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derillius24
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PostPosted: 11:15 - 26 Jul 2017    Post subject: Had a moment, bought an Aprilia Reply with quote

A new bike was not on my radar, however a 2012 Tuono V4 APRC came up for sale on a local forum at a price that was hard to ignore (try as I did). I've always wanted one, so I spoke to the seller who suggested I have a look. Then I did part with money. Oops.

I'm unsure how I feel. I'm worried it'll be far too much for the road and it's probably not going to be cheap to look after. It was a bit of a 'do now, think later' type scenario, which is out of character.

Anyway. I get it tomorrow. A couple of pics from the previous owner;

https://s12.postimg.org/6wycvjznx/17814315_1506440669397429_5055227720159471776_o.jpg

https://s12.postimg.org/lu6twkcwd/19577153_1602907743084054_1821770007479624630_o.jpg
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PostPosted: 12:32 - 26 Jul 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely machine. I'm not one for power monsters generally but I loved the Tuono I had a go of (the older twin model).
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PostPosted: 13:21 - 26 Jul 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now that's the kind of impulse purchase that gets the big Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: 14:18 - 26 Jul 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yolo and all that! Fair play! Thumbs Up

The cool kids are still saying that arnt they?
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PostPosted: 14:45 - 26 Jul 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, all Thumbs Up . The modifications list is absolutely outrageous. The previous owner and one of his friends (local Aprilia specialist mechanic) have done all of the modifications and servicing between them. It's somewhat reassuring to know there's a mechanic in the local area who knows Aprilias, and this particular bike, very well. My wallet is quivering...

Yolo, and perhaps only for a short time on board a Tuono!

If anyone is interested and wants for some reading, I'll copy the spec sheet in Laughing
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PostPosted: 19:11 - 26 Jul 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stupid bike.

Good choice. Cool
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PostPosted: 19:24 - 26 Jul 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

derillius24 wrote:


If anyone is interested and wants for some reading, I'll copy the spec sheet in Laughing


Yeah, go for it, worth a butchers. Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: 20:06 - 26 Jul 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Current spec list after 3 years 10 months of ownership.
2012 Tuono/RSV4 APRC Spec sheet.

Brakes:
Brembo RCS 18x20 radial master cylinder.
Hel red braided lines front and rear.
Bendix MF pads front.
EBC HH sintered pads rear
Replacement OE front discs
Lightweight wavy RSV4 rear disc
Motul Dot 5.1 fluid.

Wheels:
Tuono 1100 Factory wheels.
New bearings front and rear.
New seals front and rear.
Custom red anodized lightweight sprocket carrier
Metzeler M7rr tyres. (One of the best updates I have done)

Suspenders:
Forks serviced, revalved, resprung and setup by K-Tech
New 35 DDS K-Tech Shock setup
Ohlins steering damper

Drivetrain:
-1 Talon front sprocket 44 tooth gold talon rear sprocket and gold DID chain.
Gilles TCA chain adjusters.
New OE clutch basket complete
New OE steels
New OE fibre plates
2016 Tuono V4 1100 Factory gearbox

Exhaust:
Flapper valve removed.
Flapper servo removed.
Stock O2 sensor removed.
Akrapovic carbon / titanium Exhaust fitted.
RSV4 RF headers fitted (Akrapovic evo 2)
Akrapovic carbon exhaust hanger

Fueling:
Air injection system disabled and removed
Gabro racing ECU re-flash. (customized RSV4 fuel map, ignition timing and traction control parameters. Reduced engine braking in T mode, softer initial throttle response in R&S modes).
RSV4 RF airbox
RSV4 r upper injectors
RSV4 r velocity stacks
Domino Quick action throttle.

Aprilia updated parts fitted:
Gearbox rebuilt with updated parts by Mike Skinner @13.5k. (Now replaced with 2016, 1100 v4 unit)
Stator / Flywheel updated.
Inlet cams, followers and cam chain tensioners replaced by Mike Skinner @25k.

Electrical:
Upgraded power and earth leads from battery to starter.
Shorai lightweight lithium battery (2.2kg weight saving).
Charge system monitor.

