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2012 Aprilia Tuono V4R: Voted: Cool

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:36 am

2012 Aprilia Tuono V4R

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2012 Aprilia Tuono V4R

A superbike with high handlebars.

After creating the best superbike of the new millennium, Aprilia revolutionises the supersports naked segment with its astonishing Tuono V4 R. A bike that goes beyond the wildest dreams of even the most hardcore enthusiasts - the rider who, given the chance, would use a race bike just to go for a coffee.

For riders like these and for those with power in their veins, Aprilia has created a motorcycle with the indomitable spirit of the RSV4 in a feline body that is in its element when accelerating and braking with unimaginable violence, that eats up curves of any radius and swallows straights whole.

The performance and features of a superbike, the agility of a naked and the legacy of an innovative concept born in 2002 with the Tuono 1000 R - a bike that earned both critical acclaim and sales success - but with an extraordinary ace up its sleeve: the performance of a 65° V4 engine and the most advanced electronics available in a motorcycle today.

Like the original Tuono, the V4 R is also immediately recognisable with its triple headlight fixed top fairing, the distinguishing trait of a bike which, like its twin cylinder predecessor, has the body and soul of its WSBK homologated sibling, but now - as well as having two world championships (the 2010 constructors' and riders' titles) under its belt - features two more cylinders and 41 horsepower more than before, while weighing over ten kilos less. These astonishing figures are a testimony to the technological evolution that made this exciting model a reality. The bike is available in two different configurations - Tuono V4 R and Tuono V4 R APRC - and in a choice of three colours: competition black, sunlit yellow and wing grey.


THE MOTORCYCLE

With its 65° V4 engine unashamedly flaunted and framed by the brushed aluminium elements of the twin spar frame, the Tuono V4 is a naked clad only with the bare minimum necessary to let you saddle up and teach it to respond to your will.
Adding yet another touch of aggressiveness is the aerodynamic top fairing tipped with two polyelliptical headlights and LED indicators at the sharp end, which gives the bike the unequivocally mean, daunting stare that you'd expect from a machine with an incredible 167.3 horsepower.

Tuono V4 R boasts more power than ever seen before in a naked, achieved by reconfiguring the V4 engine of the RSV4 to make it better suited to street use.The features inherited by the Tuono V4 R from the RSV4 include the exhaust system with bypass valve, which is two kilos lighter than the system used on the RSV4 R, and latest generation Ride by Wire throttle control with three rider-selectable maps (Track, Sport and Road).

The first three gear ratios are now shorter, while the maximum torque value of 111.5 Nm is on tap at 9,500 rpm: characteristics that make the Tuono V4 R a wild beast at low and mid engine speeds, with the ability to unleash a devastating hurricane of power at higher engine speeds.

The Tuono V4 R maintains a clear parentage with the twice SBK world champion in the proportions of the tail fairing, saddle, tank and side panels, and is one of the best examples of Italian motorcycle design from the past decade for its perfect balance between formal beauty and function.

The rider will be taming this beast from a riding position tailored to create a symbiotic relationship between the body and the bike, for unparalleled feedback through the three points of contact - the saddle, footpegs and handlebars. On the Tuono V4 R. however, the rider sits with less weight taken up by the arms, making the bike less strenuous to ride and extraordinarily nimble and controllable on the road.

The original design of the saddle, which is generously sized and specifically shaped to comfortably accommodate a passenger, blends perfectly with the style of the side fairings and tail fairing.


