Entering the supernaked sports motorcycle market in Malaysia is the 2019 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory, priced at RM119,000 without road tax, insurance or registration. This supernaked is Aprilia’s take on the ulitmate naked sports bike, going up against rivals such as the KTM 1290 Super Duke R (RM118,000).

What sets the Tuono V4 1100 Factory apart from normal naked sports bikes is the use of electronic semi-active suspension, in this case a Smart EC 2.0 Ohlins monoshock with remote reservoir and progressive shock linkage. The Smart EC 2.0 comes with a OBTi interface that adjusts suspension settings – three Active modes and three manual – for optimum handling performance based on parameters set by the rider.

Similar to the RSV4 1100 Factory launched recently, the V4 1100 Factory carries a 65-degree V-four mill displacing 1,077 cc that puts out 177 hp at 11.000 rpm and 121 Nm of torque at 9,000 rpm. This compares against the 217 hp at 13,200 rpm and 122 Nm of torque at 11,000 rpm of the RSV4.

Fed by ride-by-wire and four Marelli 48 mm throttle bodies, the Tuono V4 1100 Factory gets power to the ground via a quickshifter equipped six-speed gearbox with slipper clutch and chain final drive. While the engine is liquid-cooled, two oil pumps perform separate duties for lubrication and cooling.

Braking is done by Brembo with M50 Monobloc callipers on 330 mm diameter brake discs while the rear wheel is stopped by a 220 mm disc and braided steel brake hoses are standard, complemented by Bosch 9.1 MP Cornering ABS. Also standard is a full suite of riding aids including Traction Control (ATC), Wheelie Control (AWC), Launch Control (ALC), cruise control (ACC) and speed limiter (APL), all configurable separately and three ride modes – Track, Sport and Race.

Weight for the Tuono V4 1100 Factory is claimed to be 209 kg fully fuelled, with fuel carried in a 18.9-litre tank. Seat height is set at 825 mm and like the RSV4 1100 Factory, tyre sizing is 120/70 ZR 17 rubber in front, while the rear wheel comes standard with a 200/55 ZR 17 tyre and the option of using 190/50 or 190/55 tyre sizes.