Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 vs. Ducati Hypermotard 796 — Motorcyclist Magazine

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Aprilia Dorsoduro 750

Sumo lite

Moment of please, for supermoto. The wild-and-wooly, racing discipline that life as The Superbikers on ABC-TV’s World of Sports, then was to France as supermotard and re-imported to as supermoto, is pretty much

Though various grass-roots series remain, the AMA Pro Series ran for a few years at the start of this with such luminaries as Ward, Jeremy McGrath, Henry and the Boz Bros competing is no happening. The story goes near the end of the first meeting of the Motorsports Group after it had AMA Pro Racing, someone asked, about supermoto? The reply: Oh, do we own too?

But while supermoto racing may be into oblivion, supermoto have actually been in popularity—and not just 250-450cc The problem with dirtbike-based is they run out of steam at higher great fun around town, on a track or a diabolical stretch of 1.5-lane; not so much on a faster road, let alone a proper

The Aprilia’s styling is at best and at worst unattractive. It comes an emissions sticker on its right and a warning label on its left, an unsightly charcoal canister.

The styling is at best derivative and at unattractive. It comes with an em

where twins come in. like Ducati’s Hypermotard and KTM’s 950 Supermoto take the road, while Aprilia’s and 550 take the low. And then are these two midi-motos: Aprilia’s 750 and Ducati’s Hypermotard 796.

about striking the perfect These two three-quarter-liter machines are enough not to feel wrung-out on the road, but lightweight enough to dissect the twisties. Note we balance, not compromise: These only concessions are to the bottom

That’s just shy of $10K, if you open this issue reading the cover blurbs, used to be a lot of money for a motorcycle the economy headed south for the If 50 is the new 35, then $10K is the new $6999.

Aprilia Dorsoduro 750

In the of alphabetical PCness, let’s with the Aprilia. While a V-twin may not seem like a big this engine represents a step forward for the Noale, manufacturer. Where previous V-twins used engines by Rotax in Austria, this one is in-house by parent company Furthermore, where those twins arrayed their at 60 degrees, this one is a 90-degree Vee a certain Bolognese rival.

Coincidence? Not a chance.

The Aprilia’s isn’t the only thing bears more than a resemblance to a Ducati. Though assembled differently, with its main tubes bolting to swingarm pivots, the frame is a in the best Italian tradition, the suspended beneath. The aluminum is a conventional double-sided design, but a work of art, as exquisite as any ever made by Bimota.

Ditto the kickstand. The minimalist the abbreviated bodywork; the long, seat; the underseat mufflers; the name Dorsoduro (Italian for back, whatever that owe a debt to the Hypermotard. If imitation is the form of flattery, then Ducati design chief Terblanche should be well and blushing!

Futuristic dash has for everything including fuel Mode selector works for toggling through dash but changing drive modes Sport to Touring isn’t at all

Aprilia Dorsoduro 750
Aprilia Dorsoduro 750
Aprilia Dorsoduro 750

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