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Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200

2011 Aprilia Dorsoduro : MD Ride Review

I grew up dirt bikes.  I raced bikes for a while, as well. on the street, to this day I am most sitting upright in a “neutral” with virtually no weight on my

I like supermotos.

When we saw pictures of the Aprilia Dorsoduro , with its new 1200cc 90° v- twin I got excited.  A huge, massively dirt bike, I thought, could rule the roads in a way few have previously.

Aprilia to have invented a new name for a of bikes that would the Dorsoduro 1200, the “maximotard”  Indeed, it is certainly new to me … a class of that mimic a dirt with road wheels and … and 130hp! Not only the new 1200cc that is incredibly powerful, but features set this bike

In the world of supermotos, you don’t find three selectable for ignition and fuel mapping, for controlled by a throttle that a signal by wire, rather a steel cable.

Radially Brembo calipers, a hydraulic and even a unique frame (a of tubular steel trellis and castings) make this unusual for a supermoto, as well. at pictures of the bike, and you find unique element … its styling.

power peaks at 8,700 and there is plentiful torque  Indeed, the six speeds seem at times, as you tend to focus on how throttle you need to apply, than what gear you are in.

The maps available include touring and rain modes. sport and touring offer power, with touring a bit smoother in its application.  Rain reduces peak power to 100 hp.

The includes 43mm Sachs that are fully adjustable for compression and rebound.  A healthy of travel is offered up by the fork.

The rear shock is mounted to the swingarm without a linkage, and is fully adjustable. Again, is generous by road standards at

The Dorsoduro 1200 is also with ABS and traction control … features setting it at the premium end of the  We tested the standard model these features.  In keeping the brutal honesty of this it is only available in white or

Unlike most supermotards, it is with a comfortable seat enough for longer rides. the size of its motor, it changes easily and the wide bars a familiar flickability.

Finally, the 1200 is an eye-opener, both and figuratively.  Crack the throttle, in the touring mode or the sport and any similarity with dirt or other supermotos disappears … even suddenly!  This is not only extremely powerful, it is

Put the bike in neutral and rev it … it feels there is almost no flywheel to hold it back.  While although the fuel injection to be just about perfect, response is almost too immediate.  Be this big dog can bite you.

wheelies on this bike (I help it) is certainly easy in one  You can get the front wheel up no problem.  It is difficult, however, in sense.  I like to balance the with the throttle while the rear brake.

 The 1200 has such a sensitive response, this was a scary  Don’t try this at home!

So most of the motorcycles out there days, this big Aprilia no apologies and does not suffer  It isn’t “easy to ride” or It is an expert level machine precise control from an rider.

 Part of this is down to the throttle response and huge but it also has to do with the ultra-quick

Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200

While the Dorsoduro 1200 stable at high speeds, the bike through tight and quick changes of direction result in some mild shake.  Not enough to most experienced riders, but with the touchy throttle, it lead to trouble.

The upside is the bike is extraordinarily entertaining to Once you find a rhythm on the big you would be hard-pressed to find motorcycle that you could through a canyon more

The first inch or two of suspension can feel like it sets up a bit of a while hustling.  Nevertheless, changing the standard settings, I comfortable with the suspension and appreciated its plush response highway cruising.

Don’t buy a 1200 to save money at the gas If you baby this bike, you approach 40 mpg, but 30 mpg is more if you are romping and having fun.

Not surprisingly, we found the brakes than capable. The extra offered by the fork, however, you to modulate your application of the brake very carefully … emphasizing the fact that bike is not for beginners. The rear did its job well.

It is not overly powerful, but you can up the rear wheel, supermoto if you need/want to.

Beauty is always in the eye of the but we thought this bike tough. It doesn’t really like anything else, and was just fine with us.

In the if you have the skills the Aprilia 1200 can be an extraordinarily capable, ride. Practical?  Not but that isn’t the point of machine.

Between the tiny faring and the hand guards, it a bit more comfort at high on the freeway than other but that is about as practical as bike gets.  No, the Dorsoduro 1200 is really about adrenaline and overkill. adrenaline and overkill?

 Not PC, but it has its place.

The Aprilia 1200 is available at a U.S. of $11,999. Visit Aprilia’s web for additional details and specifications.

Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200
Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200
Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200
Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200
Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200


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