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Old 02-15-2019, 10:11 AM
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Went to the dark side - well more like the Italian side

Well, As I posted a while ago I was looking into a new bike and input from others on here... I made a decision, a new 2018 Aprilia Tuono V4 RR in red/black w/175 hp stock Darn things are hard to find around the Western New York area and had to get it from Xtreme Power Sports in MD and hold it for a month or until winter is mostly over (I'm in Buffalo, NY after all). At least its a V4 and not an annoying inline 4... Can't wait to get it! Not 100% sure what I will do my my '02 Superhawk yet - if I do part with it I will certainly miss her as we've had a lot of fun times together!




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Old 02-15-2019, 01:02 PM
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Fooking sweeet!!!
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Old 02-15-2019, 02:01 PM
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Thanks, I thought it was the most awesome looking compared to the others I was looking at I have always like the Aprilias and it only took me 27 years of riding to afford one - call it my nearly midlife crisis cure!
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Old 02-15-2019, 03:26 PM
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Looks great!
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Old 02-15-2019, 04:50 PM
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Thanks ! Now I just need spring to come so I can pick it up from the dealer - go away snow!!!
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Old 02-15-2019, 08:59 PM
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Old 02-16-2019, 01:26 PM
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So you got the Tuono after all...
Congrats and ride it safe!
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Old 02-16-2019, 02:24 PM
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I have always wanted an Aprilia since I saw one so I finally have one! they do have different windscreens for it if the wind is too much as was mentioned before... Will no doubt take some getting used to with all its electronics but I still love my SH
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Old 02-24-2019, 07:06 AM
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looks good!

You won't regret it.

Just keep on top of valve checks. You'll find it'll eat a little oil, but that will be minimized after it is broken in.

Lonelec cables and guzzidiag if you want to read any warning codes from the ecu yourself, (or upload race maps.)

Had my 2017 for a year now. 6,000 miles on it so far. Still have the superhawk (not worth getting rid of as long as I have the space to keep it).

AF1 is a good resource for parts. apriliaforum.com is a must for parts and questions.

I like your RR in black. I couldn't pass up the deal I got on my silver 2017 RR.
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Old 02-24-2019, 11:58 AM
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Lucky man,

I have had 3 Aprilia bikes and AF1 are definitely the go to for spares, mods and advice.

They eat and breath Aprilia.

Great bike !

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Old 02-24-2019, 07:48 PM
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Good to know about the oil usage! My original plan was to get the gray/black but the vin# on the one they had ended in 666 so I thought better of it and went with the black/red combo which looks great as well.

I have been on AF1 looking around already, they have some nice goodies on there for this beast and of course parts ;-)

I have also heard about doing the valves - do you have any experience with the openflash platform or is the guzzidiag better for diagnostics? I believe openflash does more but its kinda pricey
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Originally Posted by RickB View Post
I have also heard about doing the valves - do you have any experience with the openflash platform or is the guzzidiag better for diagnostics? I believe openflash does more but its kinda pricey
I'm going to go the cheap route. Lonelec cables, and Guzzidiag. My buddy bought the race ecu for his RSV4, but you can just flash the race map to the stock ecu for minimal cost. Pretty sure he spent $700+ on the ecu... I'll do it just the same for $50 bucks and a couple hours of my time.

Gabro flashed ecu is supposed to be real nice as well.

I'm nearly at 6,000 miles. Going to be checking my valves when the weather improves.
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Old 04-06-2019, 12:54 AM
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Im on a 16 Tuono 1100 with a Gabro ECU, Auto blip etc.

Tiz Fun.

Still miss my SH.
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Old 04-07-2019, 11:37 PM
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On the Voyager forum " darkside" would mean you're running a car tire on the back!
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Old 04-09-2019, 07:19 PM
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LOL!
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On the Voyager forum " darkside" would mean you're running a car tire on the back!
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Old 04-09-2019, 07:22 PM
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Well the Superhawk left for its new home in Indiana today, I will surely miss her...
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