TALK ABOUT APRILIA AND THE WORD ‘FACTORY’ CASTS A SPELL THAT TRANSPORTS
YOU DIRECTLY INTO THE WORLD OF RACING AND RACETRACK VICTORIES. THE WORD
‘FACTORY’ ALSO MEANS THE VERY BEST TECHNOLOGY THAT CAN BE APPLIED TO A
MOTORCYCLE. THE APRILIA TUONO 1000 R FACTORY LIVES UP TO ITS NAME BY BEING
THE MOST SPECIAL, MOST POWERFUL, MOST EXCLUSIVE AND MOST REFINED OF ALL
APRILIA TUONO 1000 R Factory
Here is a bike that really has no rivals. Whatever competition the Tuono has taken part in, it has
emerged the uncontested winner and most impressive protagonist. Unrivalled on the naked racing
scene, the Tuono has even taken on the fastest superbikes on their home ground – the
racetrack – and won.
On the road the Tuono is in a class of its own. On the racetrack it is a proven winner. Hungry for
success, the Tuono has been an exceptional flag-bearer for Aprilia’s motorcycle design philosophy
even outside its native Italy, and has demonstrated its prowess in epic races like the Isle of Mann TT
and the Macao GP. Now the Tuono 1000 R Factory has picked up where the victorious Tuono
Racing left off, with even better technical characteristics and performance.
With the arrival of the new Factory version, the most racing naked and the meanest on the road
clearly demonstrates its racing spirit. The Tuono 1000 R Factory delivers power that is simply
unthinkable for any other twin, with a chassis that is more sophisticated than ever and easily on a par
with the best superbikes. The new Tuono 1000 R Factory is a truly professional machine for all those
riders who demand the state of the art in technology and the absolute maximum in performance.
Expert riders with a taste for the exceptional will know how to appreciate the record-beating
performance of this stupendous street-fighter
A new engine, new suspension, ultra-light wheels and a host of carbon fibre components
have boosted performance and reduced weight to a new record for this type of bike. As with
the RSV 1000 R Factory, from which it has been derived, the Tuono 1000 R Factory is designed and
built for “total ridability”, a concept that has always characterised high performance Aprilia
Thanks to the many improvements introduced, the Tuono 1000 R Factory sets new standards for
performance nakeds. The following are the most important of its unique characteristics.
The latest generation Magnesium 60° V twin engine with bigger exhaust valves
New, larger diameter exhaust pipes
New external catalytic converters located nearer to the collector pipes for enhanced
efficiency and environmental friendliness
New injection mapping
Fully adjustable Öhlins Racing 43 mm fork
Fully adjustable Öhlins piggy back monoshock
Anodised finish, forged aluminium wheels
New carbon fibre belly pan
Carbon fibre side panels
Carbon fibre mudguards
Carbon fibre spoilers
Dedicated fasteners with countersunk screw heads
The Tuono 1000 R Factory is a special bike for special riders, people who appreciate exclusive
design and build quality and who also know how to derive maximum pleasure and satisfaction from
the amazing power and handling of the world’s most competitive naked. When it was first introduced,
the Aprilia Tuono 1000 R set new standards for all big nakeds. Now, the Tuono 1000 R Factory has
raised the bar even higher, establishing the perfect synthesis between quality, technology, and
The performance of the Tuono 1000 R Factory has been boosted to record levels by adopting the
same latest generation engine that powers the RSV 1000 R Factory. Now developing 102 kW (139
HP) at the crank and a maximum torque of nearly 11 kgm at only 8,500 rpm, the Aprilia Tuono
R Factory is the uncontested leader of all naked twins.
An even more sophisticated chassis enhances the bike’s exceptional dynamics under all possible
conditions and enables you to perform like a true professional not only on the road but on the track
The bike’s styling is like its performance: extreme. The Factory takes the whole Tuono concept to its
logical conclusion, even in terms of design. With its aggressive graphics and sporty colour schemes,
it is simply impossible to mistake the Tuono 1000 R Factory. The most stunning advanced
technology is laid bare on a bike that is proud to show exactly what it’s made of. The fork,
frame, swingarm and wheels are all rigorously exposed, because on the Tuono 1000 R
Factory, fundamental to performance means fundamental to style. The aggressive looking
nose fairing with close-mounted twin headlights is a universally recognised feature of the Tuono, so
naturally it remains an essential part of the new, mean looking Factory. The nose fairing has been
tested in the wind tunnel to provide maximum wind protection for the rider and to generate lift at high
speeds, keeping handling light and precise at all times.
The new engine’s record performance would not be possible without super-efficient aspiration. The
Tuono’s Air Runner ram air intake plays a major role in ensuring effective engine breathing.
The Tuono is the only naked equipped with this exclusive air intake system.
The Magnesium Evolution 60° V twin engine
The 1000 cc Magnesium Evolution 60° V twin engine is directly derived from the unit that powers the
RSV 1000 R Factory. Only minor modifications have been made to boost torque and muscle at low
revs. In its latest form, this is the top performing engine on any production twin. Its exceptional
power output is not only fully usable but is always delivered with Aprilia’s legendary reliability.
