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    Tuono V4 Factory
    on: September 06, 2022, 01:43:29 am
    September 06, 2022, 01:43:29 am
    Thinking about the Tuono V4 factory. Yes, dealership sucks and might not be as reliable as the XR.
    Possible keeping the XR, but I suspect both bikes serve the same purpose. I only ride canyons, not touring at all and certainly no two ups.
    What do you guys think?

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    Re: Tuono V4 Factory
    Reply #1 on: September 06, 2022, 03:41:15 am
    September 06, 2022, 03:41:15 am
    *Originally Posted by Momo1970 [+]
    Thinking about the Tuono V4 factory. Yes, dealership sucks and might not be as reliable as the XR.
    Possible keeping the XR, but I suspect both bikes serve the same purpose. I only ride canyons, not touring at all and certainly no two ups.
    What do you guys think?

    They certainly do very well in the "Super Naked" shootouts.

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    Re: Tuono V4 Factory
    Reply #2 on: September 06, 2022, 05:43:32 am
    September 06, 2022, 05:43:32 am
    *Originally Posted by Momo1970 [+]
    Thinking about the Tuono V4 factory. Yes, dealership sucks and might not be as reliable as the XR.
    Possible keeping the XR, but I suspect both bikes serve the same purpose. I only ride canyons, not touring at all and certainly no two ups.
    What do you guys think?

    I have an RS 660—not quite a Tuono V4, but enough to know I love Aprilia.

    Having been on a Tuono V4 1100, I don’t think there’s direct overlap with the XR, due to the ergos.

    My sense is that both compliment each other well, I’d have them both (as I intend). I’ve had no reliability issues thus far.

    If you could only have one, my sense is it’s a matter of preference: do you prefer a torque rich, characterful V4 or the heightened drama and wallop of an inline 4?

    Sounds like you may be leaning toward the Aprilia. Life is short, go with your gut. Get the bike you want.
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    Re: Tuono V4 Factory
    Reply #3 on: September 06, 2022, 06:49:51 am
    September 06, 2022, 06:49:51 am
    I was very tempted by the Tuono when I got rid of the XR. Beautiful machine with a cracking engine. Main thing that stopped me was having an old VFR and not wanting two V4s in the garage… oh and price. The XR deffo has its merits (comfort, speed, touring etc), but like yourself I wanted more fun on the twisties and there’s better bikes than the XR for that. Go ride a V4 and see what you think.

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    Re: Tuono V4 Factory
    Reply #4 on: September 06, 2022, 07:12:25 am
    September 06, 2022, 07:12:25 am
    I PX'd my old 1000cc V4 APRC Tuono in for a KTM 1290 Super Adventure on Friday. It's a completely different bike to the XR (I still have that ) and would be perfect for local rides in the canyons.

    Loads of character loads of grunt and pretty well screwed together. I just didn't do the sort of rides that it suited anymore it only did 80miles and the fuel light would come on. I did do a 3000mile tour on it once but the fuel range made it a pain.

    If they put that V4 engine in a Capanord with a massive fuel tank they could take my money :-)

    Awesome bike.

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    Re: Tuono V4 Factory
    Reply #5 on: September 06, 2022, 09:59:15 am
    September 06, 2022, 09:59:15 am
    +1 for the SAS. Great bike and good range, starting to like KTM bikes and if they do bring out the 17" wheel version my XR may have to go  :187:

    The V4 Tuono is such a lovely bike, but built for small Italians. When the 1100 came out I lusted after one until I sat on it - its like a mini moto, tiny. I looked bloody ridiculous on it, and I doubt if the screen would keep rain off my balls yet alone anything else :156:


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    Re: Tuono V4 Factory
    Reply #6 on: September 06, 2022, 11:07:43 am
    September 06, 2022, 11:07:43 am
    I am 6ft and I found the Tuono OK to ride, though it is on the sporty side of comfortable.

    The SAS is interesting, I like you thought I would hate the 19" front wheel. I was riding it on Sunday and thought to myself I have not once thought about the 19" front wheel. The real test will be an Alps trip on lots of really tight and techy roads.

    It's such a different beast to the XR too. The XR (Gen 1) is frenetic and a real exciting buzz to ride, you really have to rev it to get the best out of it the KTM SAS has such a fat bottom end it just wafts effortlessly. I think I might be getting old :-)

    The Tuono engine wise kind of sits in the middle and is the best sounding motorbike engine made at the moment :-)




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    Re: Tuono V4 Factory
    Reply #7 on: September 06, 2022, 12:39:12 pm
    September 06, 2022, 12:39:12 pm
    *Originally Posted by Belco100 [+]
    +1 for the SAS. Great bike and good range, starting to like KTM bikes and if they do bring out the 17" wheel version my XR may have to go :187:

    The V4 Tuono is such a lovely bike, but built for small Italians. When the 1100 came out I lusted after one until I sat on it - its like a mini moto, tiny. I looked bloody ridiculous on it, and I doubt if the screen would keep rain off my balls yet alone anything else :156:

    Pretty sure that's exactly what the 1290 Superduke GT is for. Serious contender for me when i bought the XR but at the time the XR was a much better value. Once you can get Gen 2 SDGTs for under 9k I'll have a look.

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    Re: Tuono V4 Factory
    Reply #8 on: September 22, 2022, 02:14:13 am
    September 22, 2022, 02:14:13 am
    So I spend a good portion of winter in LA and ride canyons mostly. I love my 16’ XR but I had a friend let me use his Tuono Factory for a day. I rode the same canyons I usually ride and I have to give a BIG thumbs up to the Tuono. The real world suspension advantage the Aprilia has sets the bike apart imo. I coach for a track org all summer and on track, with smooth pavement, the XR is damn fast, but it moves around too much in real world corners where you find bumps, hollows and lips.. The Tuono tracks like a fricken’ laser through all that sh#t!

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    Re: Tuono V4 Factory
    Reply #9 on: September 22, 2022, 04:55:36 am
    September 22, 2022, 04:55:36 am
    So, I checked the AF1 forum to get a sense of the bike reliability and the manufacture / dealership support. I was quite shocked not just about the amount of serious issues the 2021-2022 bike has, but also the poor manufacture support. Ppl waiting months to get parts, and dealers fail to identify root cause for problems ...
    Kinda gave me cold feet, and now I'm thinking  :084: