Monday, 20 August 2012

Aprilia Tuono

Based on the superb Aprilia RSV4, this naked is one the best streetfighter you can buy today. With a power output of 167.3 bhp, it trumps its competition nicely, even with bikes like the mighty Ducati streetfighter 848. When the Duc was launched, enthusiasts thought it was a very aggressive bike, but the Tuono V4 R just blew them away.

Tuono, or "thunder" in italian speak, is suitable for this bike. Only men with steel hard guts can manhandle this beast. The engine was "detuned" to create more torque lower down the rev range, losing only two-ponies in the process. If the RSV-4 is a very fast yet vastly more controllable motorcycle which lets you attain fast lap times, this thing grabs you by your neck and dares you to go fast. Give it respect and ride cautiously, and she will perform. Loathe it, and she will bite your neck and spit it off.  It competes with other equally menacing bikes such as the Triumph Speed Triple, the Ducati Streetfighter, the stunning new KTM 1290 Super Duke R and the MV Agusta Brutale.

The almost 170 bhp of wheelie inducing power makes this bike as powerful as full-fledged, flagship supersport machines(infact the KTM 1190 RC8 makes less power).

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