One of the best semi-faired street beasts on the road just got better. At the INTERMOT this year, Aprilia unveiled the 2019 Tuono V4 1100 RR and the Tuono V4 1100 Factory.
The Tuono now gets one of the most advanced suspension systems in the market, the Ohlin’s impressive Smart EC 2.0 electronic semi-active suspension system.
The new suspension set up comes with two different operating modes: semi-active and manual mode both of which can be selected with the push of a button on the handlebar.
In the semi-active mode on the new setup, the suspension is handled by the Smart EC 2.0 which actively intervenes with the help of an algorithm which processes the data in the ECU transmitted from the vehicle in real-time.
In the manual mode, the rider has the freedom to select from three riding modes: Track, Sport and Road. These modes come with pre-set information without semi-active assistance. Similar to that of a mechanical type suspension.
The new OBTi (Objective Based Tuning Interface) provides the full ability for the rider to calibrate the suspension according to different situations, all on the new 4.3-inch colour TFT dashboard. Other electronics that have been retained from the previous model include wheelie control, launch control, quick shifter, pit limiter, cruise control and cornering ABS.
The bikes are powered by a 1077-cc liquid-cooled V4 engine that puts out a total of 175bhp of power at 11,000rpm and 121Nm of torque at 9,000 rpm.
Like its platform, the braking apparatus on the bike is also derived from Aprilia’s RSV4. Hence it comes with a Brembo braking system with a 330mm disk, gripped by monobloc M50 callipers and activated by a radial master cylinder.
The new Tuono comes with two new colour schemes including Sachsenring red and Magny-Cours grey, while a new Superpole graphic features on the Tuono V4 1100 Factory.