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2016 Aprilia Tuono 1100 V4 RR Makes Strong Impact On Superbike Industry

Chaparral Motorsports
April 30, 2015
2016 Aprilia Tuono 1100 V4 RR

With Aprilia releasing its newest Tuono 1100 V4 and Tuono 1100 V4 RR, the 2016 models are some of the highest performance superbikes on the market. Aprilia's "naked bikes" are known for their high quality chassis and the newest version of the Aprilia's Performance Ride Control (APRC) system.

Both versions have similar engine layouts and cases. Additionally, each bike has comparable fairing features. However, the new 1100 V4 81 mm bore, which was bumped up from 78 mm in previous models, now gives these rides increased capacity with a 1,077 cc engine. The connecting rods and crankshaft are all new on these superbikes and because of the larger bore, the low to mid-range torque improved dramatically. This means the superbikes can now reach 175 hp, compared to the 170 hp on the previous models.

Additional Ponies To Get Riders The Most Pickup Speed

2016 Aprilia Tuono 1100 V4 RR

Aprilia claims that the new 8,000 rpm on the bikes increased the horsepower by nearly 20 over its predecessor. This makes the mid-range even more power than previous models. The torque output is at a modest 89 feet-pounds around 9,000 rpm, but the new straight-flow airbox and variable length intake trumpets only make the mid-range part of the powerband higher and more powerful.

Those who have been lucky enough to ride the bike have said that power was not an issue with this superbike on the open road and the mild mid-range was ideal for riders who might have to constantly change speeds.

Comfortable Fitting For Superbike Models

2016 Aprilia Tuono 1100 V4 RR

The handlebars are set at a comfortable distance and the gearing is more efficient than previous models. The new Tuono 1100 V4 has a sensitive suspension that helps riders get over bumps without too much force. Additionally, the ride is very user-friendly in the sense that it is easy to ride for most motorcyclists and is a great option for those looking to get into the superbike world.

Aprilia uses a new V4-Multimedia Platform (V4-MP), which lets riders link their smartphone to the bike. It can show real time telemetry and gives riders the option change the riding setting of the APRC controls all from the rider's smartphone. The system will give riders tips on how to increase lap times and everything bit of information on what the bike is doing on turns and bends.

The six-speed transmission also comes with the Aprilia Quick Shift electronic system (AQS), which helps riders to get to higher gears at a faster rate for more initial speed. At a claimed dry weight of just 406 pounds, this lightweight superbike will give any rider plenty of pickup and speed to their liking. The 32.5-inch seat height is ideal for mid-sized riders and the 1100's fuel tank size is 4.9 gallons.

Riders can purchase the Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 RR in July for $14,599 and the Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory for $16,299, which will be available in May.

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