Aprilia put together the Tuono V4 1100 range for folks who want racebike performance but have no intention of ever taking it past the parking lot at the track. The “RR” serves as the base model with the aptly-named “Factory” as a factory-custom model that pulls exclusively from the top shelf for the most discriminating elbow-draggers out there. Both versions rock newly-revamped electronics suites, but of course, the Factory takes that a step or two further, as well, with the new RSV4 superbike’s DNA in evidence across the board. If you’re looking for a street-legal bike that’s also a racer-like bike, Aprilia’s Tuono V4 line may be your Huckleberry.

  • 2019 Tuono V4 1100 RR & Factory
  • Year:
    2019
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V4
  • Displacement:
    1077 cc
  • Top Speed:
    155 mph (Est.)
  • Price:
    15499
  • Price:

2019 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Design

2019 Tuono V4 1100 RR & Factory
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2019 Tuono V4 1100 RR & Factory
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2019 Tuono V4 1100 RR & Factory
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The racebike DNA is prominent right out of the gate in the layout of the front end with a bubble screen and ram-air intake ports.

The racebike DNA is prominent right out of the gate in the layout of the front end. Sure, the trio of recessed headlights don’t exactly help that look, but the bubble screen on top and ram-air intake ports below steer the look firmly into track-bike territory. Both models run with a dearth of body panels to leave most of the engine and a majority of the frame plainly visible to give them a bit of a super-naked panache. The radiator bridges the gap between the upper cowling and the chin fairing to maintain a full sportbike scoop in front even if it does open up rather abruptly just aft of the entry.

Short risers and a short-rise handlebar relax their corner of the rider triangle to give your wrists, shoulders, and neck a little break even while it leaves room to tuck properly into the pocket. The flared and faired fuel tank carries just shy of five gallons (18.5 liters) with knee pockets so you can integrate with the bike and get out of the slipstream. Plus, you have room for full-on body English if you’re into that sort of thing.

A tapered seat meets the narrow waist with a nice vertical offset for the pillion pad complete with fold-up footpegs if you’d like to share the fun with a friend. The tail is every bit as race-tastic as the nose with a combination mudguard/turn-signal/plateholder assembly under a tucked-away taillight to finish out the gear in the rear.

2019 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Chassis

2019 Tuono V4 1100 RR & Factory
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2019 Tuono V4 1100 RR & Factory
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2019 Tuono V4 1100 RR & Factory
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The bones borrow heavily from Aprilia's seven-time WSBK champion, the RSV4 to give this pair some top-tier handling characteristics and agility.

The bones borrow heavily from Aprilia’s seven-time WSBK champion, the RSV4 to give this pair some top-tier handling characteristics and agility. A dual-beam aluminum perimeter frame provides the main structure, and the engine is used as a stressed member to complete the assembly with cast-aluminum plates strategically placed to reinforce areas of high stress. Steering geometry is rather unusual in that it has a 27-degree steering-head angle that’s rather long coupled with 3.92 inches of trail. It’s appropriately short for such a race-centric machine and is sure to give it a healthy dose of flickability.

Both models rock a steering damper as part of the standard equipment package, but while the RR comes with a Sachs damper, the Factory goes to the top shelf for the Öhlins damper complete with the SmartEC 2.0 electronic adjustment feature. Such dampers are almost a necessity to prevent kickback with such powerful machines, even with the Wheelie Control feature in effect, so Aprilia has you covered to dampen the kickback if/when you get light on the front wheel.

The suspension splits along similar lines. Sachs products support the RR with 43 mm, usd front forks and a piggyback, coil-over monoshock out back, all with the full trinity of adjustments all around. The Factory again rolls with Öhlins products that also uses the SmartEC 2.0 electronic management system that dynamically tunes the damper and preload settings as you ride.

Dual, four-bore, Brembo M50 monobloc calipers bite 330 mm front discs to provide the bulk of the stopping power, and in the rear, a two-piston caliper clamps a 220 mm disc to wrap it up. Bosch 9.1 MP ABS delivers cornering anti-lock protection, and it comes bundled with a trio of braking maps and a Rear-Wheel Lift-Up Mitigation feature that helps keep the rear end planted.

