Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory: EICMA 2018

Aprilia’s monster naked gets improved electronic suspension, cornering ABS and multiple riding modes for 2019

Tuono V4 1100 Factory

THE TUONO V4 1100 FACTORY is the pinnacle of the Aprilia naked range, borrowing heavily from the RSV4 superbikes, if you want superbike speed and dynamics; the Tuono is about as good as it gets.

To help stay ahead of the pack in 2019, Aprilia have gifted the Factory version of the Tuono gains, what Aprilia claim to be, the most ‘advanced and efficient electronic suspension system available.’ Developed by Ohlins, the NIX forks and TTX shock allow you to use either semi-active or manual settings and gives the rider three riding modes, Track, Sport and Road.

In semi-active mode the system monitors the bike constantly, adjusting the settings to the way the bike is being ridden and the mode that’s been selected. In manual mode, the suspension changes to a pre-programmed setting to best suit the application but does so without the constant monitoring and adjustments.

The Tuono V4 1100 Factory APRC features

  • ATC: Aprilia Traction Control, adjustable on the fly (without having to release the throttle) to 8 settings thanks to a practical joystick, boasts 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 side electric 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 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.

With a claimed 175hp and a top speed in excess of 175mph, you’ll be glad to read that Aprilia brought in the Brembos to help haul the bike up. Top-spec M50 Monobloc calipers bite down on 330mm floating discs with adjustable cornering ABS, provided by Bosch, means the trail-braking heroes of the trackday fast group are still catered for.

Head to page two for the full specification.