All You Need To Know About The Tuono V4 In Small And Digestible Chunks

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It’s not only Euro 5 compliant but more aerodynamic and comfortable as well

Aprilia listed the 2021 Tuono V4 on its Indian website a couple of days ago, hinting at its imminent launch. We even managed to get hold of the price of the bike, but more on that later. The Tuono V4 gets a host of updates for 2021, ranging from a new design and better features to improved electronics. There’s a lot that needs to be covered so we’ve broken them down into small digestible chunks to make them easier to digest. 


Drop Dead Gorgeous?

First up is the way it looks. The Tuono V4 takes its design cues from the smaller Tuono 660. The outcome is a sleeker looking Tuono with a new fairing and in-built winglets for better aerodynamics. The design of the fuel tank has been altered to enable the rider to hug the bike better with his/her knees. Gone are the halogen headlights, replaced by sleeker LED units, thereby reducing the mass of the bike up front.  

The engine cowl and side panels have been restyled to go with the overall styling of the bike, and so has the exhaust end can, which looks a lot slimmer than the bulky unit on the previous-gen bike. The tail section has become a bit bulkier.


Power Packed

The Tuono's 1,077cc, V4 engine remains largely unchanged except for of course complying with Euro 5/BS6 emission regulations. Despite the strict emission norms though, the bike still puts out the same 175PS at 11350rpm and 121Nm of peak torque at 9000rpm. The only change, so to speak, is the new Magneti Marelli 11MP ECU and the lighter exhaust which claim to deliver better power throughout the rev range. Its 6-speed transmission gets a bi-directional quickshifter. 

The rest of the bike’s hardware has been carried over from the older bike. Although, the factory version features top-notch hardware, including Ohlins Smart EC 2.0 semi-active suspension system as standard.


Electronics Galore

The 2021 Tuono's electronics have been improved as well. There's a larger full-colour TFT console with six riding modes (three Road, three Track), traction control, wheelie control, engine brake control, ABS and a new six-axis IMU. The Tuono's LED lights make it possible to incorporate cornering lights too.


Comfier Than Before?

Then comes the ergonomics which have been revised to make the Tuono friendlier. You have easy-to-reach handlebars and a relatively taller flyscreen for better wind deflection. As mentioned before, the rear section of the bike is a bit bulkier than before, which makes room for a new tail light and more importantly a larger pillion seat.


The Moolah?

Tuono V4 1100 Variant

Ex-showroom Price


Rs 20,66,000

Tarmac Grey, Glacier White

Rs 18,91,000

The comprehensive list of updates do come at a price. The standard Tarmac Grey and Glacier White liveries retail at Rs 18.91 lakh -- Rs 95,000 more expensive than the 2020 Tuono 1100 RR. The top-spec Factory variant, on the other hand, will set you back by Rs 20.66 lakh (all prices ex-showroom, India). You could get the much more powerful BMW S 1000 RR in its standard trim for a lot cheaper. 

Once launched, the 2021 Aprilia Tuono V4 will go up against the soon-to-be-launched Ducati Streetfighter V4 and the recently launched Kawasaki Z H2.

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