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Aprilia Tuono 1000 (2003-2011)



Detail Value
New price £8,399
Used price range View Aprilia TUONO 1000 bikes for sale to see current asking prices
Engine size 998 cc
Power 116 bhp
Top speed 155 mph
Insurance group 16 of 17
  MCN ratings Owners' ratings
Overall rating is 4 rating is 4.5
Engine rating is 5 rating is 4.5
Ride & Handling rating is 4 rating is 4.5
Equipment rating is 4 rating is 4
Quality & Reliability rating is 4 rating is 4.5
Value rating is 3 rating is 4.5

MCN overall verdict rating is 4

The Aprilia Tuono 1000 is one of the maddest motorcycles you can buy, with a blend of wheelie-popping power, respectable handling and Goldie Lookin' Chain styling. A motor taken from the RSV1000 Mille sportbike, but not detuned, acts like a Mr Hyde potion in this motorcycle, but if you like the occasional foray to the dark side, you'll love the Aprilia Tuono 1000.

Engine

MCN rating rating is 5
Owners' rating rating is 4.5

Stonking great gobs of poke, especially in the later 2005 onwards Aprilia Tuono 1000 Factory and Aprilia 2006 Tuono 1000 R ( claimed 130bhp ) are basically too much motorcycle for road use, but tremendous fun to apply, especially when baiting sportbike riders who haven't a clue what they're doing. If you cannot wheelie an Aprilia Tuono 1000 R then you probably haven't discovered how to operate a motorcycle's throttle yet.  

Ride and Handling

MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 4.5

The higher spec Aprilia Tuono 1000 models have the trick Ohlins suspension kit on them, buyt the early base model motorcycles have cheaper suspension which compromises the bike somewhat, making it feel like a supermoto motorcycle with an unfeasible motor fitted - it works OK, but feels a little skittish when pushed hard on bumpy

Equipment

MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 4

Again, a mixed bag, with the Aprilia Tuono 1000 Factory and Tuono 1000 Racing models having all the right bits on them, but the cheaper variants feeling a little bit of a parts bin special here and there. The Aprilia Tuono 1000's questionable bronze anodised frame, `bling' clutch covers and lurid paint schemes on some of the Tuono models aren't everyone's cup of cappucino either. On the upside the Aprilia Tuono 1000 comes with motorcycle crash bungs factory fitted. Compare and buy parts for the Aprilia Tuono in the MCN Shop.

Quality and Reliability

MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 4.5

There's no doubt the top spec Aprilia Tuono 1000 models have some trick bits on them, and the motors are legendary for their reliability. But the motorcycles can suffer some corrosion here and there and the bottom line is that the Aprilia Tuono 1000 isn't an everyday naked roadster motorcycle like say a SV1000, Yamaha FZS1000 Fazer or Honda CB1300, it's a bit more exotic and needs more TLC. Find an Aprilia Tuono for sale.

Value

MCN rating rating is 3
Owners' rating rating is 4.5

The early basic Aprilia Tuono 1000 models are one of the best used motorcycle buys in biking, a true weekend fun motorcycle. But if your bank balance can stretch to the lush Racing/Factory versions you'll feel the quality every time you ride the thing at 9/10ths. The Aprilia Tuono 1000 has plenty of high power rival motorcycles nowadays and arguably might not hold its resale value as well as more mainstream rivals. The Aprilia Tuono 1000 lacks the sheer classiness of some of its Italian opposition motorcycles too.

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Insurance

Insurance group: 16 of 17

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Model History

2003: Aprilia Tuono 1000 Fighter and Aprilia Tuono Racing launched.
2005: Fully revised Aprilia Tuono 1000 based on new-style RSV1000 launched. Aprilia Tuono 1000 R motorcycle is joined by hi spec Aprilia Tuono 1000 Factory.
2006: Aprilia Tuono 1000 R is all you get, but it's got latest bodywork, Aprilia RSV1000 R chassis and engine tweaks.
2007: Aprilia Tuono 1000 Factory launched.

Other Versions

2003 Aprilia Tuono 1000 Racing: An uprated version of the standard Aprilia Tuono 1000, featuring Ohlins suspension and steering damper, OZ wheels and carbon fibre body panels.
2006 Aprilia Tuono 1000 Factory: Like the Aprilia Tuono 1000 Racing before the Factory
version of the current Aprilia Tuono 1000 features a long list of high-spec chassis parts, but is
also 6bhp more powerful and 9kg lighter than the standard motorcycle.

Specifications

Top speed 155 mph
1/4-mile acceleration 11 secs
Max power 116 bhp
Max torque 78 ft-lb
Weight 180 kg
Seat height 820 mm
Fuel capacity 18 litres
Average fuel consumption 35 mpg
Tank range 120 miles
Annual road tax
Insurance group 16 of 17
Engine size 998 cc
Engine specification 8v, V-twin, 6 gears
Frame Aluminium twin spar
Front suspension adjustment Preload, rebound, compression
Rear suspension adjustment Preload, rebound, compression
Front brakes Twin 320mm discs
Rear brake 220mm disc
Front tyre size 120/70 x 17
Rear tyre size 180/55 x 17

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Owners' Overall Rating rating is 4.5(20 reviews)

  • Tuono R 05

    pacman1967

    Average rating rating is 4.5

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    Huge grin factor is deliverwed every time I ride it. I've riden and owned everything from a KR-1 to a ZZR1100 and ZXR750RR, with NC30s Yamaha TRX 850s thrown in, but this has to be one of the most fun bikes I've ridden in 30 years of riding. It goes like stink, stops and turns beautifully for such a large looking bike and is comfy on longer jaunts, thanks to high bars and a good seat. I can't really think of anything I'd change on it, as it came with a fruity Akropovic pipe when i bought it. It's done over 21K since 2005, but paint looks new and corrsion is almost non-exsistant. It's stunning second-hand buy, with lots of bike for the money.

