Aprilia Dorsoduro Review — Hypermotard Killer? — Moto-Related — Motocross…

19 Июн 2015 | Author: | Комментарии к записи Aprilia Dorsoduro Review — Hypermotard Killer? — Moto-Related — Motocross… отключены
Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 Sport Bike

Aprilia Dorsoduro Review Hypermotard Killer?

8/8/2008 PM

2008 Aprilia Dorsoduro

Supermoto Style Done Right

story by Yossef Photograph by Piaggio, Created 31, 2008

Here’s a tip for Aprilia’s floor managers: If a potential buyer walks into dealership, blindfold him and seat him on the start the engine and let him play the throttle. Another sale done.

It’s been a long time since an sound got me so horny, provoking spasms in my annular muscles there and unhealthy tension in my knickers. In our PC/castrated- exhaust we’ve seemingly forgotten how important the aural appeal of a really is. Need more?

The sound could be likened to a mix of industrial techno grind Uzi sub-machine gun at full chat and it perfectly depicts this mean machine’s attitude: raring to go, craves for your at any given moment and responds to with infantile enthusiasm.

The side of this multimedia doesn’t lag behind. This is Galuzzi’s first full at Aprilia, and it’s not hard to see the guy burned the midnight oil, and modeling foams deep the night. I am downright tented to the Dorsoduro as his finest creation and that’s quite a compliment that Galuzzi penned the Ducati Monster.

It’s not to find other scoots have such a precise and vision, such an array of and exciting forms. In my eyes, the can take a well-deserved pole in the “moto design” starting sharing the front row with luminaries such as the Hypermotard and the version of KTM’s 990 supermoto. As see, it’s addressed at a different type of rider, but for later.

So then, former Aprilia Ivano Beggio isn’t anymore, and Piaggio, the big Italian mama holds the reins. But this bike really the pioneering spirit of Aprilia, daring, original, high-techy as noted, the design could holes through walls. a mid-sized supermoto, and yet Aprilia put its engineering resources into one, and the result is quite in that sense.

It’s to start from the cycle of things, as the frame borrows from the last small family, the SXV/RXV 450-550 Not a bad bloodline, as the smaller V-Twins conquered already a world championship or two. Just in those, the front part of the is steel tube trellis that meet cast members midway above the V center.

It’s cool-looking if it reminds a me a bit of the MV F4’s solution, not a bad source after all.

The just as high tech. Not yet Big Twin but a 750 and that’s already a that something is different. the last crop of 1000cc-plus that need to sacrifice the balance 90-degree angle in to keep bulk in check Buell, KTM, Morini), by smaller, Aprilia’s Twin has magic number between its

No wonder that on the saddle engine felt really A stacked gear-shaft layout the mill’s length in check in to maximize swingarm length.

But the gem is the full fly-by-wire throttle fully controls the butterfly in the throttle bodies according to the from the rider’s right Aprilia has been among the manufacturers to play with in its MotoGP contender, the RS3 CUBE Although Yamaha has beaten in the race for a production system its R6, it’s interesting that the from Noale still for such a system in a non-all-out tool like the Dorsoduro.

By total command from the Aprilia didn’t have trouble in adding three power settings. A rider can between Rain, Standard and Guess where I left it of the time….

The most interesting bit of about this new engine is not the 92 claimed horsepower, a healthy that should put Ducati’s 1100 under some It’s actually the fact a peak torque of 60 lb./ft is at a lowly 4500 rpm, in the middle of the powerband! Aprilia chose to go for friendly and available rather than record

If with such a mild of tune this little V is of 92 hp at 8750 rpm, then some simple hot-rodding, it be able to rev up to 12K and deliver 600SS Don’t be surprised if super middleweight shows up in Aprilia’s up sooner than later.

such a lush tech it’s not surprising to find in the other nice features “Wave” brake discs, calipers, a double taper and fully adjustable suspension.

Off we following a riding guide by Piaggio. The guy knows how to gas it, and after up for a few miles on the good old Tuono, I’m all set to a leg over the Dorso’. A few minutes the ride and I’m all smiles.

The long and saddle let’s you place bottom wherever you see fit – for tall and guys like me, that’s a very good start. Gas it now and my are splitting from so much the aforementioned soundtrack puts me in … mode. Down for feather the light clutch and the drives on with authority, third, gears glide in fourth, fifth gear, I’m it pinned now, trying to our mad guide in my sights.

As expected, the is less stellar in the higher of the rev counter. But the fun part comes enough. Throw the Dorsoduro a good bend, and it thrives, it good into a tight and it shines. This thing so happily to steering inputs I find the 410-lb claimed dry hard to believe.

The bike feels like the sheet is a good 60 lbs off the mark.

for first, feather the light and the Dorso drives on with second, third, gears in perfectly, fourth, fifth I’m keeping it pinned now, to keep our mad guide in my sights.’

bits are over? That’s so and yet roll the throttle on and the drive-by-wire will find pretty drive regardless of rpm. the oomph level down low not be comparable to the atomic drive of the 1200 or Ducati’s HM1100, but because of that, the Dorsoduro helps you by not being so violent in its delivery.

So I said early on the Dorso is a different animal, and is exactly the point. Less than a HM1100 or KTM 990, intimidating while on the limit, more friendly than two hairy beasts. You do end up riding it and faster, a boon if you are not VDB (Thierry van den Aprilia’s hard-riding supermoto

The Dorsoduro might lack the rigidity of the HM1100’s bombproof a rigidity that makes Hypermotard a very demanding to ride. But exactly for that (Aprilia claims to have designed some flex the frame), the Dunlop Qualifiers an easier time finding The little slides and blurbs cornering hard fool you feeling that you are some of supermoto god.

And I am not!

out for some minutes and you’ll that there’s another to this “Hard Back” (Dorsoduro in Italian) and that you have to be in interception mode all of the Trotting along I discover the engine is real smooth, the response is simply sweet and the hard-looking, off-road inspired is actually very comfortable.

Or to put it in way, this scoot is far being a narrow focus in disguise – it’s actually an all-rounder. I could see myself one to work on a steady basis.

And exactly the quality that been missing in all the supermotos tested so far. I have fallen in love with Singles – too little creature too vibey, too narrow-focused, either as or big 600-650cc Singles (although yet to ride KTM’s new 690). liter-size supermotos have not me either so far.

They be exciting rides, but on a long-term I found them too demanding, too to live with, as one such almost shortened my life it landed on me (ended up with three broken ribs… ). And all of the sudden, out of nowhere, another to the SM theme and Aprilia’s “mid-size SM” feels so right.

Wot? No complaints whatsoever? in my short test ride I been able to find to … about. While at a stoplight after a run, it was a hot day and there was plenty of heat out from the engine bay, to turn my left you-know-what an omelet.

Not really a problem, as of us have two rounded jewels. than that, I heard colleagues saying that the response is a tad too aseptic.

But to find out for I’ll need to have a for a long-term test. I promise to be a boy and will take the thing to the supermoto track only a week.


Interesting articles

Other articles of the category "Aprilia":

Our partners
Follow us
Contact us
Our contacts


Born in the USSR


About this site

For all questions about advertising, please contact listed on the site.

Motorcycles catalog with specifications, pictures, ratings, reviews and discusssions about Motorcycles.