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pilotw98
09-15-2005, 08:01 AM
here's the linky:
http://www.aprilia.com/portale/eng/mag_articolo.phtml?id=951&t=1

motor news:
The 1000cc 60° V twin Magnesium engine now develops 133 HP (98 kW) and an impressive 10.4 kgm of torque at only 8,750 rpm. This, plus a rigid but super-lightweight frame, professional suspensions, radial caliper brakes with four separate pads, and a whole range of world class components make the new Tuono impossible to beat when it comes to performance and safety.

Low J.
09-15-2005, 08:37 AM
I just HATE that paint job.....it's so busy that it doesn't really allow you to actually see the shape of the bike. Bad call on their part. They should have done a solid silver or black.

morphine
09-15-2005, 10:08 AM
In the spy photos it does look like it is an all black theme.
I like it, it is definately more naked which should be the whole premise of this bike!

ASHTON
09-15-2005, 10:17 AM
I just HATE that paint job.....it's so busy that it doesn't really allow you to actually see the shape of the bike. Bad call on their part. They should have done a solid silver or black.

My thoughts exactly. Could have been a classy bike.

Silver-Bolt
09-15-2005, 10:24 AM
Anyone notice the Aprilia site states that the photo is the Tuono-R yet it has OZ wheels? Maybe the Factory will get something new. Also appears to have radial brakes.

fnfalman
09-15-2005, 10:28 AM
I can't say that I like the nose treatment BUT it is distinctive. The bike has all the proper recipe items for a high pedigree performance vehicle, BUT they need to change the paint job.

Is it me or does Aprilia seem to be resembling the Japs when it comes to nasty graphics and shitty body works?

Come on, Aprilia, get it together. You're an Italian bike firm, so make your bikes look Italian. If I were to want my bike to look like a rice burner, I have four other manufacturers to choose from.

karter18
09-15-2005, 10:36 AM
I think the value of the 03's - 05's just went up!

Jony2Stones
09-15-2005, 10:40 AM
As with the 749 and 999s if you look at the 03-05 tuonos and the 06....you can see the 'age' of the earlier generation (998s look dated compared to 999s, etc)...


Change is good.


Now lets hope that they keep a stompin' midrange. :rambo:

clarkie49
09-15-2005, 10:43 AM
The worse it looks stock, the more i have to work with :D

desmodromic
09-15-2005, 10:46 AM
How is a bike 'naked' when the engine is covered by oddly shaped plastic panels?

Ed / AF1 Racing
09-15-2005, 10:49 AM
it is coming in three color schemes......Silver, Black, Fluo Red



The Tuono is re-asserting its technical superiority and unrivalled performance! The world’s only production street fighter, the superbike without a fairing that changed the way we think about nakeds, is now more stunning, more powerful, and meaner than ever!


THE NEW APRILIA TUONO 1000 R

Ever since it first appeared on the motorcycling scene, the Tuono has embodied Aprilia’s genius and amazing technical know-how, accumulated through victory after victory in motorcycle racing. The Tuono has come to mean flair and technology more than any other road-going motorcycle.
The fact is that the Tuono is simply unique. Not just another naked, the Tuono is a 1000 cc superbike. Only the fairing has been removed, and the handlebars raised for maximum control. The Tuono has exceeded all expectations. It has proved unbeatable as a road bike, and the Factory version has been invincible on the racetrack, literally dominating the Italian naked racing scene.
Not satisfied with success at home, the Tuono has also carried the Aprilia flag on the international racing scene, achieving prestige in epic races like the Isle of Mann Tourist Trophy, to name just one event in which the Tuono has fearlessly taken on production bikes and competition superbikes too. The Tuono is a street fighter with racing in the blood.
The 2006 Tuono has all the winning features of its predecessors but is more aggressive and easier to ride than ever before, with even more blistering performance. In short, the Tuono is more refined, more powerful, and more Tuono than ever. The latest model is more modern in styling and more up to date in technical content too, setting standards that are further than ever beyond the reach of the competition. The Tuono remains the most high-tech naked around and the absolute leader of the twin cylinder class. Here is the machine for the demanding motorcyclist, the rider who seeks maximum naked performance, on the road and on the track.

The latest Tuono 1000 R has the same amazing character as the previous model, with improved technical specifications and performance.

The fastest of all nakeds on road and track has got even better! Improved control and performance guarantee absolute riding satisfaction and real sports performance to thrill even expert competition riders.

The engine, frame, and fork have all improved. The latest designs and technical solutions make the Tuono even easier to ride on the road without losing any of its breathtaking racetrack handling. On the contrary, the Tuono is harder to beat than ever. Just like the RSV from which it derives, the Tuono 1000 R embodies the concept of “total ridability” that has always characterised Aprilia’s performance motorcycles.
Manically precise ergonomics combine with amazingly easy control to let you establish a perfect feeling with the bike the moment you ride off, and to help you maximise your own potential with the minimum physical and mental effort.

The improvements that Aprilia’s engineers have made will ensure that the Tuono continues to set the pace for high performance nakeds.
Let’s look at some of the main changes.

• Brand new styling
• New V 60 Magnesium engine
• Dynamic air intake (the only naked with this technology)
• New electronic fuel injection system with 57 mm throttle bodies
• New 16 bit engine management unit
• New exhaust system with twin silencers and three way catalytic converter with Lambda oxygen sensor
• New aluminium alloy perimeter frame
• New double banana aluminium swingarm
• New rear suspension linkages
• Lighter steering yoke

Once again Aprilia has succeeded in producing an exclusive, refined and unique naked. The latest Tuono 1000 R remains the most sought after of all naked twins, and the perfect synthesis of exclusive components, quality, technology and finish.
Like the RSV, the Tuono has been perfected on the track to satisfy the most demanding and refined motorcyclists. Each individual part has been developed to maximise the performance and riding pleasure of a naked that is already a legend in racing circles.

Engine performance is better than ever. Maximum power is 98 kW (133 HP) at the crank and maximum torque 10.4 kgm at only 8,750 rpm. The Aprilia Tuono is therefore among the most powerful of all nakeds.

The chassis has been thoroughly redesigned to improve handling dynamics under all riding conditions and make the Tuono absolutely unbeatable on the racetrack.

The Tuono also boasts a host of top quality components, all carefully selected to give today’s motorcycling enthusiasts a truly pace-setting supersport.

DESIGN
The bike’s styling is unmistakably Aprilia, and unmistakably Tuono. The Tuono 1000 R maintains a close family look with the previous model and the RSV 1000 R from which it derives. The new, aggressive nose fairing, with closely mounted twin headlights, has been developed in wind tunnel testing to provide effective protection for the rider and to kill lift at high speeds, ensuring maximum precision and control.

