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2004 Aprilia RSV 1000 Tuono Racing

  1. New RADIAL caliper front disks
  2. New Íhlins upside down fork
  3. New front mudguard
  4. Close ratio gearbox
  5. All bodywork in carbon, expect for the fuel tank
  6. Permanently on lights
  7. Carbon fork guards
  8. Burnished steel silencer from the RSV 2003
  9. Nylon slide buffers
  10. Enclosed cockpit fairing (race regulation headlight cover)
  11. TITANIUM EVO exhaust system with dedicated EPROM (2.7 kg in weight instead of 9.9 kg)
  12. Silencer bracket without passenger footrest
  13. 16" sprocket
  14. Enclosed belly pan (with track-homologated oil sump)
  15. Drilled bolts for lubrication and braking systems (race homologated)
  16. Reverse pattern gearshift
  17. Black mesh cover for the hole left when the rear light cluster is removed
  18. Carbon passenger seat cover
  19. Two bikes for the price of one. Double the visual impact too. The naked with the highest performance on the market cannot fail to attract attention and admiration. Provided you can keep up of course! And not even the best sports roadsters can. A few seconds at the traffic lights perhaps, to appreciate the true Racing lines then it's time to say goodbye! Dark, mean looking, with "Aprilia" emblazoned on the rear mudguard and belly pan, just like Aprilia's factory racers. And with yellow number holders on the rear and front fairing, in compliance with the latest speed championship regulations. The Tuono Racing leaves you breathless even in its road-going clothing. With its competition kit fitted, the Racing becomes the dream you thought you could never achieve. There is no fairing to hide the muscle of the 60░ V twin, and the triple front headlight cluster has become just a factory mark. Aprilia's obsessive attention to detail and finish makes the Tuono Racing a totally unique machine. The Tuono Racing is aggressive, modern, sporting, and exclusive, with extremely effective sports and track ergonomics too. The bike's inimitable design starts right from the front, with a carbon headlight cover and a cockpit fairing that gives the bike better aerodynamics than any other sports naked. So many details set the Tuono Racing aside from the rest, like the nylon slide buffers, white wheels, drilled bolts, reverse gearshift, and carbon passenger seat cover; components that most track and road riders can only dream of.

    What more needs be said about this engine? Its uniqueness, reliability and performance have made it a reference for every other motorcycle in the class. We are talking of course, about the same one thousand cc 60 degree V twin that powers all Aprilia's 1000 cc machines.

    The injection mapping is basically the same as on the RSV 1000 R 2003, with a couple of modifications to make it even more suitable for the Tuono Racing. But then, 130 horsepower at 9,500 RPM and a maximum torque of 101 Nm at 7,250 RPM speak clearly enough. These figures translate into tremendous flexibility, instant response, and incredible riding sensations. On the track you really can see 245 kilometres an hour appearing on the speedometer; a result achievable only with an impeccable engine and chassis. The total absence of irritating vibrations is another point to remember.

    The Tuono Racing incorporates the same technical features that have won the RSV Mille such fame and acclaim:

  20. Longitudinal 60░ V twin engine (short and compact for optimum positioning in the frame), with four valves per cylinder and double overhead cams with mixed chain and gear timing drive.
  21. Electronic fuel injection with a dynamic air intake system; 51 mm diameter throttle bodies and continuous self-diagnostics with real-time dashboard display of system faults.
  22. CDI capacitor discharge ignition combined with Twin Spark Ignition (TSI) with two spark plugs per cylinder. Ignition timing is controlled by the same integrated engine management system that also controls fuel injection.
  23. Dry sump lubrication, with a second trochoidal pump on the return line, a separate oil reservoir, and an oil cooler mounted in front of the engine. Dry sump lubrication means a more rigid and compact crankcase than wet sump engines, with no risk of lubrication failure during fierce acceleration and braking or wheelies.
  24. Mixed gear/chain valve timing drive with the two drive gears (one per timing chain) located in the engine block to reduce cylinder head dimensions.
  25. The Tuono Racing also incorporates the following exclusive Aprilia patents:

