Aprilia improves its flagship roadster for 2014. Noale firm unveils Tuono V4 R APRC ABS. The program a little more power, a little more comfort, and more bite.
Even more powerful, more biting and more practical, radical Tuono V4 R APRC ABS will offer a significant refresh for 2014. Aprilia announced on July 11, a revision of the RSV-4 bare.
Let’s start with what the name suggests, or the presence of anti-lock braking system, ABS series has always been bone of contention between purists of the guide engaged, well, aware of this diatribe, Aprilia has cleverly decided to make the system electronically excluded, so that both the pilot to choose the most suitable setting.
Secondly, the Tuono V4 R is equipped with the sophisticated package denomicato APRC, already experienced in the past here and further implemented; basically the APRC is in charge of checking a series of parameters such as angle of soaring, traction and the logic operation of the transmission “Quickshift”.
Motor side first, four cylinder V-stalled at 65 ° was slightly revised. To save power, engineers have sought to reduce internal friction and improve ventilation and have also redesigned the exhaust system and improved electronic engine management. Result: The advertised power goes to 170 hp to 11,500 rev / min, 3 more than the 2011 version, and an unchanged 11.5 m.kg couple reaches 9,500 r / min.
For the chassis, the big change will be for the front. Aprilia will pose an inverted Sachs 43mm fork, separate, adjustable preload for both tubes tank.
Noale firm also announced the arrival of new brake calipers at the front: the M432 monoblock Brembo, which will tighten the discs 320 mm in diameter.
Although the practical aspects are not in the philosophy of Tuono, Aprilia has still made an effort in this direction. The next version of the roadster want more for the road. This requires a tank capacity reaching 18.5 liters (17 liters instead of the previous version), ergonomics review but also a more comfortable seat.
The Tuono 2014 receives the new generation of home electronic assistance: APRC (Aprilia Performance Ride Control). It has everything you need (and more!) Traction control (ATC) 8 adjustable levels, the wheelie control (AWC) adjustable in 3 settings, the Launch Control for circruit divided him also 3 settings and shifter (AQS) to shift gears on the fly. Of course, all these parameters are independently adjustable via a control on the left handlebar.
The 2014 version of the Tuono is therefore always wants “more.” The question is whether these changes will be felt many on the road (and track). To find out, he will take the test and analysis of our experts to find in an upcoming issue of Bike Magazine.