Debuting today at INTERMOT, the 2017 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 gets many of the features added to the RSV4 line this year, namely a revised electronics package which includes the addition of Bosch’s cornering ABS technology.

As we saw with the 2017 Aprilia RSV4 RR, the 2017 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 is now Euro 4 compliant, and has undergone a number of changes to meet those emissions standards, while maintaining its 175hp output.

Aprilia is also touting the fact that the 2017 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 uses the same suspension (Sachs) and brakes (Brembo) components as next year’s RSV4 RR, helping draw the connection from track bike to street bike.

2017 marks the creation of the fourth-generation of the Aprilia Performance Ride Control (APRC) electronics suite, and it includes a number of updates, some more subtle than other. Those changes include the following for the 2017 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100:

  • ATC: Aprilia Traction Control, adjustable on the fly, (without having to release the throttle) to 8 settings, as well as disabled, thanks to a practical joystick, now even more fine-tuned logic for higher performance operation.
  • AWC: Aprilia Wheelie Control, adjustable to 3 levels, also well as disabled, receives more precise operating strategies thanks to the repositioning of the inertial platform. Wheelie control can now be adjusted on the fly without closing the throttle, like the ATC, thanks to the new and more practical left side electric block.
  • ALC: Aprilia Launch Control, for use on the track only, with 3 settings, more effective with new operating strategies.
  • AQS: Aprilia Quick Shift, the electronic gearbox that allows shifting without closing the throttle and without using the clutch, now adds the capability of clutchless downshifting.
  • APL: Aprilia Pit Limiter lets you select and limit the top speed allowed in pit lane at the track or simply to make it easier to comply with posted speed limits on the road.
  • ACC: Aprilia Cruise Control. The new electronic management allows an advanced cruise control system to be introduced, convenient on long trips, letting rider maintain the set speed without touching the throttle.

In addition to these items, the Bosch MSC “cornering ABS” package increases rider safety on the street, allowing riders to push the braking limits while leaned over, without fear of tucking the front-end from braking forces.

As a rival CEO once told us, this technology is to the front wheel what traction control was to the rear wheel – a true innovation in motorcycle safety.

A more noticeable change to the 2017 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 are the revisiosn made for Euro 4 compliance, the most obvious of which is the new exhaust can, which has a double oxygen sensor and a built in valve.

The engine ECU is new too, and because of its superior calculating abilities, the redline on the Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 has been raised by 500 rpm on the 2017 model. This keeps power at 175hp at the crank, with peak torque being 89 lbs•ft at 9,000 rpm.

Other internal changes to the piston, con-rod, and combustion chamber help in keeping the Tuono V4 1100 inline with performance goals, while meeting the stringent Euro 4 requirements.

Despite today’s European-centric news, we will definitely see the 2017 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 in the USA, though Aprilia USA has no information on when, nor for how much.



Source: Aprilia

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  • sigsegv

    Cruise control under a racing-inspired acronym is really cute :D

  • Surya De

    Aprilia is on a roll! Fantastic!

  • Sam Miller

    “APL: Aprilia Pit Limiter lets you select and limit the top speed allowed in pit lane at the track or simply to make it easier to comply with posted speed limits on the road.”

    LOL, yeah that’s what all the neighbors want to hear is some dude going down the road on a pit limiter popping and banging away. WTF, Isn’t that what the cruise control is for?!!

  • Tom Jahn

    Great, they fixed the minor issues with this bike. Now, how much?….

    It’s a great time to be in the market for a new bike.

  • Nick Harris

    Just take my money now.

  • LeDelmo

    Aprilia needs to revamp their entire line of bikes. And I for one and sick and tired of Aprilia’s approach to tuono’s. These things are NOT naked bikes. They almost have more plastics on them than the freaking RSV4R. Not to mention they don’t even ride like a Naked bike. If it wasn’t for those bars I doubt there would be any difference between the models. It basically just ride like a Superbike with higher bars.

    Which is why so many reviewers favor is because the only thing a bike review cares about is how fast it can be. If you are looking for the fastest Naked bike than yeah the Tuono is for you. But if you are looking for a real naked bike that does everything you want it to than get something else.

    Plus, they need to revamp soon otherwise they will be losing their V-twin model bikes because of new emission standards.

  • Kid Thunder

    I think you missed the point of the Tuono from the beginning. It is & was always meant to be a Mille/RSV4 with higher bars. If you want a watered down naked bike there are lots of them out there.

  • Kid Thunder

    A for the V-twins, yes they do need to be redone. That modular motor was always to heavy & not sporty enough. But they also need more smaller models in the 600-900cc range like, I hate to say this, Ducati.

