I just bought this bike from a lovely guy in Santa Cruz just a week or so ago. Since then, my moto priorities have changed and I'm not on the hunt for an adventure bike with some character (690R, 990, Tiger 800, etc). Not in the mood for a V-strom at the moment, however. I want something that will take luggage and an occasional pillion in comfort and isn't afraid of the odd trail or offroad excursion.
The bike: 2009 Tuono 1000 R w/ 19k miles. Silver and black paint.
-MFW Vario Footpeg lowering kit
-Mivv GP exhaust (w/ baffles)
-ECU switched to Map 2
-Ohlins rear shock with remote preload and external reservoir
-Michelin Pilot Power TC2 tires front and rear
-Rhinomotos axle sliders and frame sliders
-Aprilia frame sliders
-Woodcraft Brake and shift lever extensions to account for the lowered pegs
-Heat shields for the exhaust (to prevent boot melt)
-Bar end plugs for hand guards (Acerbis handguards included)
-All maintenance is recent and up to date (including the valve check/adjust)
-Previous owner dropped it (very low speed) on its left side. Some rash on the radiator.
How it rides: It's a soulful beast of a bike with extremely smooth fueling. I don't ride hard (at all) so I couldn't tell you about the high speed handling characteristics. It is comfier than most Tuonos because of the lowered pegs and the rear Ohlins shock.
-Well-farkled and cared for ADV bikes like KTM 690R, 990 Adv, 640 and Triumph Tiger 800, Moto Guzzi Stelvio, Aprilia Caponord, etc.
I'll have better pictures up soon!