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Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 RR and Factory updated for 2017

Tuono gets new electronics, plus engine and brake changes

APRILIA has just announced that the Tuono V4 1100 RR and Tuono V4 1100 Factory will receive a range of updates for 2017, including more advanced electronics.

For the coming year, both models of the Tuono receive completely revamped electronics. The ATC (Aprilia Traction Control) is now adjustable while riding, without having to close the throttle, and has a new algorithm designed to improve its performance.

The wheelie control (called AWC – Aprilia Wheelie Control) also is also adjustable on the fly without having to shut the throttle. Aprilia also says it also operates more precisely because the systems inertial platform has been repositioned.

The 2017 Tuono range is also equipped with cornering ABS, developed with Bosch. The 9.1 MP system measures lateral acceleration, brake pressure, lean, pitch and yaw angles to modulate braking in corners. The new cornering ABS system works in unison with Aprilia’s system for preventing rear wheel lift under hard braking.

Both models also get a new colour TFT instrument display panel, and the option of a new version of Apriia’s V4-MP smartphone datalogging system, which will allow users to give voice commands and receive/make calls.

The Tuono’s quick-shifter now also allows clutchless down changes with the throttle open. Other electronic updateds include the launch control, which has gained new operating strategies to make it more effective and both models also come with a pit lane limiter and cruiser control.

The engine has also been given some treatment to meet Euro4 approval, make it more reliable and help its performance, says Aprilia. To that end, the exhaust system is new, as is the engine’s ECU, which Aprilia says has superior power to help manage the 500rpm increase in revs. The piston pins also feature a DLC coating and the con rod heads have been given a surface honing treatment. The manufacturing process for the combustion chambers has also been altered and the gearbox has a new linear sensor to make it more precise.

The brakes have also received some attention, with Brembo M50 calipers, larger 330mm discs and a radial master cylinder.

The Tuono V4 1100 Factory also gets a lighter Ohlins NIX rear shock.

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