The Tuono 1000 R has been designed with performance and comfort in mind. All parts are styled for stunning looks and maximum functionality. The two lateral spoilers, for example, not only look great but also serve an important aerodynamic purpose. They help keep the bike stable at high speed and keep the wind off the rider’s legs. It is partly thanks to these spoilers that the Tuono provides better aerodynamic protection than any other naked.

The design team has also gone to great lengths to ensure that, unlike other nakeds, the Tuono benefits from race-tuned engine breathing. The Tuono is the only naked with a dynamic air intake located directly under the nose fairing, and a duct to channel ram air through the frame to the airbox. Yet more proof of the Tuono’s uncompromising racing soul!

To ensure unrivalled ergonomics, the latest Tuono 1000 R has been made more compact, lower and narrower than the previous model. The seat is 15 mm lower, and the riding position gives even greater control over the front end. The handlebar risers are lower and the footrests have been moved further back, so that the riding position is sportier and more effective. Despite this, overall comfort has even improved, so that riding is less tiring.

The sleek tail with its integrated direction indicators is similar to that of the RSV but points upwards to enhance the Tuono 1000 R’s dynamic styling. The bike can also be rapidly transformed from single to dual seat, adding a passenger seat with built-in grab handles for a comfortable and safe grip.


The V60 Magnesium ENGINE
The latest V 60 Magnesium 1000 cc engine derives from that of the RSV 1000 R, with only a few minor changes to improve torque and muscle at low revs. The engine has been thoroughly redesigned to maintain its reputation as the best twin cylinder engine in production. So performance is more amazing than ever, with 100% usable power and, of course, that proverbial Aprilia reliability.

Improved injection and ignition mapping plus modified valve timing have led to increased power at low and medium revs. Its maximum power rating of 133 HP at 9,500 rpm establishes the V60 Magnesium among the most powerful of all engines in the naked segment. The latest V 60 Magnesium puts out more power than before despite now being homologated to Euro 3 standards!

Some of the main characteristics of the new V 60 Magnesium:

• New cylinder heads for improved gas flow and cooling.
• New camshafts and valve springs.
• 57 mm throttle bodies with one injector per cylinder.
• High strength conrods.
• Lighter overall weight thanks to the extensive use of magnesium.
• The same close-ratio gearbox as the RSV.
• Dry sump lubrication with a double trochoidal pump, separate oil tank and oil cooler.
• Mixed gear and chain timing gear. The drive gears (one for each timing chain) are located inside the crankcase to keep the cylinder heads as compact as possible.
• AVDC (Anti Vibration Double Countershaft).
• Aprilia’s patented PPC (Pneumatic Power Clutch) hydraulically operated, power assisted clutch system for controlling rear wheel bounce under deceleration.

The Tuono 1000 R inherits the RSV’s dynamic air intake, locating it just under the headlight cluster, in the centre of the bike where ram air pressure is highest. The Air Runner duct (which also supports the nose fairing and instruments) channels the air to a 10.3 litre airbox, designed to allow the engine to develop its full potential. The Air Runner duct ensures that pressure in the airbox increases with speed, and generates a 3% increase in engine power at maximum speed.
An engine control unit developed in conjunction with Siemens VDO provides integrated engine management. The ECU receives all essential engine parameters in real time from 15 different sensors, processes the data and, again in real time, controls the various actuators that keep the engine functioning perfectly at all times. The unit’s flash EPROM comes with the mapping for unrestricted racing exhausts ready loaded. Aprilia’s Technical Assistance Service can therefore enable race mapping in next to no time on request.

The entire system has been updated to use the latest technology. All data passes over a CAN line on its way to the instrument control unit that also functions as autodiagnostic controller. The CAN line uses just two wires to carry all necessary data, rendering the wiring extremely simple and contributing to the Tuono’s fantastically light weight.



EXHAUST SYSTEM
Like that of the RSV, the Tuono’s exhaust system is the result of Aprilia’s vast experience in Superbike and Superstock racing. The system is a 2-in-1-in-2, and is made entirely from stainless steel using the latest racing exhaust manufacturing techniques.


FRAME
Whether you are riding on the road or on the track, the Tuono’s chassis brings you the tops in performance and control. Every aspect of the frame, fork and suspensions has been fine tuned for perfect weight distribution.
In keeping with Aprilia traditions, the frame is a combination of aluminium-silicon alloy castings and Peraluman 450 pressed parts. This highly sophisticated structure is not only more rigid than the previous version but lighter too. The latest frame weighs under 10 kg (9650 grams) setting an impressive new record for its class.

The wheelbase is shorter too, and at 1410 mm – another record for the category – accounts for the Tuono’s crisper than even handling and more instinctive ride. Even the rear suspension linkages have been redesigned for a more progressive and comfortable action on the road combined with greater precision on the track.

The new double banana swingarm provides a clear passage for the exhaust system and weighs only 4860 grams, well under the 5 kg figure considered by experts to be the reference weight for this component.


SUSPENSION
The most race-oriented naked on the market accepts no compromises when it comes to suspension. The fork is a Showa upside down unit, with 43 mm stanchions for a perfect balance between precision on the racetrack and comfort on the road. And to ensure that the ideal setup can be achieved for all styles and conditions, on the road and on the track alike, the fork is fully adjustable in spring preload and in compression and rebound damping.

The Sachs monoshock at the rear is likewise adjustable in spring preload and rebound damping.


BRAKING SYSTEM
The braking system has undergone a number of major changes. The new Tuono 1000 R is equipped with Brembo Gold radial calipers featuring four separate sintered pads (one for each piston). The use of four pads instead of two doubles the number of leading edges in the pad-disc system, and delivers increased braking force for identical effort at the brake lever. Because the pads are smaller in size, wear is also more evenly distributed. The two 320 mm floating steel discs feature a narrower braking track to minimise inertia and weight and are fixed in place by Aprilia’s exclusive six spoke flange.

The rear braking system is Brembo Gold too, with a 220 mm stainless steel disc and a caliper with two 32 mm pistons.

The front and rear brakes both use aeronautical metal braided hoses to eliminate the sponginess inevitably associated with conventional brake hoses and to ensure maximum braking precision.


COMPONENTS
What makes the Tuono 1000 R stand out from the competition is the tremendous care and attention that Aprilia has paid to every little detail. The design team have done their very best to ensure that every component on the bike improves its performance and functionality, reduces its weight and enhances its quality and finish.

