Thanks to the latest APRC-ABS electronics suite, the Aprilia Tuono V4 R ABS has become the most advanced naked bike in production today, a perfect teammate for the Aprilia RSV 4 ABS superbike from which it was originally derived. From the beginning, the Tuono sported a version of APRC with limited functions, so the new [...]Read Full Post | Comments(1)
2014 Aprilia Tuono V4 R ABS – First Ride New ABS model represents the ultimate stage of evolution for the Tuono V4 R.
Ing. Gigi Dall’Igna, the man who led Aprilia to two World Superbike titles and honed Aleix Espargaro’s ART MotoGP racer into a top CRT contender, has left that company to become CEO of Ducati Corse. He will report to Ducati Motor Holding CEO Claudio Domenicali. Dall’Igna replaces former BMW Superbike program manager Bernhard Gobmeier, who [...]Read Full Post | Comments(4)
fatty liver treatment WSBK Media Press Release: The Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca hosted today one of the most challenging Tissot-Superpole of the season, that was won by Sylvain Guintoli at the very last minute thanks to a 1'22.683 lap-time, new Best Lap for the track. The Frenchman – who scored his second ever Superpole, first [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
WSBK Press Release: Eugene Laverty has won the first race of the day at the Intercity Istanbul Park, after what was a perfect performance by the Irishman. Moreover, it was the first Race 1 win – out of five overall – this year for Laverty, a crucial result for his title hopes. The factory Aprilia [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
WSBK Press Release: The first-ever qualifying session for the Eni FIM Superbike World Championship at the Intercity Istanbul Park took place this afternoon, under sunny skies and warm temperatures. Sylvain Guintoli, still second in the standings with a one-point gap from leader Tom Sykes – after the CDI decision on the appeal lodged by Aprilia [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
WSBK Press Release: An emotional and moving tribute to Andrea Antonelli gathered the entire WSBK paddock on the starting line at Silverstone, together with his Team, Goeleven Kawasaki, Andrea’s bike #8 and the Moscow Raceway Supersport race winner trophy, which was given in his memory. Following this special moment, the eni FIM Superbike World Championship riders [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
2014 Aprilia Tuono V4 R ABS – First Look Anti-lock brakes and more for one of our favorite hooligan bikes.
Lean and mean in its original hornet-yellow-and-black paint scheme, the 153-horsepower Aprilia Tuono V4 R won “Best Superbike” honors in Cycle World’s Ten Best Bikes in its debut year. Based on the RSV4 Factory ABS tested this past May, the 2014 Tuono V4 R ABS will surely be the most advanced version of this stunning [...]Read Full Post | Comments(13)
WSBK Press Release: Davide Giugliano scored his first ever Tissot-Superpole win today at Moscow Raceway. The 23 year old from Rome managed to time in 1’34.676 lap-time to secure first place ahead of Chaz Davies, as the Welshman achieved his best ever grid positioning in WSBK, too. The biggest surprise in today’s Tissot-Superpole was the [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
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Right, we actually rode these six great motorcycles all over the Sierra Nevada Mountains, but there’s no Humphrey Bogart film named that. And we didn’t really want to go to Mexico, where the real Sierra Madres are: Who needs to deal with banditos when we knew we’d have our hands full avoiding our home-grown federales? [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Things that are wrong with this Aprilia RSV4 include: Looking at the exposed wires and the back of the headlights in the cockpit reminds you why we used to call Aprilia “the Kawasaki of Italy.” The traction-control left-thumb toggles are great when you’re closing on Checa in the final laps, but a pain in the [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)