2007 Aprilia Tuono 1000 R. Red version

The Aprilia Tuono is a naked motorcycle manufactured by Aprilia from 2002. It is based on the Aprilia RSV Mille. Its successor, the Aprilia RSV1000R superbike shares its engine, gearbox, frame and, partly, its suspension. The Tuono was succeeded by the Aprilia Tuono V4 R for model year 2011, though the V2 model continued in production into the 2011 model year.

The 2nd generation Tuono, the Tuono 1000 R, is based upon the 2004 – 2009 Aprilia RSV1000R superbike. One technical difference between the Tuono 1000 R and the RSV1000R is that the latter has a rear shock with adjustable compression and rebound damping, as well as adjustable preload. The Tuono 1000 R only has adjustable preload and rebound damping. This makes the stock Tuono somewhat less usable as a track bike than the Mille. However, since the parts between the two are interchangeable and abundant this should not hinder anyone wanting to use the Tuono as a track bike from changing the rear shock.

Other differences are purely cosmetic and consist of the lack of a full fairing, a superbike handlebar instead of clip-ons and different paint schemes. Like the first generation Tuono, the Tuono 1000 R also employs a steering damper as standard.

The BRP-Rotax V990 60° V-Twin engine was upgraded significantly when compared to the first generation Tuono: different gear ratios (close ratio with longer first gear), larger throttle bodies, single spark plug, minor cosmetic changes and an increase in power output to 99.8 kW (135.7 PS; 133.8 hp) @ 9500 rpm. Torque increased to 11.9 kg⋅m (117 N⋅m; 86 lb⋅ft) @ 8500 rpm.

The 2006 – 2010 Aprilia Tuono is offered in two versions: the Tuono 1000 R is the standard version, based upon the Aprilia RSV1000R. The Tuono 1000 R Factory is Aprilia’s flagship naked bike.

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