The following components deserve special mention.

- The dashboard is a mixed (digital-analog) unit. It uses the data received over the CAN line to perform an essential autodiagnostic function for which it incorporates a dedicated memory. The new dashboard control unit performs the same functions as the previous unit (including the 40 lap timer) but is more compact and modern in design and extremely lightweight.
User friendliness has improved too, with all functions controlled from two practical push-buttons on the left hand light switch. The LED backlighting can also be adjusted to three levels of intensity.

- The headlight cluster is derived from that of the RSV, and incorporates four light units for perfect night-time visibility.
- The new tail light cluster features the innovative design and LED lighting of the RSV.
- The ignition key is internally coded, and the ignition block is fitted with an engine immobiliser as standard.






COLOURS
Aprilia’s dedication to style clearly emerges from the elegant colour schemes and graphics that enhance the Tuono’s aggressive looks. The Tuono 1000 R is available in a choice of three colour schemes: Silver, Black, and Fluo Red, to cater for the refined tastes of today’s demanding motorcyclists.


APRILIA TUONO 1000 R Technical Specifications
Engine V60 Magnesium. Longitudinal 60° V twin, four stroke. Liquid cooling with three-way pressurised circuit. Double overhead cams, mixed gear/chain timing drive, four valves per cylinder. Patented AVDC anti-vibration double countershaft.
Fuel 95 RON unleaded petrol.
Bore and stroke 97 x 67.5 mm.
Displacement 997.62 cc.
Compression ratio 11.8:1.
Maximum power at the crank 98 kW (133 HP) at 9,500 rpm.
Maximum torque at the crank 10.4 kgm (102 Nm) at 8,750 rpm.
Fuel system Integrated electronic engine management system. Indirect multi-point electronic injection. 57 mm diameter throttle bodies.
Ignition Digital electronic ignition, integrated with the injection control system. One spark plug per cylinder.
Starting Electric starter.
Exhaust system Two silencers with three way catalytic converter and lambda oxygen sensor (Euro 3).
Generator 12 V – 500 W.
Lubrication Dry sump with separate oil reservoir.
Double trochoidal pump with oil cooler.
Steel oil reservoir.
Gearbox 6 speed. Transmission ratios:
1st 34/15 (2.27)
2nd 31/19 (1.63)
3rd 26/20 (1.3)
4th 24/22 (1.091)
5th 24/25 (0.96)
6th 23/26 (0.88)
Clutch Multiple disc in oil bath with patented PPC power-assisted hydraulic control.
Metal braid clutch line.
Radial master cylinder with 15 mm piston.
Primary drive Spur gears. Transmission ratio: 60/31 (1.935:1).
Final drive Chain.
Transmission ratio: 40/16 (2.5:1).
Frame Box section sloping twin-spar frame in aluminium alloy.
Front suspension
Showa 43 mm upside-down fork with adjustment for spring preload, compression and rebound damping. 120 mm wheel travel.
Rear suspension Aluminium alloy double banana swingarm. APS (Aprilia Progressive System) rising rate linkages.
Sachs hydraulic monoshock with adjustment for spring preload and rebound damping.
Wheel travel 133 mm.
Brakes Front: Brembo double floating disk in stainless steel, Ø 320 mm.
Brembo triple bridge caliper with four 34 mm pistons and four sintered pads.
Metal braided brake line.
Rear: Brembo stainless steel disk, Ø 220 mm. Twin piston calliper, 32 mm diameter pistons, sintered pads. Metal braided brake line.
Wheels Aluminium alloy.
Front: 3.50 x 17"
Rear: 6.00 x 17".
Tyres Radial tubeless.
Front: 120/70 ZR 17.
Rear: 190/50 ZR 17 (alternative: 180/55 ZR 17 and 190/55).
Dimensions Maximum length: 2,025 mm
Maximum width: 830 mm (at handlebars)
Maximum height: 1,100 mm (at handlebars)
Seat height: 810 mm
Handlebar height: 1,020 mm at bar ends
Wheelbase: 1,410 mm
Trail: 103.7 mm
Steering angle: 25°
Dry weight (without battery) 185 kg
Tank Capacity 18 litres, 4 litre reserve.
Colours Silver, Black, Fluo Red.

pilotw98
09-15-2005, 10:53 AM
yay!! it comes in black! :)

overall sounds like a nice upgrade from the 03-05s

BigMac
09-15-2005, 01:17 PM
Lower mass and more power=very good news imo. I would however not assume the OEM wheels are forged OZ's. Yes they are blue like the OZ Factory wheels but given this is not a "Factory" version, I'm guessing these are cast alloy painted OZ Factory blue.

I'm also curious how much of the engine components are Mg. Given Mg's propensity for corrosion, just seems like more maintainence and hassle with only a few grams lower mass for benefit. Can't use my Water Wetter-distilled water coolant solution, this thing will require some PG coolant for additional corrosion prevention :bangwall:

Let's see that all black version :lover:

Norcal Factory
09-15-2005, 01:41 PM
Oh no, dear... our baby's ugly! :fangs:

Ed / AF1 Racing
09-15-2005, 02:28 PM
Lower mass and more power=very good news imo. I would however not assume the OEM wheels are forged OZ's. Yes they are blue like the OZ Factory wheels but given this is not a "Factory" version, I'm guessing these are cast alloy painted OZ Factory blue.

I'm also curious how much of the engine components are Mg. Given Mg's propensity for corrosion, just seems like more maintainence and hassle with only a few grams lower mass for benefit. Can't use my Water Wetter-distilled water coolant solution, this thing will require some PG coolant for additional corrosion prevention :bangwall:

Let's see that all black version :lover:


the magnesium is the valve covers, and clutch cover.......no need to worry about corrosion.

vito
09-15-2005, 03:11 PM
How is a bike 'naked' when the engine is covered by oddly shaped plastic panels?

:plus: always had a problem with that myself.

and ed, i'm guessing you didn't write that tuono decription yourself. ;) :p:

Bill in OKC
09-15-2005, 03:12 PM
COLOURS
Aprilia’s dedication to style clearly emerges from the elegant colour schemes and graphics that enhance the Tuono’s aggressive looks. The Tuono 1000 R is available in a choice of three colour schemes: Silver, Black, and Fluo Red, to cater for the refined tastes of today’s demanding motorcyclists.
??????????
I have not seen the black yet so I guess I'll cut them some slack until then.

