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Old 06-06-2009, 01:16 AM   #16
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I can't believe I sold my Tuorno!!!!!! One of the best bikes I ever owned. Reading this thread wants me to go out and find another one.
Na Roy you wouldnt want another as they wont stop wheelying, and its most annoying
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Old 06-06-2009, 01:28 AM   #17
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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--
Welcome Bob, nice, sounds like your happy with your bike wonder if your as old as me, I get younger ever year, lost about 20 years when bought Tuono that makes me 28 now

Thunders are a bit of a hoot to ride, today I practised riding slow and I only lifted the front wheel 4 times , mind you the roads were wet

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Old 06-06-2009, 01:36 AM   #18
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Tuono is the best bike I have owned in 25 years of riding.

Im going to have to learn to ride like that and am looking forward to my first track day on Tuono, Im more a motard style rider ( due to Motocross background) will have to practise the knee down thing, Good pic you look the part ,

My first Track day, Testing the waters on my DR800 Adventure bike


Sounds like Tuona agrees with you and you have some other nice toys in your stable.

How do you find the 990 Adventure and how would you compare to Tuono also wondered if youd had 990 on track as I bought Tuono instead of 990 because am wanting to do more track riding

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Old 06-06-2009, 01:41 AM   #19
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Well, to every Tuono rider out there how about telling us most common problems, faults, failures?
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Old 06-06-2009, 02:01 AM   #20
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Well, to every Tuono rider out there how about telling us most common problems, faults, failures?
To wheely prone, very adictive, have to take to much time of work to ride them,

To be Honest from what ive read from owner reports before Buying mine they are generaly pretty reliable and of course you can have problems with any bike even a Honda

The suspension is short travel and on the firm sporty side and the chassis is stiff ( which is why they handle so good) and the fuel tank is only 18 litre so if you want interstate tourer buy a Gold wing

O and if you like to be depressed this is not the bike for you as it makes you smile a lot


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Old 06-06-2009, 02:42 AM   #21
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Never had an issue with mine..........Bought it in Pensacola FL, rode it for a week or two in the Smoky Mnts, and then many long distance tours. Never a hick-up. One of the most reliable bikes I ever owned.



Tons of "Tuano Farkles" here..........

http://public.fotki.com/Rbertalotto/...aprilia_tuono/
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Old 06-06-2009, 06:52 AM   #22
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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.


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Old 06-06-2009, 02:03 PM   #23
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Here is my girl! Fantastic bike. Handling is super stable and precise. I fitted an Öhlins to the rear but left the front standard. She has never let me down for the 25000 km we have done together
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Old 06-06-2009, 03:03 PM   #24
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Here is my girl! Fantastic bike. Handling is super stable and precise. I fitted an Öhlins to the rear but left the front standard. She has never let me down for the 25000 km we have done together
How is the reliability/maintenance on them? Are they virtually bulletproof, or do you find them in the shop (or in the garage for home-wrenching) often?
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Old 06-06-2009, 03:07 PM   #25
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Welcome Eddie Nice bike , I have a problem with my bike which is that I keep wanting to ride it

out of interest what difference did the Ohlyns make

AIrey, na its not a high mantenece Ducati thing , think of it as a Italian Honda and youl get the Idea
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Old 06-06-2009, 06:00 PM   #26
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Zero problems in 7000 miles.
I plan on doing a "Border to Border" "Iron Butt" ride on my Tuono this September.

Well... there is one small issue.
The damn front tire hardly ever touches the ground.

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Old 06-06-2009, 06:04 PM   #27
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How do you find the 990 Adventure and how would you compare to Tuono
Apples and oranges.
The Adventure and the Tuono are complete opposites on the biking scale.
The Adventure is a big, soft, mile eating dirt bike that's great for... adventuring.
The Tuono is an angry, obnoxious hooligan that's great for terrorizing the neighborhood and embarrassing sportbikes in the twisties.

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Old 06-06-2009, 08:18 PM   #28
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Jody Im sure this is a factory fault as Its sounds like all Tuono owners have same problems.
Sometimes it troubles me when I riding along minding my own bussiness being a good boy at the speed limit 100kph ( 63mph )
and I know that if I so wished that I could down shift to second yank the throttle and the wheel will imediatly lift off the ground and it does the same at about 140 in third , very disturbing

Ive never seen more than 8000rpm in first after that the bike would flip over

Am jelous of you trip to come I expectind to do similair in a few year you must Love rideing the Tuona as I would have thought as you said the 990 would be the softer option

Regards 990 adventure Im thinking I may add one to my stable for my mellow days though im still unsure about the sharp fueling and may go to the carbed 950 also my mate has a 950 and he swear by its good handling is it close to the Tuono or is he bragging,
My DR800 may need retiring soon


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Old 06-07-2009, 10:35 AM   #29
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Well...
gonna try my luck with the terrible fuel range to Alaska.
I've been enjoying the Tuono for a few weeks now, and can squeeze 200K from a tank, with an open road and some aggressive riding, but otherwise behaving in a lawful manner. Brilliant bike. Love the sound, the feel and the fact that is a rather uncommon bike (service and parts aside, can still be a pain when all parts are a week or 2 away)
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Old 06-07-2009, 12:20 PM   #30
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Well...
gonna try my luck with the terrible fuel range to Alaska.
I've been enjoying the Tuono for a few weeks now, and can squeeze 200K from a tank, with an open road and some aggressive riding, but otherwise behaving in a lawful manner. Brilliant bike. Love the sound, the feel and the fact that is a rather uncommon bike (service and parts aside, can still be a pain when all parts are a week or 2 away)
Luckily, you've got access to a good tech in the form of Nicola.
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