Aprilia Tuono V4 and Tuono V4 Factory pump up 2021 updates

2021 sees the Aprilia Tuono launched in two variants; the V4 and V4 Factory, with improved touring friendly comfort enhancing its definitive hypernaked status.

It now reaches never before seen performance and sophistication levels, thanks to Aprilia’s know-how gained over years of top-level competition with the first big change for the range the result of clear characterisation of the two models in the range.

The Tuono V4 adopts the characteristics of a street sport bike which is also focused on longer routes. The comfort provided by the raised handlebar and the more protective top fairing is new and improved.

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The passenger is no longer a barely-tolerated guest and now benefits from an ample and comfortable portion of saddle and lower footpegs.

The Tuono V4 Factory becomes an adrenaline producing machine, offering pure, unadulterated fun. It is dedicated to an extremely demanding public and boasts exclusive components that include the Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 semi-active suspension system as standard equipment.

The new look Tuono inspired by the RS 660, from which it inherits the innovative concept of the double fairing, featuring an aerodynamic appendix function.

As is the tradition of the Tuono though, the design is characterised by reduced surfaces and the typical top fairing that houses the new triple LED headlight.

Being closely derived from the RSV4, the Tuono also benefits from the new and refined ergonomics of that Aprilia superbike, which provides more space for a better on-board fit for the rider.

The electrical controls are more functional and intuitive, and the new colour TFT instrumentation is larger and more complete.

Thanks to the more powerful calculating power of the new Marelli 11MP ECU and the new, six-axis inertial platform, electronic management using full ride-by-wire throttle has improved.

The exclusive Aprilia electronic controls suite, which has always been good in terms of effectiveness and technical sophistication, is now even more enhanced, with the introduction of the adjustable engine brake control.

There are now six riding modes; three for the track (including two customisable) and three for the road (including one customisable).

The rider just needs to choose the mode that best suits their riding requirements to automatically obtain the best settings in terms of traction control, wheelie control, engine brake and ABS.

The chassis architecture is the point of reference in terms of effectiveness and feeling. It evolves significantly thanks to the arrival of a new and lighter aluminium swingarm with lower reinforcement brace.

The new swingarm adopts a geometry that has already been seen on Aprilia bikes that dominated World SBK, and are used in MotoGP. It’s designed to lower mass and increase the stability of the rear end in acceleration.

The Tuono V4 is still the only sport naked powered by a 65-degree V4 engine with unique characteristics. The 1,077 cc V4 from Veneto remains unchanged.

Its 130.5kW and 121Nm of torque mean that it dominates the hypernaked category, even when faced with competitors with more pure power.

This is thanks to the extraordinary balance that the exuberant V4 creates, with a chassis architecture and electronics package that have been perfectly tuned like no other bike in this category.

For further information please contact your local authorised Aprilia dealer.

Andrew Jenkin
Andrew Jenkin
Andrew Jenkin is the ride editor at Exhaust Notes Australia, founding editor of Two Wheel Addicts, a contributor at Bike Review and panel judge for Harley Davidson's Breakout Boss competition. Andrew has a love for anything on two wheels whether that be sports, naked or adventure bikes, with a guilty pleasure for cruisers.


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