2019 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory

  • Aprilia Malaysia unveiled the 2019 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory at their booth at the 2019 Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix today.

  • The Tuono V4 1100 has a firm standing in the supernaked segment.

  • The engine punches out 175 bhp and 121 Nm of torque.

As promised, Aprilia Malaysia unveiled the 2019 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory at their booth at the 2019 Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix today.

The Aprilia Tuono has always basked in the reputation as one of the original supernaked sportbike. In fact, a new name has been coined, called “hypernaked.” It provides pure 4-Four perfromance: Mountain-high torque, a soul-piercing V-Four soundtrack and handling that’ll make other bikes cry.

Some highlights:

  • The Tuono got bigger as the engine is derived from its RSV4 1100 brother.
  • The Tuono V4 1100 Factory is the more exclusive version.
  • It’s fitted with the most advanced semi-active electronic suspension from Öhlins.

  • It’s not a plug-’n’-play kit, but was developed and tuned through close cooperation between Aprilia and Öhlins.
  • The Smart EC 2.0 suspension system has a dedicated ECU to handle suspension functions.
  • Using the OBTi (Objective Based Tuning Interface), rider can tune the suspension to how it reacts in different situations when riding.

  • For example, more low-speed compression in the forks under hard braking and vice versa in the rear shock when accelerating.
  • Suspension settings are calibrated via a switch on the handlebar.
  • The rider can set the suspension manually, as well.
  • The steering damping works in tandem with the suspension settings.

Aprilia was one of the first manufacturers to incorporate a holistic approach to traction control in their APRC (Aprilia Performance Riding Control) electronics suite. In fact, it was Aprilia who first introduced a gyro-controlled anti-wheelie and rear-wheel lift mitigation way before IMU-based technology became a common place.

 For the 2019 Tuono V4 1100 Factory, it remains unchanged as Aprilia deemed that it was the best in the class, already.

Functions include Aprilia Traction Control (ATC), Aprilia Wheelie Control (AWC), Aprilia Launch Control (ALC), Aprilia Quickshift (AQS), Aprilia Pit Limiter (APL), Aprilia Cruise Control (ACC).

Of course, the bike is equipped with cornering ABS, but of the advanced multimap variety. Developed with Bosch, the 9.1MP system monitors everything from motorcycle lean angle to how much lever pressure is applied and how it is being applied, to determine the best braking solution even when cranked gruesomely over into a corner. The Cornering ABS function also works in tandem with the selected ride mode.

Now over to the engine. As in engine power.


  • Only naked powered by a 65-degree V-Four engine.
  • The 65-degree Vee-angle was chosen for its compactness.

  • Exhaust system with exhaust valve and two oxygen sensors.
  • DLC (Diamond-like Coating) treatment for cylinder walls.
  • The engine displaces 1077cc and creates arm-yanking 175 bhp at 11,000 RPM and 121 Nm of torque.

There are much more to the 2019 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory that will take an entire article to explore. You can view the bike at Aprilia Malaysia’s booth at SIC.

The bike is priced from RM 119,900.

  • Aprilia Malaysia has lined up a great number of interesting events leading up to the 2019 Shell Malaysia MotoGP.

  • It includes multiple meet and greet sessions with riders and convoys.

  • There will also be a booth and Aprilia Tribune at the Rooftop Paddock.

The Aprilia brand name has long been associated with GP racing and as such, Aprilia Malaysia will spice up the 2019 Shell Malaysia MotoGP from 1st to 3rd November even more.

The excitement will begin even before the Free Practice 1 kicks off on the track.

On Thursday, 31st October, there will be a meet and greet session with GP legend and Aprilia ambassador Massimiliano ‘Mad Max’ Biaggi. He will also host a an autograph and photography session for fans. The event will be held at The Beach Club, Kuala Lumpur starting from 7.30 pm.

It marks the first time an Aprilia meet and greet event will be held in downtown Kuala Lumpur. Besides that, members of the Aprilia Central Riders Club (ACRC) will convoy to the venue to show their support.

To further enhance Aprilia riders’ MotoGP experience, this year’s Aprilia Tribune is located at the prestigious Rooftop Paddock, where refreshments will be provided. The 200 tickets allocated to Aprilia riders have been sold out. The participants will convoy from the Gasket Alley to the Sepang International Circuit on race day, 3rd November 2019.

The Aprilia booth at MotoGP will be the first for the brand’s custodian in Malaysia. As such, there will be a welcome centre.

