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Old 11-03-2010, 03:12 PM   #1
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2011 Aprilia Tuono V4

Hot ! That is one badass naked machine. 7 more bhp than the Duc SF.

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http://hellforleathermagazine.com/20...ed-naked-ever/
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Old 11-03-2010, 03:14 PM   #2
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Neat bike.

Wonder that the maintenance costs are.
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Old 11-03-2010, 03:16 PM   #3
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Very nice but it looks more like a SS than a "naked".
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Old 11-03-2010, 03:31 PM   #5
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If the maintenance is anything like the Gen 2 Tuono then it shouldn't be too bad, but I would reckon that someone dropping $15-17k on a new bike really doesn't care about maintenance costs. I would just be worried about all those gizmos breaking. I would imagine they are expensive as to fix.

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Old 11-03-2010, 03:54 PM   #6
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2011 Ducati Diavel released

Hideous! A Ducati cruiser.

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Old 11-03-2010, 04:39 PM   #7
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That looks very nice. The Tuono is another bike I'd like to own someday
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Old 11-03-2010, 04:47 PM   #8
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What is a naked bike with a lot of aesthetically-motivated plastic added?


Also, that ducati's rear tire is cartoonish.
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Also, that ducati's rear tire is cartoonish.
It's for wind protection. Aprilia tries to give you a bit of it with the tuono. The last tuono had a cleverly designed small cowls that keep the wind off your legs and a tiny front nose fairing. Works pretty well compared to an absolute naked like the Ducati Monster. I like that lip on the front fairing. That was offered as an aftermarket piece on the old one to help throw the wind over your head.
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It's for wind protection. Aprilia tries to give you a bit of it with the tuono. The last tuono had a cleverly designed small cowls that keep the wind off your legs and a tiny front nose fairing. Works pretty well compared to an absolute naked like the Ducati Monster. I like that lip on the front fairing. That was offered as an aftermarket piece on the old one to help throw the wind over your head.
That little bit of wind protection is one thing I really like about the Tuono. That and it looks like a wasp
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awesome bike...I want one....(the Aprilia) The best part of the promo video (the link from the op) is around 0:28!!!
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If the maintenance is anything like the Gen 2 Tuono then it shouldn't be too bad
my gen 1 tuono (tuoldo?) has 34,900 miles on it, no issues thus far.

I've always said aprilia is the italian honda...
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my gen 1 tuono (tuoldo?) has 34,900 miles on it, no issues thus far.

I've always said aprilia is the italian honda...
thought you said you didnt have any issues with it?
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thought you said you didnt have any issues with it?
never had any issues with hondas.

the aprilias have certainly been more reliable than my suzukis ever were...
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never had any issues with hondas.

the aprilias have certainly been more reliable than my suzukis ever were...
gonna go ahead and call bs....on both accounts.
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