This is my first foray back into biking after a 16 year absence of ownership.
This particular Tuono is number 35 of a limited worldwide edition run of 200 bikes. Only 20 were imported into the UK and this is the second ever Tuono to enter the UK.
The 2002 Tuono RSV R Limited was the limited production prototype run introducing the Tuono to the market. It was manufactured with many hand made components to test the market for a Mille RSV derived Streetfighter class motorcycle. A Top Secret manufacturer mission to create “Street Hawk” –an all-terrain attack motorcycle designed to fight urban crime, capable of incredible speeds of up to three hundred miles an hour…and immense firepower. 😉
Among the list of components for this special are handmade Kevlar and all Carbon bodywork components, Ergal aluminium, lightweight OZ wheels, Ohlins front forks, rear damper and steering damper, the full power 130bhp Mille engine with Aprilia Racing Titanium silencer and ECU Racing chip, aluminium hand made oil tank, kevlar material seats and the Diablo matt black overpaint on the carbon bodywork, limited edition engraved top yoke as well as other goodies.