Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory

If you are a thrill-seeking rider, the weapon of choice to tackle corners at the weekends and commute daily to work would either be a full fairing or a naked motorcycle.

As some friends would testify, it is quite normal to end up spending hours at a motorcycle dealer contemplating between the two.

But wait, what if you don’t even need to make that choice, instead you could just enjoy the best of both worlds with the all-new Aprilia Tuono V4 1100?

Jeya Thevan has owned an Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 for the past two years and acknowledges that the bike has lots of potentials which only some of the most skilled riders can unlock.

“As a rider, you need to adapt to the character of the Tuono 1100, you need to understand its powerband, and once you understand that then the Tuono is a very fun bike.”

The best of both worlds

The Tuono V4 is one of the Noale-based manufacturer best inventions. One that offers a combination of power, technology, good looks and an exhaust system that produces one of the best engine notes, unmatched by anything else in its class.

Any conversation about the Tuono V4 has to begin with its looks, described as a super-naked motorcycle yet fitted with an almost full-fairing like the front end, making it stand out among the crowd.

You can take it on to the track or for a weekend ride to tackle the nastiest curve, or you can treat it as a daily ride.

Not to mention, you can also take the Tuono V4 out for an occasional tour thanks to its upright seating position and handlebar.

The Tuono V4 is one of a kind breed as agreed by Ms Bee of Welly Sg Buloh who is also a superbike champion herself.

“Aprilia bikes is one of the kind in the world especially the Tuono V4 1100 Factory. It’s not an ordinary motorcycle designed for ordinary riders.

“The power is raw, it’s a professional bike, it gives a rider more than it needed. The quote “less is more” does not apply to Aprilia Motorcycle’s performance,” she said.

A very powerful V4 powerplant

The 1077cc 65° V4 engine produces a monstrous 175hp @ 11,350rpm and 121Nm @ 9,000rpm putting it on par with other notable sports bikes.

Despite making 175hp and 121Nm, the new engine meets Euro 5 emission standards; thus, you can ride worry-free without affecting the environment.

Just a little heads up, the Tuono V4 shares the same engine layout used by the Aprilia MotoGP machine, and it offers a host of benefits over an inline-four and a twin-cylinder setup. In other words, you can still go bonkers with the Tuono V4.

Despite being superbike-fast, the Tuono is a comfortable machine on the road and fully loaded with exciting goodies.

Top-notch technological advancement

Thanks to a new and powerful Marelli 11MP ECU, rider aids are more refined, consisting of Aprilia Performance Ride Control (APRC), engine brake management, traction control, wheelie control, launch control, cruise control, pt limited and six riding modes.

Despite labelled as “super-naked”, the electronics puts it on par with other full-blown supersports machines.

For those who are not in the loop, every Aprilia’s motorcycle comes with riding modes and just like its track-oriented sibling the RSV4, the Tuono offers three track modes (two of which are customizable).

Tuono V4 versus its rivals

Talking about the Tuono V4, you can’t help but compare it to Ducati’s very own Streetfighter V4.

Yes, it looks exciting and has a luxurious finish, but it cost a lot more. Not to mention the cost of the infamous Desmo Service that most definitely burns a hole in your bank account the moment you reach 30,000km.

Triumph Motorcycles might be up for a challenge with the all-new Speed Triple RS 1200, but like the Streetfighter V4, they are both full-blown naked bikes, great for the weekends and as a daily ride but will not flourish on the track like the Tuono.

As Jeya Thevan so eloquently concludes, “I have owned 3 different Italian bikes, and I can tell you that the belief that the Aprilia is a temperamental bike is a misperception. The current distributor is doing a great job, and I can say that in the two years I have had this bike, I had zero issues.”

Moreover, Aprilia Malaysia always provides excellent support for all of its customers from the brand main service centre in Gasket Alley Petaling Jaya to the ever-popular Welly.

“The rumour of “lack of spare parts, difficult to maintain” has become fake news. Aprilia Malaysia does earn the credit for improving the after-sales,” said Ms Bee.








Dua jentera ikonik dari Noale, Itali, Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory 2020 dan RSV4 1100 Factory 2020 kini di Malaysia.

*Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory

Tuono V4 1100 Factory 2020 ini tampil dengan bahagian gentian karbon termasuk ‘suspension’ elektronik separa-aktif (semi-active) yang dibangunkan Ohlins.

*Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory

Sementara Tuono V4 1100 Factory 2020 ini turut dilengkapi dengan suspension elektronik yang bukan sahaja meningkatkan prestasi di litar dan jalan raya malah tahap keselesaan.

Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory

Model 2020 ini didatangkan dengan sistem pengurusan elektronik yang merangkumi pakej advanced dynamic control APRC, cornering ABS, quick shifter (up/down), pit limiter serta cruise control.

