Aprilia

Aprilia Tuono Power Commander fit and setup

Posted October 30th, 2015 in Aprilia, Power Commander.

Bit of a story with this Tuono. Normally, before you can do anything to it Power Commander-wise an Aprilia dealer hast to set the ECU to ‘Race Zone 2’. That switches off the lambda sensor so the PC can do its job. The owner had got a set of custom exhaust pipes and the bike […]

Aprilia Tuono Power Commander setup – chunky tyres cost horsepower!

Posted March 13th, 2015 in Aprilia, Power Commander.

The owner of this Tuono had customised it himself in a ‘street scrambler’ style – big knobbly tyres, high bars, nice one-off numberplate bracket etc – and it looked great. But when it came time to set up his Power Commander on the Dyno he was disappointed… with only 118bhp at the back wheel. Now […]

Aprila Tuono Power Commander PC V Dyno setup

Posted May 28th, 2013 in Aprilia, ECU Remap, Power Commander.

The owner of this Aprilia was off abroad on a riding trip and felt that his bike wasn’t fuelling properly and was a bit snatchy. He’s been used to four cylinder engines – and we had a chat about the different feel of a V-twin – but honestly said he’d feel a lot better knowing […]

Aprilia RSV Mille rear brake and clutch problem

Posted November 2nd, 2012 in Aprilia.

If you have problems with your Aprilia’s brakes take a deep breath and grapple for the wallet. For a ‘Priller you have to buy a £45-50 slave cylinder (not just a seal kit), which is annoying because all it needs is the bore of the cylinder cleaning up and the seal replacing, and it’ll work […]

2002 Aprilia RSV1000R Mille Cordona PQ8 quickshifter fit

Posted August 3rd, 2012 in Aprilia, Quickshifter.

Here’s another bike we’ve fitted a Cordona PQ8 quickshifter to even though Cordona don’t make a kit for it; we took the Cordona loom, chopped it about to suit the Aprilia, added connectors, put it on the bike and made it all work nicely. The engine was strong – it’d been to FWD and had […]

2005 Aprilia Tuono Power Commander set-up

Posted March 27th, 2012 in Aprilia, ECU Remap, Power Commander.

This 2005 Aprilia Tuono came into us with a Power Commander PC III already fitted. It was running terribly, and using petrol like water… Our experience with these particular Aprilias – Tuonos and RSVs – has taught us that the generic Power Commander map, while it did a great job on the bike it was […]

Aprilia Tuono fuelling problem

Posted October 12th, 2011 in Aprilia, Race Bikes, Workshop Tips.

This Aprilia Tuono is raced by a customer of ours who is a very fast and competent road rider, who decided that maybe he was going a little too quick for the road and took up track days; a familiar story. Once he’d got bored with trackdays he decided to go racing in the Streetfighter […]

2004 Aprilia Tuono Power Commander PC III fitment

Posted June 27th, 2011 in Aprilia, ECU Remap, Road Bikes.

This 2004 Aprilia Tuono came in with an old serial port Power Commander PC II already fitted (the owner had got it from a friend), although it was actually from a Mille. Plugged into the Tuono the owner found that there was definitely some improvement even with the Mille map; but he decided to bring […]

2004 Aprilia RSV1000SP Mille Power Commander PC III fitment

Posted June 24th, 2011 in Aprilia, ECU Remap, Road Bikes.

These Aprilia RSV1000SP Milles  were known for poor fuelling and very snatchy low down power delivery as stock, and many factory remaps never really cured the problem. This one is no exception; it’s owned by one of our regular customers and while a power output of 127bhp seems meager by today’s standards it’s still plenty […]

New 2011 Aprilia Tuono on the Dyno

Posted May 30th, 2011 in Aprilia, New Bikes, On the Dyno.

MCN bought a new Aprilia Tuono in as part of a group test recently; it’s tiny, but packs a walloping 154bhp punch out of its V4 engine. The Ducati Streetfighter, in comparison made 146bhp, the Triumph Speed Triple put out 123bhp and the MV Brutale 1090 126bhp. The Tuono’s fully loaded with traction control and […]