Aprilia Tuono Factory

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Talk about Aprilia and the word “Factory” casts a spell that transports you directly into the world of racing and racetrack victories. The word “Factory” also means the very best technology that can be applied to a motorcycle. The Aprilia Tuono 1000 R Factory lives up to its name by being the most special, most powerful, most exclusive and most refined of all Tuonos.

Here is a bike that really has no rivals. Whatever competition the Tuono has taken part in, it has emerged the uncontested winner and most impressive protagonist. Unrivalled on the naked racing scene, the Tuono has even taken on the fastest superbikes on their home ground – the racetrack – and won. On the road the Tuono is in a class of its own. On the racetrack it is a proven winner. Hungry for success, the Tuono has been an exceptional flag-bearer for Aprilia’s motorcycle design philosophy even outside its native Italy, and has demonstrated its prowess in epic races like the Isle of Man TT and the Macao GP. Now the Tuono 1000 R Factory has picked up where the victorious Tuono Racing left off, with even better technical characteristics and performance.

With the arrival of the new Factory version, the fastest naked on the track and the meanest on the road clearly demonstrates its racing spirit. The Tuono 1000 R Factory delivers power that is simply unthinkable for any other twin, with a chassis that is more sophisticated than ever and easily on a par with the best superbikes. The new Tuono 1000 R Factory is a truly professional machine for all those riders who demand the state of the art in technology and the absolute maximum in performance. Expert riders with a taste for the exceptional will know how to appreciate the record-beating performance of this stupendous street-fighter Aprilia Tuono Factory A new engine, new suspension, ultra-light wheels and a host of carbon fibre components have boosted performance and reduced weight to a new record for this type of bike. As with the RSV 1000 R Factory, from which it has been derived, the Tuono 1000 R Factory is designed and built for “total ridability”, a concept that has always characterised high performance Aprilia motorcycles.

The Tuono 1000 R Factory is a special bike for special riders, people who appreciate exclusive design and build quality and who also know how to derive maximum pleasure and satisfaction from the amazing power and handling of the world’s most competitive naked. When it was first introduced, the Aprilia Tuono 1000 R set new standards for all big nakeds. Now, the Tuono 1000 R Factory has raised the bar even higher, establishing the perfect synthesis between quality, technology, and finish.

The performance of the Tuono 1000 R Factory has been boosted to record levels by adopting the same latest generation engine that powers the 2006 RSV 1000 R Factory. Now developing 102 kW (139 HP) at the crank and a maximum torque of nearly 11 kgm at only 8,500 rpm, the Aprilia Tuono R Factory is the uncontested leader of all naked twins.

An even more sophisticated chassis enhances the bike’s exceptional dynamics under all possible conditions and enables you to perform like a true professional not only on the road but on the track too.

Thanks to the many improvements introduced, the Tuono 1000 R Factory sets new standards for performance nakeds. The following are the most important of its unique characteristics.

  • The latest generation Magnesium 60° V twin engine with bigger exhaust valves
  • New, larger diameter exhaust pipes
  • New external catalytic converters located nearer to the collector pipes for enhanced efficiency and environmental friendliness
  • New injection mapping
  • Fully adjustable Öhlins Racing 43 mm fork
  • Fully adjustable Öhlins piggy back monoshock
  • Anodized finish, forged aluminum wheels by OZ
  • New carbon fibre belly pan
  • Carbon fibre mudguards
  • Carbon fibre spoilers
  • Dedicated fasteners with countersunk screw heads

Specifications[edit | edit source]

Make Model Aprilia Tuono Factory
Year 2006
Engine Liquid cooled, four stroke, longitudinal 60°V twin, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Capacity 997.6
Bore x Stroke 97 x 67.5mm
Compression Ratio 11.8:1
Induction Integrated electronic engine management system. Indirect multipoint electronic injection. 57mm throttle body diameter.
Ignition / Starting Digital electronic ignition with one spark plug per cylinder / electric
Max Power 138.7 hp 102 kW @ 9500 rpm
Max Torque 10.4 kg-m @ 8750 rpm
Transmission / Drive 6 Speed / chain
Front Suspension Öhlins 43 mm upside down fork
Rear Suspension Öhlins piggy back monoshock
Front Brakes 2x Brembo320mm discs 4 piston callipers
Rear Brakes Single Brembo 220mm disc 2 piston caliper
Front Tyre 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tyre 190/50 ZR17
Dry-Weight 181 Kg
Fuel Capacity 18 Liters
Standing 1000 m 20.4 sec / 244.4 km/h