It was easy to excuse the blemishes in the Aprilia Tuono V4 R's mostly perfect Italian trimmings; a supermodel is still a supermodel, abnormal birthmark or not. You'll have trouble finding an imperfection in the new, nipped-and-tucked V4 1100 though, its engine feeling appreciably stronger, tweaked suspension composed, and seat like your key to all-day happiness. Add strong brakes and sharper fairing to a bike that already laid claim to the best exhaust note in motorcycling and you have an open-class machine that takes your breath away not only with its presence but on-road performance. Sticking with the $14,799 RR saves you a few dollars for pasta on the way home too. Don't worry—you'll wheelie it off later.

Cycle World's Best Open-Class Streetbike of 2016: Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 RRCycle World