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Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200

2011 Aprilia Dorsoduro

by Brian Robinson

Supermotard were born by simply dirt bikes and updating with sport bike tires, and brakes. From it quickly evolved into Supermoto bikes. And like other things in the motoring more power and better keep getting added to mix.

And this week Robinson goes Two Wheelin’ on the baddest Supermoto yet!

ROBINSON: Supermoto bikes are so because if you spent any time as a kid around on dirt bikes, you can hop on and instantly right at home, can a good thing and a bad thing.

Good, because everything so familiar; bad because your to work instantly becomes an Motocross track where railroad crossing becomes a and speed bumps become Fun, but such shenanigans can lead to trouble.

So, what the 2011 aprilia Dorsoduro the biggest and baddest Supermoto yet? Well it’s all the numbers.

1,197cc’s and 130-horsepower; the size and output of its all-new, water-cooled, fuel-injected V-twin It has a ride-by-wire throttle setup allows for three different mappings — Touring, and Sport. You would think modes could be changed the “mode” switch on the left of the but this switch actually you through the trip computer and menus.

Oddly, it’s the starter that lets you switch engine modes.

Touring is the best all-around setting for use, but this bike is all fun, so why limit yourself? it in Sport mode, like I You’ll love the immediate response and can thank me later.

For a big V-Twin, the engine is surprisingly At 70 miles-per-hour it’s spinning at RPM and is smooth as glass. Torque is more like a torque as it’s wide and flat.

Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200

The style long travel and single rear shock w/ reservoir, both from soak up every bump and giving the Dorsoduro a soft, but not ride. Not soft, however is the which offers all of the comfort of a covered 2X4. But it is fairly big and so you can move around plenty to the most comfortable spot.

The small, 2-piece wind does a better job than at keeping wind off of your And these plastic brush keep cold air off of your on chilly mornings. Ride is pretty high, so if you’re 6-feet, expect to be on your at stops.

No complaints however, hydraulic clutch or shifter.

I the all business appearance of the Duro, it has “everything you need, nothing you look about it. The frame of a steel trellis with aluminum side plates to an aluminum dual sided Twin mufflers tuck up underneath the seat, and there’s a LED tail light that out the back like a stinger.

The price to own the biggest and baddest on the road? Surprisingly, it’s at just $11,999.

Fun? Comfortable? No. So, who exactly is this 1200 for?

Well, about anyone who’s for a fast, nimble bike and to add an occasional bit of excitement into daily grind, and isn’t what motorcycles are really all

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

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