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28/04 Aprilia press release

The Aprilia Tuono Racing is a track-ready factory racer, a road bike with a lust for the bends and curbing of the race track, the most sporting street fighter on the market.

Aprilia’s policy of producing machines with an unbeatable quality/price ratio has already made the RSV Mille R superbike replica a number one hit with the motorcycling press and sports riders the world over. This latest version of Aprilia’s acclaimed street fighter is the logical continuation of this same policy. The Tuono Racing is more than just the latest addition to the Aprilia range of prestige racers. The Tuono Racing is the world’s first real naked superbike - and more.

The Tuono Racing is homologated for road use but comes with a competition performance kit included in the price. Because the Tuono has always had the soul of a racer. This Racing configuration just brings out the already awesome potential of the chassis and engine of this incredible machine. You simply must ride the new Tuono Racing to appreciate the sort power and handling that this bike delivers under even the most extreme conditions.

Aprilia has not forgotten the Tuono’s road vocation either. On the contrary, absolutely top quality components (the Tuono Racing is the only naked equipped with radial calliper brakes) and prestige materials (all carbon bodywork) make the Tuono Racing a bike to be seen; a bike to be desired.

Your Tuono Racing will cause a sensation wherever you go. Mountain bends, city centres and seaside resorts are all home to the Tuono.

• New RADIAL caliper front disks
• New Öhlins upside down fork
• New front mudguard
• Close ratio gearbox
• All bodywork in carbon, expect for the fuel tank
• Permanently on lights
• Carbon fork guards
• Burnished steel silencer from the RSV 2003
• Nylon slide buffers

• Enclosed cockpit fairing (race regulation headlight cover)
• TITANIUM EVO exhaust system with dedicated EPROM (2.7 kg in weight instead of 9.9 kg)
• Silencer bracket without passenger footrest
• 16” sprocket
• Enclosed belly pan (with track-homologated oil sump)
• Drilled bolts for lubrication and braking systems (race homologated)
• Reverse pattern gearshift
• Black mesh cover for the hole left when the rear light cluster is removed
• Carbon passenger seat cover

The injection mapping is basically the same as on the RSV 1000 R 2003, with a couple of modifications to make it even more suitable for the Tuono Racing. But then, 130 horsepower at 9,500 RPM and a maximum torque of 101 Nm at 7,250 RPM speak clearly enough. These figures translate into tremendous flexibility, instant response, and incredible riding sensations. On the track you really can see 245 kilometres an hour appearing on the speedometer; a result achievable only with an impeccable engine and chassis.

The rear suspension is a professional Öhlins Racing unit too. The monoshock unit with piggy back nitrogen cylinder provides adjustments for rebound, compression, preload and even length, so that the rear end of the bike can be raised or lowered to match road or track type, rider preferences and the overall suspension set-up. Because the Tuono Racing is a serious racer in every way. Only the fairing has been left off.



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