Ed / AF1 Racing
09-15-2005, 03:34 PM
:and ed, i'm guessing you didn't write that tuono decription yourself. ;) :p:


ahhh, no I didnt write that. I know how to spell the word "color"

vsgofast
09-15-2005, 03:43 PM
What's wrong with a little U in colo(u)r?

vsgofast
09-15-2005, 03:45 PM
However, I do see a problem with an "o" in didn't. :) :p:

falco03
09-15-2005, 03:57 PM
How is a bike 'naked' when the engine is covered by oddly shaped plastic panels?

i thought it had more to do with the lack of a front fairing rather than side panels..................hmmmmmm.

Bill in OKC
09-15-2005, 03:59 PM
Here is an idea for some matching leathers :)

Speedfreak UK
09-15-2005, 06:27 PM
OH NOES THEY RUINED IT!1!ONE!1!1!

Edit: Looks like an ant.

fnfalman
09-15-2005, 06:52 PM
I guess I'm too "unrefined" to appreciate the beauty of this Tuono. Well, I can see that my 04 Tuono will be the last Aprilia I'll ever own.

There's always Moto Guzzi, and Moto Morini is making an attempt at importing the Corsaro into the US. Hopefully KTM will also bring in their SuperDuke. My Tuono R will hold until then. Not to mention that I may just bite the bullet and go with the Brutale 910. It ain't a V-twin but at least it looks like an Italian bike and not a rice burner.

Eyeque
09-15-2005, 07:03 PM
I think it would look better flat black without all that crap all over it...like the old one.

stroker
09-15-2005, 07:36 PM
Lower mass and more power=very good news imo. I would however not assume the OEM wheels are forged OZ's. Yes they are blue like the OZ Factory wheels but given this is not a "Factory" version, I'm guessing these are cast alloy painted OZ Factory blue.

Most likely the same as the new Pegaso Strada, with the mock OZ rims.

Ed / AF1 Racing
09-15-2005, 07:53 PM
call me weird, but I like these graphics....

I've always loved the blue wheels on any color Aprilia. They are an accent. You want attention drawn to your OZ rims.

the front fairing does need a bit of work

Marko
09-15-2005, 07:59 PM
I like it in red!!! :) Black? Boorrring.

DanB
09-15-2005, 08:23 PM
I hope the next Mille and subsequent Tuono have a much more sculpted look than the current style. All angles and facets make my eyes hurt. In my experience as an aerospace structural engineer, the more a design is tweaked for aero and structural efficiency, the more it looks like a real work of art, and the less it looks like CAD (even if it's developed in CAD).

When will we see an end to the origami Aprilia era?!

vtrandall
09-15-2005, 09:13 PM
c'mon Aprilia.....we need some more pics...convince the skeptics....show us some color variations......please :D

fnfalman
09-15-2005, 09:29 PM
How are the other colors going to help if they are decorated the same way with the ghastly graphics?

bramo
09-15-2005, 10:04 PM
No need to pimp that ride, it's done at the factory.....YUCK!

vtrandall
09-15-2005, 10:13 PM
quick (half assed) PS job
a little blue to tie in the rims, loose the checkerboard....
a "Clarkie" version would help......

CBRrider
09-15-2005, 10:29 PM
The design and paint scheme have the bike looking like a byproduct of the Have Blue project that gave us the F117 Stealth fighter. Nevertheless, is there any word on availability dates and price?

vsgofast
09-15-2005, 11:05 PM
From what I understand it will go on sale early October...just remember the price will not include the new paint job you're going to do...

2whlgeezer
09-16-2005, 03:11 AM
From what I understand it will go on sale early October
...and parts will be available in October also- October 2006..or 7....

spencer
09-16-2005, 07:16 AM
As an 04 Tuono owner I always thought the front fairing looked detached on my ride. Then I see this :eek: looks like an afterthought!!!

Spence

ASHTON
09-16-2005, 12:19 PM
As an 04 Tuono owner I always thought the front fairing looked detached on my ride. Then I see this :eek: looks like an afterthought!!!

Spence

This is Nekid!

Bill in OKC
09-16-2005, 12:56 PM
I like both of the photoshops. I think you've got something there ASHTON! I like that.

cavender
09-16-2005, 01:32 PM
Hell I like it. It's new and it says "Aprilia" on it! I agree the graphics have to go. Perhaps they are a result of their collaberation with BMW. :p:

A nice stealty black one would be the ticket.

vtrandall
09-16-2005, 01:50 PM
c'mon Aaron.....get to work :)

we need the Clarkie Tuono 2.0

http://www.ema-usa.com/images/news/Tuono_rt_side.jpg

clarkie49
09-16-2005, 02:08 PM
Like i said, the worse it is from the Factory (and i dont think it looks bad in black or silver) the more i have to work with ;)

vito
09-16-2005, 02:34 PM
Like i said, the worse it is from the Factory (and i dont think it looks bad in black or silver) the more i have to work with ;)
i think the only problem is that checkered flag design. as i said someplace the gray/silver version looks like old battleship camouflage. solid colors or a different scheme and it would look good.

olie
09-16-2005, 03:29 PM
I like that paint scheme on the Tuono, of course it would be dead wrong on a Capo :blah: :blah: :rolleyes:

vito
09-16-2005, 03:57 PM
you know, it seems like a couple of years ago there was a negative reaction to aprilias with red seats, and they didn't materialize - over here, anyway.

maybe the marketing department will see the negative reaction to the color scheme and revise it.

clarkie49
09-16-2005, 04:43 PM
Wouldnt be the first time they didnt bring all the colors in ;)

Scary
09-16-2005, 06:40 PM
"Me thinks" we will all soon be finding out just how much the present shape of 2ono fairing is helping us keep the front wheel down onto the tar at high speeds "A"... :D :D .....hit a bit of a rise on this puppy & become an instant stunter. :)

CBRrider
09-16-2005, 08:21 PM
Give me a solid color and a fairing that offers some protection and I'd be delighted.

desmodromic
09-17-2005, 08:09 AM
you know, it seems like a couple of years ago there was a negative reaction to aprilias with red seats, and they didn't materialize - over here, anyway.

maybe the marketing department will see the negative reaction to the color scheme and revise it.

Don't forget the Futura had this ghastly seat when it was introduced:

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/tech/misc/images/ApriliaFutura.jpg

These bikes made the rounds of the Motorcycle show circuit in the US, and I distinctly remember groups of potential customers scratching their heads. The production version showed up with the current sidepanels.

mikesduc
09-17-2005, 08:59 AM
This is Nekid!