Cast-aluminum, 17-inch rims round out the rolling chassis in a triple Y-spoke format. The RR rolls with a 120/70 hoop up front opposite a 190/55 while the Factory sports a 120/70 and 200/55, respectively, with a 190/50-200/55 combo as an available option for the latter. No matter which you choose, you can count on high-speed, ZR-rated rubber that’ll take anything you can dish out on public roads, even if you take great liberties with it. (Admit it, you know you’re gonna’.)

Frame: Aluminum dual beam chassis with pressed and cast sheet elements. SmartEC 2.0 electronically managed Öhlins steering damper [Sachs steering damper]
Front suspension:
└ RR: Sachs upside-down “one by one” fork, Ø 43 mm stanchions. Forged aluminum radial caliper mounting bracket. Completely adjustable spring preload and hydraulic compression and rebound damping. 4.6 in (117 mm) wheel travel.
└ Factory: SmartEC 2.0 electronically managed Öhlins NIX fork with TIN surface treatment. Forged aluminum radial caliper mounting bracket. Completely adjustable spring preload and hydraulic compression and rebound damping. 4.9 in (125 mm) wheel travel.
Rear suspension:
└ RR: Double braced aluminum swingarm; mixed low thickness and sheet casting
technology. Sachs monoshock absorber with piggy-back, fully adjustable in: spring preload,
hydraulic compression and rebound damping. APS progressive linkages. Wheel
travel: 5.1 in (130 mm)
└ Factory: Double braced aluminum swingarm; mixed low thickness and sheet casting technology. SmartEC 2.0 electronically managed Öhlins monoshock absorber with piggy-back. APS progressive linkages. Wheel travel: 5.1 in (130 mm)
Headstock angle: 27°
Trail: 3.9 in (99.7 mm)
Brakes, Front: Dual 330 mm floating stainless steel disc with lightweight stainless steel rotor with 6 pins. Brembo M50 monobloc radial calipers with 4 Ø30 mm opposing pistons. Sintered pads. Radial pump and metal braided brake lines.
Brakes, Rear: 220 mm diameter disc; Brembo floating caliper with two 32-mm Ø isolated pistons. Sintered pads. Master cylinder with built in reservoir and metal braided hose.
ABS: Bosch 9.1 MP ABS with cornering function, adjustable on 3 maps, featuring RLM strategy and can be disengaged.
Wheel rims: Cast aluminum wheels with 3 split spoke design.
Wheel, Front: 3.5”X17”
Wheel, Rear: 6.00”X17”
Tires: Radial tubeless.
Tire, Front: 120/70 ZR 17
Tire, Rear: 190/55 ZR 17

2019 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Drivetrain

2019 Tuono V4 1100 RR & Factory
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2019 Tuono V4 1100 RR & Factory
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2019 Tuono V4 1100 RR & Factory
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The new electronics suite is extensive on these two with power modes and Ride Control that brings traction, wheelie, launch, cruise-control, and a quick shift feature.

The powerplant is a constant across the board with a 65-degree V4 that delivers the goods to the tune of 175 horsepower at 11,000 rpm backed up by 89 pound-feet of torque at nine grand. Dual over-head cams time four poppets per cylinder, and it aspirates through a quartet of 48 mm, Weber-Marelli throttle bodies via ride-by-wire control. Magneti Marelli ignition lights the fire with coil-over-plug ignition. Emissions meet Euro 4 standards, largely due to the engine control unit-actuated bypass valve and catalytic converter in the 4-into-2-into-1 exhaust system. Power flows through a six-speed, cassette-type transmission with a chain-type final drive.

The new electronics suite is extensive on these two. First, you can switch on the fly between a trio of power-delivery modes. Then the Aprilia Performance Ride Control package brings the goods with traction/wheelie/launch/cruise-control and a quick shift feature on top of a speed governor to boot. This puts all the top-tier electronics at your fingertips to help you keep the thing under control. That’s important given the top speed of around 155 mph.