2012 Aprilia Tuono V4R - International Specifications/Technical Details

Engine type

Aprilia longitudinal 65° V-4 cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid cooling system, double overhead camshafts (DOHC), four valves per cylinder
Fuel Unleaded petrol
Bore and stroke 78 x 52.3 mm
Total engine capacity 999.6 cc
Compression ratio 13:1
Maximum power at crankshaft 167.3 CV (123 kW) at 11,500 rpm
Maximum torque at crankshaft 111.5 Nm at 9,500 rpm
Fuel system: Airbox with front dynamic air intakes.
4 Weber-Marelli 48-mm throttle bodies with 4 injectors and latest generation Ride-by-Wire engine management.
Choice of three different engine maps selectable by the rider with bike in motion: T (Track), S (Sport), R (Road)
Ignition Magneti Marelli digital electronic ignition system integrated in engine control system, with one spark plug per cylinder and "stick-coil" type coils
Starter Electric
Exhaust system 4 into 2 into 1 layout, single oxygen sensor, lateral single silencer with ECU-controlled bypass valve and integrated trivalent catalytic converter (Euro 3)
Alternator Flywheel mounted 420W alternator with rare earth magnets
Lubrication Wet sump lubrication system with oil radiator and two oil pumps (lubrication and cooling)


Transmission 6-speed cassette type gearbox
1st: 39/15 (2,600)
2nd: 33/16 (2.063)
3rd: 34/20 (1,700)
4th: 32/22 (1,455)
5th: 34/26 (1,308)
6th: 33/27 (1,222)

Clutch Multiplate wet clutch with mechanical slipper system
Primary drive Straight cut gears and integrated flexible coupling, drive ratio: 73/44 (1,659)
Secondary drive Chain: Drive ratio: 42/16 (2,625)


Front suspension

Sachs upside down front fork with 43 mm stanchions. Forged aluminium calliper mountings for radial callipers. Completely adjustable spring preload and hydraulic compression and rebound damping. Wheel travel: 120 mm
Rear suspension Double braced aluminium swingarm; mixed low thickness and sheet casting technology.
Sachs piggy back monoshock with completely adjustable: spring preload and hydraulic compression and rebound damping. APS progressive linkage. Wheel travel: 130 mm


Brakes

Front: Dual 320 mm floating stainless steel discs with lightweight stainless steel rotor with 6 studs. Brembo radial callipers with 4 horizontally opposed 32 mm pistons. Sintered pads. Axial pump master cylinder and metal braided brake hoses.
Rear: 220-mm diameter disc; Brembo floating calliper with two 32 mm isolated pistons. Pump with integrated tank and metal braided hose
Wheel rims Cast aluminium wheels with 3 split spoke design.
Front.:3.5"X17"
Rear: 6.00"X17"
Tyres Radial tubeless.
Front: 120/70 ZR 17
Rear: 190/55 ZR 17 (alternative: 190/50 ZR 17; 200/55 ZR 17)


Dimensions (default settings) Max. length: 2065 mm
Max. width: 800 mm (at the handlebar)
Max. height: 1090 mm
Min. height from the ground: 125 mm
Saddle height: 835 mm
Wheelbase: 1445 mm
Trail: 107.5 mm
Steering angle:25°
Kerb weight 183 kg *
Tank 17 litres (4-litre reserve included)
*Kerb weight, without battery and fluids.
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Unread post by Wrider » Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:52 am

I love it. Awesome.
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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:07 am

Wrider wrote:I love it. Awesome.
What color would you get it in? The black, silver or gold/yellow?

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Unread post by Wrider » Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:16 am

I tend to go for "conservative flair" in styling, so I do like the bike's styling, but I'd definitely go with black/gold. My buddy's RSV I rode all last summer was black/red and even that was a bit too bright for my tastes... lol
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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:47 pm

Wrider wrote:I tend to go for "conservative flair" in styling, so I do like the bike's styling, but I'd definitely go with black/gold. My buddy's RSV I rode all last summer was black/red and even that was a bit too bright for my tastes... lol
I would go for the same myself as well, the black/gold suits me just fine (in fact, it would match my riding jacket!). I never thought of yellow/black combo to be convervative, but hey, it's great for other drivers/riders to see you and be seen. :cowboy:

IMO, they don't make enough yellow bikes or gear...haha

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Unread post by HYPERR » Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:57 pm

The bike is really mfugly and unappealing. :?

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Unread post by High_Side » Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:03 pm

I'm not much for the 1/2 fairing on what is supposed to be a naked bike but I'll have to go with awesome for what it is. Honda should have evolved the VFR platform in to something like this (performance wise). As a V-four nut this has to be fantastic to ride.

