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Created on: 10/20/18 04:24 AM

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morgstang


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My newly added Aprilia Tuono...
10/20/18 4:24 AM

Always loved the look of this bike and the reviews were amazing so im now a happy owner.


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RE: My newly added Aprilia Tuono...
10/20/18 6:53 PM

It's awesome.Congrats mort!

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RE: My newly added Aprilia Tuono...
10/20/18 10:10 PM

you went and gone Ape Shit -very nice




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RE: My newly added Aprilia Tuono...
11/05/18 8:50 AM

WOW! Nice! Kinda had my eye on that one, too. Concerns: Italian, and no fuel gauge (Ok, maybe not the end of the world but still, geez)

Did you buy it new? What kinda price?

What are your thoughts so far??



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RE: My newly added Aprilia Tuono...
11/09/18 9:58 AM

Absolutely love it...its a 2016 bought with 2K miles...i think i got a super deal on it at $10,499..still has factory warranty on it...ive never ridden a V4 and its a little different but now that im used to it im amazed...as for reliability i think this particular model is pretty reliable.



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RE: My newly added Aprilia Tuono...
11/09/18 11:33 AM

I've always liked the styling.Hope she's doin good.I don't think I could own a streetbike without a fuel gage though...ouch.


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RE: My newly added Aprilia Tuono...
11/09/18 3:21 PM

Well at least it has a low fuel light so you have some idea when you need gas.



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RE: My newly added Aprilia Tuono...
11/09/18 4:54 PM

Well at least it has a low fuel light so you have some idea when you need gas.

Oh! Well, that's cool. Should be good enough anyway. I imagine you ride it for a bit and start to get a feel for when you need gas anyway. And even when you do lose track you've got the light. Just don't head out across Arizona or New Mexico and you'll be fine.



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RE: My newly added Aprilia Tuono...
11/09/18 9:01 PM

I wouldn't even want to push my bikes an eighth of a mile.I mean.If I had to I would.Damn sure aint gonna leave em sittin on the roadside.NFW.But even a low fuel light.That's just crazy.Who thought of 'no fuel gauge' for this great bike?Sheesh.Guess they truly did make it for the track,ya think?lol.Happy for ya Morg...enjoy.


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RE: My newly added Aprilia Tuono...
11/11/18 2:47 PM

I lead group rides every weekend and have specific routes. I have stops along the way for fuel and refreshments. Most of our group ride crotch rockets so we only ride about an hour at a time.



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RE: My newly added Aprilia Tuono...
11/28/18 2:06 PM

I have the exact same bike great choice

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RE: My newly added Aprilia Tuono...
11/29/18 8:06 AM

Well it just so happens I will soon have one of these in my garage as well as my 14R.
Not sure what the year is but I believe its around 2007-2008.
A mate of mine who lives in Australia has a small apartment here in Queenstown and needs somewhere to store his Tuono.
Top bloke so I agreed to look after it for him and he's sending it over in the next 4-6 weeks.
I can ride it when ever I want.
He hardly gets here so it basically means I now have a fully paid for and maintained second bike to choose from.
Nice deal really...

Hey Morg, I've never ridden one of these.
At 2016, I know yours is a much later model with many changes, additives and improvements over the 2007-2008 (including a major engine modification) but what are they like to ride?


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RE: My newly added Aprilia Tuono...
11/29/18 9:33 AM

Absolute blast...funnest bike ive been on...very light feeling since the motor is not sticking out like an inline. Your model is a VTwin instead of V4. Probably 30 HP difference. If youve never ridden a VTwin its a different animal. It kinda stutters along at low RPM. Lots of torque though. Pretty comfortable riding position being handlebar equipped. Mine has all the Ohlins suspension so i cant give you a comparison on suspension. You will enjoy it but its very different than your 14.



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RE: My newly added Aprilia Tuono...
11/30/18 1:21 AM

Cool.
Thanks Morg.

I'll advise my thoughts about the bike when the time comes...



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Yoshimura carbon R-77 slip ons,Custom dyno ECU flash,Striker rearsets,Hyperpro RSC steering damper,HM Plus quickshifter,ASV C5 levers,Hel SS transparent red front/rear brake and clutch lines,Kawasaki/MRA vented spoiler screen,Carbon heel guards,R&G radiator guard,Powerbronze carbon rear hugger,ZX-10 front fender with fender extender,Yoshimura frame sliders,M-Factory rear stand stoppers,Escort Redline radar detector,Techspec tank grips and tank protector,Versys 1000 fender eliminator,Kaoko cruise control,Moto red oil cap,Oxford heated grips,Red magnetic oil drain plug,Red and black Bagster Spider rear seat bag (for touring only).

