New Aprilia Tuono 1100 Brings More Power for EICMA 2014

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The Kawasaki Ninja H2R might have caught all the attention at this year’s EICMA show, but it’s time to get our feet on the ground, forget about carbon fiber winglets, 300 hp and all that stuff to meet something better suited for street use, namely the Aprilia Tuono V4 1100.
It’s not going to offer the thrilling 300 hp peak power, but that “1100” means it’s V4 engine just got bigger, thus providing more power for the 2015 season. The extra ccs come from rebored cylinders, growing from the original 78 to 81 mm, which by the way, it’s the maximum bore allowed on four-cylinder 1,000cc MotoGP bikes.

With the new update, the Aprilia Tuono 1100 now makes 175 hp at 11,000 rpm and 88.5 lb-ft (120 Nm) of torque at 9,000 rpm, which puts it right in the top of the most powerful naked bikes in production.

Leaving aside the design refresh, throwing a leg over the new model you’ll also notice that the chassis and other ergonomic related amenities have been revised to offer more comfort. For example, the seat is 15 mm lower, you’re grabbing a narrower handlebar and despite the fact we can’t take it for a spin here, we're sure the larger upper fairing will reduce the airflow that hits your chest at speed.

Double the gun, double the fun

The new Tuono V4 also comes in two variations - the 1100 Factory, fitted with an Ohlins suspension and Brembo brakes; and the 1100 RR, which benefits from a fully adjustable Sachs 43 mm fork, steering damper and fully adjustable Sachs shock.

Maneuverability has been also increased on the new 1100 through a more aggressive head angle, which got steepened from 25.1 to 24.7 degrees, and less trail, which got reduced from 107.4 to 99.7 mm.

To top it off, the bike can be opted with the Aprilia Performance Ride control (APRC) which includes traction control, wheelie and launch control, which of course, can be deactivated. ABS is offered as standard.

We heard nothing about prices so far, but they should be announced early next year, as the new Aprilia V4 1100 should reach dealerships in May.
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