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APRILIA DORSODURO 1200 UPDATED

APRILIA DORSODURO

NO COMPROMISES FOR A BIKE WITH BUT PURE FUN IN ITS SIGHTS EXPLOSIVELY EXTREMELY AGILE AND PERFORMANCE-FOCUSED, EXCLUSIVE TWIN-CYLINDER MOTARD HAS CREATED TO SATISFY EVEN THE DISCERNING OF RIDERS WHO DEMAND THE IN A BIKE.

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Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200

277 GP wins, Aprilia is the most racing brand in the history of the GP World Championship.

On September 26, Max Biaggi secured the world SBK championship in the saddle of his RSV4 still a round to go before the end of the The following weekend at Magny — the last round in the — Aprilia also the world constructors’ championship, both races and racking up the world title in the brand’s

Building on unique expertise and gathered in the world of racing, continues to evolve its large-capacity, range. Dorsoduro 1200 is a cocktail of power, agility and — which is synonymous pure fun in a motorcycle.

Extreme, and exhilarating like nothing in its class, the new Dorsoduro 1200 represents the best that a has to offer a rider in terms of precision and excitement.

A new record-breaking cylinder engine in a light and chassis. With its sleek broad handlebars, superb to detail and premium componentry, motorcycle represents the zenith of the maximotard class. Dorsoduro is an explosive cocktail of horsepower, and precision.

An extreme bike takes the concept of fun riding introduced by the Dorsoduro 750 and enjoyed by riders around the world to the next level.

Dorsoduro is the new benchmark in the maxi motard

Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 is a that multiplies the basic of the Motard to the nth power to satisfy the most demanding riders riders who accept no compromise in pursuit of the best.

Aprilia 1200 combines power and sportiness and essentiality, bringing the best aspects of the street bike and Supermoto genres. The is the distilled essence of performance and to reward the rider with riding pleasure and fun. is a unique, special and elite which complements the skills of the and takes them to extraordinary new

With the perfect riding for total control, a powerful 130 hp and an incredibly nimble, class-beating in true Aprilia tradition, the Dorsoduro 1200 is the kind of that just begs you to open the throttle. A bike is unbeatable in the bends — all Dorsoduros — that offers the high power of a genuine sports machine.

Superlative mechanicals and perfection in of chassis design are the hallmarks of all machines, and the same is naturally of the Dorsoduro 1200 which, in also boasts extremely and sophisticated looks, outstanding new of finish and trim, and levels of and smoothness never experienced on a twin this size.

agile and smooth, the Dorsoduro is powered by the all-new latest twin-cylinder engine, with the advanced technology in the segment. The 90- V2 unleashes 130 hp of record-breaking power. to Aprilia tradition, the chassis is simply without par in its class.

essential lines oozing personality, the unmistakeable design of the new 1200 makes it stand out in any The finish and trim set new standards for with details such as the tail fairing, the two-tone and the dual exhaust with heat shields.

The wind and hand guards offer wind protection on a bike is not just nimble in the bends, but is capable of significant speed. the Dorsoduro boasts class-beating solutions, too. Radial callipers, hydraulic clutch, by Wire with 3 different maps and the Matrix instrument with on board computer are all setting the Dorsoduro apart as a and exclusive project.

The Dorsoduro is available with ABS and Aprilia Control (ATC), for total fun in safety.

The unique characteristics of the Dorsoduro 1200 in detail:

• New 90- engine with four per cylinder, double overhead liquid cooling and twin ignition;

• Triple map Ride by technology (with Sport, and Rain maps)

• Electronic injection;

• Mixed gear/chain timing system;

• Exhaust with three-way catalytic and oxygen sensor;

• Ultralight frame made from steel trellis/aluminium castings outstanding torsional stiffness;

• saddle mount;

• Aluminium with lateral shock

• Fully adjustable 43 mm upside-down fork and piggy-back design monoshock;

• Brembo racing system with radial

DESIGN

Dorsoduro 1200 is a outrageously agile and sporty It makes no concessions whatsoever for or for anything not directly functional in total performance and riding This is why all body parts are cut to the bare minimum; just a proper race machine, the Dorsoduro 1200 eliminates that is of no use to the rider. No frills, for a that prefers to put its superlative and componentry on show instead.