You screwed me man! Now I want one. Sweet pic.

bird
09-17-2005, 10:30 AM
Yeah, dump the graphics and tweak the fairing/shield and that would be sharp.

pizzadude
09-17-2005, 03:02 PM
Hey guys,

I just started to get interested in the Tuono as of maybe 3 months ago. I started to read reviews on the new Speed Triple and found a couple comparo's that had included the TUono. Their write ups of how "badass" this bike is really piqued my interest. I'm curently on an '03 FZ1...but would like that to change.

So ths past week, while on business in Minneapolis, I found an Aprilia dealer with and '04 leftover. sweet bike...however, I gotta say, other than the nose, there really is not a whole lot of difference. It's still not "naked". After finally being able to see it up close, there is a lot of clutter on the bike...all necessary clutter though...coolant tanks, oil tanks, oil coolers, engine radiators...

So, I know I'm a newbie on the forum, but not sure what the complainers are complaining about...its still got the same clutter. However, they could have done something a little more stylish with that paint job. I hate to say this, but Ducati and MV really have set what "italian style" should be.

But saying all that...I'm still going to plead with my wife for an '06. I like the nose, and the mechanical upgrades are awesome. Being a scientific kinda guy, when it comes to Form vs. Function, I pick Function first...

So in the immortal style of Homer: Mmmm.......aprilia...*drool*

DanB
09-17-2005, 07:35 PM
I just started to get interested in the Tuono as of maybe 3 months ago. I started to read reviews on the new Speed Triple and found a couple comparo's that had included the TUono.Interesting, most of the cheerleading US motorcycle press has conveniently left out any mention of the Tuono in reviews of the new Speed Triple!


So ths past week, while on business in Minneapolis, I found an Aprilia dealer with and '04 leftover. sweet bike...however, I gotta say, other than the nose, there really is not a whole lot of difference.If you ignore the shapes of the frame and swingarm. Michael Angelo vs. MechaGodzilla.


It's still not "naked". After finally being able to see it up close, there is a lot of clutter on the bike...all necessary clutter though...coolant tanks, oil tanks, oil coolers, engine radiators...Actually, that's one of the things I LIKE about the Tuono. Everything goes where it should go, whether it obscures the view to the engine or not. It helps that even auxiliary systems are designed to be easy to look at, though!


So, I know I'm a newbie on the forum, but not sure what the complainers are complaining about...its still got the same clutter. However, they could have done something a little more stylish with that paint job. I hate to say this, but Ducati and MV really have set what "italian style" should be. To me, the original flat black/carbon fiber Tuono R does "Italian style" WAY better than any Ducati, and as well as MV (better than the Brutale IMO). Some of the subsequent paint schemes have been less aesthetically pleasing, but the shapes of the structures (up to now) have ramained gorgeous.


But saying all that...I'm still going to plead with my wife for an '06. I like the nose, and the mechanical upgrades are awesome. Being a scientific kinda guy, when it comes to Form vs. Function, I pick Function first...
So in the immortal style of Homer: Mmmm.......aprilia...*drool*You have to ask PERMISSION from the wife?! This is only acceptable if it is HER earnings that are being spent in the acquisition.
:)

Befbever
09-18-2005, 03:22 AM
I like.
The only thing holding me back is the fact you still can't get into the ECU like you can with a Futura or Capo. I mean for chrissakes, the ECU has been in use for 2 years and still no-one's been able to hack into it?

Tsk....:rolleyes:

GeoR
09-18-2005, 08:52 AM
I like.
The only thing holding me back is the fact you still can't get into the ECU like you can with a Futura or Capo. I mean for chrissakes, the ECU has been in use for 2 years and still no-one's been able to hack into it?

Tsk....:rolleyes:


Maybe there's no need to hack it:

"The ECU receives all essential engine parameters in real time from 15 different sensors, processes the data and, again in real time, controls the various actuators that keep the engine functioning perfectly at all times. The unit’s flash EPROM comes with the mapping for unrestricted racing exhausts ready loaded."

Sound's like it's a closed-loop fully self adjusting fi (finally) the "race mapping" computes for optimum running while ignoring the emissions.

In the future I'd like to see ECUs switching themselves automatically to "performance" whenever the sensors tell it the hardware has been tampered.

Ricky J
09-18-2005, 10:56 AM
Despite the admittedly horrific BMW-ish graphics shown in that picture the Tuon06 looks spiffy enough, and it's nice to see the RSV04 tail section and tank without an RC51 nose.

Cannot wait to see 'er in person.

pizzadude
09-18-2005, 07:03 PM
Ouch DannyB, I know I'm a newb on the thread, but after 5 years of being "hitched", I'm not a complete newb to mind of a woman. Now this in no way means that I fully understand females...I just know that asking permission is probably the safer way. :) And for the record, we're DINKS, so the money is all in one pot. *sigh*

anyway, its a sweet ride, I can't wait to see it up close and personal...

GeoR
09-18-2005, 09:02 PM
Ouch DannyB, I know I'm a newb on the thread, but after 5 years of being "hitched", I'm not a complete newb to mind of a woman.


Asking permission is just wrong....... but pleading is ok! ;)

Better yet, if you can actually afford it (really afford it, not just) start by stating matter of fact that you want it, and that you intend to get it -then wait and see what reactions you get. You may need to do a little selling, maybe not. Save the pleading for last!

But I do agree that since your income is joint it would be unfair to make unilateral decisions.

Silver-Bolt
09-18-2005, 09:21 PM
Ouch DannyB, I know I'm a newb on the thread, but after 5 years of being "hitched", I'm not a complete newb to mind of a woman. Now this in no way means that I fully understand females...I just know that asking permission is probably the safer way. :) And for the record, we're DINKS, so the money is all in one pot. *sigh*

anyway, its a sweet ride, I can't wait to see it up close and personal...

Offsetting jewelry helps. Or sometimes it's better to beg for forgiveness rather than ask permission.

GeoR
09-18-2005, 09:39 PM
. Or sometimes it's better to beg for forgiveness rather than ask permission.


No asking for forgiveness sucks, women have the memory of elephants for everything you do wrong and besides it leads to festering resentment.

Of course if you did honestly fuck up you should just apologise, but not for doing something knowingly...that's just dishonest and will get you no respect.

RSV4ME
09-19-2005, 05:00 AM
:funnypost For farks sake GeoR, you need to stick to the RBB, every time say say something it´s like listening to "days of our lives". :cathat:

AV8OR
09-19-2005, 05:15 AM
i think it looks like ass......im gonna get an 05

cavender
09-19-2005, 07:58 AM
Asking permission is just wrong....... but pleading is ok! ;) .Words to live by:

"It's far better to seek forgiveness than to ask permission."

