The Tuono was not what I was looking for when I put the Strom up for sale. It became one of those deals that does not come around often and felt like an injustice if I did not snatch it up.
It makes for a fantastic hooligan bike and a great track tool. As for touring, off-road worthiness, and the ADV side of things, it is lacking in many ways.
Luggage is #1. Almost no hard cases are made for it and I don't have much faith in soft cases for long hauls or water repellency. I miss having a sizeable trunk for clothes, helmet, books, whatever I desired for a trip or even bumping around town for videos or groceries.
Gas mileage and range is #2: The Tuono's low fuel light comes on around 110 miles and it rates about 30-35mpg depending on my throttle hand and/or my mood at the time. The Strom was a miserly 50mpg regardless of speed and it would last for a good 230-240 miles between fillups. Add to that; the Tuono requires premium and all others use 87.
Beyond those two reasons you could add ground clearance, two-up comfort and weight to my "things I would change" about it. Trackdays and racing is still coursing through my veins though and that is a deciding factor on my next machine(s).
The Tuono is sold. Received a PM from the Aprilia board, guy showed up at my house towing a trailer. Examined the bike, took it for a test ride, handed me an envelope and took her home.
I will be working the deal for a 2008 KLR and 2005 SV-650 over the next few days. Back to my everyday riding enjoyment w/ a splash of trackdays if I choose, or a touring adventure ride for a long weekend in the mountains.
Kristen, make room in Oct, I will have the KLR broken in by then.