2007 Aprilia Tuono advice wanted??

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Suncoast, Jun 17, 2021.

  1. Suncoast

    Suncoast Been here awhile

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    I've got that new to me bike itch that happens every couple of years. I've come across a couple of seemingly good deals for used 2007 Aprilia Tuono's with fairly low mileage @ 30,000kms or 20,000 miles. I'm just wondering if anyone has any experience with them and can comment in regards to ease of service, reliability or things I should be on the lookout for in terms of issues. I'd like to use it for sport touring type rides, maybe 500 mile days.
    Thanks Again!!
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  2. GPZ1170

    GPZ1170 Consumer Whore

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    I looked into buying one a few years ago and from what I found is the voltage regulators and stators are the biggest issues. I don't know if there is an easy fix or not. I think the last two years they made the V-twin Aprilla fixed the issue. I know several people who have owned and all of them loved them.
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  3. Newbusa

    Newbusa Long timer

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    The pre 2009 Tuono’s were prone to stator failure. Service is easy and other than the stator they are very reliable.
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  4. Nosotros Racing

    Nosotros Racing Long timer Supporter

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    I've ridden a friend's Tuono V2 Factory (2008 I think?) and it convinced me a V-twin could be a viable alternative to large displacement Japanese 4-cylinders.
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  5. Vertical C

    Vertical C Long timer

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    Friend had one, yeah reliable except the rectifier
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  6. anotherguy

    anotherguy Long timer

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    My '04 has over 150K miles on it w/o any charging issues. Never needed a valve shim either.
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  7. C/1/509

    C/1/509 Think for yourself

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    Great bikes. Get it and relax.
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