:cathat:

damn I just saw SilverBolt beat me to it. :whiner:

cavender
09-19-2005, 08:02 AM
i think it looks like ass......im gonna get an 05What's the matter, you don't like ass? :spankie: :p:

bykshopping
09-19-2005, 09:59 AM
Italian bike? Italian bike??? That thing looks like it came out of a Vladivostok tractor factory. On one of their BAD days... OUCH!!!

DanB
09-19-2005, 11:46 AM
Ouch DannyB, I know I'm a newb on the thread, but after 5 years of being "hitched", I'm not a complete newb to mind of a woman. Now this in no way means that I fully understand females...I just know that asking permission is probably the safer way. :)

I avoided the issue by getting my Tuono a couple of months before getting married (tee hee) :)

Befbever
09-19-2005, 12:20 PM
Maybe there's no need to hack it:

"The ECU receives all essential engine parameters in real time from 15 different sensors, processes the data and, again in real time, controls the various actuators that keep the engine functioning perfectly at all times. The unit’s flash EPROM comes with the mapping for unrestricted racing exhausts ready loaded."

Sound's like it's a closed-loop fully self adjusting fi (finally) the "race mapping" computes for optimum running while ignoring the emissions.

In the future I'd like to see ECUs switching themselves automatically to "performance" whenever the sensors tell it the hardware has been tampered.
Sounds like you're buying the salesperson's rap, GeoR.
How very unlike you. ;)

ckruzel
09-19-2005, 03:06 PM
I guess I'm too "unrefined" to appreciate the beauty of this Tuono. Well, I can see that my 04 Tuono will be the last Aprilia I'll ever own.

There's always Moto Guzzi, and Moto Morini is making an attempt at importing the Corsaro into the US. Hopefully KTM will also bring in their SuperDuke. My Tuono R will hold until then. Not to mention that I may just bite the bullet and go with the Brutale 910. It ain't a V-twin but at least it looks like an Italian bike and not a rice burner.

fzrtony from the forum just rode the brutale 910, he said it was faster than his s4r monster, he liked it alot

pizzadude
09-19-2005, 04:47 PM
I will leave it at the fact that I intend to do whatever it takes. I'm pretty strong willed. The tuono will be mine...maybe not this year, maybe next, but it will.

So after some comparisons of the RSV and the new TUono, its very obvious lthe chassis is completely identical. I love it. Wonder why the other naked bike's mfg's don't follow similar suit. Don't they realize that us naked bikers want all the power, all the handling, just not the nasty ergos that come with the sporty's.

Oh well...the website says it will be at the dealers by end of october. Is that true or did i miss read? Seems all the jap bike dealers (sorry, riceburners) cant touch the new bikes until very late winter/early spring. Just a manufacturer difference maybe?

GeoR
09-19-2005, 05:03 PM
Sounds like you're buying the salesperson's rap, GeoR.
How very unlike you. ;)


Why, because I think that closed loop mapping offer superior possibilities? Don't you? Of course it's up to the manufacturer to take advantage of those possibilities........ or not.

zx6racer
09-19-2005, 05:27 PM
You need to change to an open-loop system if you use slip-ons or a full system. The bikes in a closed-loop system runs too lean to start with and any mods done makes it worse. So on top of getting your pipes or air box kit you have to spend another $500-$600 more for a power commander and a custom map to get the bike right just like the 04-05 Factory and RSVR. :cigar:

GeoR
09-19-2005, 06:54 PM
You need to change to an open-loop system if you use slip-ons or a full system. The bikes in a closed-loop system runs too lean to start with and any mods done makes it worse.

Although that may be true in practice (at least on some bikes) I don't see a technical reason why that should be the norm for a closed loop....especially not the "too lean" condition.
Are you confusing open vs closed loop?
If it has a Lambda sensor (that's the sniffer right?) at the very least it should not allow it to run any leaner with the aftermarket than with the stock pipes. IOW it should sense the additional leaness and enrichen the mixture accordingly. Same goes air density, altitude etc -as long as the mechanical fuel delivery is up to par to provide enough fuel.

Even better it could be programmed to automatically switch to different (performance) parameters when you tamper with the hardware.

BTW, Kawaski marketed an f.i. bike like 25-30 years ago and it automatically enrichened the mixture when you switched to open cans, no need to rejet the carbs!

ckruzel
09-19-2005, 07:09 PM
"it could be programmed" or what it does vs what you think it should do

clarkie49
09-19-2005, 07:38 PM
Although that may be true in practice (at least on some bikes) I don't see a technical reason why that should be the norm for a closed loop....especially not the "too lean" condition.
Are you confusing open vs closed loop?
If it has a Lambda sensor (that's the sniffer right?) at the very least it should not allow it to run any leaner with the aftermarket than with the stock pipes. IOW it should sense the additional leaness and enrichen the mixture accordingly. Same goes air density, altitude etc -as long as the mechanical fuel delivery is up to par to provide enough fuel.

Even better it could be programmed to automatically switch to different (performance) parameters when you tamper with the hardware.

BTW, Kawaski marketed an f.i. bike like 25-30 years ago and it automatically enrichened the mixture when you switched to open cans, no need to rejet the carbs!

the stock fi programming is very very lean intentionally, it is called doing what you have to so you can get a bike through the emmissions testing, same reason for the plug in the airbox on the old bikes and the 'flapper' on the new bikes.

the O2 sensor leans the bike out to 'Lambbda' which is 14.7:1 air fuel ratio, why 14.7:1? that is the leanest point a motorcycle will run cleanly and produce eth lowest emmissions.

if you could rewrite the ECU to use the O2 sensor and adjust the a/f to around 13:1 the bike would run better but the biggest problem is that the Aprilia doesnt use a 5 wire Lambda sensor so it will only really adjust the a/f at 'steady state' cruising which is what the EPA testing is done at.

the MotoGP bikes use trick O2 sensors that adjust the a/f as the race goes on so if the race starts cloudy and then heats up 20' as the race goes on the ECU will compensate along the way :cool:

it would be cool if the bike could detect if you installed slipons but people piss and moan about the prices now, the added technology that would go along with it would just make the bike cost too much. why not have a toggle switch on the bike to switch from closed to open or closed to 'performance' type of setting?

The Federal government objects to things that mess with the Enviroment Protection Act ;)

GeoR
09-19-2005, 10:13 PM
it would be cool if the bike could detect if you installed slipons but people piss and moan about the prices now, the added technology that would go along with it would just make the bike cost too much.

Correct me if I'm wrong but the hardware for that is already there and I think that it's just a matter of software.

For example once the sensor reads extreme lean condition > open cans > switch to O2 optimised program (rather than Lambda).