Lights:
Integrated led rear light with indicators.
M-Blaze Pin Bolt front indicators (tiny, but bright).
LED headlights

Body:
RSV4 Factory tail unit.
Aprilia 1100 Factory seat.
Aprilia accessories tall screen. (removed. Didnít like the look)
RSV4 Factory bellypan original.
Custom mat carbon bellypan trim panels.
RSV4 Factory rear seat cowl.
Tricolore side panel graphics from In2graphics.
Tricolore number boards from MotoGraphix front and rear.
Tricolore tank pad from MotoGraphix.
Austin Racing quick release fuel filler cap.
Pazzo clutch lever.
CRG Arrow bar end mirrors.
Rhinomoto bar end adapters.
Rizoma front sprocket cover (open).
Roks Carbon satin finish frame covers
Roks Carbon satin finish Swingarm covers
JAP4 Performance satin carbon hugger
JAP4 Performance satin carbon front mudguard
MotoComposites satin finish upper chain guard
MotoComposites satin finish carbon lower chain guard
R&G Aero crash bungs and skid plates
Lightech Axle sliders front and rear
GbMoto case savers. Clutch & Alternator.
Giamoto Tricolore rearsets. GP Shift.
Samco coolant hoses (red)
Samco tank vent hoses (red)
GRT decals.

Fasteners:
Titanium disc bolts front and rear.
Titanium fork lower pinch bolts.
Titanium upper and lower yoke pinch bolts.
Titanium caliper mounting bolts front and rear.
Titanium caliper halves bolts front and rear.
Giamoto Titanium axle nuts front and rear.
Stainless front fuel tank mount bolt.

Miscellaneous:
Tuono Gen 2 gold handlebars.
USB charging socket.
Gilles gearshift support.
USA spec side stand
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PostPosted: 20:42 - 26 Jul 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://s20.postimg.org/qii4epj65/hqdefault.jpg
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PostPosted: 23:21 - 26 Jul 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Collected it this evening in the end. It's brutally powerful, it'll take some getting used to... It's very, very loud but sounds excellent. It's got more torque than any mortal would surely know what to do with. It steers significantly slower than the Street Triple and requires much more positive an input and a bit of muscling around to make it tip in. 8 miles under my belt, I'll do a bit of a write up after I've been for a proper hoon.

A few of my own pics:

https://s11.postimg.org/687v9wyxf/IMG_6201.jpg

https://s11.postimg.org/3tfzphioj/IMG_6202.jpg

https://s11.postimg.org/r8xwuu2fn/IMG_6203.jpg

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https://s11.postimg.org/81ary8k43/IMG_6207.jpg

https://s11.postimg.org/4a5spnvtf/IMG_6208.jpg

https://s11.postimg.org/uwi9en00j/IMG_6209.jpg
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PostPosted: 23:28 - 26 Jul 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Absolute stunner mate. Sounds like a beast that will need some taming!
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derillius24
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PostPosted: 23:34 - 26 Jul 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, man! I'm fair chuffed. The previous owner advised not to throw petrol on the fire until I've a few miles under my belt, rather poke it with a long stick from far away Laughing . I'm a bit scared.
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PostPosted: 23:50 - 26 Jul 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

derillius24 wrote:
Current spec list after 3 years 10 months of ownership.


I'd love to hear that conversation with your insurance broker! You declared it all, of course?..

But lovely bike. Don't be intimidated - just thrash it Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: 02:11 - 27 Jul 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alex A wrote:
I'd love to hear that conversation with your insurance broker! You declared it all, of course?..


http://i.imgur.com/7xpzGrn.png
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PostPosted: 11:32 - 15 Aug 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Drop the yokes a bit for a quicker turn in? RSVR.net is a great forum for these. I had the older twin model and decent tyres and suspension setup was a must - the previous owner turned all suspension knobs up to 11 on mine and it took some fettling to get it feeling right.

It sounded like war and went like poop off a hot chrome shovel though, so yours must be an absolute weapon & looks perfect. Enjoy!
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