Model yang didatangkan dengan enjin 1,077cc V4 yang menjana 175hp pada 11,000rpm dan 121Nm pada 9,000rpm ini turut tampil dengan grafik serba baharu di samping komponen gentian karbon secara standard.

Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory

Bagi tahun 2020, jentera superbike kebanggaan Noale ini tampil lebih mantap dengan sistem ‘suspension’ separa-aktif.

Model ini masih lagi mengekalkan enjin V4 65 darjah DOHC yang menjana 217hp pada 13,200rpm dan 122Nm pada 11,000rpm di samping menawarkan Ride-by-Wire, dynamic control system APRC termasuk suspension yang dibangunkan bersama Ohlins.

Kedua-dua model ini boleh didapati dengan harga berikut:

  • Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory: RM121,000
  • Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory: RM159,000

Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory akhirnya didedahkan kepada orang ramai yang hadir ke Litar Antarabangsa Sepang (SIC), hari ini.

Bagi yang mengikuti perkembangan Aprilia, Tuono sememangnya dikenali sebagai ikon bagi segmen ‘supernaked’ sebelum lahirnya beberapa jentera lain yang cuba untuk berselisih bahu dengan motosikal ikonik ini.

Tuono merupakan jentera yang paling tepat untuk menyajikan prestasi sebuah jentera V4 dengan tork tinggi.

Membuat kemunculan dengan enjin yang diambil daripada RSV4 1100 Factory, Tuono V4 1100 Factory menjana 175hp pada 11,000rpm dan 121 Nm pada 9,000rpm!

Pengalaman tunggangan turut dipertingkat dengan Aprilia Performance Riding Control (APRC) yang meliputi:

  • Aprilia Traction Control (ATC)
  • Aprilia Wheelie Control (AWC)
  • Aprilia Launch Control (ALC)
  • Aprilia Quickshift (AQS)
  • Aprilia Pit Limiter (APL)
  • Aprilia Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Cornering ABS

Menurut Aprilia, Tuono V4 1100 Factory merupakan versi yang eksklusif jadi tidak hairanlah segala teknologi yang sistem telah dipinjamkan daripada jentera superbike Aprilia RSV4 RF.

Menariknya, sistem penyerap hentakan terhasil melalui kerjasama di antara Aprilia dan Ohlins bagi memastikan pengalaman tunggangan berada di tahap tertinggi yang boleh diakses menerusi sistem SMART EC 2.0 yang terdapat pada paparan TFT 4.3 inci.


Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory boleh didapati dalam dua warna, Sachsenring red dan Magny-Cours grey dan ditawarkan pada harga RM119,000.

Orang ramai yang berminat untuk menyaksikan jentera ini dengan lebih dekat boleh menghadiri tapak Aprilia di SIC.

  • Aprilia Malaysia hosted multiple Grand Prix and World Superbike champion and Aprilia brand ambassador Max Biaggi tonight for a meet and greet session with Aprilia owners and fans.

  • The event was held in conjunction with the 2019 Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix, which begins tomorrow.

  • and our sister site, was given an exclusive interview with the GP legend and also the new Aprilia Racing Team CEO Massimo Rivola.

Multiple Grand Prix and World Superbike champion Max Biaggi says he would ride the Aprilia Tuono if he lived in Kuala Lumpur.

Aprilia Malaysia hosted multiple Grand Prix and World Superbike champion and Aprilia brand ambassador Max Biaggi tonight for a meet and greet session with Aprilia owners and fans. The event was held in conjunction with the 2019 Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix, which begins tomorrow.

Held at The Beach Club, Kuala Lumpur, the event was attended in masse by the Aprilia Central Riding Club (ACRC) who organised a convoy there. They were rewarded with Q&A, autograph and photography sessions with the GP great and WorldSBK legend. and our sister site, was given an exclusive interview with the GP legend and also the new Aprilia Racing Team CEO Massimo Rivola.

We spoke about Aprilia and the factory’s effort in MotoGP, plus other things, but also we felt that there ought to be a connection from the Aprilia track bike to the road bikes.

Here’s the transcript of the interview: (BR): You’ve been to Malaysia many times. How often do you visit the country nowadays?
Max Biaggi (MB): I normally only visit once every year. In the past it was two, three times a year because also we did Winter Tests.

BR: What do you think about the country?
MB: It’s cool, you know. It’s one of my favourites since when we were racing in Shah Alam (the Batu Tiga Circuit) a long time ago. It was really, really one of my favourite places.

Even Sepang (International Circuit) which is a much bigger track, it’s a nice place to be.

BR: How has Malaysia changed, in your opinion?
MB: Big difference. Motorsports has really stepped up. I remember 24 years ago, there were no more than 20,000 to 30,000 people watching. But now, the weekend last year was over 100,000. I know there’s a big investment in motorsports and you can see the results now.

BR: Do you come here for holidays?
MB: No, normally for racing activities in January or February to work with Aprilia Malaysia.

