2015 Aprilia Tuono V4 R APRC ABS Gets More Power

09/04/2014 @ 1:25 am, by Jensen Beeler22 COMMENTS

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It’s hard to fault the current Aprilia Tuono V4 R APRC ABS, except perhaps the sport bike’s alphabet soup name, which the Italian company seems to grow longer with each passing year and added feature.

That being said, the Tuono V4 R is easily our pick for the best streetfighter on the market — it packs a punch with its V4 engine, has the industry’s best electronics package, and is just downright fun to ride.

Noale, Italy isn’t resting on those laurels though, so accordingly the 2015 Aprilia Tuono V4 R APRC ABS is getting some minor updates: namely a bump in peak power (170hp) and torque (83.3 ft•lbs), thanks to a new exhaust system.

The rest of the 2015 model remains the same from 2014, which saw a series of improvements to the Tuono V4 R as well, namely a racing ABS, Brembo M432 monoblock radial front calipers, increased fuel capacity, and improved tank ergonomics.

With our sources saying that the RSV4 is set for an update in 2016, we’ve got some time to wait before a new Tuono arrives. That’s ok though, because while the competition seems to be focused on coining phrases like “superfighter” to distract the moto-press, the Tuono V4 R APRC ABS continues to win hearts and minds on the street and track.

You can expect to see the 2015 Aprilia Tuono V4 R APRC ABS at your local Aprilia dealership — if you have one — starting September 2014, with an MSRP of $14,499. Color choices are matte white and matte black.

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Source: Aprilia USA

Comment:

  1. Ian john says:

    Next!………….
    2016 pfftt, a facelift would have broken the bank.
    No excuse in my self opinionated opinion.

  2. Josh says:

    Still an uggggly bike.

  3. Slangbuster says:

    Yep, an uggggly girl…who can cook and dance like hell.

  4. paulus says:

    “the Tuono V4 R APRC ABS continues to win hearts and minds on the street and track.”

    … but not translating into sales.

    The Tuono and RSV4 are media darlings, top of the lists, journalists choice….
    It is an awesome package, no doubt… but they are just not selling. Definitely not setting the world on fire with number of units sold.

    It ticks all the right boxes, Why is this?

  5. motobell says:

    I own a RSV4 and a Ducati Streetfigher S besides other bikes – the RSV4 motor is the sweetest… the tuono is the best street fighter even over my achinngly beautiful ducati and the RSv4 is the best sport bike ..

    buy one and enjoy it – it is a also a bargain compared to other bikes. I am not why anyone will buy any litre bike over the RSV4 now .. but streetfighter is much more of a emotional buy than a sporttbike so understand the attraction to big twins – but you will faster and safer on the tuono

  6. dc4go says:

    The most awesome naked bike i have ever ridden, but damm that face is hard to get over. Aprilia please take a hint from Ducati, Sex sells… hire new designers please…………

  7. dc4go says:

    Smaller sexy headlights and a carbon belly pan would do wonders to this old girl..

  8. Ton Up Jax says:

    What’s the rationale behind the dig at EBR? Erik has just introduced the best sportbikes the US has ever produced, and yet we have to endure untoward snide comments from the press. I’m proud that America finally has a bike that can take on something as highly regarded as an Aprilia Tuono V4. Help us understand where the contemptuous attitude for EBR comes from.

  9. sigsegv says:

    170 hp and 115 N m are the exact same specs of the 2013 model. One of the ugliest bike on the market, but is likely going to be my next bike :P

  10. Superlight says:

    Aprilia’s lack of sales points out the basics tenets of Marketing – you need all four P’s for a successful launch: Product, Promotion, Place and Price. Certainly Aprilia has the Product and Price right, but who know’s about Aprilias and where do you buy them? Today’s competitive marketplace is cruel to those who don’t have the complete package, as there are other brands that do.

  11. sigsegv, the 2014 Tuono had 167hp & 82.23 lbs•ft of torque. Stop trolling.

