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  1. #1
    Baby Twin
    Join Date
    Jan 2019

    Newb from Cheshire

    Hi Guys

    Not got a Tuono (yet), but an on the lookout for a Factory 2017.

    I am currently on the 'darkside' and have a 2017 BMW S1000RR Sport with Performance pack on it. In an ideal world I would love to do a swap, soooo if anyone out there fancies a Beemer let me know. Mine has 4800 miles on it, full BMSH and still under BM warranty, in Graphite Grey and black. Has a Carbon can and taller OEM db tinted screen, tank pad and heavier bar ends. Its pretty much immaculate.

    I have had most types of bikes over the years, sports, tourers, nakeds and motards. However, I have now decided a sit up is going to be for me. Don't get me wrong, the S1000RR is a very comfy 1litre weapon, but I simply prefer a more upright position now.

    Soo, talk to me about these Tuonos, reliability, issues, running costs, servicing and dealership network. The dealer network, or seemingly shortage of it near me is one thing that does concern me, any of you guys had any issues. Also, whats the warranty situation with these bikes with say an Austin Racing can on... I'm hearing Aprilia wont cover engine issues with owt but the standard, or an Akra, anyone got the facts on this. Any known issues I should look out for?

    Me and my main ride buddy, also with a S1000RR are really fair weather riders. Not been out since October time tbh. We generally scoot into Wales, Barmouth being the target destination. Some good roads round there, good bike stops and good food places. Met a guy on a Factory at Bala last year and was surprised to hear he thought it wasn't very flexible in traffic, I thought a V4 would be, any thoughts on that? Prior to this BM I had a Diavel which was a beast once above 45/50ish, but lumpy and not really nice below that truth told, do you guys think a Tuono V4 is similar?

    Anyways, lets see if anyone wants another 25ish hp and all the electronic wizardry you'll ever need,

    Last edited by wirefan; January 29th, 2019 at 02:37 PM.

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    WSB Pit boss grin factor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Welcome to the forum.
    Hope you get the bike your after.

  3. #3
    GP Champ
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    the wasteland east anglia
    hi mate and welcome to the font of knowledge !!!

    there were quite a few ex forum members who jumped ship from a tuono to the s1000 r and found them a revelation .

    yours being a s 1000 rr would be comparable in terms of comfort to the aprilia rsv 1000 .

    I found the rsv 1000 a little uncomfortable for anything other than blasting and not summat I could live with everyday , I would assume the s1000rr would be the same .

    so the tuono in its v2 or v4 configuration would be a better every day tool .

    I was at one point joining the clan and changing to a bmw s1000r , but decided to stick with the T its just more characterfull and it still get a big kick out of riding it even after 6 yrs of ownership . !!!!

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    Baby Twin
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Cheers Guys,

    The S1000RR is obviously a sports bike and a more racy position that the Tuono no doubt. However, after trying out, and owning various 'sports bikes' in the past it is probably the most comfortable, if you accept a sports bike can be comfortable !!. Its deffo more roomy than most of the current 1l sportsbikes and many consider it to be the best overall package. But at nearly 62, I think an upright is for me. The upright version of mine is actually lower on ultimate hp but has a bit more low down torque. I can get a really good deal p/ex against a new one, but hanker after a Tuono factory. If I did swap to a S1000R I think it would be much of the same but less if you get what I mean.


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