2021 Aprilia Tuono V4 Video Review
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We don’t force you to read like those other print-only publications. Here at MO, we let you choose. We offer up our opinions both here and on the Youtubes. In the case of the 2021 Aprilia Tuono V4, I was able to score the Factory model for some extra testing which allowed more time to use the bike around town and the opportunity to weigh and dyno the machine before shooting the video below.
I’ve owned a Tuono since 2016, and it was a purchase that I’ve never regretted, even now as it sits with electrical issues that I’ve neglected to take care of (it may have been my doing, we’ll know when I finally get someone more competent than I to check it out). The 2021 model is better in nearly every way, although mine has more of a raw bark to its exhaust note. That is likely due to the ever tightening squeeze that Euro 5 demands of new machines – which the Tuono has succumbed to. None of the thrill is lost though. The 1077cc 65-degree V-Four still packs a punch.
Aprilia says it hasn’t sacrificed any power to the new emissions standards. The dyno has it making 0.7 hp less and 2 lb-ft more than the last time we dyno’d the big V4 (they were run on different dynos though). The chassis remains one of the best, and its stability and ease of placing the machine exactly where you want it hasn’t waned.
Meet the sensible supercar
For all that, plus a heap of luxury gear and an assertive new look rounded out by 22-inch alloy wheels that only a few years ago would have been restricted to a lairy show car, you’ll pay $217,000 plus on-road costs.
- 5 Doors
- Four Wheel Drive
- 4.0L 8-Cylinder