Fans will get the chance to meet and greet Aprilia MotoGP riders there:

  • Max Biaggi on 2nd November from 4.30pm;
  • Aleix Espargaro and Andrea Iannone on 2nd November from 6.00pm;
  • Max Biaggi on 3rd November from 10.15am.

The booth will also feature the full range of Aprilia merchandise such as shirts, caps, umbrellas, keychains, pass holders, backpacks and so forth.


What’s a booth without the bikes, right? Attendees will witness the new 2019 Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory and for the first time, the 2019 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory which features electronically-controlled semi-active suspension (SAS). Max Biaggi’s infamous RS250 and Sandro Cortesese’s RSA125 GP bikes will also be on display. Fans will also see Andrea ‘The Maniac’ Iannone’s HJC RPHA 11 race helmet for the first time in Malaysia.

  • The 2019 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory has been upgraded.

  • More details have emerged since its launch last year.

  • One of the main highlight is the Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 semi-active electronic suspension.

Updates to the 2019 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory was released last year alongside with the 2019 RS4 RR, from which the former is based on.

We’ve covered it before, but more details have emerged since over the upgrades the Tuono V4 1100 received.


  • The engine produces 175 bhp at 11,000 RPM and 121 Nm of torque.
  • Wet weight is only 209 kg.
  • Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 semi-active electronic suspension. (More on this.)
  • Bosch IMU-based traction control and ABS.
  • Other electronic riding aids include wheelie control, launch control, quickshifter, pit lane speed limiter and get this: Cruise control!

Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 semi-active electronic suspension:

The Ösuspension is the latest in electronic suspension evolution. It not only performs the preset duties of semi-active suspensions of the past, but the rider could tune it to achieve different objectives.

The Objective Based Tuning Interface allows you to tune, for example:

  • Less fork dive when you brake for a corner.
  • Softer damping in the middle of the corner for more grip.
  • Harder rear shock when you accelerate out of the corner.

The suspension system’s ECU takes readings from the suspension movement, brakes, throttle and IMU (lean angle, yaw angle) to formulate a solution for the current riding mode. Besides that, it not only works on the suspension, it works on the electronic Öhlins steering damper, too.

The rider can switch the system to manual mode. The suspension will then react accordingly to the present modes – Track, Sport, Road – selected by the rider.

This system was first seen on the Ducati Panigale V4 and V4 S.

Unfortunately, the Tuono V4 has always flown under the radar when it comes to naked sportbikes for some reason. That’s a real shame because it offers the raw performance that most bikes have damped out these days. Even the much-vaunted beast – the KTM 1290 Super Duke R – has mellowed, but not the Tuono. And we haven’t started on the V4 soundtrack yet!

This bike is the very essence of why we love bikes in the first place. In other words, that ability to leave everything behind including supercars without needing to sell both your kidneys.

When will it arrive it Malaysia? Soon, hopefully!

  • Time for another update to the 2019 Aprilia V4 line-up.

  • The Tuono V4 1100 Factory will receive a new Öhlins electronic suspension.

  • The RSV4 RR receives cosmetic changes.

The manic Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 and hairy-chested RSV4 will receive a number of mid-life updates in 2019.

The pair of models form the backbone of Aprilia’s model line-up the Noale-based manufacturer needs to update them often to stave off assaults from other manufacturers.

2019 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory

The Tuono is already eight years old but is still a fierce streetfighter thanks to constant updates and Aprilia takes it up another notch for 2019.

  • The Tuono V4 1100 Factory version will receive the Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 semi-active suspension.
  • You may have heard of the suspension before, because it is the same system found on the Ducati Panigale V4S.
  • It works in conjunction with the IMU (Inertia Measurement Unit) and ECU to provide optimum suspension performance based on data regarding the brakes, lean angle, throttle position.
  • The data is used to constantly alter its damping to adjust to the rider’s riding style and road conditions.

  • Besides that, it also adjusts the steering damper and get this: The rider can set it through the switches on the handlebar and displayed on the TFT screen.
  • It can also be switched to manual mode allowing the rider to choose among Road, Sport, and Track modes.
  • The change of suspension will also provide extra travel to the forks, now up to 125mm from 117mm.

2019 Aprilia RSV4

2019 will see only cosmetic changes to the line-up.

  • The addition of “Rivazza Grey” and “Arrabiata Black” paintworks for the RSV4 RR.
  • Both colour options will include red wheels.
  • The RSV4 RR will also receive magnesium engine covers, oil sump and cam covers but not including the Öhlins suspension.


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