Escaping Anonymity on the 2009 Aprilia Tuono Factory

Powerful naked bikes have nearly become a two-wheeled cliché, but Aprilia’s Tuono 1000R Factory offers a visually arresting departure from the crowd.

From its gold-tone frame to its insectoid headlight and audacious graphics, the Tuono Factory certainly looks the part of rabble-rouser. But the chattering bark of the 998cc V-twin confirms its feisty looks: This Italian loves to tango, thanks to 139 horsepower and a dry weight of only 399 pounds. Top-shelf Öhlins racing suspension and Brembo brakes round out the bike’s premium components, resulting in riding dynamics that are nothing short of lively and pulse quickening. (www.apriliausa.com)

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