New 2015 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 RR

Just one day out from EICMA and new images and specifications have made their way online for the new 2015 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 RR, a new model superseding the Aprilia Tuono V4R APRC ABS. We’ve previously reviewed the Tuono V4R and absolutely loved it, save for it’s rather unsightly looks and shocking fuel mileage. With this update, the former has been improved while we’ll have to wait and see if it’s thirst has as well.

That may be unlikely given the new Tuono V4 1100 has had a capacity increase from 999 cc to 1100 cc. That has come about by an increase in bore size (from 78 mm to 81 mm) and provides a 5hp increase in power (175hp up from 170hp) and torque now at 88.5 lb-ft (from 84.8 lb-ft). And that’s all from a dry weight of only 403 lb. But while that may not sound like much of an improvement for a 100 cc increase in displacement, it actually translates to an increase of up to 18hp over much of the power band – a significant amount for an already manic bike.

Appearance wise, the previous Tuono wasn’t exactly appreciated for it’s looks and the new front is kinder on the eyes. It loses it’s uniqueness though as the front is now very similar to it’s superbike brother, the Aprilia RSV4. The Tuono V4 1100 also receives the same pillion seat and wheels as the 2014 RSV4. Given it’s appearance and how it also has plenty of front fairing, Aprilia is definitely pushing the boundaries of what a streetfighter should look like.

Electronics (which are among the best in the business), suspension and brakes remain the same. No word on pricing or release date yet, but seeing as the updated 2015 Aprilia Tuono V4R APRC ABS only hit US dealerships in September, the new Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 RR will probably be around six months away. We’ll update this post once we have the final dates and figures.



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