For 2019 Aprilia updates its Tuono V4 1100 Factory with Ohlins Semi Active suspension and introduces two new colours schemes on its RSV4 RR and Shiver 900.
Ahead of the Intermot motorcycle show in Cologne on Tuesday, Aprilia has revealed the two updates, but that may not be the sum total of their 2019 updates.
The Tuono is now in its eighth year and still rates well in the street fighter category which is now adding more and more technology.
To counter, April has added an Ohlins Smart EC 2.0 kit on the forks and rear shock of the 175bhp Factory variant.
In semi-active mode it uses ECU data about the brakes, lean angle, throttle, and suspension to constantly adjust to your riding style and road conditions.
It can also be operated in manual mode allowing the rider to choose between track, road or sport modes.
The system also adjusts the steering damper with controls on the TFT screen and switches on the handlebars.
Fork travel has been increased from 117mm to 125mm and the shock is now lighter.
There is no word of Australian pricing and arrival yet, but it makes sense to expect the price to increase substantially.
Grey seems to be the new back in motorcycles this season.
After Ducati announced a “concrete grey” colour scheme for its 2019 XDiavel, April has announced a “Rivazza grey” colour scheme for the new RSV4 RR and Shiver 900.
There will also be an “Arrabbiata black” option on the RSV4 and both have red wheels.
The RR now comes standard with features from RF including magnesium external engine housings, oil sump and cam covers, but not the Ohlins suspension.
The Shiver 900 also comes in grey and adds Aprilia’s multimedia capability allowing the TFT screen to access your phone so you can use you phone’s navigation apps.
There are a couple of new colour schemes, including the grey, and an updated exhaust that pumps the heat down and away from the rider’s legs.