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Old 08-27-2012, 08:55 PM   #1
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Tuono V4 R APRC Demo!
In case you missed your chance at the last OPRT Trackday to see/sit on/ride the new V4 Tuono APRC, the regional demo bike has just come from Spokane to PNW Motorsports in Bellingham.

I've turned a few laps on this particular machine, and it's amazing. Head up to the 'Ham and check it out! All demo rides are free and only require an endorsement.

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Old 08-28-2012, 08:00 AM   #2
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I got to ride an Aprillia years ago at some shop in Totem Lake. Probably the nicest most expensive bike I ever threw a leg over. RSV1000R.

Quite a bit different than the old dinosaur I currently ride.

Will check this out. Thanks for posting,

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Old 08-28-2012, 08:11 AM   #3
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It's a surprising nimble machine when you get it out in the twisty stuff!

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Old 08-28-2012, 08:21 AM   #4
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Hopefully it heads down this way soon.

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Old 08-28-2012, 10:32 AM   #5
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I rode it and have been looking for an extra $15k ever since!?! Awesome machine!!

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Old 08-28-2012, 03:07 PM   #6
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Well, I checked it out today. Thanks for the heads up Trail Boss. Quite the machine. It was hard to hold on over the ton.
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Employee Ben filling up before my ride. Nothing was said about how long to be gone. I think I was gone for about an hour and a half. Ended up putting more fuel in it. Maybe about a 45 mile loop.
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Old 08-28-2012, 03:10 PM   #7
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Old 08-28-2012, 05:49 PM   #8
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was hard to hold on over the ton.
The ability to rock a naked liter bike over 150mph comes with time. You'll get there.

The bike is amazing enough to make it worth the effort.

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Old 08-29-2012, 02:52 PM   #9
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That thing looks incredibly slow, terribly uncomfortable, and no fun at all. I bet the engine sounds awful too.

Relax, I'm just trying to convince myself to never test ride one. Bad things happen when I test ride.

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Old 08-29-2012, 02:53 PM   #10
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That thing looks incredibly slow, terribly uncomfortable, and no fun at all. I bet the engine sounds awful too.

Relax, I'm just trying to convince myself to never test ride one. Bad things happen when I test ride.
You and me both.

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Old 08-31-2012, 08:23 AM   #11
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I'll take one in black please...This is the only bike in recent history that I've really wanted to sell all of my bikes over and get it.

Is it true that the gas mileage is horrid thought? Not that it matters with a bike like that, just curious.

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Old 08-31-2012, 09:03 AM   #12
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Is it true that the gas mileage is horrid thought? Not that it matters with a bike like that, just curious.
It's not so much that the gas mileage is that bad, it's the range that is bad. The Aprilia literature advertises that the fuel tank is 4.5 gallons.....it's more like 3.5-3.7 gallons. I can only get 95-105 miles before the fuel light is on. Filling up the bike I only fit 3 gallons in.

Seems Cycleworld likes the new Tuono too!

http://www.cycleworld.com/2012/08/31...ia-tuono-v4-r/

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Old 08-31-2012, 09:24 AM   #13
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It's not so much that the gas mileage is that bad, it's the range that is bad. The Aprilia literature advertises that the fuel tank is 4.5 gallons.....it's more like 3.5-3.7 gallons. I can only get 95-105 miles before the fuel light is on. Filling up the bike I only fit 3 gallons in.

Seems Cycleworld likes the new Tuono too!

http://www.cycleworld.com/2012/08/31...ia-tuono-v4-r/
That is very odd...

Thanks for the info.

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Old 08-31-2012, 09:33 AM   #14
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It's actually a combo of the two. Around 30 MPG combined with a small 3-4 gallon tank = shitty range. 90-120 miles MAX.

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Old 08-31-2012, 10:06 AM   #15
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Around 30 MPG? Is this a magazine "testing" the bike?

Cause on the track my Speed Triple gets less than that, but I've also been able to get a little over 45 MPG cruising on the freeway.

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Old 08-31-2012, 10:39 AM   #16
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Around 30 MPG? Is this a magazine "testing" the bike?

Cause on the track my Speed Triple gets less than that, but I've also been able to get a little over 45 MPG cruising on the freeway.
Yup. Cycle world I believe. Street use 30 mpg ish according to them. Lemme see if I can find the article.

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Old 08-31-2012, 10:45 AM   #17
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I wouldn't be buying it to go touring, so I could live with 30mpg!

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Old 08-31-2012, 10:56 AM   #18
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Here we go:

http://www.motorcycle.com/manufactur...iew-91250.html

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As fabulous as Aprilia’s V-Four is, it’s also very thirsty. At best, we recorded 35 mpg. At worst, mileage dropped to the mid-20s. Slurping fuel at such a rate, the Tuono’s range isn’t much more than 100 miles.

Aprilia claims a 4.5-gallon fuel capacity, but we wonder if it actually holds that much. “I had an indicated 17 miles on the low-fuel light and only managed to put 3.5 gallons into the Tuono’s fuel tank,” Content Editor Tom “T-Rod” Roderick notes.

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Old 08-31-2012, 10:58 AM   #19
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Thanks.

I would not worry too much about the fuel mileage, but when you find yourself in the direction of Fossil, Oregon, there is really nothing out there, but some nice roads.

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Old 08-31-2012, 12:19 PM   #20
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I Ride: 2002 honda 919/cb900f/hornet: the REAL naked bike....
Wish it would come down this way too.... Maybe even Olympia, I'd be more than happy to make the trip up north that far just to test ride that machine!

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