Aprilia Tuono 125
Aprilia has expanded its naked Tuono range for 2017 with a new 125cc model, and updated the other Tuonos, renamed and updated its RS4 125 to an RS124 and updated the RSV4.
There is no word yet on when the new models will be available in Australia.
The biggest news at Aprilia’s unveilings at the INTERMIT motorcycle show in Cologne was the introduction of a naked 125cc model.
It looks just like its bigger brothers, right down to its upside-down forks.
The Tuono 125 has the same frame and 125cc four-cylinder four-stroke four-valve DOHC engine as the RS4 125 which is now Euro 4 compliant and has a balancer for a smoother ride.
It features a four-pot radial caliper and 300mm front disc and a J.Juan single piston caliper and 200mm disc at the rear.
The RS4 125 gets new instruments, storage for a tablet with a USB connection and comes in silver or black.
For 2017, the Tuono V4 1100 RR and Tuono V4 1100 Factory have a lot of electronic updates.
They include traction control and wheelie control now allowing adjustments without having to close the throttle, the quick shifter now allows downshifts, a pit lane speed limiter and cruise control.
They also now come with Bosch cornering ABS measuring lateral acceleration, brake pressure, lean, pitch and yaw angles and works with Aprilia’s system for preventing rear wheel lift under hard braking.
They feature a new colour TFT instrument display panel, and optional Apriia V4-MP smartphone datalogging system to allow riders to make voice commands and receive/make calls.
The Euro 4 engine has lighter pistons and honed conrod heads, a new exhaust system and new ECU to manage the 500rpm increase in revs.
Aprilia says the gearbox has a new linear sensor to make it more precise and the brakes now have Brembo M50 calipers, larger 330mm discs and a radial master cylinder.
The Tuono V4 1100 Factory gets a lighter Ohlins NIX rear shock.
The RSV4 superbike also features new Ohlins NIX forks and TTX shock, a new braking system and updated electronics.
The new Aprilia Performance Ride Control is more accurate, the ride-by-wire throttle system s refined and 590g lighter, and, like the Tuono, traction and wheelie control are now adjustable while riding and the quick shifter allows downshifts.
The RSV4’s ALC (Aprilia Launch Control) has also been refined and both the RSV4 RR and RSV4 RF come with cornering ABS as standard and a colour TFT instrument display and the new datalogging system with corner-by-corner calibration.
The engine has also been updated for Euro 4 with a new exhaust, new ECU, lighter pistons and honed conrod heads and 300rpm increase.
Brake discs are now 5mm thick and 330mm in diameter with Brembo M50 monobloc callipers.
The 2017 RSV4 RR comes in matt gray and matt black while the RSV4 RF has different graphics.