Free test rides on new 167bhp Aprilia Tuono

Published: 09 May 2011

Showing commendable confidence in the easy-riding manners of the new Tuono, Aprilia are offering free test rides of the 167bhp hooligan.

Provided you're over 21 and have a full motorcycle licence, you should be able to get a ride, if you book ahead at your local dealer (see

This test ride event marks the arrival of the Tuono V4 R APRC in Aprilia dealerships across the UK. APRC stands for Aprilia Performance Ride Control, which is an engine torque control system that helps improve performance and enhance safety. It includes:

  • Aprilia Traction Control (ATC) – the most advanced traction control system on the market. It’s the only motorcycle TC system that can be adjusted on the move instantly without shutting the throttle and automatically adjusts to suit if you change your tyres. Features 8 level settings, so you can turn it down for track use or up for wet road riding on the go.
  • Aprilia Wheelie Control (AWC) – Identifies the start of wheelie and controls it to maximise acceleration whilst keeping the front end down. Features 3 settings.
  • Aprilia Launch Control (ALC) – Optimises acceleration from a standing start. For track/race use, with 3 settings.
  • Aprilia Quick Shift (AQS) - for ultra-fast clutchless up-shifting.

The Tuono V4 R is £10,628 (OTR) while the Tuono V4 R APRC version is £11,628 (OTR).