  26. AVDC (Anti Vibration Double Countershaft) system, with a counter-rotating shaft to balance out crank vibrations. A second, smaller shaft in the rear cylinder head eliminates the vibrations generated by the main countershaft. This high technology solution is accepted to be the most efficient way of producing excellent power output, torque and smoothness with very low vibration.
  27. Hydraulic clutch assisted by the patented PPC (Pneumatic Power Clutch) system to control rear wheel bounce. It is a well known phenomenon that during rapid deceleration the bike's weight is transferred on to the front wheel, leaving the rear wheel too light. This is accentuated in large twins by the engine's impressive braking effect. The result is that the rear wheel bounces, i.e. tends to lock and leave the ground, endangering the bike's stability and putting performance and safety at risk too. The PPC system, already tried and tested on the RSV Mille, uses the variation in pressure generated in the intake manifolds when the throttle is closed to relax the load on the clutch springs, thus reducing engine braking at the rear wheel. Despite its effectiveness, PPC is also a simple system. A pipe connects the intake manifolds to a reservoir alongside the clutch. When the throttle is closed, the vacuum created in the reservoir reduces the pressure that the springs apply on the clutch plates. When the throttle is opened again the clutch returns to its normal operating conditions, transmitting all available power to the rear wheel. The system also reduces the force needed to pull in the clutch lever at low engine revs.
  28. The Tuono Racing's prize chassis embodies all the experience and talent of the Noale design team. The frame is as rigid as granite, as you will see if you push the motorcycle to its limits, and allows you to make 100% full use of the bike's incredible power. The Tuono Racing shows its mettle at the highest speeds on straights and bends, leaving you feeling that your wheels are really stuck to the road. Merit for all this goes to the pressed aluminium twin spar frame with silicon-aluminium alloy castings. This rational, super-lightweight structure is recognised to give the greatest torsional rigidity of any production motorcycle frame. And the wide, raised handlebars make handling even easier than on the already excellent RSV Mille. The Tuono's riding position allows you to recover from even the most critical situations. And in its Racing configuration the bike also lets you push your riding limits forward in total safety. Because the handling of the Tuono Racing really is natural, and lets you enter bends faster than ever before and maintain your line with total precision. And the Tuono Racing will never let you down; handling remains constant and responses remain instant in deceleration, acceleration out of bends, and specially on high speed mixed road sections.

    Though a production machine, the Tuono Racing has the best suspensions available today. The name itself says it all: Íhlins Racing, the same suspensions used on Aprilia's competition machines. Because we know that Tuono Racing riders expect only the best.

    The 43 mm upside down TIN coated front fork has been improved structurally and hydraulically. Naturally, the fork is fully adjustable (spring pre-load, hydraulic rebound and compression damping). The precision adjustment system allows even the most experienced riders to find their ideal set-up. The outer legs have been lengthened by 15 mm and the stanchions shortened accordingly, with the bottom bushings moved down 15 mm to reduce friction. This has reduced load at the two most critical points of the fork, the sliding bushing and the stanchion/outer fixing. Wheel travel is 120 mm.

    The calliper mounting block is in monolithic forged aluminium for greater rigidity and braking stability, in line with the latest GP and SBK technology. In fact the entire front end has been thoroughly revisited using Aprilia's recent GP racing experience to optimise relative flexibility and ensure perfect damping of suspension movements even with the bike at an acute angle. The result is the best suspension you can find today in terms of exclusivity, technology and efficiency. The rear suspension is a professional Íhlins Racing unit too. The monoshock unit with piggy back nitrogen cylinder provides adjustments for rebound, compression, preload and even length, so that the rear end of the bike can be raised or lowered to match road or track type, rider preferences and the overall suspension set-up. Because the Tuono Racing is a serious racer in every way. Only the fairing has been left off.

    The Tuono Racing uses the same close ratio gearbox as the RSV 1000 2003. This gives it unbeatable acceleration on the road and track (especially at high revs and powering out of bends) and more effective power in all gears. With the Tuono Racing, racing satisfaction is guaranteed. Then there is Aprilia's patented PPC clutch to eliminate rear wheel lock and bounce during fierce deceleration (a phenomenon typical of large, powerful twins) and make the Tuono Racing safer, easier, and even more satisfying to ride.

    The Tuono brakes were already the best. But on the Racing, Aprilia has gone even further and fitted a new, improved braking system that places the RSV 1000 Tuono Racing way out in front of the competition. Because the Tuono Racing is the first production street fighter with radial calliper brakes.

    The benefits of radial calliper brakes:

  29. More progressive action (with better control over braking on road and track), thanks to reduced system flexing and more linear response.
  30. With radially fixed callipers the pads work in more precise alignment with the disk, because the calliper is rigidly aligned with its theoretically optimum working position even during fierce braking. This extends pad life by guaranteeing perfect pad alignment and pad wear.
  31. More constant braking effect with less difference in efficiency between hot and cold.
  32. The Tuono Racing also features a 5 mm wider gap between the two disks (2.5 mm per disk) to improve front end stability and disk cooling. Even the pads themselves are in a new sintered material that affords better performance and pad>

    It is the little things, almost obsessive attention to detail, and standards of finish unknown to the competition that make the Tuono Racing so exclusive. The Racing embodies all the dedication, experience and mystique of Aprilia. The unrivalled standard of the components used on the Racing prove the point:

