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Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200

2013 Aprilia Dorsoduro ABS in India first ride

just gotten off the first we’ve officially ridden in The Italian brand set shop in the over a year ago, but we got any test motorcycles, until now is. Further, with just one in the country, the brand was unable to out to enthusiasts despite its legacy and value.

Recently a second was announced in Gurgaon, but two dealers in a as large as ours is still an task for any manufacturer. Pune-based Automotive, who were the first dealers in the country provided us the Dorsoduro 1200 ABS that on sale in the country last and I’ve come back

So what is the Dorsoduro 1200 To begin with, this is a — a segment of motorcycles we makes the most sense for a like ours. Styling is with a tall, beak-like sitting between long upside-down forks.

The motorcycle surprisingly smaller in flesh it does in images. The headlight and fairing are flanked by large guards. The bike sports a edgy design language, gives it a slim appearance.

The is flat, again typical of The large, underseat exhausts the rear, and a small stop sits between the large end The trellis frame lies under the fuel tank, which sits the tightly-packed 90-degree V-twin. It generates an 130PS of power at 8700rpm the torque rating stands at which is produced at 7200rpm.

This is a typical European in the sense that it features a of electronics that take of a lot of things for you while riding.

like most modern, motorcycles, the Dorsoduro 1200 three riding modes. they are called sport, and rain. Rain mode is the to ride, with peak coming down to 100PS.

The bike also get traction and ABS as options, both offering levels of control depending on the choice. All this is accessible via on the handlebars, and settings can be changed on the The test motorcycle we rode shod with sticky rubber at both ends, the rear getting a fat, tyre.

Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200

However the bike was a new motorcycle, and hence the engine did not rev 7000rpm — this is a European manufacturers incorporate for running in. Having said there was ample torque on from the moment I twisted the — I chose sport and the power delivery was impressive. In with the supermoto image the feels light and agile, and its delivery and coupled with the tyres makes it a hoot to around twisties.

You can choose any riding style this machine — hang off and ride it like a or ride like a dirt — the motorcycle responds to your inputs. Ride is on the stiffer side, but not too stiff, and the has no trouble remaining composed when riding fast undulated surfaces.

The Dorsoduro ABS is a fun to ride motorcycle, but its steep surely spoils the party. The retails at Rs 13.45 lakh Pune, which is a little Most Japanese streetbikes, not as versatile as the Dorsoduro cost not than Rs 12 lakh on-road. The on the other hand can be yours for Rs lakh on-road.

If Aprilia wish to re-iterate the of their Japanese competitors, or the other Italian manufacturer in India, they need to get with their pricing and strategy. Aprilia need to that the Indian buyer is well educated and has several to choose from. They need to rope in several dealers, and price their competitively to enjoy the kind of Aprilia as a brand deserves.

Watch out for a detailed first in the March 2013 issue, out on stands

Read our first of the Aprilia Mana 850 here

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