Aprilia Tuono for sale

SELLER SAYS: Second owner, Ohlins rear shock, Showa forks with Ohlins internals. Pilot Road 4 tyres in good condition. Aprilia race exhaust pipe with factory chip. Keys, owners manual and original exhaust. Fun spirited V-twin bike to ride. Registered until the 19th of August. Contact Mark on 0438 950 890 (Forrestfield – Perth, Western Australia)

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: In the car world, there are things called “sleepers” — high performance cars that appear on the outside to be nothing special. Typically, they are mild-mannered family cars with killer engines, designed to blow everyone away at the lights when they’re least expecting it. Well, Aprilia’s Tuono is definitely a sleeper bike. While no one is going to mistake it for a Honda Super Cub, it is nonetheless an unassuming modern naked bike that is seriously quick. The early Tuono engine is the same as that found in Aprilia’s top sports bike of the time, the RSV1000 Mille and, unlike usual practice, Aprilia decided they would not tune it down for near-naked duties. (Hey, who wants to be tuned down for near-naked duties?) And despite the high-spec engine, the Tuono has a reputation for being surprisingly comfortable, practical and reliable; perfectly capable of highway duties. As a side note, I’ve seen this bike in the flesh and I know the owner takes good care of his machinery.

The Postman
pterlick@icloud.com