The Aprilia Tuono may look like a practical alternative to a full-blooded sportsbike but don’t be fooled, this is no winter hack. Naked bikes will typically use a detuned version of the engine from a sportsbike, but the Tuono uses the V-twin from the RSV1000 Mille that hasn’t been detuned. It is, in fact, completely mad.
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Tuono means ‘thunder’ in Italian and you will certainly be heard, especially with aftermarket pipes fitted, but it’s not all bark and no bite. With a claimed power of over 130bhp from the R Factory version like this one, Ohlins forks and Brembo brakes you’ll be leaving sportsbikes for dust, provided you can keep the front wheel on the road.
The real beauty of the Tuono, and naked motorbikes in general, is that when you slow the pace to filter through traffic or head through town you have a much better and more comfortable riding position than you would with clip-ons.
Aprilia Tuono 1000 R Factory for sale
This Tuono is available from Hunts Motorcycles, who say: "This stunning 2008 Tuono Factory R is finished in white with two seats. The comprehensive 'Factory' specification includes Ohlins suspension, Brembo brakes, Marchesini wheels, carbon guards and shrouds and much more.
"This one also features frame protectors, bar ends, tail tidy, seat cowl and Akrapovic pipes. This bike has clearly been cherished and is ready to ride. If you want a really nice Tuono Factory this one must be seen."