Driving report Aprilia Tuono 1000 R Factory


Driving report Aprilia Tuono 1000 R Factory

Driving report Aprilia Tuono 1000 R Factory


Noble suspension components from Ohlins, forged wheels and six more horsepower ?? with the factory version of the Tuono (German: Donner) Aprilia wants to make a splash in the next season.

Oops, it lifts again A.prilia Tuono the front, shakes herself briefly when the front wheel hits the asphalt again, gets on course for the next bend. Braking. One finger is enough to compress the load with the radially hinged four-piston brake calipers from Brembo and then let it fall into an inclined position. The un-
beaten winner of all naked bike comparison tests in MOTORRAD has not forgotten anything. Especially not in the factory version. Because after the facelift of the basic Tuono this year in the 2007 season, the real »Italian Streetfighter«
(Original sound Aprilia) embody.
At Aprilia, the addition Factory traditionally means luxury. The shock absorber and 43 mm upside-down fork from the Swedish noble manufacturer Ohlins replace the Sachs / Showa combo, light, blue anodized aluminum forged wheels from OZ save 2.5 kilograms in weight compared to cast wheels, spoilers, handlebar covers, fenders and side panels made of carbon make a sporty impression and help to melt away the extra pound that the Tuono declared from 212 to
To lose 209 pounds. The exhaust valves, which have been enlarged from 31 to 33 millimeters, the mapping optimized for better draft and the top performance of the Edel-Tuono, which has been increased by six to a nominal 139 hp, are also not available to the bourgeois version for the time being.
13,259 euros a good 2200 euros more than for the Tuono without the factory addition ?? are not an economy tariff, but are still okay given the high quality equipment. Especially since you look at the colorful playmobile that is different from its predecessor-
is not available in black, can rely on excellent workmanship. And not just on it.
The opulent aluminum bridge frame and the lush banana swing do not allow the periphery to have an uncontrolled life of its own. Supported by the first-class response of the surprisingly comfortably coordinated spring elements, the Tuono stays on an iron course, pulling around corners as if on rails. Of course, agile handling has never been the strength of the Tuono models. On the other hand, on the 2007 edition, the driver sits relatively far back, intuitively leaning towards the front end in tight bends in order to put additional strain on the front wheel. The uncomfortable acute knee angle is also retained by the high footrests. Good news: In addition to the previously used 190 tire, there is also a 180 version of the Pirelli Dragon Supercorsa Pro to choose from, which gives the Factory a touch more handiness. Whereby the new steering damper? now from Sachs instead of Ohlins? works inconspicuously in narrow passages.
Ultimately, however, the Italian feels most comfortable on fluid terrain. When the two-cylinder V-cylinder, which is cultivated thanks to two balancer shafts, has pushed from the lower rev range in an easily controllable manner, but after 6000 revs it gives a lot more power. Then he throws himself in the chest and proudly pulls the front wheel up in the lower gears at the exit of the curve. Subjectively, the six additional horsepower have an effect above this level in particular, pushing the naked bike, which is already well in the forage, even more vehemently up to the speed limit of 11,000 rpm. And it is precisely in these moments that convey the charm of the entire Naked Bike genre? and especially that of the factory.

Technical data – Aprilia Tuono 1000 R Factory

Engine: water-cooled two-cylinder, four-stroke, 60-degree V-engine, two balance shafts, two overhead, gear / chain-driven camshafts, four valves per cylinder, bucket tappets, dry sump lubrication, injection, 57 mm diameter, regulated catalytic converter, 500 W alternator , Battery 12 V / 10 Ah, hydraulically operated multi-disc oil bath clutch, six-speed gearbox, O-ring chain.

Bore x stroke 97.0 x 67.5 mm
Displacement 998 cm3
Compression ratio 11.8: 1
Rated output 102.0 kW (139 hp) at 9500 rpm
Max. Torque 107 Nm at 8500 rpm

Chassis: bridge frame made of aluminum, upside-down fork, ø 43 mm, adjustable spring base, rebound and compression damping, two-arm swing arm made of aluminum,
Central spring strut with lever system, adjustable spring-
base and rebound damping, double disc brake at the front, ø 320 mm, four-piston fixed calipers, disc brake at the rear, ø 220 mm, two-piston fixed caliper.
Forged aluminum wheels 3.50 x 17; 6.00 x 17
Tires 120/70 ZR 17; 190/50 ZR 17 or
190/55 ZR 17 or 180/55 ZR 17

Dimensions and weights: wheelbase 1410 mm, steering head angle 65.0 degrees, caster 104 mm, spring travel f / h 120/133 mm, empty weight 209 kg, tank capacity / reserve 18.0 / 4.0 liters.

Guarantee four years
Colors white / red
Price including utilities 13,259 euros

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