    Ton Up Jax, it’s simple. There’s no free lunch here just because you’re American. If anything, I hold EBR to a higher standard. Calling a bike a “superfighter” is pretty presumptuous on their part, though I do like that they left the motor untouched…that decision was made by an accountant however, not an engineer.

    Aprilia doesn’t have a product problem, they have a marketing problem.

  12. Curt Relick says:

    RE: JB’s VERY subtle dig at EBR’s new RX’s naming – as a 15-yr Bueller & a 5-yr EBR fan, there’s zero objectivity from me

    Erik’s tilting at a zillion windmills ALL THE TIME & simply keeps on truckin’…..
    I applaud his determination, & buy his products as I’m able

    RE: finding an authorized Ape dealer – there’re WAY too many, at least here in CA –
    most stock little in the way of tipover & other day-to-day parts & should be eliminated

    the others are pretty enthusiastic [some are now EBR dealers as well]

  13. crshnbrn says:

    She’s not all that unattractive – at least both of her eyes have the same shape. I’ll settle for her being faithful – I hate walking.

  14. sigsegv says:

    Jensen, I’m sorry you took my post as trolling, but the same 3 HP power increase from 167 to 170 HP was already touted as an improvement for the 2014 model a year ago. You can easily google it up. I stand corrected on torque :)

  15. dc4go says:

    Aprilia’s lack of sales have alot to do with poor dealer services/network here in the states. Ducati had the same problem lack of parts, dealers and network for years so customers would not re-purchase a Ducati. Unfortunately I personally know 2 dealers who quit selling Aprilias cause the factory was just killing them with part delays bikes sat for months waiting and customers were really fustrated with the dealer. It took 3 months to get a new gas tank for my RSV (recall for paint bubbles) and a 3-6 month delay on my MV valve cover seal. On my Ducati’s usually 2-5 days if the part is not in stock.

  16. MikeD says:

    Serously, im all for everyone being different and going your own way but they have FIX THAT FACE.

    GOOD GOD, THAT B%TCH IS UGLY, only her mother could call her Pretty.

    How can they make the RSV4 so sweet and then just CRAP THIS ONE SO BAD ? !

    Sorry for the rant but it always kills me seeing such a good kit with such a horrendous appearance.

    To quote Norm.G:

    What good is it having all the Bells and Gizmos when people won’t even STOP TO LOOK AT IT and weight it in as another option ?

  17. JCB says:

    Is it a coincidence that the two best bangs for the buck are completely fugly?

    (S1000RR & Tuono)

    Meh, not cheap but I still love my Pani R over both combined.

  18. I suspect what you’re seeing in other publications is the CV or PS figure, which is a little different from HP figures, mostly for tax reasons. Check the kW power figures, those don’t lie.

    http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/popular/2014-aprilia-tuono-v4-r-aprc-abs/

  19. taikebo says:

    Fugly bike? At least make that headlamp moveable, it wouldn’t be a fugly bike anymore.
    And a stock 200 hp RSV4 would be appreciated

  20. Stevo says:

    She’s beautiful, and fun fun fun!

  21. Damn says:

    motobell says:
    September 4, 2014 at 8:24 AM

    I own a RSV4 and a Ducati Streetfigher S besides other bikes – the RSV4 motor is the sweetest… the tuono is the best street fighter even over my achinngly beautiful ducati and the RSv4 is the best sport bike ..

    buy one and enjoy it – it is a also a bargain compared to other bikes. I am not why anyone will buy any litre bike over the RSV4 now .. but streetfighter is much more of a emotional buy than a sporttbike so understand the attraction to big twins – but you will faster and safer on the tuono

    motobell working for aprilia??

  22. TheBrain says:

    The looks are subjective but more importantly improve support. What do I mean by support? Parts availability, Dealer network, etc. Also, stability and reliability of the motorcycles.