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2011 Aprilia Dorsoduro First Ride

We test Aprilia’s latest Dorsoduro street bike. See what like to ride in the 2011 Dorsoduro 1200 First Video review.

Motorcyclists for the ultimate road-going supermoto need to strongly consider the Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 This Italian-made street represents the extreme in terms of courtesy of its liquid-cooled, 1197cc engine, hybrid steel/aluminum and racing brakes. For all the juicy details make sure to the 2011 Aprilia Dorsoduro First Look as this will focus on the riding

Hop into the saddle and it’s apparent how tall of a motorcycle it is. a seat height of 34.3-inches it exactly built to be ridden by challenged folks. In fact, quite a stretch to get both of my planted on the ground at a standstill six-foot tall).

Compared to a supermoto, the seat is wide ample padding which it surprisingly comfortable even on a ride. Grab a hold of the handlebar and you’ll notice its low bend, though it’s not to alter the straight-up riding and generally works well.

Flip the key, thumb the and the engine roars to life an intoxicating melody courtesy of its chain/gear-driven valve train and exhaust note (86 dB idle / 98 dB at rpm) emitted from its underseat mufflers. Pull in the drop it into first and it’s time to ride

As you away from a stop the feels slightly clumsy and top The first inch or so of suspension is soft which only the condition. Fortunately its awkwardness above parking lot speeds.

Ground clearance is a big improvement as to the 750 model. (Center) Braking is one that the Aprilia really at. (Right) The Aprilia Dorsoduro is a surprisingly comfortable bike on the

Right off idle, the engine cleanly with minimal Bottom-end power is robust upwards of 60 lb-ft of torque just over 4000 This makes it quite to lift the front wheel off the in first or second gear. torque of 72.78 lb-ft at 7600 rpm and the torque curve flat even as the engine in on redline (9600 rpm).

Both final drive and the internal gear sequence well to maximize acceleration yet isn’t so short that you like the engine is going to be excessively in top gear, even at speeds.

Like other street models, the Dorsoduro allows the rider to select one of engine maps while based on road conditions or preference by pressing the red starter “S” or Sport mode for maximum engine power horsepower at 9000 rpm) the most aggressive hitting response. “T” or Touring unleashes full engine with a milder throttle Lastly, “R” or Rain limits the engine’s power for use on wet or other traction-limited surfaces.

(Top) The open cockpit the rider to move around the (Bottom) The aluminum handlebar has a low but is still comfortable on the street.

we enjoyed the outright acceleration in both Sport and Touring the throttle is overly sensitive makes the bike more to control when you’re or modulating the throttle mid-corner. on that experience, I actually riding the bike in “R” in slow-to-medium speed corners as it the bike friendlier to ride

Sadly, the U.S.-spec model come equipped with ATC Traction Control) or anti-lock in order to keep its price according to Aprilia. Instrumentation is and fairly easy to read, but the menu system is way too complicated and an that Aprilia could improve.

In our performance tests the galloped to 60 mph from a stop in a of 3.52 seconds. It continued to a mile time of 11.57 at 121.9 mph. With its long wheelbase (60.1 adequate feel from its clutch, not to mention its open bike-style cockpit which the rider to position weight the front wheel, it’s one of the bikes to launch hard.

As expected, one area the Aprilia at is fuel mileage. We averaged 25.2 mpg which netted a of less than 100 miles.

On the the Dorsoduro 1200 weighs in at 488 with full 3.96-gallons of It’s a bit of a surprise because it much lighter in motion and is a fairly good handling in the corners. Tip the motorcycle into a and steers with minimal though we wish it employed a clutch as it’s quite to get the rear wheel to chatter aggressive corner entry.

clearance is good as well, and is an improvement compared to the 750 model.

As before the first inch or so of is soft, but as the suspension moves into the … damping up in a progressive manner allowing the to better explore the handling of the bike. In fact its well-calibrated settings are one of our favorite features of the

Not only does it serve up a of sport ability in the corners, rough pavement is encountered the delivers a very plush which makes it very to ride all day. OE-fitted Qualifiers (view more motorcycle tires at Motorcycle-Superstore.com ) adequate levels of outright but it would have been if Aprilia would have a newer style tire more road feel.

performance is another area the big Dorsoduro impresses us even it doesn’t make use of a slipper-clutch. The Brembo radial-mount front deliver excellent power sufficient feel through the brake lines. From 60 mph the stopped in a distance of just 110

As expected the Aprilia impresses the outright acceleration power its big-bore engine, not to mention its abilities when the road zigzagging. And it’s above level of comfort now makes it a motorcycle for more than backroad riding adventures. If could improve fuel and fit a slipper clutch without up the price we’d be completely on the Dorsoduro 1200.

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