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2018 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory: Too fast, just right

Aprilia's monstrously fast super-naked bike lies just on the right side of too much.

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Kyle Hyatt

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2018 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory

Aprilia's Tuono is an incredibly powerful, competent and gorgeous machine that is guaranteed to be faster than you are.

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With 173 horsepower and 89 foot pounds of torque on tap from its V4 engine, you'll never want for more.

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The Tuono is only mildly changed from the fully-faired and ready to race RSV4 superbike.

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The Tuono Factory model gets a unique paint scheme and uprated suspension from Öhlins.

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The Tuono's more upright riding position and slightly more relaxed handlebar position make it more tolerable on the street, but still incredibly aggressive.

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The Tuono sounds like the world's angriest little Ferrari V8 at full song, even through the Euro 4 compliant exhaust.

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Aprilia chose to outfit the Tuono with Brembo's top of the line M50 brake calipers and a radial master cylinder, allowing for incredible stopping power and feel.

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The Aprilia's nose may not be as insectile or alien as those from Bologna, but it's thankfully symmetric (we're looking at you BMW) and handsome.

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The build quality of the Tuono is staggering, with everything beautifully made and screwed together with care.

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The Tuono features a gorgeous, easy-to-read and configure TFT dash.

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