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Aprilia Tuono V4 Gets a Facelift & Other Refinements for 2021

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Where there is a new Aprilia RSV4 superbike, there is a new Aprilia Tuono V4 streetfighter. Such is the case in 2021, as well.

As we saw with the RSV4, the 2021 Aprilia Tuono V4 gets a sizable update, punctuated with a fairing redesign that takes inspiration from what we had previous seen on the Aprilia RS 660 and Aprilia Tuono 660.

This means that the 2021 Aprilia Tuono V4 comes with winglets, which are hidden inside the dual-layer fairing design near the shoulder of the bike.

Unlike the 2021 Aprilia RSV4 however, the 2021 Aprilia Tuono V4 does not get an engine displacement increase, and remains at 1,077cc, with a claimed 175hp and 89 lbs•ft of torque – all while meeting Euro5 regulations.


The 2021 Aprilia Tuono V4 does benefit from the revised electronics package found on the RSV4 though. This means the use of a new Magneti Marelli 11MP ECU being used, as well as a new six-axis IMU and software refinements.

The APRC package now includes adjustment for traction control, wheelie control, engine brake control, and cornering ABS. There are also six riding modes available, three on the track (two customizable) and three on the street (one customizable).

While the basic frame remains unchanged for 2021, the updated Aprilia Tuono V4 comes with a new underbraced aluinum swingarm, which is lighter than the previous iteration.

With less mass to move, the wheel and suspension response will be increased, thanks to this MotoGP-derived design.

If you are a rider that enjoys carrying a passenger, the 2021 Aprilia Tuono V4 might be a model that you will want to add back onto list of possible steads, as “the passenger is no longer a barely tolerated guest, and now benefits from an ample and comfortable portion of saddle and lower footpegs,” says Aprilia, in their own words.


Aprilia also says that the front fairing and raised handlebar provide better ergonomics than before, and touring is added with a set of optional asymmetrical panniers (no word if these will be hard or soft, though we expect the latter).

The fairing redesign is capped off with a new three-lamp headlight configuration, which uses a “bending lights” DRL function.

Of course, there is an up-spec 2021 Aprilia Tuono V4 Factory in addition to the base model. It comes with semi-active Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 suspension pieces, for a $3,500 price increase.

Sadly, it does not come with the braking and wheels upgrade that we saw on the 2021 Aprilia RSV4 Factory.

Accordingly, pricing for the 2021 Aprilia Tuono V4 is set at $15,999 in the USA ($18,595 in Canada), while the 2021 Aprilia Tuono V4 Factory will go for $19,499 in the USA ($21,495 in Canada).

Both bikes will be in US dealerships at the end of June 2021, while our friends in the Great White North can expect Canadian delivery at the end of July 2021.

Source: Aprilia

Jensen Beeler

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