Engine: Aprilia longitudinal 65° V-4 cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid cooling system, double overhead camshafts (DOHC), four valves per cylinder
Bore x stroke: 81 mm x 52.3 mm
Displacement: 1,077 cc
Maximum power at crankshaft: 175 hp (129 kW) @ 11,000 rpm
Maximum torque at crankshaft : 89 lb-ft (121 Nm) @ 9,000 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 that the rider can select on the fly: T (Track), S (Sport), R (Race)
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: 4 into 2 into 1 layout, two oxygen sensors, lateral single silencer with ECU controlled bypass valve and integrated trivalent catalytic converter (Euro 4).
Alternator: Flywheel mounted 450 W 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. Gear lever with Aprilia Quick Shift electronic system (AQS)
Gear Ratios: 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 slipper system
Primary drive: Straight cut gears and integrated flexible coupling, drive ratio: 73/44 (1,659)
Secondary drive: Chain: Drive ratio: 42/15 (2.8)
Traction management: APRC System (Aprilia Performance Ride Control), which includes Traction Control (ATC), Wheelie Control (AWC), Launch Control (ALC), cruise control (ACC) and speed limiter (APL), all of which can be configured and deactivated independently

2019 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Pricing

2019 Tuono V4 1100 RR & Factory
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2019 Tuono V4 1100 RR & Factory
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2019 Tuono V4 1100 RR & Factory
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MSRP puts the Tuono V4 1100 RR at $15.5k and the Factory at $19k.

You can score a 2019 Tuono V4 1100 RR in Grigio Magny-Cours or Rosso Sachsenring for $15,499. If the top-flight “Factory” is more your speed, you can have it in the Superpole graphic for $18,999.

ModelTuono V4 1100 RRTuono V4 1100 Factory
Colors: Grigio Magny-Cours, Rosso Sachsenring Superpole
Price: $15,499 $18,999

2019 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Competitors

2019 Tuono V4 1100 RR & Factory
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2019 Ducati 959 Panigale / 959 Panigale Corse
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Ducati's electronics covers the obligatory bases, but falls short of the fandanglery the Tuono brings to the table.

One Italian stallion deserves another, so I went straight to Ducati for its Panigale. The displacement break puts the Aprilia 1100 in between the Panigale 959 and the 1299, but for my purposes the 959 will do just fine.

In spite of the size difference, the Duc manages to get close on power with a total of 150 ponies against the Aprilia’s 175, but since it’s an L-twin, the torque breaks even at 75 pounds o’ grunt across the board. ABS, traction control, power modes and a quick-shifter make up the Duc’s electronics, which covers the obligatory bases, but falls short of the fandanglery the Tuono brings to the table.

Öhlins takes care of the suspension with the full range of manual adjustments to include an adjustable steering damper to more-or-less break even with the Aprilia’s gear. The Panigale relies on Brembo brakes and a Bosch ABS feature that comes with a trio of intervention levels in lieu of the cornering performance of the Tuono.

Also, the Panigale has a slightly fuller body covering, but the difference isn’t marked enough to sway a prospective buyer, especially if you don’t plan on actually hitting the track with one. At $15,495, the price difference is virtually non-existent, so if you were planning to use price as the deciding factor, think again.

He Said

“Right. So everybody loves a racebike – the performance, the prestige – but not everyone likes to be forced into the Superman riding posture. These bikes are for you, especially if you fancy yourself something of a road warrior and want the ability to leave most rides eating your dust, but want to be comfortable while you do it. Stupidfast? You bethcha!”

She Said

My wife and fellow motorcycle writer, Allyn Hinton, says, “This isn’t a big bike, but it is nimble so navigating traffic is effortless. In stop-and-go traffic, though, it is a bit jerky. You just know it wants to go. It has a nice electronics package to help you manage all the power and it has a super power-to-weight ratio. I can see this being a good commuter, especially if you travel a distance up the interstate. Cruise control will give your wrist a break. The emphasis always seems to be how fast the bike is — and it is, make no mistake – but it can also be a good everyday bike.”

