2011 Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 Review — Ultimate MotorCycling

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Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200

2011 Aprilia Dorsoduro | Review

2011 Aprilia

It’s been a long coming, but now it’s here. has launched the first of a range of powered products. The 2011 Dorsoduro 1200 will be the most exciting of them

A 130 horsepower supermoto motorcycle is a prospect.

I’m sliding out of every and each corner. The roads are but it’s mostly due to the fact the pace isn’t high yet for the hard Pirelli tires. when the pace is higher I the confidence needed on deadly narrow mountain roads.

I to insist on riding the maxi-motards style. I have a lot more fun them that way, and just as fast a riding as the conventional knee-down style, if not The Dorsoduro 1200 is liquid-cooled, like its 750cc brother.

Due to there’s a wide radiator with the supermoto riding a little, as your boots reach as far forward to the front as on a proper motard.

The new steel-trellis might look the same as on the but it’s stronger and stiffer, so it is a little heavier. Aprilia has a little by making the rear lighter, but there’s no reason to that that improvement benefit the 750 in the future.

The Dorsoduro 1200 tackles the with great agility, and supermoto feeling where you can the front wheel exactly you want is there. The Dorsoduro is a fairly heavy machine pounds, claimed dry) to something like the Ducati but it does have 30 extra to compensate.

The chassis is ultra-stable for type of bike. Nailing the out of first and second gear there’s nothing but smoothness the correct traction control and mode selected. Riding a to the limit, sliding in and out of corners, some superhuman skills on like the smaller Aprilia

The Dorsoduro 1200, however, the street riding public to some of those skills in a way. With that big engine and stiff chassis, I feel anything resembling of riding a heavy bike. The 1200 just feels and willing to my inputs.

The suspension Sachs features a 43mm USD with over six inches of The Cantilever style Sachs at the back also allows over six inches of axle This suspension package is of the you can put on a maxi-motard–the top of the line is the Sachs BPF you’ll find on the Ducati SP).

Forget about Öhlins, as don’t specialize on Supermoto, does. The long travel you to brake deep into and, should there not be grip, a slide is controllable.

At the it’s the same story–the is ready for pretty much any you can dish out. Riding in a line, or even cruising, the isn’t too taut and soaks up nearly as well as a full on

The steering angle despite the big at the front is free and quick you to make U-turns more than a city scooter. One of the things about off-road and bikes is the freedom of that wheel to be placed exactly you want it to be.

The rest of the body has to follow in the fashion–you decide be it or not. The Dorsoduro take you that freedom whilst like the Shiver don’t.

The 320mm disc set up with Brembo brakes ensures of power for braking maneuvers and the rear disc with a one Brembo caliper takes of the sliding into corners bit

In most markets, the Dorsoduro will be delivered with ABS as I can cope with ABS on the Shiver, but not on the The ABS works just fine as a feature on a rainy day, but for any weather condition I’d prefer it

Fortunately, Aprilias allow The ABS always turns on automatically turning the ignition completely off and on.

The 1197cc liquid-cooled 90-degree engine has got that full and feel that is lacking on the The midrange is strong with and twin goodness, and it accelerates in a fashion all the way from 4000 rpm and up to the power of 130 horsepower at 8700

In high gears with low there’s a fine push 5000 rpm. Maximum of 85 ft/lbs at 7200 rpm ensures of momentum, even at much rpm, telling of a nice and curve.

Aprilia has two sides to it to the full-on racing heart by the SXV/RXV and RSV4, and the bona road bikes represented by the and Shiver.

The difference is that the engines are 100-percent Aprilia-engineered, the 750/1200 engines are engineered by (which, of course, owns This is good news if worried about high reliability on as few dealer service as possible.

The new 1200 130 horsepower twin isn’t stressed at all and there’s reason to expect a touring featuring this engine in the future. The Dorsoduro 1200 up and above 125 mph as easy as anything.

On the there’s naturally lots of resistance due to the upright riding but the seat is long (and a lot than a real supermoto) and I slide backwards and tuck my helmet nearly low enough to advantage of the small racing plate style wind

The mirrors provided a decent rearward view without too vibration. There’s no weaving side to side at high such as is normal on, let’s a 650cc single-cylinder bike.

on the twisty mountain roads is the Dorsoduro 1200 really In most markets, the traction will be delivered as standard the ABS. The traction control is basically the same as on the superbike Factory APRC, but with of the features and functionality removed.

The traction control is also all you on a bike like the Dorsoduro, and adjustable to three levels off. I found that it me a lot of extra confidence just fast with the traction on Setting One, which is the intrusive setting.

Move up to Two and Three and more and torque is removed from the rpm calculations, based on pre programmed Level three, along ABS and the Rain riding mode, allow you to pin the throttle on snow and but it wouldn’t be fun.

The whole of all these rider aids is you can if you wish tame the beast The best part is perhaps if you as a new rider want to measure and your own progression into the performance world of motorcycling, you can do on one bike. Experienced riders have to put up with the annoyance you can’t change everything riding.

Only the three levels of Sport, Touring and can be adjusted whilst riding and not in rapid fashion as the throttle be off and there’s the odd 3 seconds or more which is too much whilst on the unless you’re alone on the

If you like to pull some the traction control needs off because there are some needed from the front that simply disappear the wheel is in the air. That the system think it should cut which it does. A short is still possible but not the long gear ones.

The Dorsoduro 1200 is all I ever from the 750 that wasn’t The 1200 engine has all that richness I always look for in That now sorted the bike is now pure fun.

The Dorsoduro is better in every area the 750, and the traction control serious palpitations exciting the with big throttle openings on lean.

Despite the large it feels a million times than BMW’s HP2 Megamoto, for though compared to the proper it’s big and heavy. Due to the fact it’s liquid-cooled and reliable, built, and with useful features, I’m inclined to say that the 1200 might be one of the city best choices in 2011.

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