Aprilia Tuono 1000R Review from United Kingdom

2004 Aprilia Tuono 1000R

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance4000 miles
Previous motorcycleYamaha YZF600R


Split balance pipe, which resulted in the bike running very rich.

General Comments:

A very enjoyable bike, the unusual styling, upright riding position, combined with a fantastic engine, superb chassis, suspension and brakes, delivers an all round package second to none. The best bike I've ever owned.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st March, 2005

5th Apr 2006, 12:47

Agree totally with the Tuono owner. Best bike I ever owned. I bought the factory version last year and I've been smiling like the proverbial Cheshire Cat since. Buy one!

8th Jun 2006, 17:16

Yes, very fun bike. But mine has proven to require monthly rear brake bleeding. My local dealer doesn't seem to care about this glitch and neither does Aprilia. As a result, when this one gets wrecked, stolen or run out, I'll go back to Suzuki.

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 1 review