A HIGHER SPEC FACTORY MODEL WOULD BE MY DREAM!
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Engine:
5.0
Brakes:
5.0
Handling:
5.0
Comfort:
3.0
Build Quality:
5.0

GIOVANNI MAZZEO would recommend this product
apehangers
Reviewed: 09 July 2014

Excellent handling, performance, computer brainbox.

The perforamnce and handling. Easy to ride. No need to use the clutch for most of the time once riding above a few thousand revs as it has a slipper clutch for downchanges and a QS for up. Fuel consumption and range is better then my V2 Tuono. Not roomy and very small underseat storage but comfortable for rider with upright bars. Loads of aftermarket goodies to bling it up. You can put an Aprilia Akro and a race-chip in it and not affect the standard road warranty.
Dimensions are too small. A light machine can still be made and be man-sized, like the V2 Tuono. Waiting for a Factory version. The colour schemes available so far are too plain. Down on power compared to the RSV4. A true naked should not be neutered, get the race brainbox to liberate the bike. An experienced rider can beat the spongey ABS brakes, which are not true Brembo's being re-badged nips.
Best naked bike. Test rode this back-to-back with the KTM Superduke and bought the Aprilia.
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Engine:
5.0
Brakes:
4.0
Handling:
5.0
Comfort:
4.0
Build Quality:
4.0

apehangers would recommend this product
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
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.
Score breakdown



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

Madridpunch would recommend this product
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