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Unread post by HYPERR » Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:00 pm

High_Side wrote:Honda should have evolved the VFR platform in to something like this (performance wise).
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Unread post by High_Side » Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:22 pm

HYPERR wrote:
High_Side wrote:Honda should have evolved the VFR platform in to something like this (performance wise).
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Nope - that's what they should have done with the VTR. A thing of beauty. :mrgreen:

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Unread post by pchast » Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:07 pm

I think I want a yellow one.
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Unread post by HYPERR » Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:12 pm

High_Side wrote:
HYPERR wrote:
High_Side wrote:Honda should have evolved the VFR platform in to something like this (performance wise).
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Nope - that's what they should have done with the VTR. A thing of beauty. :mrgreen:
Yep true but I could not find the pic of the VFR800FI based naked concept bike that was on the cover of one of the motorcycle rags (Cycle World or Motorcyclist) about a decade ago. Do you know the one I'm talking about? From my recollection, it looked even better than the V-twin bike.
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Unread post by High_Side » Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:56 pm

HYPERR wrote:
High_Side wrote:
HYPERR wrote:
High_Side wrote:Honda should have evolved the VFR platform in to something like this (performance wise).
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Nope - that's what they should have done with the VTR. A thing of beauty. :mrgreen:
Yep true but I could not find the pic of the VFR800FI based naked concept bike that was on the cover of one of the motorcycle rags (Cycle World or Motorcyclist) about a decade ago. Do you know the one I'm talking about? From my recollection, it looked even better than the V-twin bike.
I can't recall the bike you are talking about but would love to see it. If Honda would have made the concept bike from your picture I would have been the first in line. The VTR 1000 engine was the most fun of any bike that I have owned.

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Unread post by dr_bar » Sun Apr 15, 2012 4:20 pm

Tell me you're not talking about this thing...

Which rumour has it, it was back on the board...
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Unread post by HYPERR » Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:00 pm

No absolutely nothing like that. It was loosely based on the 1998-2001 VFR800FI Interceptor and it was a super radical looking naked bike similar to the V-Twin bike I posted but even more radical looking. Although this was over 10 years ago. I know it was on the cover of one of the major US motorcycle rags. :boat:
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Unread post by High_Side » Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:15 pm

dr_bar wrote:Tell me you're not talking about this thing...

Which rumour has it, it was back on the board...
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Hey! I already bought that "thing" :laughing:
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Unread post by Wrider » Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:32 pm

High_Side wrote:
dr_bar wrote: Hey! I already bought that "thing" :laughing:
And we already feel bad enough for you! :laughing:
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Unread post by NorthernPete » Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:51 pm

I likes it.
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Unread post by High_Side » Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:06 pm

Wrider wrote:
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dr_bar wrote: Hey! I already bought that "thing" :laughing:
And we already feel bad enough for you! :laughing:
Haters keep hating
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I hear all kinds of comments from people who wonder how I could buy the most reviled bike in Honda history. Do I not know much about bikes? Am I blinded by my Honda glasses that won't let me see the truth about what a POSit is? Maybe. But I blame the marketing guys who built it up with teaser videos for months before they released it. I think that time will be kind to this VFR. When the 2002 came out and even the 98 before it people bitched and whined that they weren't a true vfr by their definition and therefore must suck. Even the 96 which I feel may have been the best Honda ever (for the time) was labelled as boring and underperforming. I stopped listening to other people opnions of what makes a great bike long ago :P. Ill find out for myself and let you know. If it is a POS you will hear that too.

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Unread post by dr_bar » Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:36 pm

Hey, who's playing with the quotes... :rant: :shooting:

I never said that....

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Unread post by Grey Thumper » Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:38 am

I'm all for a naked bike that's pretty much a superbike with handlebars and a comfortable riding position, instead of some detuned and/or previous gen engine. For that reason alone, the Tuono is cool. Would've been awesome if it was better looking though. The previous gen Tuono (though not exactly pretty either) looked better than this V4R.
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