2008 Aprilia SMV 750 Dorsoduro: MD First Ride …

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Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 Sport Bike
Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 Sport Bike

2008 Aprilia SMV 750 Dorsoduro: MD Ride

“This is a true Francesco Polimeni (Aprilia category Manager) told me at the presentation. What Polimeni is that it carries more heritage than the last big news, the Shiver.

Just by at the new Dorsoduro you can see clearly what it is. Aprilia’s take on the hottest in the motorcycle market. It’s answer to Ducati’s Hypermotard and 990 SM.

By using the 750cc V-twin, also positions itself as the of the big ones.

But Aprilia’s 750cc, 90 V-twin is liquid cooled, not like the Hypermotard. Despite the engine for more low-end the Aprilia Dorsoduro still up with a respectable 92 peak @ 8750rpm. The main target the Piaggio developed 750cc was low-end and midrange power.

And there is plenty of from low revs and max torque (82Nm) is already from 4,500rpm.

Aprilia’s ride-by-wire is also in on the Dorsoduro. From the starter you can change between Rain, and Sport settings. The R setting away all the fun for safe throttle when it rains.

The T setting the low-end torque response but full power on top. The S allows the hooligan to express fully!

Needless to say, I most of the day in S mode. In the morning I involuntary set off in T mode. I was thinking this wasn’t too aggressive a response and kept it on full for best drive.

To change the ECU settings you have to let go of the throttle so the engine is on idle and then the starter button whilst the is running.

After a heavy during the night, the roads covered with dirt and Despite this, I felt I had really good traction the combination of a long swingarm and the Qualifier 180/55-ZR17 rear The Dorsoduro aluminum swingarm is than on the Shiver for better control.

The rear sub-frame is new as well. The end is a bit livelier just like on a supermotard. All this aids corner entry and exit.

The handlebars allow supreme control, and for good measure have added the hand from the SXV. On a supermoto, mainly protect the clutch and levers from accidental during close racing. But on the they’ll protect the levers in the of an accident and also shield hands from wind and

This is very practical using short supermoto

The front area of the Dorsoduro has a headlight design that a knight’s helmet. Since all of the at the launch were black, be a black knight then. The works for me, and the clean view of the front wheel is pleasing on any

The SMV7 50 has wavy double-discs Aprilia’s radial brake attached. The wheel is mounted on a USD fork that is adjustable for preload and rebound damping. A 160mm travel is available the front end.

The side-mounted monoshock also sports the adjustability and spring travel as the suspension.

I love the brakes on supermotards, and the Dorsoduro mega is no exception. That travel at the and the Dunlop Qualifiers allows usage here, too. being somewhat heavier your usual motard kilo dry weight) the brakes do the

I expect Aprilia will some criticism when the is compared to the Ducati Hypermotard weighs only 179 kilos The Dorsoduro may have a water around the engine, but it is also 350cc short of the Hypermotard in of engine displacement.

Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 Sport Bike
Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 Sport Bike

Sitting on the suitably tall (870mm) riding through the about 50 kilometres (31 miles) of Rome, I didn’t feel the Dorso was too heavy. About 60 (132 lbs.) heavier the race-spec supermotards, of course, but as a it works fine. Getting to 200km/h (124 mph) a of places the Dorsoduro is stable for motorway riding, too, and more so than the singles.

to a single-cylinder motorcycle, there is any vibration, and this allows for a view in the mirrors and the ability to a cup of coffee with steady after a ride. It’s worth mentioning that the is not of the extreme race-type, as I was riding a cracked sacrum (tailbone)! I have to top up on painkillers until lunch, which gets the seat my stamp of approval.

Riding in and out of small towns, I got the to check the fuel injection at low rpms. In the S mode, it was a little at times as the engine does 2,000+ rpm. But everything 2 grand provided smooth with a kick around rpm when the torque curve is its peak.

A pleasing V-twin accompanied me the whole day.

Do I love this type of or what? It’s the most niche to arise since the and might turn out to be the dominant in a few years time. Aprilia created a great motorcycle its 750cc V-twin platform. the fact it is based on an existing the Dorsoduro is all-new in so many such as the chassis, exhaust, and more. It’s so much than just a Shiver supermoto design.

I prefer it strongly over the as the Dorsoduro is pure fun made Is it better than the Ducati That’s difficult to judge riding both side-by-side. All in the Dorsoduro is the most enjoyable new I have ridden since the

Highly recommended.

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Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 Sport Bike
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Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 Sport Bike

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