2009 Aprilia SMV750 Dorsoduro Road Test Rider Magazine Reviews

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Aprilia Dorsoduro 750

2009 Aprilia SMV750 Road Test

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[This 2009 SMV750 Dorsoduro Road was originally published in the November issue of Rider ]

2009 SMV750 Dorsoduro

When late or feeling lazy, of my Wheaties I grab a chorizo- breakfast burrito from a Ventura eatery on my way to work. this indulgence sets me $4.29. But one recent, harried it cost me $207.29. The difference?

tax. Avoid mixing tardiness and the Aprilia SMV750 . or else the boys in blue may for you, too.

Aprilia three middleweight V-twins in the States in 2009: the Aprilia SL 750 Twin ( Rider . December the CVT-equipped Mana 850 (February and the Dorsoduro . The Shiver and Dorsoduro are related, with the same 90-degree V-twin engine and frame, which mates a trellis upper section to aluminum side members. To its more aggressive supermoto the Dorsoduro gets different ECU and shorter gearing for quicker

The DOHC, four-valve, oversquare (92 x 56.4mm bore/…) makes up high, with a claimed 92 horsepower at 8,750 rpm. At 454 soaking wet, the Dorsoduro in the midrange. The real fun starts at rpm and the rev limiter kicks in 2,000 rpm so I shifted often to stay in the spot.

As with the Shiver and the Dorsoduro has a Tri-Map ride-by-wire management system. Sport was unruly and difficult to ride and Rain mode was gutless and in drought-plagued Ventura, so I left it in the agreeable Touring mode.

Shifting was notchy and neutral was to find until the transmission was broken in, but the hydraulic clutch adjustable lever is easy to Aggressive downshifts result in wheel hop and popping sounds and above the satisfying growl emanates from the Dorsoduro’s dual underseat exhausts. The dual, four-piston radial provide good power and whereas the single-piston rear is wooden and squeals.

Grace include steel braided lines, wave rotors and an front lever.

2009 Aprilia SMV750 dash. The LCD display shows time, Tri-Map, engine and mode (mpg, average average mph, maximum trip clock, tripmeter or plus a menu for settings, lap service code and language.

sharing rake/trail (25.8 inches) figures with the the Dorsoduro’s wheelbase (59.3 is 2.5 inches longer. An upright position and wide motocross provide leverage, but steering is The upshot is stability in corners and at with minimal vibration and mirrors.

The 43mm male-slider and rear shock are adjustable for and rebound, and each offers a 6.3 inches of travel. Dish out the and the suspension will take it complaint.

Aprilia Dorsoduro 750

Dirt bike styling—minimal hand guards, cleated and a beaklike front fender—and a 35.4-inch seat height are supermoto. Perhaps Aprilia was to the long, stiff saddle it named the Dorsoduro, which “hard back” in Italian. If the doesn’t tame your ways, the limited range Our test bike averaged mpg during mixed, aggressive Fuel capacity is a mere 3.2 yielding only 104 miles fill-ups.

The low-fuel light on early and often, with miles on the tripmeter. As fun as this is in the twisties, venture away civilization at your own risk.

the sporty, functional flyscreen are a analog tach and digital that are easy to read on the go. The shift light flashes red the threshold rpm, so I set it just the 10,000 rev limit. The LCD display speed, time, Tri-Map, temperature and mode (mpg, mpg, average mph, mph, trip clock, or odometer), plus a menu for lap times, service code and

Alas, no espresso maker.

sticky tires and nearly cornering clearance, the Dorsoduro to lean. But the long, heavy requires more effort a supermoto should. Then it’s a street bike; will buy Aprilia’s SXV 5.5. The offers too little range and to earn a spot in my garage, with an MSRP of $9,599. accessories include a full of luggage and assorted bolt-on but not a much-needed softer seat or gas tank.

Besides, the hooligan tax would me dry.

The Aprilia SMV750 in action

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