View Full Version : aprilia Tuono V4

03-25-2012, 12:09 AM
I rode up to AF1 in downtown Austin this morning to DEMO one of the electric bikes (Zero Motorcycles) & the Moto Guzzi Griso DEMO.

Lo & behold, a yellow Tuono V4 DEMO is positioned w/in the showroom. I was quite surprised by the looks in person and that was when Tovas asked, "Wanna DEMO it?" And I said, "**** yeah!"

The first batch of Tuono's had just been delivered on Thursday @ their New Braunfels location. I wasn't expecting a DEMO in Austin today but boy, I now have a bike to dream about before napping! Lol

Having had a Shiver that had its own nuances w/ the 750 V-Twin, this V4 liter bike is amazingly smooth & light! Man...the exhaust note was like 'butter'. Yeah, they had put the 'cheapest' can on for the DEMO (an Arrow) but still. Nice.

yeah, it may not be the 'best-looking' naked out there but if you've been a Tuono fan, this version will definitely surprise you more!


03-25-2012, 09:35 AM
I know....I want to demo one too. I think RPM will have one next month. I'll have to try and make it up there.

03-25-2012, 12:02 PM
Sweet, this is the moment I've been waiting for. Now all the V2 Tuono owners will be dumping theirs for sale and glut the market making them worth nothing! Muahahahaha!

10-13-2012, 09:56 PM
Picked one up. Got myself an 'early' graduation gift.

The Mana's 'responsible' & the Tuono's 'rebellious'. Gotta keep that in check.

Anyhow, so far so good. Luv it for what it is: a different, semi-naked beast that just has character. Won't use all the electronic 'do-dads' but luv upshifting w/o letting off the throttle or engaging the clutch...cool feature!

And w/ the best ape shop in the US, why not enjoy something different for awhile!


10-13-2012, 11:01 PM
They are having a huge sale on leftover inventory due to the WSB win.