New, larger exhaust valves (increased from 31 to 33 mm in diameter) improve engine
breathing, as do the new, larger diameter exhaust downpipes. Thanks to these advances, the
new Magnesium V twin puts out more power than ever, achieving an amazing 139 HP at 9,500 rpm,
as well as an impressive torque of 10.9 kgm at 8,500 rpm, a figure that clearly tells you what
sort of muscle you can expect even at low engine speeds.
The new silencers feature catalytic converters located as near as possible to the collector
pipes. This solution has cut converter activation time by 50% and further slashed emissions,
keeping them well within the threshold imposed by Euro 3 standards. The second exhaust pipe
section has been extended by 200 mm to improve torque at low revs.
In parallel with optimised through-flow and combustion dynamics, the new bike also incorporates
improved ignition and injection mapping designed to improve power delivery at all engine
The following are the most essential characteristics of the Magnesium Evolution 60° V twin
New, optimised cylinder heads with larger diameter valves and one spark plug per
57 mm throttle bodies with one injector per cylinder
High strength conrods
Reduced overall weight thanks to a large number of magnesium engine parts
Close ratio gearbox
Dry sump lubrication system with two trochoid pumps and separate oil tank and oil cooler
Mixed gear and chain valve timing drive with the two gears (one per timing chain) located
in the crankcase to reduce cylinder head dimensions
Anti Vibration Double Countershaft (AVDC)
Hydraulic action clutch assisted by Aprilia’s patented PPC (Pneumatic Power Clutch)
system to control rear wheel bounce during fierce braking
The Tuono 1000 R Factory has inherited the RSV’s ram air duct, with an intake just below the
headlights. The intake remains exactly on the bike’s centreline, where ram air pressure is highest.
Air reaches the generous 10.3 litre airbox through the Air Runner duct (which also supports the
nose fairing and instrumentation) under enough pressure to allow the engine to develop its full
power potential. Thanks to the Air Runner system, airbox overpressure increases with speed,
leading to a 3% gain in maximum power at top speed.
An engine management unit made in conjunction with Siemens VDO controls all engine
parameters. The ECU receives real time signals from 15 parameter sensors, processes them and
controls the actuators in real time too, keeping the engine running smoothly at all times.
The flash EPROM already contains racing mapping for unrestricted exhausts. Aprilia service
engineers can therefore easily load it on request from customers who intend to use their bikes
exclusively on the racetrack.
In line with Aprilia practice, the frame incorporates aluminium-silicon castings and Peraluman 450
pressings in a super-sophisticated structure that is more rigid yet lighter than ever before. Weighing
in at less than 10 kg (9,650 grams to be precise) the frame of the Tuono 1000 R Factory is the
lightest on any bike of this type.
The swingarm features a special double member design that provides a clear passage for the
new twin silencer exhaust system, and weighs an amazing 4,860 grams, well under the swingarm
weight benchmark of 5 kg.
Another factor that contributes to the bike’s unrivalled handling is its minimal unsuspended weight.
The Tuono 1000 R Factory is equipped with ultra-light forged aluminium wheels,
manufactured by Aprilia specifications. The dramatic weight saving achieved by these
fundamental components has minimised inertia and created a bike that is more responsive and
precise than ever in establishing trajectories through bends. Lighter wheels also mean less
resistance to acceleration and braking, and therefore even better performance.
Superb handling on the track is also ensured by fitting the new Tuono 1000 R Factory with 190/55
rear tyres, specially selected to promote manoeuvrability and responsiveness without penalising
grip. As with all sporting Aprilias, however, the Tuono 1000 R Factory is actually homologated for use
with three different tyre sizes: 180/55, 190/50 and 190/55.
Maximum performance on the racetrack does not allow for compromises in suspension. That is why
the system fitted to the Tuono 1000 R Factory is state-of-the-art. An Öhlins 43 mm upside down
fork guarantees unrivalled action and precision. The unit is obviously fully adjustable in spring
preload and compression and rebound damping, to permit all riders to find the most suitable settings
for their own level of skill and experience.
The Öhlins monoshock at the rear is also fully adjustable and specially selected for its
smoothness and precision action. Like the forks, this unit makes a major contribution to the road
and track handling of the Tuono 1000 R Factory.
The Tuono 1000 R was already fitted with the best braking technology on the market: Brembo Gold
radial calipers. The Tuono 1000 R Factory benefits from the same advanced system. The front
calipers are fitted with four separate pads (one per piston), made from a special sintered material, to
double the number of leading edges in the pad-disc system and deliver greater braking
power for the same effort at the lever.
The two 320 mm floating steel discs feature a narrower braking track to minimise inertia and weight,
and are fixed in place by Aprilia’s exclusive six spoke flange.
The rear braking system is Brembo Gold too, with a 220 mm stainless steel disc and a caliper
with two 32 mm pistons.
The front and rear brakes both use aeronautical metal braided hoses to eliminate the
sponginess inevitably associated with conventional brake hoses and to ensure maximum braking
The Tuono 1000 R Factory is a special machine in every way, as is every component on it. Made
from top quality carbon fibre, aluminium and magnesium, only the best components available have
been used to ensure that the bike is not only amazingly powerful, but extremely light and absolutely
unique among nakeds.
