Aprilia’s ultra-exclusive Tuono X made big waves when it was revealed late last month, so much so, that the brand has decided to extend its production to 30 units.
The Aprilia Tuono X naked bike was so named for its limited production run of just ten units, all of which were reportedly all sold before the bike was even unveiled.
Now, the Italian brand is extending the run with an extra 20 bikes priced from €34,900 ($A56,405).
As a track-only prospect, the Tuono X does away with lights and mirrors in favour of slick racing tyres and a large wing that looks to have been directly borrowed from the Aprilia RS-GP MotoGP machine.
The naked racer also drops weight from 185kg to 166kg (dry), thanks in part to new carbon-fibre components, Marchesini wheels, a new fuel tank and an Akrapovic exhaust system.
The Aprilia Tuono X benefits from a beefier engine map, pushing maximum output to 165kW – a fair jump from the standard bike’s 129kW rating.
The production Aprilia Tuono V4 1100, which received its last significant update in 2017, is available in RR and Factory guises, as is its fully faired RSV4 sibing.
Powering the Tuono is a 1077cc V4, which is backed up by a comprehensive electronics suite including traction control, wheelie control, cruise control and a speed limiter.
An Ohlins steering damper and Sachs suspension is standard, as are Brembo brakes with discs measuring 330mm at the front, and a 220mm setup at the rear.
Opting for the Tuono Factory variant brings premium kit like full electronic adaptive Ohlins suspension, among other upgrades.
While Aprilia Australia currently only offers two models, the RSV4 and the Tuono V4, it is expected to expand its range with the new RS 660 middleweight.
The RS 660 is a fully faired sportsbike, powered by a 660cc parallel-twin delivering 98 horsepower (73kW).
With that kind of output, and a dry weight of just 169 kilograms, it will surely be spritely, and handling is bolstered by adjustable Kayaba suspension, a double aero fairing, and an asymmetrical swingarm.
It also features high-end electronics including cornering ABS and traction control, a bi-directional quickshifter, five riding modes, cruise control, engine braking and wheelie control.
The electronics suite is managed on a full-colour TFT dash which supports smartphone connectivity.
This new platform will give birth to other models including a naked RS 660 Tuono version, which is expected to launch next year, while LAMS-approved variants may also be on the cards.
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