2008 Aprilia SMV750 Dorsoduro — Press Launches — Cycle Canada

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Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 Sport Bike
Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 Sport Bike

2008 Aprilia SMV750

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ground-up overhaul of its range is momentum, with the SL750 V-twin launched last in Europe as the hors d’oeuvre to feast of new bikes. Canada got the 750 this year, but Europe is one step ahead with the of the SMV750 Dorsoduro that at the Milan show last

Dorsoduro is the name of one of the six sestiere near Venice, Italy, but in Italian also literally “hard back” (as in, I’m a an appropriate name for a go-anywhere totale. This radically supermoto street rodwhat term a maxi motardlike the that preceded it, is powered by the DOHC engine that’s up in an all-new family of Aprilia-built V-twins created by the Piaggio department, each with a state of tune but using the crankcase design.

The 92 x 56.4 mm short-… engine breathes a pair of 52 mm throttle bodies within the 7.9-litre airboxthat’s big for a 750 cc With a claimed 92 hp available at rpm, it has been retuned to the same power but a considerably spread of torque than in mode.

The Dorsoduro and the Shiver are Aprilia’s bikes to use fly-by-wire throttle Now on its second-generation programme, after with early production dictated a remap, the system faultless control.

It differs the fly-by-wire system used on and KTM models in that there is no connection between the twistgrip and the valves; it instead operates a located behind the steering that’s linked to the Magneti EFI. This analyses from various sensors passing the info on to a second ECU within the airbox, which the twin servomotors mounted each operating a throttle Unlike Yamaha and KTM fly-by-wire the twistgrip can’t be usedvia force the throttle closed in of a failure, however, we’re the likelihood of both servomotors simultaneously is very slim.

a choice of three different maps available, each its own corresponding programme, which are via the starter button once the is running. I spent most of my day the Dorsoduro through the scenic and valleys of the volcanic Colli south of Padova, with the map dialled up, and this delivered performance combined with a sense of control.

Switching to the sport mode an immediate difference, with more aggressive throttle and a fiercer pickup from a throttle. A mid-morning shower a chance to select the rain but while this certainly everything up noticeably, its benefits most apparent when we taking photos at a corner worn, slippery tarmac.

nearly unloading a couple of I was ready to move on, until I to switch to rain mode, it hooked up and drove out of the turn trying to low-side me. This electronic package really well, and I guess the only is why we’ve had to wait so long for it to be on everyday bikes.

The engine a semi-stressed component of a hybrid which uses an ALS450 steel upper spaceframe to a pair of cast aluminum plates that provide the for the strutted, …-cast aluminum The Dorsoduro’s 1,505 mm (59.3 wheelbase isn’t overly with rake of 26 degrees and 108 mm of for added stability.

At the lower end of the forks are four-piston Aprilia claim as their gripping the same twin 320 mm Braking wave discs as to the factory Supermoto racers. dry weight is 186 kg (410 lb). The 43 mm Showa fork and offset cantilever rear shock are adjustable for preload and rebound

Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 Sport Bike
Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 Sport Bike

Thumb the starter button, and the rumbles to life instantly, to a smooth, lilting idle by a fruity note exiting the distinctive looking underseat These are quite high and the only real drawback to the is throwing a leg over it in any kind of for the 870 mm (34.3 in.) seat is pretty challenging for all but taller making it best to step on the footrest to climb aboard.

throttle control not only Aprilia reduce emissions to achieve Euro 3 compliance unduly sacrificing engine and especially the Dorsoduro’s meaty torque, it also makes maxi motard ultra and relatively potent. Compared to the the Dorsoduro’s engine has a fatter delivery, aided by an extra two on the rear wheel sprocket. The action hydraulic clutch is and predictable in its bite, and the six-speed has a clean, crisp shift with well chosen there’s quite a long gear, then the next ratios are close together for street fighting and the top two ratios are spaced for high speed

You don’t need to work the very hard to get meaningful because the Dorsoduro’s happy is from 4,000 to 8,000 It accelerates wide open transmission snatch from rpm to the 9,800 rpm rev limiter. There’s poke to get the front wheel off the ground under hard in the bottom two gears, and as it does so you that the counterbalancer-free motor is smooth down low, only some residual through the footrests from under 6,000 rpm on upsufficient to you what you’re riding, but a way from being obtrusive.

has dialled in the handling on the Dorsoduro than on the Shiver, with springs delivering progressive Fork compression damping is and quite softly set up, so there’s a bit of dive when you squeeze the brake lever hard. transfer isn’t excessive and damping is adequate, so the Dorsoduro tip into turns when you let the off, like the Shiver

And, as before, you’d guess that Sachs was devoid of any link, for its progressivity and are excellent, allowing you to use the 180/55-17 Dunlop Qualifier to best Wheels are 17-inch, but the rear sits on a wide six-inch which is surely more than goonly the extra from the wide handlebar the bike from standing up a lean because of that fat

The Dorsoduro is agile and lots of fun to through a series of hillside or a succession of tight, twisty where its balance is apparent, good feedback from the tire. The only handling I found in my day of canyon carving was rounding a smooth, flat 120 sweeper. The handlebar consistently about in my hands exiting the of the turn.

It didn’t degenerate a tank-slapper, but the otherwise excellent gained a black mark.

The 750 Dorsoduro is as a significant marker for Aprilia goes from This is a truly polyvalent totale, even if the 12-litre tank restricts range to 200 km. You need to be clairvoyant to see that is the base model of the maxi concept, and quite apart the 1,200 cc equivalent due as a 2009 we can expect Aprilia to develop two 750 cc versions positioned either of this one; one a full-on fighter with cast and more aggressive looks, the a street enduro with front wheel, providing a to the new BMW F800GS. The Dorsoduro is a piece of plan to once again Aprilia a contender.


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