Aprilia have gifted their top-of-the-range Tuono some trick electronic suspension, so we trekked over to Trento to test it out.
If you were lucky enough to read any of our big naked bike shoot-out last year (issue 347), you’ll know just how much love we have for the Aprilia Tuono. Since 2002, Aprilia have set the bar in the super naked sector, despite their current model not having had a proper design overhaul since way back in 2012, when it received a sexy new V4 motor and Aprilia’s APRC (Aprilia Performance Ride Control).
In 2015 it was given another 79cc and now, for 2019, Aprilia have gone all techno on us and splashed out on some fancy Öhlins electronic suspension for their chart topping Tuono, the Tuono V4 1100 Factory.
They’ve opted to treat the ‘Factory’ to the most advanced semi-active electronic suspension system on the market, the Öhlins EC 2.0 system, the same as can be found on the likes of the Ducati Panigale V4S and the latest Yamaha YZF-R1M. It’s a really cool system that utilises the Öhlins OBTi (Objective Based Tuning Interphase) making setting the thing up exactly how you like it tons easier.
Read the rest of this feature in the July issue of Fast Bikes, in the shops NOW!