2015 Aprilia Tuono V4 R aPRC ABS PreviewThe 2015 Aprilia Tuono V4 R has been announced by the Italian motorcycle company, and it features some updates for 2015, including a three-horsepower peak increase (now 170 horsepower from the V4 motor), improved peak torque (83.3 ft/lbs), and an internal change to the exhaust system.
A high-performance naked upright, the 2015 Aprilia Tuono V4 R aPRC ABS retains all of the important updates from last year: Racing ABS (3 maps, plus off), Brembo M432 monoblock radial front calipers, increased tank capacity (+0.40 gallons) that was reshaped for improved ergonomics, Sachs forks with one-by-one separated hydraulic adjustments, improved seat ergonomics with softer padding, comfort-oriented suspension setting, and the highly sophisticated aPRC electronics package.aPRC gives the 2015 Aprilia Tuono V4 R eight traction control settings, wheelie control, no-clutch quick shifting, and launch control. There are also three power maps — T (Track) is full power and instant throttle response from the 170 horse power motor; S (Sport) is designed for street riding with smoother power, and R (Road) which detunes the motor by 25% and is designed for use in the rain and urban areas.The 2015 Aprilia Tuono V4 R aPRC ABS will be available in September 2014, will run $14,499, and be available in Matte White and Matt Black.
Suzuki V-Strom 1050 DE + Scott Casey – Living with PTSD and the Rolling Barrage
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends, a weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling.
My name is Arthur Coldwells.
The new Suzuki V-Strom DE has just been announced, and Avery Innis, Training and Publications Manager from Suzuki Motor USA, is just the expert to explain its nuances to us. The V-Strom has always been a superb, yet inexpensive platform, and the new DE variant gets more serious about ADV riding. I find out from Avery whether the new upgrades are worthwhile; and the place that the new V-Strom has in the current market.
Our second segment covers a subject that’s a little more serious than usual.
Many veterans and first responders suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, aka PTSD.
Scott Casey—himself a sufferer—decided to try and help his fellow vets, and started a cross-Canada charity ride in 2016 called the ‘Rolling Barrage’. It was—and is—incredibly successful.
It’s not just a tremendous ride. The Rolling Barrage is a place for like-minded sufferers and their supporters to ride together. They get some serious “wind therapy” whether it’s on just a stop, or a leg of the ride, one day, a weekend, or even the whole ride. Scott opens up with Associate Editor Teejay Adams about his personal history, and how he came to create such a brilliant and worthy real-world event that truly helps.
The Rolling Barrage is a supportive network of brothers and sisters. To quote Scott Casey: “this is the family you never knew you had”.
It was a Nation exploding into civil war. In 1992, the collapse of the former Yugoslavia triggered an international armed conflict that would last more than 3 years and eventually see nearly 100,000 people killed. Canadians were thrown into what was declared a peacekeeping mission, but it wasn’t. They were going well beyond the rules of engagement that were provided by the UN. Told by Scott Casey, Former Canadian Peacekeeper.