The Tuono V4 1100 is the most powerful naked motorcycle from Aprilia’s line-up. In fact, there are very few motorcycles in the world that are powerful as this Italian machine. And this is possible due to the marriage of a brilliant updated engine and electronics.
The overall design of the Tuono V4 1100 is almost like its elder cousin – the RSV4. However, absence of the full fairing and the presence of a taller handlebar, helps us differentiate between the two. Powering this Italian machine is a 1077cc V4 engine that produces 175bhp at 11,000rpm and peak torque of 121Nm at 9000rpm. This engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox. This engine comes with three maps – track, sports and race, and the rider can change these settings on the fly.
The suspension duties are taken care of by top spec Ohlins suspension which comes with fully adjustable preload and rebound. The steering damper is from Ohlins too. In the braking department too, Aprilia has employed the top of the line Brembo dual 320mm disc at the front and a 220mm disc at the rear. Aprilia is known for equipping its motorcycles with some outrageous electronics and we can see that on the Tuono V4 1100 Factory as well. It gets the patented Aprilia Performance Ride Control (APRC), Aprilia Traction Control (ATC), Aprilia Wheelie Control (AWC), Aprilia Launch Control (ALC) and the Aprilia Quick Shift (AQS). The ATC gets eight different settings, which can be selected via the usage of mode buttons on the switchgear.
The Tuono V4 1100 Factory competes with the MV Agusta Brutale 1090 when it comes to price, performance and product. However, the pricing makes this bike little inaccessible to a lot of motorcycle enthusiasts.