The following components deserve special mention:
The new belly pan, side panels and mudguards are made from carbon fibre, contributing
(together with the forged aluminium wheels) to a new record weight for this class of bike (181 kg dry
- The dashboard is a mixed (digital-analog) unit. It receives all its data over a single electrical
system CAN line, and acts as an integral part of the autodiagnostic system thanks to a built-in
computerised memory unit. Among other functions, the dashboard provides a self-timing function for
use on the racetrack, complete with 40 lap memory. The dashboard is extremely modern and
compact in design and the entire system weighs only a few kilograms. All functions are
controlled from two practical push-buttons incorporated in the lighting switch block on the left
The dashboard’s LED backlighting can also be adjusted to three levels of intensity.
- The headlight cluster is derived from that of the RSV, and incorporates four light units for
perfect night-time visibility.
- The ignition key is internally coded, and the ignition block is fitted with an engine immobiliser
APRILIA TUONO 1000 R Factory Technical specifications
Engine V60 Magnesium. Longitudinal 60° V twin four stroke. Liquid
cooling with three-way pressurised circuit. Double overhead
cams, mixed gear/chain timing drive, four valves per cylinder.
Patented AVDC anti-vibration double countershaft. Euro 3.
Fuel 95 RON unleaded petrol.
Bore and stroke 97 x 67.5 mm.
Displacement 997.62 cc.
Compression ratio 11.8:1.
Maximum power at the crank 102 kW (139 HP) at 9,500 rpm.
Maximum torque at the crank 10.9 kgm (107 Nm) at 8,500 rpm.
Fuel system Integrated electronic engine management system. Indirect
multi-point electronic fuel injection. 57 mm diameter throttle
bodies. 10.3 litre airbox with Air Runner ram air intake.
Ignition Digital electronic ignition, integrated with the fuel injection
system. One spark plug per cylinder.
Starting Electric starter.
Exhaust system Two silencers with three way catalytic converter and lambda
probe oxygen sensor (Euro 3).
Generator 12 V – 500 W.
Lubrication Dry sump with separate oil reservoir.
Double trochoid pump with oil cooler.
Steel oil reservoir.
Gearbox 6 speed. Transmission ratios:
1st 34/15 (2.27)
2nd 31/19 (1.63)
3rd 26/20 (1.3)
4th 24/22 (1.091)
5th 24/25 (0.96)
6th 23/26 (0.88)
Clutch Multiple disc in oil bath with patented PPC power-assisted
Metal braided clutch hose.
Radial master cylinder.
Primary drive Spur gears. Transmission ratio: 60/31 (1.935:1).
Final drive Chain.
Transmission ratio: 40/16 (2.5:1).
Frame Box section sloping twin-spar frame in aluminium alloy.
Front suspension Öhlins Racing 43 mm upside-down fork with adjustment for
spring preload, compression and rebound damping. 120 mm
Rear suspension Aluminium alloy double member swingarm. APS (Aprilia
Progressive System) rising rate linkages.
Öhlins Racing piggy-back monoshock with adjustment for spring
preload, compression and rebound damping. Wheel travel 133
Brakes Front: double floating disc in stainless steel, Ø 320 mm.
Brembo, Triple Bridge, radial calipers with four 34 mm pistons
and four sintered pads. Metal braided brake hose.
Rear: Brembo stainless steel disc, Ø 220 mm. Single caliper
with two 32 mm pistons and sintered pads. Metal braided brake
Wheels Forged, in aluminium alloy. Front: 3.50 x 17". Rear: 6.00 x 17".
Tyres Radial tubeless.
Front: 120/70 ZR 17.
Rear: 180/55 ZR 17 (alternatives: 190/50 ZR 17 and 190/55).
Dimensions Overall length: 2,025 mm
Overall width: 830 mm (at handlebars)
Overall height: 1,100 mm (at handlebars)
Seat height: 810 mm
Handlebar height: 1,020 mm at bar ends
Wheelbase: 1,410 mm
Trail: 103.7 mm
Steering rake angle: 25°
Dry weight (without battery 181 kg dry *
Tank Capacity 18 litres, 4 litre reserve.
Colours Lion red
Accessories Aprilia Street Legal slip-on silencers by Akrapovic;
Complete Aprilia Street Legal exhaust system by Akrapovic;
Öhlins adjustable steering damper;
Adjustable footrests in ergal;
Reverse gear shifter in Ergal;
Slide protector kit;
Carbon fibre expansion chamber guard;
Carbon fibre oil reservoir guard;
Carbon fibre LH side cover;
Carbon fibre seat cover;
Carbon fibre LH/RH footrest guards;
Larger Plexiglas fairing kit; tank bag;
Aprilia electronic anti-theft system (+ installation kit) .
*The weight declared by Aprilia does not include the battery or any fluids. It does include: forged
wheels, aluminium steering pin and carbon fibre parts.
** Available from January 2007. Homologated to Euro 3 standard.