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RE: My newly added Aprilia Tuono...
11/30/18 12:56 PM

Free Tuono??! Lucky bastidge!!



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RE: My newly added Aprilia Tuono...
11/30/18 9:19 PM

Yeah pretty lucky though it is one of the older models without all the bells and whistles...

I know this is a pretty naive thing to say having not ridden one but I just can't see it being more fun for me than my 14R.
Are they that good?



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RE: My newly added Aprilia Tuono...
11/30/18 10:07 PM

I can't answer that. But you'll be finding out soon enough.

ps Our Oxford NZ friends are recently back off a 'holiday' (New Zealish for vacation) to Kaikoura



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RE: My newly added Aprilia Tuono...
12/04/18 11:50 AM

Just found out it's actually a 2003.
Almost the first model!



2012 Metalic Spark Black Kawasaki ZX-14R.
Yoshimura carbon R-77 slip ons,Custom dyno ECU flash,Striker rearsets,Hyperpro RSC steering damper,HM Plus quickshifter,ASV C5 levers,Hel SS transparent red front/rear brake and clutch lines,Kawasaki/MRA vented spoiler screen,Carbon heel guards,R&G radiator guard,Powerbronze carbon rear hugger,ZX-10 front fender with fender extender,Yoshimura frame sliders,M-Factory rear stand stoppers,Escort Redline radar detector,Techspec tank grips and tank protector,Versys 1000 fender eliminator,Kaoko cruise control,Moto red oil cap,Oxford heated grips,Red magnetic oil drain plug,Red and black Bagster Spider rear seat bag (for touring only).

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RE: My newly added Aprilia Tuono...
12/04/18 12:04 PM

Yannih my 14 just sits now if thats any indication. This will surprise you as did me but i did some roll-ons with me being on my 14 vs. my buddy on his Tuono and believe it or not we ran side by side up until 170 MPH when his quits. I was shocked until i got mine and fealt how powerfull it is. Theres no comparison how much better the Tuono handles on curvy roads.
To be fair at the time i weighed 245 lbs. and he weighed 180. Big difference between my total weight and bike weight vs. his.
But your looking at a 1352 cc vs. under 1077.


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RE: My newly added Aprilia Tuono...
12/04/18 2:03 PM

Yannih my 14 just sits now if thats any indication.

Really??!! What gives? Just the light-ness of it? Riding position? V4 sound?? Looks? What is it?!?! Inquiring minds!



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RE: My newly added Aprilia Tuono...
12/04/18 3:37 PM

Dry weight shown for ZX14 is 480 lbs.
Dry weight for Tuono is 405.

Tuono has handlebars so its extremely more comfortable to me.
I think the Tuono being a V4 puts all the weight underneath you instead of on the side like an inline 4. It moves from side to side with the greatest of ease.
The sound is probably the most intoxicating part of it.
To me its the best looking bike ive seen that one can actually afford.


I dont know how to post this link below. Its a sound clip of the bike running if anyone else can post it for me.
https://share.icloud.com/photos/0L9kafmFmPqH5fSWiJSOqN2JQ


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RE: My newly added Aprilia Tuono...
12/04/18 4:18 PM

I got your vid ... WOW is that thing is loud!! SNARLING! ANGRY! No, FURIOUS!

Is it too loud??

Would love to see a little more of the bike in the video ... maybe make a 2nd video?


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RE: My newly added Aprilia Tuono...
12/04/18 4:22 PM

I have custom earplugs i have to wear. Actually it is way too loud but how can i change such a great sound...lol
I’ve added alot of carbon fiber goodies. I will do a walk around video tomorrow.


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RE: My newly added Aprilia Tuono...
12/05/18 10:41 AM

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RE: My newly added Aprilia Tuono...
12/05/18 11:10 AM

Woe! WOW! Woe! 2slo4u is just rubbin' it in my face! The 2 very bikes I've been debating between!

(and yes I know they're really not the same type bike at all)

Which can do you have on your Tuono?



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