Aprilia has announced new-for-2015 models, including the Tuono V4 1100, Tuono V4 R, RSV4 and Shiver 750.
2015 APRILIA TUONO V4 1100 RR & TUONO V4 1100 FACTORY
Tuono V4 1100 is the latest evolution of a naked bike dynasty that began in 2002, when Aprilia stripped off the bodywork and mounted an upright handlebar on its V-twin RSV Mille sportbike. Out of this tradition a completely new Tuono emerged in 2011, based on the World Superbike-winning Aprilia RSV4.
The next-gen Tuono V4 1100 has a larger bore (81mm, up from 78), which increases displacement from 999.6cc to 1,077cc and boosts peak output to 175 horsepower (up from 170) and 88.5 lb-ft of torque (up from 83.3). Two versions will be offered: the Tuono V4 1100 RR and the higher-spec Tuono V4 1100 Factory. Both feature new styling, revised ergonomics, a redesigned chassis and top-shelf suspension and brake components. The aPRC (Aprilia Performance Ride Control) electronics package has also be upgraded, and it includes traction control, wheelie control, launch control and a quick shifter. Multiple engine maps (Track, Sport and Road) and Race ABS are standard.
The Tuono V4 1100 RR is available in two color schemes, Portimao Gray and Donington Blue, and the Tuono V4 1100 Factory features the Superpole graphic. An available accessory is the Piaggio Multimedia Platform, which uses a smartphone app to connect to the bike’s onboard computer. PMP features include active electronic setup, immersive virtual telemetry and adaptive race assistant.
The Aprilia V4 1100 RR and V4 1100 Factory will be available in May 2015. MSRP is TBD.
2015 APRILIA TUONO V4 R aPRC ABS
The Aprilia Tuono V4 R aPRC ABS returns for 2015, with all of the updates introduced for 2014: Race ABS (3 maps + off), Brembo M432 monobloc radial front calipers, larger fuel tank (4.9 gallons, up 0.4 gallon) reshaped for improved ergonomics, Sachs fork with one-by-one separated hydraulic adjustments, improved seat ergonomics with softer padding, comfort-oriented suspension setting (without scarifying performance), and the aPRC (Aprilia Performance Ride Control) electronics package.
For 2015, the compact, 65-degree, 1,000cc V-4 engine produces 170 horsepower (up 3) and 83 lb-ft of torque thanks to a re-engineered internal exhaust system. Throttle-by-wire engine modes include Track, Sport and Road.
The 2015 Aprilia Tuono V4 R ABS aPRC is available now with an MSRP of $14,499, in Matte White or Matte Black.
2015 APRILIA RSV4 RR and RSV4 RF
Since debuting in the World Superbike Championship for the 2009 season, the Aprilia RSV4 has won three out of six championships (2010 and 2012 by Max Biaggi, and 2014 by Sylvain Guintoli). The RSV4 has been updated for 2015, and is available in two versions: the RSV4 RR and the limited-edition RSV4 RF.
The RSV4 has new, more aerodynamic styling, increased output (201 horsepower and 85 lb-ft of torque, claimed) from its 1,000cc, 65-degree V-4, a revised chassis, and the latest version of the aPRC (Aprilia Performance Ride Control) electronics package. Race ABS and multiple engine maps (Track, Sport and Race) are standard.
Aprilia says the RSV4 RR represents a top shelf technical platform, ready to provide the rider with a “race replica” performance and feeling. As standard equipment it also has all of those features which only the Factory version RSV4 had previously, such as magnesium external housings, oil sump and head covers, a wide range of chassis adjustments and the variable setting intake ducts. It is available in two matte color schemes (Bucine Gray or Black Ascari) on a black and gray base. The optional “Race Pack” includes lightweight forged aluminum wheels and more sophisticated Öhlins suspension (shock absorbers, fork and steering damper). Only 500 examples of the limited-edition RSV4 RF will be available, and each comes standard with the Race Pack and features the “Superpole” graphic. The Aprilia Multimedia Platform is an available accessory on both models.
The Aprilia RSV4 R and RSV4 RF ABS aPRC will be available in May 2015. MSRP is TBD.
2015 APRILIA SHIVER 750
The naked Shiver 750 mounts a new-generation, versatile 750cc 90-degree V-twin, which makes 95 horsepower and 60 lb-ft of torque (claimed). With advanced electronic management, the Shiver guarantees performance for riders at any level for daily use to sport oriented riding on the most challenging routes. The Shiver 750 takes on any situation and adapts to the demand, and does easily changing engine maps at the simple push of a button. The frame and suspension package provides top-notch riding precision.
Main features of the Aprilia Shiver 750:
- 90-degree V-twin with four valves per cylinder, double overhead camshaft and liquid cooling
- Built in Ride-by-Wire tri-map technology (Sport, Touring and Rain)
- Modular trellis/aluminum frame with significant torsional rigidity
- Aluminum swingarm with stiffener brace and lateral shock absorber
- 43mm male-slider fork
- Radial calipers and 320 mm wave discs
- Racing style rider/passenger footpegs
The 2015 Aprilia Shiver 750 is available now at a MSRP of $8,699, either in new Aprilia Black or Formula Red.