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.
Source: Aprilia USA