2018 Intermot : Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory and RSV4 get updates

Editor@Throttle|Updated: October 6, 2018 9:36

Aprilia has showcased the 2019 Tuono at Intermot 2018.  Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory model gains Öhlins’ impressive Smart EC 2.0 electronic semi-active suspension system, adding yet another dimension of control to this road and track weapon. It comes with  electronic rider aids like bi-directional quickshifter to cornering ABS, eight-stage traction control, anti-lift, launch control, pit lane limiter, cruise control and more.


There are two main modes: semi-active, where the bike will sort everything out for you – and manual, which allows you to pick your own settings and disable any electronic meddling. Switching between the two settings is done via a simple button on the switchgear, with data constantly being supplied to the bike's dedicated ECU to ensure either mode works effectively. The semi-active mode constantly evaluates the feedback from the front and rear suspension, and the rider’s inputs to throttle and brakes, and delivers an ever-changing combination of micro responses aimed at making the rider feel like the suspension is doing nothing other than offer perfect support in all scenarios.


The manual mode comes with three pre-set parameters to choose from, and disables the semi-active intervention. The Track, Sport and Road setting each alter the suspension to better match the performance characteristics expected in those riding environment.




The 2019 Aprilia RSV4 RR now gets ‘Rivazza’ grey and ‘Arrabbiata’ black with red wheels while the RF gets a minor rehash of the Superpole graphic favoured in recent years. Oddly, considering the Tuono Factory gets Öhlins’ semi-active suspension, the RSV4 has to make do with top- spec mechanical Öhlins while most competitors go electronic.




The Aprilia Shiver 900 has had some lovely detail changes for 2019, with the lead amongst them being a new exhaust aimed at venting its gasses more effectively and new colour schemes dubbed Challenging Red and Innovation Dark. There’s no cornering ABS, but it does get basic two-channel Continental tech, plus three rider modes, a 4.3in TFT dash  and multimedia connectivity for calls, music and navigation, controlled through a dedicated app on your smartphone.


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