  33. The fuel tank is manufactured in rotational nylon for minimum weight. Rotational nylon is perfect for use on the track because on top of its light weight it is even more resistant than sheet metal to small knocks and scratches. The filler cap's machined locking ring is finished in matt chrome.
  34. The steering yoke and handlebar mountings are machined from a solid block just like professional race components.
  35. The rider and passenger footrests are in high grip aluminium.
  36. The digital-analog multi-function dashboard incorporates integrated injection system self-diagnostics and a 40 memory chronometer operated by the headlight flasher. The instruments have amber back-lighting for a racing look and optimum legibility under all conditions.
  37. Direction indicators homologated for U.S. use.
  38. The front headlight cluster is manufactured from a special plastic to ensure lightness and optimum weight distribution at a point critical to ridability. The H7 bulbs for main and dipped beam (H4 dipped beam for the USA) and the reflector geometry have been improved. The depth and width of the beam combined with its high intensity and uniformity provide extremely high visibility lighting.
  39. The permanently on lights (dipped beam) conform to the latest road safety directives, ensuring legal compliance and maximum riding safety on the road.
  40. Engine type - Longitudinal 60░ V twin, four stroke. Patented AVDC anti-vibration double countershaft.
  41. Cooling - Liquid cooling with three-way pressurised circuit. Double radiator. Circuit capacity 2.6 litres.
  42. Bore and stroke - 97 x 67.5 mm
  43. Total displacement - 997.62 cc
  44. Compression ratio - 11.4 : 1
  45. Valve gear - Double overhead cams, mixed gear/chain timing drive, four valves per cylinder.
  46. Max power at the crank - 96 kw (130 HP) at 9,500 rpm
  47. Max torque at the crank - 10.3 kgm (101 Nm) at 7,250 rpm
  48. Fuel injection - Integrated electronic engine management system. Indirect multi-point electronic injection. 51 mm diameter throttle bodies. 95 RON lead-free fuel.
  49. Ignition - Digital electronic ignition with TSI (Twin Spark Ignition) with two spark plugs per cylinder. Ignition timing integrated in the injection control system.
  50. Starting - Electric starter.
  51. Lubrication - Dry sump with separate stainless steel oil reservoir. Double trochoidal pump with oil cooler.
  52. Primary drive - Straight toothed gears. Transmission ratio: 60/31 (1.935)
  53. Gearbox - 6 speed. Transmission ratios:
  54. 1st - 34/15 (2.27)
  55. 2nd - 31/19 (1.63)
  56. 3rd - 26/20 (1.3)
  57. 4th - 24/22 (1.091)
  58. 5th - 24/25 (0.96)
  59. 6th - 23/26 (0.88)
  60. Final drive - Chain.
  61. Transmission ratio - 42/17 (USA: 42/16)
  62. Clutch - Multiple disk in oil bath with patented PPC power-assisted hydraulic control. Metal braided clutch line.
  63. Frame - Box section, sloping twin spar frame in aluminium alloy. Íhlins Racing adjustable double chamber steering damper with monoblock fitting.
  64. Maximum length - 2,070 mm
  65. Maximum width - 800 mm (at handlebars)
  66. Maximum height - 1,200 mm (at windshield)
  67. Seat height - 820 mm
  68. Handlebar height - 1,040 mm at bar ends
  69. Wheelbase - 1,415 mm
  70. Trail - 99 mm
  71. Steering angle - 25░
  72. Front suspension - 43 mm Íhlins titanium nitride coated upside-down fork. 120 mm wheel travel. External adjustment system for rebound, compression and preload. Shortened stanchions. Radially fixed calliper. Solid machined light alloy top yoke.
  73. Rear suspension - Aluminium alloy swing-arm. Aprilia Progressive System (APS) linkages. Íhlins Racing monoshock with piggy-back cylinder, adjustable in rebound, compression, preload and length. Wheel travel 135 mm.
  74. Front brakes - Front: Brembo double stainless steel floating disk, ? 320 mm. Radial calliper with four 34 mm pistons and four sintered pads. Metal braided brake line.
  75. Rear - Brembo stainless steel disk, ě 220 mm. Twin 32 mm piston calliper. Sintered pads. Metal braided brake line.
  76. Wheels - Forged aluminium alloy.
  77. Front - 3.50 X 17"
  78. Rear - 6.00 X 17"
  79. Tyres - Radial tubeless.
  80. Front - 120/70 ZR 17
  81. Rear - 180/55 ZR 17 (alternative: 190/50 ZR 17)
  82. Battery - 12 V
  83. Alternator - 12 V 10 Ah 400 W
  84. Tank Capacity - 18 litres, 4 litre reserve
  85. Handlebars - 28 /22 mm In ergal, with solid machined light alloy mountings
  86. Body Composite material - Carbon
  87. Racing Kit - Enclosed cockpit fairing, carbon racing belly pan, carbon seat cover, titanium silencer with dedicated EPROM and mounting bracket, reverse gearshift, mesh cover for rear light hole, regulation racing bolt kit, Z16 sprocket.