The Aprilia Tuono V4R was first introduced in 2011 before being updated in 2013.
Aprilia gave the bike a comprehensive makeover, with more power, even more advanced electronics, new brakes and a larger fuel tank.
The naked Tuono V4R has received the same host of changes that were seen on the RSV4 earlier in 2013, with the 999cc V4 engine given a bit more power with a mild 3bhp power-boost to 170bhp claimed peak power thanks to reduced internal friction and modified sump along with a new exhaust system.
Other engine changes included revised timing, 20mm longer inlet tracts, a heavier crankshaft flywheel for improved smoothness, shorter gear ratios in the first three gears and the peak power now delivered lower at 11,500rpm.
Aprilia didn’t just improve performance; there were changes aimed at making it easier to ride, thanks to revised suspension settings and an improved 43mm Sachs fork.
The larger fuel tank (up 1.5 litres) was also redesigned to make it more comfortable for the rider to grip and brace against when cornering or braking hard.
Brakes were updated to Brembo M432 radial calipers and 320mm discs which had a revised cross-drilled pattern claimed to give better feel under hard use.
A revised electronics package, adding multiple-mode ABS, traction control, anti-rear wheel lift, wheelie control, launch control, and a quickshifter.
This is the debut for ABS on a Tuono, and it was just part of the Aprilia Performance Ride Control (APRC) first seen on the RSV4. The Aprilia-developed system was the most advanced available with a self-calibrating tyre-circumference system which takes into account tyre wear and joins together all of the ABS, traction control, wheelie control, launch control and anti-rear wheel lift systems.
The eight-level traction control can be adjusted on the move, and allows a degree of wheelspin while cornering. The wheelie control has three settings and will allow the front wheel to hover over the Tarmac, while the launch control has three settings and works with the quickshifter.