2012 Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 Review — Ultimate MotorCycling

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Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200

2012 Aprilia Dorsoduro | Review

2012 Aprilia

Mount Etna has just and the mountain is covered in smoke and mist. Down in Catania, a layer of smoke around the Pirelli Diablo Rosso II rear tire aboard the Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 I’m so I better put the traction control on.

At the of our ride in Sicily there actually considerable amounts of ash deposit that covered the road in places apart in the car wheel tracks. Let me tell you away that this is very slippery so ABS brakes and control were a very idea early on in the ride.

The Dorsoduro’s 1197cc (106-67.8mm) engine is in the same horsepower as the V-twin superbikes of 10 years ago but less stressed.

When with full throttle out of the sound of the Aprilia’s engine is and it goes from a nice tootle to full on superbike in a second. The acceleration is quite in fact and if you’re coming ofF an in-line four 600 you should caution.

Aprilia still 130 horsepower at 8,700 rpm and 85 ft. lbs. at rpm, but engineer Mauro told me that they are now on the upper range of their claims which allegedly 134 horsepower. Aprilia has achieved performance gains by reducing loss and by adding a new engine

To control all this V-twin the Dorsoduro 1200 has traction and riding modes. The Sport mode is fierce and gives access to the full on torque and 130 horsepower. This mode really be called pure difficult fun mode or simply mode OFF.

It’s like riding with no control at all with Traction off and a beastly throttle response.

you have the Touring mode, in reality is the Sport mode as is where everything works also for medium to fast You get a smooth and predictable throttle with or without traction You basically get some torque in early rpm and a full release at rpm so that the rear wheel spin out too fast or too early.

mode is for severe weather and the max is reduced to 100 horsepower. I still myself getting really each time I want to riding modes as it’s impossible to do it while riding as must be off and it takes an eternity for the to obey my input on the starter

It would be a massive improvement if just incorporated the riding in the traction control but just the TC levels to six different levels level one could be Sport with traction control set to one and level six Rain mode traction control set at level Everything in between could be the riding modes but with a variation in traction control.

The control is also adjustable in levels and off, but here I find level 1 or off with engine map useful. Unlike the modes, traction-control settings can be with ease but only the Dorsoduro is at stand still.

is still better than the mode selection and change I rode a vast part of the with all rider aids off apart from the Touring map. This is how I like the 1200 best, and despite from great lean early and hard acceleration, the wheel never spins up for me to have any wish for traction

If riding modes had been to change on the go or we had had more five-minute splitting up the riding I would explored Sport mode traction control set to level one a lot but there you go a launch test always be perfect. The engine and response is definitely better in mode and as such the Dorsoduro V90 is starting to look very also in a historic sense.

The Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200′s is a spartan but slightly more affair than a full on My … did hurt at the end of the test, and my were a bit raw after leather movement from moving the offroad boots up and down the supermoto riding style.

perfectly possible to just sit on the bike both feet on the and use whichever riding style, but I love the motard style and use it on any bike with a mudguard that of a full on supermotard. easy to slide further than on a conventional motorcycle and easy to slide backwards for high speed wind adopting a clam like position. The handlebar is wide hand guards and gives good control when active through hairpin

The suspension is from the motard Sachs and a 43mm USD fork care of the front and a mono mounted piggy-back sits at the You get 160mm travel on the front and on the back which is enough for a road motard.

The brake set up is a four-pot radial Brembo on discs front and 240mm disc at the rear with ABS channels. ABS can luckily be turned off and much more fun to ride the 1200 with ABS off, but good ABS is available should you it.

The all new Aprilia wheels are responsible for 5.9 of the 6.6-lbs. weight reduction. For the part, inertia is reduced by percent at the front and 22.2 at the back. This allowed for a more responsive and easier package through the tight where change in direction to be quick when going

All in all the new Dorsoduro 1200 should in at just around the 400-lbs. which is still heavy but at Aprilia has reduced the weight in the where it matters most The remaining 0.7-lbs. reduction from a redesigned front and new rear number plate

On Aprilia’s new and lighter wheels we with Pirelli Diablo II tires in 120/70-ZR17 front and a rear, which are standard dimensions. The Dorsoduro 1200 is a motard capable of 200km/h speeds so good tires are You can choose between the Pirelli and Dunlop Qualifiers at your

2012 Aprilia Dorsoduro Conclusion:

Is it just me that of an Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 130 horsepower in a 330-lbs. chassis, one with slicks and let loose on a for a day’s fun? Oh yes, be something, but will probably happen.

What we do have is a heavy maxi motard for road fun. The 2012 1200 is no doubt a better already after its quick program. The engine is smoother, the is lighter and there’s even fun to be had.

The speed of this feels like Aprilia may had half an idea to perhaps this as the Dorsoduro 1200 but the upgrades were not quite to justify the label. It’s a little upgrade anyway and who want to shave off nearly 6 of unsprung weight?

2012 Aprilia Dorsoduro Positives:

+ Weight reduction and handling

+ Decent Sachs

+ Aprilia’s V90 feels better and is a with great potential

2012 Aprilia Dorsoduro Negatives:

— Riding selection still awkward and for reason useless whilst on the

— Keep reducing weight Noale and we’ll a maxi motard sprinter

Photography: Milagro

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


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