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    R or not

    Just wondering about this bike.
    It's supposed to be an R but is missing most of the usual R stuff.
    Surely it should have ohlins and forged wheels or did Aprilia cut costs on them?
    https://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/mo...ono_r%2005.htm
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    The R was the standard model.

    If you want Ohlins and light wheels you’ll need a Factory, Racing or the original bronze framed R street fighter.
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    Hi GC.
    Talk about making things awkward
    So did the factory replace the R Street fighter?
    Then what would the Racing Version have compared with Street fighter and Factory?

    Is that the case with all tuono's from 2002 to 2006 so?
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    Tuono model history.
    2002,
    Falco Streetfighter kit,....the shape of things to come?Early 2002 Aprilia offered a streetfighter styling kit for the popular Falco model.Included in the kit were higher handlbars,fairing,belly pan,mudguards,uprated front brake and airscoops.Also included were a pair of high level carbon cans with eprom chip.Cost for the complete kit was around £2000,although parts could be bought separately.

    Later on in '02 came the origional first Tuono,the 'R' Limited edition.200 bikes were made and came with a numbered plaque on the top yolk.Matte black paint,bronze coloured frame,carbon fibre/kevlar bodywork, Bronze OZ wheels, Ohlins suspension all round. Based on Mille 'R' running gear.
    126bhp from Rotax V990.


    2003,
    First year of full production with the Tuono 'Fighter'.Colours wereTulip Red or Magnet Grey with bronze frames and black Brembo wheels. Suspension is Showa forks with Sachs rear shock. Based on stock 03 mille.Claimed power is 126bhp at 9500rpm.

    Also for2003,the 'Racing'.Built for the Italian Naked bike championship,the bikes were Black,red with yellow number boards.The bike also featured a black frame,white OZ wheels, and Ohlins suspension.A race kit came with the bike and included a carbon race fairing,seat cowl, long bellypan, reverse gear shifter, race can & chip.


    2004,
    Standard model is now called the 'R'.Altered graphics,colours were silver/red with red wheels, black with red wheels or fluoro red with black wheels. All with black frames, other details as 03 Fighter model.

    'Factory' model introduced,similar to the 'Racing' but with white numberboards.Black frame,blue OZ wheels and Ohlins. Most of body work in carbon fibre,but no race kit.

    Also available are the Tuono 50cc and 125cc models.


    2005,
    'R' and 'Factory' models are all identical to 04' bikes.
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    Thanks for that FTM.
    That's cleared it up.
    I've seen a Racing one(yellow number board) here in Ireland once.
    Gorgeous bike.
    Wouldn't mind picking one up if one ever pops up for sale either here in the uk.
    But fairly scarce now I'd say and probably going up in value,yeah?

    One in Germany for €6.5k
    https://suchen.mobile.de/motorrad-in...272214415.html
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    That one’s overpriced IMO given that it looks messed with (wrong sliders, holes cut in fairing for Mille mirrors, doesn’t have the race Ti exhaust, etc.).

    If you’re looking in the UK check out the Facebook group Aprilia Tuono Racing, that’s your best resource. Griff at Aprilia Performance could also probably help track one down.

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    Thanks mrk.
    6.5k is saucy alright.
    I'm not really looking for one but if one popped up at a good price and was clean I could be coaxed into purchasing.
    I have a 03 Mille R and a 08 Factory or Tuono and I also want to pick up either a V4 Tuono or RSV4 at some stage so the gen1 Tuono wouldn't be my top priority but as I said I wouldn't say no to a nice one.
    I also have no interest in selling the ones I have
    I think I may have the Aprilia bug pretty bad
    2008 Tuono factory R
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    Quote Originally Posted by FTM View Post
    ....Later on in '02 came the origional first Tuono,the 'R' Limited edition.200 bikes were made and came with a numbered plaque on the top yolk.Matte black paint,bronze coloured frame,carbon fibre/kevlar bodywork, Bronze OZ wheels, Ohlins suspension all round. Based on Mille 'R' running gear.
    126bhp from Rotax V990.


    2003,
    First year of full production with the Tuono 'Fighter'.Colours wereTulip Red or Magnet Grey with bronze frames and black Brembo wheels. Suspension is Showa forks with Sachs rear shock. Based on stock 03 mille.Claimed power is 126bhp at 9500rpm....
    I don't think that is right about 03 being the first year of production for the standard Tuono. 02 was first year according to the parts books and other literature.
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    You could be right the standard Tuono may have been classed as a 2002 model but I've never seen a standard Tuono registered anywhere in the world before 2003. Most parts for the Tuono are from the earlier Mille so part numbers will probably reflect this.
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    Would anyone know how many of each version was made?
    Which between the racing version and the factory version would be more desirable ( (not in a worth more money way but in a fan of gen 1 tuono's way)
    Personally,I love the yellow number boards of the racing but the extra carbon of the factory one is interesting.

    Damn the urge for one is getting stronger.
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    The Racing was produced prior to the Factory, although the spec for both is the same. The Racing had the yellow boards, the Factory white ones.
    The Racing was only a limited run and came with a race kit, including closed in replacement fairing (without headlight), long race belly pan and the Ti race can. Aprilia intended it to be raced.
    The Factory came after the Racing and without the race kit. The Racing is far more desirable (imo).
    The Racing and Factory have the same carbon parts.

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    I know about the carbon on the racing but is the tank on the factory not carbon as well?
    I thought I saw a pic of one somewhere with a carbon tank.
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    Plastic tank on the factory. It's basically a Racing without the Racing kit extras.
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    Ah, probably carbon sticker on the one I saw or something so.
    I enquired about a different one for €5400 in Germany and it is sold.
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    The Racing fuel tank is plastic, not carbon.

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