2005 Aprilia Tuono Custom
6-speed, V-twin, 139hp, 156mph, 2005 Aprilia Tuono with only approx. 6500 miles. About eight years and 700 Miles ago I turned it into this full-custom Wastelander.
This is a bike that turns heads and draws a crowd wherever it goes. It runs, shifts and rides excellent and has WAY more power than anyone really needs. The mileage is approximate because when I replaced the stock instrument cluster the bike had just under 6000 miles. I have been riding it semi-regularly for the past few weeks to make sure there are no issues. I had only used the tachometer feature of the gauge until a few weeks ago so the odometer currently only reads about 100 miles and increasing a little each day. Other than the odometer issue the bike has zero issues. I’d ride it anywhere. Only selling because, as 700 miles in 8 years proves, I just don’t use it. I have tried to talk myself into selling it a couple other times, but still wanted it in the garage. Again, it has mechanical no issues at all. Mechanically, beyond what has already been listed, the bike is stock so a Google search will give you all the specs you need.
As for the photos. The outdoor shots were right after the bike was finished. They were for an online magazine feature. The indoor shots, are current to show the few little bits of character the bike has acquired since then. Being sold as-is.
Professional quality customizations include:
-One-off fabricated tail section
-Handmade aluminum scoops with stainless steel mesh inserts
-Full set of real carbon fiber covers to replace the plastic factory pieces
-Handmade oil cooler protector with stainless steel mesh screen
-Handmade rear brake master cylinder skid plate
-Customized radiator shield
-Customized heel guards
-LED headlight and taillights
-Koso digital gauge cluster
-Upgraded brake discs
-Continental TKC 80 tires
“Power and torque
Where some manufacturers de-tune their sportsbike motor for the naked bike, Aprilia didn’t bother and you get a full-on RSV V-twin with a claimed 128bhp and 76lb-ft of torque, which although sounding a little lacking in modern terms, is more than enough for road riding. Due to its narrower V-angle, Aprilia’s V990 motor is far less lazy feeling than Ducati’s 90-degree V-twin and it is a really spirited engine with bags of stomp. Although you do need to ensure it has had its throttle bodies properly balanced or it can be a bit brutal on initial throttle-pickup, once up and running it is a great motor and a real hoot to ride. Power wheelies (a lot of owners reduce its gearing by adding two teeth to the rear sprocket) in the first two gears are on the cards and when you let it stretch its legs it is remarkably quick. In 2003 it was quite a shock to the system and nowadays it remains brilliant fun to ride.”
Buyer arranges shipping or pickup in person in Concord, CA. I can be available to hand the bike to your shipper at my location. Must be picked up within 7 days of the end of the auction.