    21 April 2013

  • Tuono R 2008

    V60Nut

    Average rating rating is 4.5

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    The best transition from a sports bike and radically different with the V60 twin. I love the bike for performance, comfort and handling. Great engine braking and low down torque.

    29 June 2010

  • 09 tuono

    ltj516

    Average rating rating is 4.5

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    had an 08 fireblade and loved it but got sick of aching wrists bought a new tuono and have done 1200 miles so far and love everything about it handling performance and best of all the sound from the akros also finish nearly up to honda standards try one you wont be disappointed

    19 July 2009

  • bigklar

    bigklar

    Average rating rating is 4.5

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    ive had bikes since i was 16 from a honda st 50 monkey bike to a gsxr 1000 k7 and i must say that my 06 tuono is one of the most fun i ever had its does everything you want and more it just inspires conferdence in your riding its goes where you put it the feedback from this bike is 10/10 and the sound is too i would recommend this bike to any biker out there try one and see you will not be dissapointed

    25 March 2009

  • It does it all superbly

    EdsETV

    Average rating rating is 5

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    Bought a 2007 one and have been simply amazed by the Tuono's speed, handling, comfort & quality. I own a Fireblade as well and the Tuono handles as well and gives an incredible feeling of confidence. Also the quality of the bike seems as good as Hondas. If you like quick bikes, go test ride one before they are all gone and I bet you will love it. Roll on the V4 version.

    13 February 2009

  • 2005 tuono factory

    william scanlon

    omagh ,

    Average rating rating is 4.5

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    overall package makes perfect sense on the road. geared it down and tweaked the suspension,everything else was just perfect. great riding position,excellent brakes, standard equipment on the factory defies logic ohlins oz brembo and oodles of carbon the bike just makes perfect sense.power where you need it and comfort for all day or intercontinental riding. one small issue that when geared down for more midrange and low down power the tank range when pushed on would be less than 100 miles, but more than 100 smiles..worthy mod buy one you wont regret it..

    24 September 2008

  • World Beater

    brokenleggedbiker

    Average rating rating is 5

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    In the last year I've owned five bikes, the last bike that came anywhere near this bike was a superduke but some robbing barsteward nicked it. This bike is awesome especially with Akros and 15T front sprocket its a wheelie machine ( I would imagine ) The build quality is far better than the Speed Triple I owned before. I'm yet to experience Aprilia aftersales, be aware the first service is extremely expensive as all valve clearances etc need to be adjusted. Its really nice to ride something a little different to all the Jap inline fours around. It might look like a parts bin special but I love it.

    24 March 2008

  • Naked Punch

    carloitalia

    Bedlington , UK

    Average rating rating is 4.5

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    When looking for a new big bike my wish list was simple, I wanted a bike that was comfortable to ride everyday, not a Jap but an Italian v-twin with personality, at a good price and most of all arm stretching blistering fast, the Tuono R1000 2006 onwards is the best and maddest Naked bike in around and with my Carbon Arrows will put plenty super bikes to shame.

    23 March 2008

  • 2004 Tuono

    sir loin

    Average rating rating is 5

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    After the bike-a-year program for the last 6 years, I've finally found my ride. Having ridden sportbikes for ages, I wasn't keen on having a standard bike that had been neutered or "tuned for torque" nonsense. Thank God Aprilia left this motor alone, and didn't water down what is a fantastic bike. Brakes are awesome, frame is well suspended and stiff. A perfect package.

    25 January 2008

  • Tuono 1000 (2007)

    steve.lloyd

    Average rating rating is 4.5

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    What a piece of kit! Could'nt find a good enough bike to replace my Fazer 1000cc until the Tuono came along. Very comfortable and quick. Great Value

    20 September 2007

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Aprilia Tuono R

After years of sportsbikes (latterly an RSVR) I took the plunge two week's ago and bought one after months of consideration - one careful owner before, a red, black and white '06 with Mivv cans, Ermax raised screen and tail tidy - I have already put 500 miles on and absoblutely love this bike! All the superlatives that Tuono riders come out with are absoblutely bang on - this bike really does do the lot - with style!

Confidence oozes when you ride one, the bike inspires you - twisty A roads are a dream, roundabouts a blast (as my right hand slider found out yesterday without the efforts of a traditional sportsbike).

This bike is really what you want it to be - so versatile and so much fun - saw too many faces yesterday grimacing with the daunting prospect of another ride as they got onto bikes that are out of their league and really too track focussed - me?, wouldn't have smiled more if Cheryl Cole had called me up for a night out!

03 August 2009 12:49

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Tuono

The best bike i have owned for a very long time,doe's it all looks great and goes like sh1t off of a shovel.I would recommend this bike to anyone, especially if you are wanting to get of your Super-bike

18 March 2007 12:04

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