A sharper face, better features, improved ergonomics and some new equipment – there's plenty that's been updated on the 2021 Aprilia Tuono V4.
Just days after revealing the 2021 Tuono 660 and the new RSV4, Aprilia's also pulled the wraps off its flagship naked model, the 2021 Tuono V4. For 2021, the Tuono V4 has undergone some mega changes both in terms of styling & equipment but it's in the engine & chassis departments where the bike's been left more or less untouched.
Visually, the 2021 Tuono V4 is very much based on the smaller Tuono 660 and RS 660 models. A new 'triple' LED headlamp with 'cornering lights' function and LED DRLs headlines the changes at the front. Towards the sides, the fairing design has been modified to incorporate winglets that improve engine heat management as well as the aerodynamics.
The design changes have also been made to improve riding comfort and overall ergonomics. Thus, the 2021 Tuono V4's fuel tank has been redesigned to improve riding posture and accommodate a bigger seat, while the handlebar height has been increased for better reach. The pillion seat seems to be bigger as well, with the rear foot-pegs set lower than before for more comfort.
As mentioned before, the Tuono V4's chassis has been carried over from the outgoing model except for the swingarm, that's been replaced with a lighter, aluminium unit inspired by the brand's MotoGP/WSBK race bikes.
The 1,077cc 65 ° Veneto V4 motor is now Euro-5 compliant (meaning it gets a new exhaust setup as well) and continues to pump out 174.5bhp and 121Nm of torque. There's some new supporting equipment as well. The 2021 Tuono V4 benefits from a new Marelli 11MP ECU & a new six-axis IMU that control the bike's electronic riding aids like ABS, wheelie & traction control, engine braking (new), etc. The riding mode count has also been increased and there are now six to choose from, three for track use and three for road use. The instrument cluster, a larger & full-colour TFT unit, is new as well.
If you opt for the more serious Tuono V4 Factory version, you get an exclusive Aprilia Black paint scheme (a combination of Red & Black) and an Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 semi-active suspension as standard. The standard Tuono V4, meanwhile, will be available in Tarmac Grey & Glacier White colour options, once it goes on sale in Europe soon. As for it's India launch, it's is expected to take place towards the end of the year, after the launch of the RS 660 and Tuono 660.