It really doesn't add anything to the cost to have 2 programs on the same ECU with a binary switch and I think the sensors readings could activate those programs back and forth.

Ricky J
09-20-2005, 07:11 AM
Your basic herbal tea-drinking Birkenstock-shod Green Party member eco-weenie would have a coronary if such a feature were on modern infernal combustion engines. Why...why...why...he'd call someone in Hollywood and get us fixed for sure!

It's left (sorry) for the rest of us to say "good enough" and buy whatever motorbike best suits us, imperfect as it may be, it's that or take fifteen smart pills a day and become the new John Britten and make our own.

Speaking of the Kiwis, Clarkie was right- surprise- about how some will love the new Tuono and some won't. And GeoR, there are many ways for an old motorcyclist to hang up his leathers permanently! One is to become Retro Grouch and mercilessly critique everything that comes out. It works too, I know people who've done it. Be careful, there's a mobility chair out there with your name on it...

clarkie49
09-20-2005, 07:42 AM
Correct me if I'm wrong but the hardware for that is already there and I think that it's just a matter of software.

For example once the sensor reads extreme lean condition > open cans > switch to O2 optimised program (rather than Lambda).

It really doesn't add anything to the cost to have 2 programs on the same ECU with a binary switch and I think the sensors readings could activate those programs back and forth.


you should build your own bike dude, that way the tach would have the numbers in the right place and it would be a 'smart bike' and could be operated telepathically :rolleyes:

you obviously dont know as much about the Siemens VDO CAN system as you think you do, buy and 04 RSV-R or the 06 Tuono and figure it out and you will make a shitload of money for yourself :)

Ricky I was wrong, some will like it, some will hate it and other will piss and moan because that is all they know ;)

GeoR
09-20-2005, 08:31 AM
you obviously dont know as much about the Siemens VDO CAN system as you think you do, buy and 04 RSV-R or the 06 Tuono and figure it out and you will make a shitload of money for yourself :)

Nope I don't know about the Siemens.
Thanks but I knew that I was doing WAG on that, that's why I started with "correct me if I'm wrong" Still is there a reason why a closed loop fi couldn't not be designed as per my wishfull thinking?
I know the epa wouldn't like it if you could just push a button to do it, but....


ps about the red line at 3pm, that was about the Triumph , 'prilias have it right.

pps I didn't slam the looks of the new Tuno either, I happen to like it.

hank
09-20-2005, 08:47 AM
GeoR,

You HAVE been a bit ornery lately... :crybaby:

What's going on, another hurricane getting you down?

Befbever
09-20-2005, 10:21 AM
Can't I like it and piss and moan regardless? ;)

GeoR
09-20-2005, 10:39 AM
GeoR,

You HAVE been a bit ornery lately... :crybaby:

What's going on, another hurricane getting you down?

Yep, I've been sitting around waiting for it since yesterday afternoon and it really grates on one's nerves -especially with 4 large mutts glued to my feet the whole time. :fangs:

olie
09-20-2005, 10:53 AM
... some will like it, some will hate it and other will piss and moan because that is all they know ;)

The non buyers, typically the "purists", will keep moaning and staying /masturbating online instead of riding "a" bike. Another case of "wet dreamers" !!!!

Ricky J
09-21-2005, 07:47 AM
The steering damper looks a little inaccessible where they've put it, and more prone to cop dirt and grit.

Booger Red
09-21-2005, 10:55 AM
DAMNIT, DAMNIT, DAMNIT, I do NOT want to like this bike. But I'm gonna to want one, I just know it. Crap. Just when I've about got the 03 just right. Maybe if the magazines hate it. I can hold off till 07. God I hope they screw up the paint on the Factory too. :bangwall: :)

Infallible
09-21-2005, 11:47 AM
I can't wait to see what the other colour schemes look like. This one is just ugly as hell. Primer black would be much better than the boy racer look.

Ricky J
09-21-2005, 12:01 PM
If the color scheme offends there will be others, absolutely.

Davenet
09-21-2005, 12:33 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong but the hardware for that is already there and I think that it's just a matter of software.

For example once the sensor reads extreme lean condition > open cans > switch to O2 optimised program (rather than Lambda).

It really doesn't add anything to the cost to have 2 programs on the same ECU with a binary switch and I think the sensors readings could activate those programs back and forth.

I understand the Lark has all of that stuff figured out.
http://valuemobility.com/Mvc-159s.jpg
http://valuemobility.com/Mvc-162s.jpg


Get off the computer & back in the saddle George!

Kiwi_M5
09-21-2005, 04:22 PM
The steering damper looks a little inaccessible where they've put it, and more prone to cop dirt and grit.

Inaccessible??? Are you kidding - its the same mounting as on the 04-05 RSV which is only a real $#@$#@ to get at if you want to remove for whatever reason- but very easily adjusted from sitting on the bike.... but

... interestingly, the damper in the pic doesnt appear to be the ohlins item so not sure where the adjustment knob is. Had quick read through Ed's post and couldnt see mention of the steering damper.

Ricky J
09-21-2005, 06:28 PM
According to the PR blurb at roadracingworld.com the Tuono 1000R we're looking at here has a Showa fork and Sachs rear shock; along with the seemingly nonadjustable steering damper, that has me thinking it's the standard base model Tuon06. The wheels do appear to be OZ-like- maybe they is, maybe they isn't! But convention usually has companies pulling the skirt up on their tamer versions first.

Look for an upgraded model with all the tricks soon enough. We should be seeing lots more pictures and press copy about this 1000R Tuono in the coming week at the Paris Show.

GeoR
09-21-2005, 06:41 PM
According to the PR blurb at roadracingworld.com the Tuono 1000R we're looking at here has a Showa fork and Sachs rear shock; along with the seemingly nonadjustable steering damper, that has me thinking it's the standard base model Tuon06. The wheels do appear to be OZ-like- maybe they is, maybe they isn't! But convention usually has companies pulling the skirt up on their tamer versions first.

Look for an upgraded model with all the tricks soon enough. We should be seeing lots more pictures and press copy about this 1000R Tuono in the coming week at the Paris Show.


Right you are, the hot one may be called the Tuono factory.....

clarkie49
09-21-2005, 09:27 PM
The wheels do appear to be OZ-like- maybe they is, maybe they isn't!

same type of 'OZ lookalike' wheels on the new Pegaso, but the are cast not forged ;)

Kiwi_M5
09-21-2005, 10:29 PM
same type of 'OZ lookalike' wheels on the new Pegaso, but the are cast not forged ;)

Are they still OZ wheels?

