The new Tuono V4 1100. 175bhp. 184kg dry weight. And a smart race assistant that tells you how to ride faster!
Aprilia have a new Tuono V4 – the Tuono V4 1100 – for 2015, which they unveiled yesterday at the EICMA in Milan, Italy. The V4 engine's capacity has been bumped up to 1077cc and power now goes up to an impressive 175bhp, along with 120Nm of torque. The bike is available in RR and Factory versions, with the latter getting a bunch of high-end bits as standard.
In a nod to our collective obsession with our smartphones, Aprilia are using PMP (Piaggio Multimedia Platform), which allows you to connect your smartphone to the Tuono. You can then use your smartphone to control the bike's electronics (traction control, anti-wheelie, engine mapping etc.) Using GPS via your smartphone, the Tuono V4 1100 can use an active electronic setup, wherein the bike automatically adjusts engine and suspension settings when the bike is being ridden on a racetrack. Immersive virtual telemetry allows your smartphone to record data from the engine, compare your performance to other riders and even gets tips from the bike's adaptive race assistant, which analyses your performance and tells you how to go faster, by providing tips on where you can brake later and where you can open the throttle earlier. Wow!!
Other changes on the new Tuono V4 1100 include a more protective front fairing, improved aerodynamics, inclusion of LED parking lights, revised ergonomics and a more comfortable seat (seating position is also lowered by 15mm), and a narrower handlebar. The chassis has also been revised, with reduced rake and trail figures and a longer swingarm. A fully adjustable 43mm Sachs USD fork and shock handle suspension duties on the Tuono V4 1100RR, while the Tuono V4 1100 Factory gets higher-spec Öhlins fork, shock and steering damper. Twin 320mm discs at the front, with Brembo monobloc M432 4-piston callipers at the front, provide massive stopping power, while the Tuono V4 1100 also gets lightweight aluminium flanged discs and Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa rubber, with a wider 200/55 section rear hoop. The bike weighs 184 kilos, dry.
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