On paper the Aprilia Tuono V4 R is a monster, boasting the most horsepower in its class, and coming armed with a sophisticated electronics package to help hook-up the 162hp on the tarmac. While all the early ride reports are positive about the new true-blooded streetfighter, and we’re sure the slightly watered-down naked RSV4 would paint a silly grin on our face, it’s the headshot of this bike that makes us cringe just a little bit — the RSV4 headlight just doesn’t work without the accompanying bodywork.
While your mileage may vary, at least one dealership in France appears to agree with us, and has taken matters into its own hands. Putting together what it calls an Aprilia Tuono V4 Street, Paris-Nord Moto has created its own special version of the Aprilia Tuono V4 R with a new headlight and half-fairing design.
Beyond the major aesthetic changes, the Aprilia Tuono V4 Street comes with a Zard exhaust, and various bits and pieces from Rizoma, rounding-out the Tuono’s appearance. Helping the Aprilia breathe is a RAM air system, you know…because the Tuono V4 needs more power.
Facelifts aren’t cheap, and neither is the Aprilia Tuono V4 Street. Tacking on an additional €5,000 to the Tuono V4 R’s MSRP, French riders can expect to pay €19,999 + VAT for this dealer custom.