2014 Aprilia Tuono V4 R ABS Photos/Images/Pics/WallpaperAprilia has upgraded its Tuono V4 R for 2014, the naked sportbike arriving with more horsepower, ABS and other refinements.
The 2014 Tuono V4 R ABS, which is based off the World Superbike Championship winning RSV4, gets a bump in horsepower, the 65-degree V4 now producing 170 horsepower at 11,500 rpm.The Tuono, which was first released in 2011 to take on other naked sportbikes such as the Ducati Streetfighter and Monster, also gets the latest Bosch 9MP ABS, which utilizes a high-tech intervention strategy called RLM (Rear Wheel Lift-up Mitigation) that limits wheeling of the rear wheel when hard on the brakes.Other upgrades to the 2014 Tuono V4 R ABS, which includes APRC (Aprilia Performance Ride Control – Traction Control, Wheelie Control, Launch Control, and Quick Shift), are a slightly bigger fuel tank and more comfortable ergonomics.Attached above is a photo gallery of the Aprilia’s 2014 Tuono, including pics of the machine with Aprilia’s World Superbike Racing Team of Eugene Laverty and Sylvain Guintoli. Each of the 18 images also make for great wallpaper. To download as wallpaper, simply click the desired thumbnail to expand, right click the image and Save to Desktop Background.For a preview of the naked motorcycle, including full specs, click here.
Honda CRF-E2 Electric + Dale Schmidtchen and the $50M V-Rod
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Hello everyone and welcome to Ultimate Motorcycling’s podcast, Motos and Friends. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
This week’s episode is brought to you by Yamaha YZF-R7. The R7 lives up to its legendary name, as a high-performance supersport machine. Check it out at at your local Yamaha dealer, or of course at YamahaMotorsports.com.
In this week’s first segment, Editor Don Williams and I chat about electric bikes and the electric bike revolution that is likely the future of motorcycling. Actually this episode is specifically about Honda’s new CRF-E2… an electric dirt-bike for kids. We asked our tester, 8-year old Avery Bart to put the E2 through its paces and according to Don, she loved it. Honda has stated that the company goal is for 50% of its sales to be electric by 2030—an ambitious goal for sure, and the CRF-E2 is the first step in that direction.
In the second segment, I chat with one of my Aussie motorcycle industry friends—Dale Schmidtchen. Dale has worked for most of the major moto factories globally during his career, and his take on his CF Moto ADV bike is interesting. Beyond that, one his many projects is currently helping to sell the world’s most expensive motorcycle—a Harley V-Rod worth around 50 million dollars. Yes, that’s 50 million with an ‘M’.
Dale also owned a race team in the 1990s and helped bring several well-known Aussie racers to the world stage. He’s a very modest, matter-of-fact guy, but I always really enjoy chatting with him; I hope you enjoy listening.
Incidentally, if you’ve got around fifty mill burning a hole in your pocket and you fancy owning the so-called ‘Mona Lisa of motorbikes’—contact us at email@example.com and we’ll put you in touch with Dale.
From all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!