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    2021 Tuono 1100 V4

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    Life is a journey, not a destination.

    #2
    Turns out that the key ingredient in Methamphetamine is crushed Aprilia Tuonos!

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      #3
      About to embark on day 3 of this adventure. Will need to perform a break-in oil service at my next stop. Ripping through Olympic Peninsula (Washington state) yesterday, the machine was perfect. Short blast today with a couple of small detours down the Oregon coast. More to come later.

      I can't recall the last time I did >400 miles on a sport bike, in a day...and wanted to keep going/couldn't wait to get back on the next day!

      WW/R

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      Life is a journey, not a destination.

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        #4
        Where did you come into Washington?
        "I couldn't afford NOT to buy it!"

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          #5
          B.e.a.utiful machine.

          Those brakes are no joke.
          Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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            #6
            Originally Posted by Captain 80s View Post
            Where did you come into Washington?
            Flew into Seattle, seller picked me up at airport. The planned route was something like this but I must admit, I got lost a few times

            WW/R

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            Life is a journey, not a destination.

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              #7
              Originally Posted by 6 View Post
              B.e.a.utiful machine.

              Those brakes are no joke.
              The brakes are nuts. The engine is nuts. The whole thing blows my mind quite frankly. Compared to the 2013 V4 Tuono it is similar, yet vastly superior. Part of that is because this one is new and the other has had a hard 35k mile life, lol. The factory luggage - while nicely made, is poorly thought out. Will definitely address it in the near future. Glad I brought an inexpensive tail bag for this journey. Tank bag would be good - but then again, fuel every 140 miles or so...so it might get in the way too. Regardless, one will be added.

              WW/R

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              Life is a journey, not a destination.

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                #8
                Originally Posted by wildwhl View Post

                Flew into Seattle, seller picked me up at airport. The planned route was something like this but I must admit, I got lost a few times

                WW/R

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                OK cool. Maybe could have met you briefly somewhere. Should have gone west to my town Edmonds and taken a Ferry. It is a good PNW experience and you always get the front of the line on a motorcycle for the next ferry.

                If you are ever in WA again, put a heads up out there (if you want to).

                Safe travels,
                -Mike
                "I couldn't afford NOT to buy it!"

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                  #9
                  Originally Posted by Captain 80s View Post

                  OK cool. Maybe could have met you briefly somewhere. Should have gone west to my town Edmonds and taken a Ferry. It is a good PNW experience and you always get the front of the line on a motorcycle for the next ferry.

                  If you are ever in WA again, put a heads up out there (if you want to).

                  Safe travels,
                  -Mike
                  I will be there again. I seriously considered that (Edmonds) as Ono Poke' is there (fellow Hawker). I should have, but was letting work rule my life too much and trying to hard to head south. I can slow down a bit, and knew that but didn't embrace it. That part of the world is flat out gorgeous. I spent the night in Port Angeles and wish I'd spent more time there, so I'll be back for sure.

                  WW/R
                  Life is a journey, not a destination.

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                    #10
                    Originally Posted by wildwhl View Post

                    I will be there again. I seriously considered that (Edmonds) as Ono Poke' is there (fellow Hawker). I should have, but was letting work rule my life too much and trying to hard to head south. I can slow down a bit, and knew that but didn't embrace it. That part of the world is flat out gorgeous. I spent the night in Port Angeles and wish I'd spent more time there, so I'll be back for sure.

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                    I go to Ono Poke (about a mile from my house) quite often and Steven and I have met and I bought some CB-1 parts off of him. Very cool dude. He has a place on the other side now too in Kingston. PA is a cool town and the road out to Neah Bay is awesome, but it is one way so no loop.

                    I've got some killer roads and routes. Love living here.
                    "I couldn't afford NOT to buy it!"

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                      #11
                      I've looked at prices on mid-2010 Tuonos. Those have to be the best bang for buck for hp/$ out there right now. If I wasn't so cheap I'd go for one.

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                        #12
                        Go for a V4. I bought my 2013 really cheap, and gave it a $200 makeover + slapped aftermarket exhaust on it. Already had the race flash, and it is an awesome <$5k bike.

                        WW/R
                        Life is a journey, not a destination.

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                          #13
                          I got her home a day earlier than planned...or maybe a week earlier depending on how I look at it. Tremendous motorcycle and I have very few niggles with it. A full write up will come once I decompress myself. Today I turned the wick up as far as I dared, and rode my 7/10's on some of my favorite roads near to home. Man this is a great motorcycle. 1,400 miles or so, with less than 100 of that slab. What a trip.

                          Can't wait to get back on it.

                          WW/R
                          Life is a journey, not a destination.

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                            #14
                            This wonderful machine just keeps growing on me. After a couple of weeks recovery (aka catching up at work for the vacation I took) I managed to find time to have a wonderful fall ride yesterday. No, I didn't take pictures (or many). ~200 miles of twisty and around 100 miles of slab for the day, with about a 2 hour break in between to visit family. It just blows my mind how good these bikes are. Have I found any negatives yet? Not really. Perhaps range, but that's not a for real thing (low fuel light comes on early, perhaps with 1.25 gallons to go - yesterday that was at around the 150 mile mark and it seems to keep improving fuel efficiency as she breaks in). Just passed 1,700 miles on her. All registered and titled. Winter is almost here - will there be mods? not thinking of any at the moment - other than the nut that rides atop her.

                            Pretty sane ride overall.

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                            Life is a journey, not a destination.

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                              #15
                              The roads near you are amazing. So jealous.

                              I’m surprised you find the bike so comfortable though. I know that thing is a rocket, but how’s the seat? What about the wind protection? Do you have any accessories for comfort?

                              I’ve had my eye on an RSV4 for years, but my buddy is trying to sell me his 17 Tuono. Main issue is that I either need a racetrack or a road-trip to enjoy it. Freakin flat midwest.

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