Two weeks ago, we caught glimpse of a track-prepped Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 with wings and camoflage, and wondered what was to come of the Italian streetfighter. Today, we get that answer.
Behold the Aprilia Tuono V4 X – a limited edition, track only, version of the Noale’s hyper-naked bike. Complete with MotoGP-inspired wings, this carbon fiber clad Tuono V4 posts some impressive figures: 218hp (crank), 366 lbs (dry), and €34,900 (+VAT).
Built by Aprilia Racing, the Tuono V4 X is similar to the RSV4 X that we saw last year – most notably that only 10 units will be made available to the public. This is a shame, because the Aprilia Tuono V4 X is dripping with awesome.
As the spec-sheet betrays, Aprilia has put the 1,077cc version of its V4 engine (which is normally found in the RSV4 1100 Factory), and wedged it into the frame of the Tuono.
Finding an extra few ponies over the superbike, we can thank the full-titanium exhaust from Akrapovic, tipped with a carbon fiber muffler, as well as the Spring air filter and race-tuned electronics.
Speaking of which, there is carbon fiber everywhere on this machine, include the front fairing with its large biplane winglet design. This, along with the other weight-savings measures, helps the Tuono V4 X shed over 40 lbs from its street-legal counterpart.
Helping the go-fast cause is a track configuration of the Tuono V4’s electronics (including a new dash layout), a set of Brembo GP4-MS calipers, mated to Brembo T-Drive discs and a 19x16mm Brembo master cylinder. Marchesini wheels, in forged magnesium, are mated to Pirelli Superbike slicks (naturally).
Controls are billet aluminum pieces, and one will recognize a pod of racing buttons on each handlebar, replacing the standard switchgear of the Tuono V4 1100 Factory.
Other performance bits include the Öhlins semi-active electronic suspension and an up/down quickshifter.
As if a svelte fire-breathing streetfighter with wings wasn’t enough to get one’s attention, Aprilia has gone retro with the color scheme, using the famous “Bol d’Or” livery that was used in the 2006 endurance race on the Aprilia RSV1000R Factory.
It seems a shame that only 10 lucky patrons will be able to put this rad machine in their garage, but a nearly €35,000 a pop ($41,500 in today’s dollars), we don’t feel that bad about it. Enjoy the 43 hi-res photos for the Aprilia Tuono V4 X, below.