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.
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.
EZ Tuning Tuono F**ktory
Stop giggling at the back – despite the ridiculously rude name EZ Tuning’s Aprilia Tuono ‘F**ktory’ is a heavily modified and stunning streetfighter.
Based on a 2003 model Aprilia Tuono 1000, the awkwardly-styled standard machine was stripped bare and rebuilt using sexier parts and a more individual look.
The Aprilia’s chassis is pretty good anyway, but the F**ktory’s handling is improved further by fitting the Ohlins front and rear suspension from a later model RSV-R Factory, complete with radial Brembo brakes and the forged aluminium OZ Racing rims.
The standard Aprilia calipers are boosted further with race-spec radial-pump Brembo master cylinders, and Braking Wave discs offer a performance advantage as well as looking more special.
The F**ktory’s spec list or appearance doesn’t explain the potty-mouthed pun on Aprilia’s own high-spec Tuono Factory, but an EZ Tuning spokesperson shed some light: "We named it F**ktory just to see how many Italian people knew the meaning in English!"