2014 Aprilia Tuono V4R Gets ABS, Larger Fuel Tank

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A dealer in Nottingham, UK has received its shipment of 2014 Aprilia Tuono V4Rs, reporting that the model receives ABS, a larger fuel tank and several other updates. The most sophisticated naked bike ever made already comes with traction control, wheelie control and launch control, all working hard to keep its 168bhp tamed.

The model’s reveal was made by user “Hinckley” on Aprilia Forum. In addition to snagging several great photos (which you can see on Aprilia Forum), he reports the following updates:

“New Contents Tuono V4 APRc ABS

Bigger Fuel Tank (18.5 lt vs 17)
Redesigned exhaust muffler (+2HP)
Single adjustment per fork leg (Comp & Re-bound)
Adjustable multi-map ABS
New Brembo M432 monoblock radial front calipers
Improved Comfort: Softer rider seat and new fork and shock absorber settings
New colours (matt black and matt white)
New front mudguard finishing
New Aprilia Multimedia Platform available as an accessory”

In addition to pinching the RSV4′s ABS, the Tuono will most benefit from that larger fuel capacity. By growing from 4.5 to 4.9 gallons, at an observed 28mpg average fuel economy, that increases the bike’s range from 126 to 137 miles and should keep the low fuel light from coming on before 100 miles.

No word on the new model’s availability or price in the US, but we’ll update you when there is.

  • http://www.twitter.com/seanmacdonald sean macdonald

    I don’t know if I’m more excited about the (slightly) bigger tank or new seat. The current one may as well be padded with wood.

  • Jason 848

    Speaking of tanks, does Aprilia use acerbis plastic fuel tanks that expand when using ethanol gas in hotter climates?

    • http://RideApart.com/ Wes Siler

      Nope.

      • Damo Von Vinland

        Wes, might want to do a quick google search on that. Aprilia has had massive issue with gas tank deformation and continues to have the issues. Supposedly it was supposed to be remedied for 2013 and beyond yet the issue does not appear to have gone away.

  • MeatyBeard

    Aaaaaand I just came. They addressed both things I wanted, ABS and longer range. Now it’s perfect.

    • jonoabq

      Really?, 11 more miles out of a tank of gas is hardly significant. I love this motorcycle, but the very real possibility of running out of gas every time I leave the city keeps me from even considering trading in my Speed Triple. I do like the new color scheme though.

      • MeatyBeard

        While I definitely wouldn’t mind more range, for everything this bike gives you I’ll accept it. I just love this bike. What kind of range do you get on the Speedy? I’m looking for the right balance between power and range for trips.

        • jonoabq

          Mid to high thirties at a minimum, forty plus in cruise mode. I can easily get from Albuquerque to Taos riding fast mountain roads on a single tank (4.6 gal.), even while riding pretty ham-fisted. I’d love to have the technology/performance of the Aprilla but the NM and Colorado backcountry is not the place to sacrifice range.

      • Mr.Paynter

        Running out of gas with 11 miles less when you’re say 8 miles from the next station would be a long push and a significant update.

        No but seriously, I agree, it can all be about perspective but it really is no big upgrade.

  • Seth Harvey

    I guess the next logical question would be… price increase? Every time I’d ask about ABS on Tuonos at my local Aprilia dealer(I was thinking I’d be buying one in the next couple months) all I would hear is that they were trying to keep the price down so no ABS. Which never really sounded right to me but we’ll see. Ugh, my choice for a next bike just got harder!

  • Gurupurkha Khalsa

    Why is this otherwise attractive package plagued by such an inadequate front profile? It looks naked in an incomplete way like body parts were amputated.

  • Jason 1199

    Can anyone comment on how these are in the city? Do the engine temps swing at stop lights ect