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MCmad 06-05-2009 02:12 AM

APRILIA TUONO OWNERS, others welcome
thought I might try this as was boring my Adventure Bike buddies with all my rantings about my Tuono

Tuono means thunder and the live up to the name particurly once pipes are added and the upright riding position makes them a thrill to ride as the extra rearward weighting and the non detuned motor make for lots of wheelies even at speeds up to 140kph if you do it all right.
My personal reason for purchasing was that I wanted a medium level track bike that I could live with on the road and I couldnt cope with the wrist killing sports bike position.
Have been bought up on dirt bikes and more resently adventure bikes upright is more natural for me and the fact that the chassis is straight from the RSV minus side fairing makes it a good Track proposition

Owners signed in so far at 20/03/12
800rider Auckland New Zealand
LowOnFuel Seattle USA
Jody H New Mexico USA
Florida Bob
RoteEddie, Fjords of Norway
whip san An Tx USA
immortal BC
Jambo UK
Tuf phx AR USA
Olie TX
RoadsContinue OK
benwiggen2 LA
Mr, Orange Ireland
Royal Tiger PA RSV
karlb TX RSV
DrewCoptor Baltermore
Keithy SC
Speed King
RoteEddie Norway
Burro X TX & CA
sportmotogear DFM
Croak British Columbia
Vato_Loco Frisco
RockyRue Tuono & Futura
Pablo Albaquerque NM Tuono & Falco

Speed King 06-05-2009 04:47 AM

I've been looking for my first sport bike lately, and had narrowed down to a Monster 1100S, Super Duke & a Tuono. After riding a new Duc Streetfighter I felt it was a little intense for me. I rode a Tuono on a demo ride yesterday And I think my decision is made. It was amazing. Glad you started this thread as I am anxious to hear what others have to say.

Croak 06-05-2009 05:24 AM

I still love the looks of the Gen 1 Tuono, and it's (and Mille) have the sexiest double swinger ever.

The Gen 2 is a "better" bike, but they lost me with the current styling, especially the overdone graphics.

booty0 06-05-2009 05:24 AM

One seriously badass motorcycle. I was lusting for one, but the triple won me over. Too many awesome rides, not enough money...:baldy

MCmad 06-05-2009 05:27 AM

Welcome Speed king ,(and others)

I will try to honest if you have any questions, my reasons for puchasing I have mostly already mentioned and since youve riden a Tuono all ready you have some Idea of what the bikes about,

I chose it over many options such as Street/Speed triples,Daytona, Ktm,690/990sms,and Adventure, Buels, Ducatis, and even Aprilias own RSVR most ive ridden so thats my position

It fare Rocks in my opinion and is semi civil for riding around on , cant wait to get mine on track

Just out of interest on last Ride I meet up with some guys on GSX1000s while riding with my mate who has a 09 blade and one guy who was a NZ superbike rider on a 600 so the pace was shall we say a bit hot in the twisties, I really thought Id be over my head, but I couldnt believe how easy it was to keep up with the 1000s im tempted to say the Tuono comes out of corner quicker but I think its just cause on the road its more controllable, of course the superbike guys was in the lead but he nearly drop his bike so he was on the edge, while I felt quite comfy,
I recon the big bars and riding position work well in these situations , well thats enough raving from me
and its nearly 1am in NZ, Chow

LowOnFuel 06-05-2009 06:58 AM

Nice bikes and lots of fun.

fast4d 06-05-2009 09:48 AM

:thumb :raabia

RSV/tuono are the best riding/handling sports bikes. even if they don't have 150hp.

dwenglis 06-05-2009 10:23 AM

Just picked up a 07.5 dream blue Tuono for a steal from xtreme power sports in MD. I hope to have the engine broken in fully next week. I am soooo tired if not being able to rev bast 7.5k.

JBird 06-05-2009 10:38 AM

Kramer says "Tuonos Rock"

I've added a 950SMR to the stable and love that too! I'd love to try a new Super Duke.

The Tuonos are awesome! The motor is great with a chassis to match.

MCmad 06-05-2009 01:56 PM


Originally Posted by fast4d
:thumb :raabia

RSV/tuono are the best riding/handling sports bikes. even if they don't have 150hp.

Sounds like you may know what your talking about would like to hear your comparison between KTM 690 and your Superduke verses Tuono

My thoughts from rides Ive had, would be 690 lacks midrange punch but is sweet handling and revs well and perhaps slightly boring

not riden Superduke but Injection is real bad on 990sm , I couldnt live with that power is packed lower in revs on sm almost seems short geared sort of between a buell and a Tuono

Welcome to Lowonfuel, dwenglis and Jbird as well nice bikes , Iam thinking of Doing an owner Register like I have on DR800 site if I have time

RoyB 06-05-2009 02:49 PM

I can't believe I sold my Tuorno!!!!!! :cry One of the best bikes I ever owned. Reading this thread wants me to go out and find another one.

Jody H 06-05-2009 04:15 PM

Tuono is the best bike I have owned in 25 years of riding.

dwenglis 06-05-2009 05:44 PM

I only have one gripe and that is the woeful fuel range. my light goes on usually right around the 100 mile mark, and thats not reving past 7.5k.

MCmad 06-06-2009 12:02 AM

Owners signed in so far 7/6/09 this post is linked to page one and will be updated

800rider Auckland New Zealand
LowOnFuel Seattle USA
Jody H New Mexico USA
Florida Bob
RoteEddie, Fjords of Norway
whip san An Tx USA
immortal BC
Jambo UK
Tuf phx AR USA

Florida Bob 06-06-2009 12:14 AM

Thunder is awsome!!
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I have had mine for 3 months. I am way to old and have been riding for too many years--this is the best I have owned. Ride safe and enjoy--

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