News Aprilia Tuono RSV "Clarkie" | Motorcycle Preview

Aprilia Tuono RSV “Clarkie” | Motorcycle Preview

Despite its menacing looks and warp-speed potential, the Aprilia “Clarkie” is actually a comfortable motorcycle with balanced handling, linear power and perfect brakes that quickly inspire the rider to confidence. Builder Aaron Clarke started with Aprilia’s superb Tuono platform and carefully selected parts from the European Motorcycle Accessories catalog.

Aprilia Clarkie

Displacement was increased to 1,060cc and Evoluzione Cyclesports added larger throttle bodies, airbox and Arrow titanium mufflers. Scuderia West revalved the Showa forks and added an Ohlins rear shock. With Michelin tires on PVM wheels, handling is superbly quick but neutral and the PVM monoblock brakes are beautifully smooth and controlled.

The combination of STM slipper clutch and Translogic Quickshift were a revelation. When downshifting, the clutch can be dumped without fear of the rear wheel hopping and losing control. Used with the Quickshift, riding fast becomes easier as gearchanges become quick and seamless.

AMA and World Champion Doug Polen remarked with a grin after handing over the Clarkie: “Every garage should have one.” An excellent place to start is with the EMA-USA catalog and a call to Aaron Clarke.

Aprilia Tuono RSV “Clarkie”
Engine :1060cc V-Twin
Weight :402 lbs
Price: Aprilia Tuono plus $12,000 (inc. labor)

Aaron Clarke (Seacoast Sport Cycle)

European Motorcycle Accessories





Arthur Coldwells
President and Owner of Ultimate MotorCycling magazine

2019 Aragon MotoGP Qualifying Results: Marquez Claims Pole #9

The man who claimed the past three wins at Motorland Aragon, Marc Marquez, put in a dominating performance Saturday to claim the pole - his ninth of 2019.

Marquez Tops Aragon MotoGP Friday Practice by 1.1 Seconds

2019 Aragon MotoGP Friday Practice News Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez further proved Friday why he's the clear favorite for this weekend's 14th round of MotoGP...

Ducati Builds 100,000th Multistrada: Confirms V4 MST for 2021

Ducati has reached a milestone after building its 100,000th Multistrada. The Bologna-based manufacturer also confirmed the V4 Multistrada for 2021.

She Rode a Harley: A Memoir of Love and Motorcycles: Rider’s Library Review

She Rode a Harley: A Memoir of Love and Motorcycles Mary Jane Black’s debut book - She Rode a Harley: A Memoir of Love and...

2019 Aragon MotoGP Preview: Leader Marquez to Start 200th Race

Sunday's 23-lap Aragon MotoGP will also be a historic one for Honda's Marc Marquez as the points leader starts his 200th GP race.

The BMW Story: Second Edition by Ian Fallon: Rider’s Library (Review)

In the second edition of The BMW Story shares what Ian Falloon has learned as he tracked the BMW motorcycle line since the book’s first printing in 2003.