Aprilia has announced updates to some of its major models at this year’s Intermot Show. The Italian brand’s Tuono V4 1100 is one model receiving a swath of revisions, with particular focus to the already generous electronics suite.
The RSV4-derived machine is now up to the fourth generation of Aprilia Performance Ride Control (APRC). This suite includes new on-the-fly adjustable Aprilia Traction Control (eight settings), three-level Aprilia Wheelie Control, updated Aprilia Launch Control and new Aprilia Quick Shift. The Quick-Shift element allows riders to shift without closing the throttle or using the clutch and now has downshift functionality as well. Additionally there’s Aprilia Pit Limiter, allowing you to select the top speed for pit lane entry and exit along with Aprilia Cruise Control.
As if that weren’t enough, Aprilia has also included multimap cornering ABS developed in collaboration with Bosch. This system is designed to work in harmony with Aprilia’s other elements, such as the Rear Liftup Mitigation system, which keeps the back wheel in contact with the ground during hard braking. There are three levels to the cornering ABS system and it can also be switched off.
The new cornering ABS can also be dialed-in alongside three new engine maps – Sport, Track and Race. These are full-power engine maps, but vary in the manner by which they distribute the 175 available horsepower.
There is also a brand new, full Ride-By-Wire throttle on the Tuono V4 family in 2017, which allowed engineers to do away with any and all “superfluous” throttle body components and shave weight from the machines.
A new color TFT digital instrumentation screen offers Road and Race screen options and an updated version of the V4-MP multimedia platform is now available too, which connects up to your smartphone and tracks ride data in detail. It can also handle incoming and outgoing phone calls.
On the mechanical side of things, the Tuono V4 1100 RR and Factory models feature new 330mm discs out front with Brembo calipers adopted from the RSV4. The Factory model also comes with Ohlins Nix forks that are fully adjustable.
Color options for the RR include grigio Portimao and Nero Assen, and the Factory version of the V4 1100 comes in a Superpole graphic.