  • Benjamin Vreibel

    Because some people want a supersport they can do some light touring with without having their wrists or back aching after 150 miles. Take it to the track and run with the big boys and put 500 miles on the next day without feeling like you got put through the ringer on Monday morning. You’re getting two bikes in 1

  • Benjamin Vreibel

    What they need is a v4 600 supersport. It doesn’t matter if it costs 2-3k more than the Japanese, keep it light and nimble and it’ll sell like hotcakes

  • PierreLaPierre

    What bike do you ride and have you ever ridden the V4 Tuono? I’m lucky enough to own one of the 1100’s having previously owned many other bikes over the past 30 years including gsxr 1000’s and plenty of very expensive Ducati’s and I can safely say that this engine is arguably the best in a production motorcycle. And yes it is a superbike with higher bars and as someone said to me ‘ your bike sounds like a Ferrari on two wheels’. And boy the quality of the components and finish put Ducati’s to shame and if your not convinced have a look at some of the original Tuonos dating from almost 15 years ago and you’ll see that they look in great condition. There is very little plastic on this bike although the only thing I don’t really go for is the extended lower radiator fairing. ‘Rael’ naked bikes are great but when you wind the wick up which you surely must you’ll find it very uncomfortable and ultimately impossible to exploit. Happy days for bikers.

  • keron Grant

    Right. Now is the best era of motorbikes.

  • MikeD

    Still sporting a face only a mother could love and superbike ergos(knees to my elbows). NOPE. May as well just buy an RSV4, have my cake and eat it(fast&beautiful).
    Too bad because i get a boner everytime i hear that magnificent V4 romp.This and the MT-10 are right up there when it comes to sweet engine melody and fugly aesthetics. Sigh.

  • Kid Thunder

    So lower the pegs. That’s what I did my 03 Tuono.

  • Steve Cole

    Don’t really see the issues. I’d be shopping for a 2016, personally. I like analog tachs and fat meaty power where I use it. I think this bike will be more top-end oriented in power delivery now. Euro4 has done a bit of damage, but who knows… with the right gearing it may be moot.

  • Steve Cole

    175hp is gonna need some kind of fairing or it is pretty much just a spec number… how are you going to hold on to a bike doing 180mph without some wind protection, 150mph on my 2007 Tuono is a tough go as it is.

  • Tom Jahn

    The Ui and buttons for the adjustments are better on the 17, vs the 16. Also, the cornering ABS it’s a big deal for a street rider like myself. If I can swing a deal on a 16, then I might go that way. The s1000r still looms as my favorite so far.

  • Steve Cole

    I don’t care about the UI, I like readability. But hey, to each their own. Additionally, cornering ABS is kinda gimmicky… if you have ABS, is the cornering version 5% more likely to save your ass? I dunno, but I’m going to guess if there was a head to head comparison, it wouldn’t be dramatic. And uh… to me the S1000R is a boring bike in comparison… it just doesn’t entertain unless you’re riding it far beyond legality. The V4 is much more involving, and that’s why I ride bikes.

  • Tom Jahn

    I’m talking the s1000single R. That s1000r has instant power on tap at every rev range. BMW did an awesome job at making the RR motor more street usable. Much better than Yamaha did with the fz10. Now, as a 1000cc v-twin rider for the last 15 years, I typically don’t like inline 4s. The vfour sounds amazing, and has power everywhere too. The BMW does it so well though, you can’t fault it. If I can, the tuono is definitely a bike at the top of my list. Yeah, regarding abs vs cornering ABS, I agree with you. I just think if I’m going from a no rider aid bike to a bike with them, I might as well get all the tech I can.

  • Steve Cole

    I know exactly what you are talking about. But I don’t find the S1000R very engrossing. Was out with one just last week. When you ride it like a hooligan, it delivers .. the rest of the time it’s pretty tame. I guess I just like more excitement in a bike.

  • Tom Jahn

    Fair enough. I talk with too many people that assume that the R motor is the same character as the RR. I know that’s not true at all as the RR is soft until revved very high. It sounds like I really owe myself a ride on one of these before I commit to anything. I mean, I even have an Aprilia dealer in town. I just worry a little bit about missing any riding time with any issues. I deal with italian suppliers at work. I understand the month of August is a bad month to need a part that happens to only be available in Italy. The good news is that this bike has been around a few years, so the kinks should be ironed out.

  • D Rhodes

    If they bring it out in silver like my current 1100RR, I’ll upgrade to the 2017