Unveiled in 2001 at the Bologna Motor Show, the Tuono (Italian for “thunder“) was introduced as a naked sibling to the impressive RSV Mille. Everyone knows the Tuono Factory now – it’s a constant winner of standard bike comparisons – but the precedent for a top-level Tuono was introduced to the world via a very limited-production (we’ve heard estimated between 200 and 220) called the Tuono R Limited or the Tuono Racing.
The stock Tuono was impressive in its own way, but the only-for-2003 Tuono Racing took it to the next level with high-end components including OZ wheels, Brembo radial calipers, and Ohlins suspension (forks, steering damper, and shocks).
“There are a few marks in the nose cone carbon from use over the years.”
Recent maintenance includes new fork seals and a recent set of tires “with a track day and a few street ride’s worth of miles, 300-400 tops.” The sale includes a new battery.
Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment if you’d like to come by and check it out), this Tuono Racing is offered on a clean California title with registration current through December 2020.
The seller is letting it go as he likes “the adventure of finding new bikes so I think it’s time to pass this one on.” One of the rarest Aprilias ever built, this Tuono Racing rides as good as it looks. Whether you want it to display or to ride, you won’t be disappointed.
Continental US: Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for $750 (this went up on 5/12 due to increases in gas costs) in the Continental US, and Iconic will handle the paperwork on your behalf. You do not need to crate your bike or drain the gas/disconnect the battery if you go with Haul Bikes. We are glad to work with the shipper of your choice as well, but you will have to arrange it.
spares/extras will have to be shipped separately via FedEx or similar.
the fee includes $15,000 of insurance with a $500 deductible. Additional insurance can be purchased at a cost of $50 per additional $5,000 of value.