New Aprilia Tuono V4R reaction
Aprilia’s new Tuono V4R was eagerly anticipated by existing Tuono RSV1000 owners who have been waiting two years for the new V4 - many of them saw it for the first time at Carole Nash Motorcycle Live this week.
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The new Tuono takes the chassis and 1000cc V4 engine from the World Superbike title-winning RSV4 superbike with a little retuning for the naked bike package.
Richard Marshall, 46, from Abingdon owns a Aprilia Tuono RSV1000 Factory and the new bike was the most important at the show for him.
He said: “I’ve been waiting for this bike for a long time and I only ended up buying my Tuono last year because this bike wasn’t available. I have to say I’m not a fan of the colour and it doesn’t seem as well finished as my bike but I know once I test ride one I may well be buying one.”
Honda Fireblade owner and wife Sue wasn’t so impressed. She said: “I don’t like the way it looks at all but I know if he wants one, he will go and buy one.”