Just So You Know

Published on May 7th, 2014 | by Boris


The good folks at John Sample Automotive, who lovingly insert Aprilias and Moto Guzzis into this beaut country, have advised us that they have created and are making available a new Special Edition Tuono. Just in case you were concerned that the stock V4 beast was not already special enough.

Tuono SE White (Large)
Here’s the go…

The same Öhlins suspension that was fitted to the RSV4 Factory in 2012, front and rear, is now on this Special Edition. The assembly of the components is being supervised by former factory technician, Marco Bellamonte. So it’s not just some apprentice nailing stuff on with a hammer.

But there’s more to it than just suspenders.

08 RSV4 Factory ABS

Yes, there will be a bike over the top of it. And wheels.

The bike also comes with an adjustable Öhlins steering damper and carbon fibre for the front guard, rear hugger, tank cover and underseat panels. There’s also an RSV4 tail fairing and seat (and the standard seat comes with it), some unique graphics and a special edition plate. This represents a retail value of more than $6000.

Tuono SE 2014_White 4

She can get a taxi to where you’re going.

Tuono SE 2014_White 2

Everyone knows what the gold means.

There are two colours – matte white and matte black and that is an elegant sufficiency for men of any age.

The recommended retail price for this exotica is $26,990, but after including on-road costs, you can wheelstand it away from your dealer for a mere $28,990.

Tuono SE Black (Large)

What? Have you not yet ridden a V4 Tuono? Really? Oh boy…

You really should.

These are the standard specs:

  • ENGINE 65° V4, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder, liquid cooled, 4 stroke.
  • CAPACITY 999cc
  • POWER 125kW (170HP)
  • TORQUE 110Nm
  • GEAR BOX 6 speed transmission

RIDER ASSIST: Traction Control, Wheel Control, Launch Control and Quick Shifter. Dynamic Race ABS. 3 way engine mapping.

FRONT BRAKES: Dual Ø 320mm rotors, dual 4 spot Brembo gold series monobloc calipers. Stainless steel braided brake lines.

REAR BRAKES: Single Ø 220mm rotor, single Brembo 2 spot opposed piston caliper. Stainless steel braided brake lines.

FRONT SUSPENSION: Sachs 43mm upside down forks, fully adjustable (spring preload, compression and rebound damping).

REAR SUSPENSION: Sachs piggy back monoshock, fully adjustable (spring preload, compression and rebound damping).

WHEELS: Front: 3.5 x 17” Rear: 6.0 x 17”

FRONT TYRE: 120/70/ZR17

REAR TYRE: 190/55/ZR17



TANK CAPACITY: 18.5L (including 4L reserve)

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