2019 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 RR & Factory Specifications

Engine & Drivetrain:
Engine: Aprilia longitudinal 65° V-4 cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid cooling system, double overhead camshafts (DOHC), four valves per cylinder
Bore x stroke: 81 mm x 52.3 mm
Displacement: 1,077 cc
Maximum power at crankshaft: 175 hp (129 kW) @ 11,000 rpm
Maximum torque at crankshaft : 89 lb-ft (121 Nm) @ 9,000 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 that the rider can select on the fly: T (Track), S (Sport), R (Race)
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: 4 into 2 into 1 layout, two oxygen sensors, lateral single silencer with ECU controlled bypass valve and integrated trivalent catalytic converter (Euro 4).
Alternator: Flywheel mounted 450 W 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. Gear lever with Aprilia Quick Shift electronic system (AQS)
Gear Ratios: 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 slipper system
Primary drive: Straight cut gears and integrated flexible coupling, drive ratio: 73/44 (1,659)
Secondary drive: Chain: Drive ratio: 42/15 (2.8)
Traction management: APRC System (Aprilia Performance Ride Control), which includes Traction Control (ATC), Wheelie Control (AWC), Launch Control (ALC), cruise control (ACC) and speed limiter (APL), all of which can be configured and deactivated independently
Chassis:
Frame: Aluminum dual beam chassis with pressed and cast sheet elements. SmartEC 2.0 electronically managed Öhlins steering damper [Sachs steering damper]
Front suspension:
└ RR: Sachs upside-down “one by one” fork, Ø 43 mm stanchions. Forged aluminum radial caliper mounting bracket. Completely adjustable spring preload and hydraulic compression and rebound damping. 4.6 in (117 mm) wheel travel.
└ Factory: SmartEC 2.0 electronically managed Öhlins NIX fork with TIN surface treatment. Forged aluminum radial caliper mounting bracket. Completely adjustable spring preload and hydraulic compression and rebound damping. 4.9 in (125 mm) wheel travel.
Rear suspension:
└ RR: Double braced aluminum swingarm; mixed low thickness and sheet casting
technology. Sachs monoshock absorber with piggy-back, fully adjustable in: spring preload,
hydraulic compression and rebound damping. APS progressive linkages. Wheel
travel: 5.1 in (130 mm)
└ Factory: Double braced aluminum swingarm; mixed low thickness and sheet casting technology. SmartEC 2.0 electronically managed Öhlins monoshock absorber with piggy-back. APS progressive linkages. Wheel travel: 5.1 in (130 mm)
Headstock angle: 27°
Trail: 3.9 in (99.7 mm)
Brakes, Front: Dual 330 mm floating stainless steel disc with lightweight stainless steel rotor with 6 pins. Brembo M50 monobloc radial calipers with 4 Ø30 mm opposing pistons. Sintered pads. Radial pump and metal braided brake lines.
Brakes, Rear: 220 mm diameter disc; Brembo floating caliper with two 32-mm Ø isolated pistons. Sintered pads. Master cylinder with built in reservoir and metal braided hose.
ABS: Bosch 9.1 MP ABS with cornering function, adjustable on 3 maps, featuring RLM strategy and can be disengaged.
Wheel rims: Cast aluminum wheels with 3 split spoke design.
Wheel, Front: 3.5”X17”
Wheel, Rear: 6.00”X17”
Tires: Radial tubeless.
Tire, Front: 120/70 ZR 17
Tire, Rear: 190/55 ZR 17
Dimensions & Capacities:
Wheelbase: 57.1 in (1,450 mm)
Length: 81.5 in (2,070 mm)
Width: 31.9 in (810 mm)
Saddle height: 32.5 in (825 mm)
Dry weight: 407.9 lbs (185 kg)
Curb weight: 460.8 lbs (209 kg) (with full tank of fuel)
Fuel Economy: 30.5 mpg (7.71 l/100 km)
Fuel capacity: 4.9 gals including 1 gal reserve (18.5 liters including 4-liter reserve)
Details:
Colors:
└ RR: Grigio Magny-Cours, Rosso Sachsenring
└ Factory: Superpole
Price:
└ RR: $15,499
└ Factory: $18,999

Further Reading

Ducati 959 Panigale / 959 Panigale Corse

2019 Ducati 959 Panigale / 959 Panigale Corse
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See our review of the Ducato 959 Panigale / 959 Panigale Corse.

Ducati 1299 Panigale R FE

2017 - 2019 Ducati 1299 Panigale R FE
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See our review of the Ducati 1299 Panigale R FE.

Aprilia RSV4 RR

2018 - 2019 Aprilia RSV4 RR
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See our review of the Aprilia RSV4 RR.

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