I had heard/read a while back that OZ have gone out of the bike wheel business and sold it to RC Components (or a name like that)??!??!?!?!?! At the time I couldnt find any info on the net other than an official blurb from OZ saying they no longer do bike wheels.

clarkie49
09-21-2005, 10:43 PM
from the 'info' i have the wheels that come on the RSV-R and Pegaso are 'cast' aluminium where as the wheels on the Factory (and older Mille R) are 'forged' aluminium

they just look the same for the bling factor, same reason the sachs sock is now gold in stead of black and comes with a yellow spring just like an Ohlins shock ;)

priller tiller
09-23-2005, 02:27 PM
i wonder if all 3 colors are coming to the states or if they'll only bring a couple like the 05 rsv's?

clarkie49
09-23-2005, 02:40 PM
no one on the forum likes the photos shown so they should definitely scrap that color, hell dont bring any in as all the 'die hard' Aprilia fans prefer the early models ;)

GeoR
09-23-2005, 03:30 PM
A CF scoop, remove the Aprilia logo from the lower and I'm ready to go. ;)

novos
09-23-2005, 05:19 PM
no one on the forum likes the photos shown so they should definitely scrap that color, hell dont bring any in as all the 'die hard' Aprilia fans prefer the early models ;)


this also means they're never bringing the 450 here either

priller tiller
09-23-2005, 05:33 PM
this also means they're never bringing the 450 here either

That's not what I hear. I bumped into the PR manager at the airport. He was on his way to NYC (Piaggio USA) and said that the production starts next month for the SXV & RXV but this would be for Euro bikes only (probably Italy first, my guess). He said that the Italian's want to wait and make sure the bike is bullet proof before they bring it to the US market.

I don't blame them, we American's tend to be 'over-critical' when it comes to mechanical things in general. If there is one little discrepancy we have a tendancy of saying that the product is crap. Personally, I can't wait for both units to come, even if it is next summer. I'll wait...

:peace:

novos
09-23-2005, 06:15 PM
my money is waiting for aprilia to get it done :)

if it's as reliable as the rotax motor i have nothing to complain about.

clarkie49
09-23-2005, 07:51 PM
I don't blame them, we American's tend to be 'over-critical' when it comes to mechanical things in general. If there is one little discrepancy we have a tendancy of saying that the product is crap.


and beat the crap out of stuff harder than anyone else as well, i bet America has the highest number of broken down vehicles in a front yard per capita in the world :D

you are right though, people here are very quick to judge the performance or reliability of a vehicle/motorcycle, makes you wonder how GM is still in business ;)

GeoR
09-23-2005, 09:27 PM
We Americans have been perverted by a 30 year long onslaught of Japanese industrialism...now we expect our machines to be no less reliable than our refrigerators are.

Sad but true. Why else would people pay more for a Toyota Lexus than for a BMW?

priller tiller
09-23-2005, 09:55 PM
Sad but true. Why else would people pay more for a Toyota Lexus than for a BMW?

And that's why they say "some people are just meant to own a Hond-o"

kiwifalco
09-24-2005, 03:05 AM
We Americans have been perverted by a 30 year long onslaught of Japanese industrialism...now we expect our machines to be no less reliable than our refrigerators are.

Sad but true. Why else would people pay more for a Toyota Lexus than for a BMW?

Every person I know that have owned BMW & Lexus in the same model equivalent, not to mention Mercedes etc. have all said the Lexus is the better car.. disclaimer kicks in here.... although it does bring Aprilia to mind for me. :cheers:

Ricky J
09-24-2005, 10:23 AM
And Thank God for the high standards of Japanese products, they have forced others to improve theirs and we consumers are the beneficiaries. Thus the two Aprilias in my garage are extremely reliable- these are not your father's Italian motorcycles!

Japan not only pressured the others to boost quality, but to do it at a reasonable cost. Again, we win.

GeoR
09-24-2005, 03:16 PM
And Thank God for the high standards of Japanese products, they have forced others to improve theirs and we consumers are the beneficiaries. Thus the two Aprilias in my garage are extremely reliable- these are not your father's Italian motorcycles!

Japan not only pressured the others to boost quality, but to do it at a reasonable cost. Again, we win.


I agree with some of it...with some I don't.
People can no longer differentiate "quality" from "reliability".

Using that gauge a $10 quartz watch is better "quality" than a Swiss selfwinding chronometer watch....and Hunday cars are better than Bentleys.
:cathat:

Turpentine
09-25-2005, 05:00 AM
Fast, cheap, reliable; pick two.

GeoR
09-25-2005, 08:28 AM
Fast, cheap, reliable; pick two.

That sounds like a Bic disposable lighter, might as well also add "practical" to your list. :)

LUCKY DAVE
09-25-2005, 09:52 AM
I own a Bentley and trust me....a Hyundai IS better! I had an English computer once. It worked ok but I got tired of lighting the boiler.

RSV4ME
09-28-2005, 09:07 PM
Shouldn´t we be seeing some better pictures of this by now.... :WTF:

Turpentine
09-29-2005, 12:42 AM
GeoR, I meant in design, you usually only see two of those three together.

cavender
09-29-2005, 08:33 AM
That damn horse is making me dizzy.

priller tiller
09-29-2005, 09:34 AM
Shouldn´t we be seeing some better pictures of this by now.... :WTF:

a friend of mine has press credentials and he said that they have only officially released one picture of the 06 Tuono. I just keep checking out aprilia.com hoping that they post something up there.

canus
10-03-2005, 09:14 AM
That damn horse is making me dizzy.

Those damn fish are making me horny. :lover:

Bill in OKC
10-03-2005, 09:24 AM
Those damn fish are making me horny. :lover:

I should go fishing more often. Those are some really nice fish. :funnypost

MilleArp
10-03-2005, 11:15 AM
Yeah... nice "fish".... :rolleyes:

:spankie:

Jony2Stones
10-03-2005, 12:18 PM
What a difference a coupe pics make.

Now the new Tuono is rightly getting the love it deserves...

FTM
10-15-2005, 09:29 AM
Hey LUCKY DAVE,sorry to hear about your English computer.I had a American calculator once ,the string snaped and all the beads fell off.Must have been foreign string eh.

FTM.

ierax
10-27-2005, 04:21 AM
very nice

reddog15
10-31-2005, 10:19 PM
Since I crashed my 04 I think I get this one! I love this color scheme :lover:

Beau1K
11-01-2005, 02:18 AM
or I will be tempted by the new fz1.....

Bite your tounge you lunatic! FZ1 = Fugazyi...forgettaboutit