BR: How has 2019 for you with your venture into Moto3 (race team)?
MB: This is another part of my life. To be on top of this thing (running a Moto3 team), the first time in the World Championship was very new for me. But I have good people and I can work with them, and we have one of the best riders in Moto3. So, we have an excellent year one. We didn’t win the title, but I didn’t expect that, really. But I see good performances for the rider and team so I’m looking forward to 2020.

BR: If you could’ve done anything differently, what would it be, since it’s the end of the season?
MB: It’s difficult to change something when the thing’s already done. A few changes here and there but nothing really big. Next year will be two riders and again a new story. We’ll see.

BR: We have one very important question — some of our readers are curious to know. If you were living KL (Kuala Lumpur), what motorcycle would you ride?
MB: Whoa, very difficult question! Here I don’t see big bikes very often. Maybe (I’ll ride a scooter). Scooters can be one of the possibilities (the Piaggio group produces many models of scooters – Editor).

But maybe the future here would change and become more like European cities. So, big scooter, big size motorcycles.

BR: If you could choose just one model?
MB: If it was up to me here in KL, I would use the Tuono (Aprilia Tuono V4). It’s because the handlebars are higher, straighter riding position, easier to ride, nice torque. This would be my favourite.

BR: Since you’re not riding competitive anymore? Do you still ride as a leisure activity?
MB: Yes, I use the Aprilia RSV4 X. Aprilia only produced 10 of them. It’s one of the most fun bike to ride — it was the closest to the RSV4 World Superbike but you can use it. When it ride the bike, I ride it only on the track because that’s what I like the most.

BR: Most professional competitive riders don’t ride on the road but they are really fast on the track. Why do you think it’s so?
MB: Maybe it’s because when you became a pro rider, you know the street is not that safe and safety is important. The track has a permanent track, you know the people who you are riding with. Of course it’s nice to travel on a bike. I would use the bike to go travelling far away.

BR: Compared to when you were racing 20 years ago,  how has motorsports changed?
MB: Big changes. Here we are it’s gone from two-strokes to four-strokes and bigger bikes, and now the world of electronics. A lot is controlled by electronics. A good electronic system can make difference performance from one bike to the other. The lean angle now is near 70 degrees (from vertical) which 20 years ago you cannot imagine going near that far. But it nice, they do a lot of trick. New riders, new technique but you can always see the same speeds. They compete for the title but are very close.

BR: So, riding has changed and not just the bikes?
MB: Riding style has definitely changed and it’s changed in a good way because they can go faster. If they used the old style, they couldn’t. Also the tyres have changed. Everything’s changed.

BR: A question for (Massimo) Mr. Rivola. How has 2019 been in your opinion?
Massimo Rivola (MR): 2019 has been an interesting year. Really challenging. But I have to say overall it’s a positive year. The good thing that I can say for sure is that I feel a lot of respect for Aprilia. I feel that more and more the respect is increasing.

The history of Aprilia is quite unique and nobody has our history. Thanks to Max, in fact. There’s a hope that our history can come back. My mission is that one, actually.

BR: Coming to Malaysia from four wheels to two wheels (racing), is it the same or is it different… How do you experience Malaysia differently?
MR: My first time in Malaysia was in 2000. It was when the new track was open for Formula 1 racing. In the beginning at the Sepang track the grandstand was not fully occupied and that now, yes. The spirit around MotoGP is even more passionate than Formula 1.

I think motorbikes are closer to spectators and public. The spirit is different. Formula 1 and MotoGP are different but the latter is more special from this point of view.

BR: Maybe it’s because Malaysians love their motorcycles more than their cars?
MB: Yeah maybe almost everybody here rides a scooter or moped or motorbike, but yes it’s something you can see the riders on the bikes up close.

BR: One last question for Max. We are now seeing many riders in Malaysia. Is there any advice that you can give to our riders — those who are casual riders (not racers)?
MB: You can more and more people using bikes in this part of the world than 20 years ago. I see many people come to MotoGP so they passion for the sport. I hope to see them riding big bikes in a few years because this is the way to go up. In Europe and America the bikes are 600cc, 1000cc. They need to try these bikes. If they try they will surely like.

Interview conducted by: Keshy Dhillon


  • Model Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory 2019 tampil dengan pelbagai kemas kini.
  • Lebih banyak maklumat tambahan mulai muncul sejak pelancarannya pada tahun lalu.
  • Salah satu tarikan utama pada model tahun ini adalah suspensi elektronik separa aktif Öhlins Smart EC 2.0.


  • 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!

  • Aprilia kini tampil dengan kemaskini bagi rangkaian V4 2019 mereka.
  • Motosikal Tuono V4 1100 Factory akan dilengkapkan dengan suspensi elektronik Öhlins baharu.
  • Model RSV4 RR akan dilengkapkan dengan perubahan kosmetik.


  • 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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