Every detail is minimalised and on pure function, such as the hand guards and the motard-style number panel, which offers wind protection at speeds. These elements the pure design of the Dorsoduro perfectly, with an outstanding to detail evident in features as the two-tone paintwork of the frame, the fairing colour-coded with the of the body elements and the new dual with black heat Even the 15 litre fuel is perfectly integrated into the forms of the Dorsoduro 1200.

1200 a bike with the of a pure motard racer. The mid section of the bike — the that interacts most the movements of the rider’s body riding hard — the extreme compactness of the bike The rider becomes an integral of the machine and can move freely in the and perfectly straight saddle to the brutal power of the engine in all

None of the typical acrobatics of the style are beyond the reach of bike.

THE 1200 cc V90 ENGINE: THE OF THE ART IN TWIN CYLINDER TECHNOLOGY

The V90 is a completely new design. It is a modern, advanced unit with a oversquare cylinder geometry for a sporty temperament and smooth delivery.

Every internal of the Dorsoduro 1200 has been to optimise power delivery and full use of the incredible 130 hp unleashed by the at 8700 rpm. Every detail is conceived to complement the acrobatic character of the bike.

The characteristics of this ultra-sophisticated are as follows:

• 90- V-twin architecture;

• map Ride by Wire technology Sport, Touring and Rain

• Highly oversquare bore/…

• Offset cylinders for maximum compactness;

• Four valves per

• Double overhead camshafts by a mixed chain/gear valve system;

• Twin spark for smooth but full-bore power

• Electronic fuel injection dual throttle bodies;

• Stick-coils integrated in spark boots;

• Three-way catalytic with oxygen sensor;

• operated clutch.

The latest injection system uses injectors. In conjunction with fluid dynamics, this ensures ideal combustion, for an that is not only powerful but extremely clean. Twin ignition also contributes to emissions, as well as ensuring smooth power delivery.

sophisticated electronic engine the Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 is the new for technology and performance in its class.

was the first manufacturer to believe in the of Ride by Wire, a highly technology that helps the extract every ounce of from the motorcycle. The electronic management system used in the Dorsoduro 1200 represents the state of the art.

Even precise and sophisticated maps optimised engine management, the engine in the perfect conditions to maximum acceleration at all times for a experience unlike anything ever seen before. solution also ensures fuller power delivery at low and engine speeds, for optimised efficiency even in low load, throttle conditions.

With its maps (Rain, Touring and the bike has three distinct that the rider can choose at any time to suit every condition and preference. Simply the throttle and press a button to the desired setting.

SPORT: for when you want to put yourself to the with immediate and direct power.

TOURING: smooth, for full use of the shattering power of the cc engine in all conditions.

RAIN: with power reigned in to 100 hp for fun even in poor grip or wet

With its state-of-art technology, the V90 unleashes class-beating levels of No other maxi motard close to the performance of the Dorsoduro with 130 hp at 8,700 rpm and a maximum of 115 Nm at 7,200 rpm, this sets new records for the motard To further emphasise the performance of the a new 2-into-1-into-2 exhaust system has designed specifically for the bike.

entirely from stainless the generous internal volume of the ensures a spine-tingling and distinctive

THE FRAME: FEATHER-LIGHT BUT ULTRA-STIFF

bikes have always considered as the benchmark for chassis by those in the know. And true to Dorsoduro 1200 is one of the most best balanced bikes in its While tailored for total fun, as with all Aprilia the chassis layout of the Dorsoduro earns respect for its formidable balance.

With the Dorsoduro, extreme does mean a nervous and its highly effective chassis ensures total precision and a of being directly connected to the wheel. And this is something can only be said of very few out they.

The mixed frame constructed with a sturdy steel trellis mated to aluminium plates, is highly by both enthusiasts and experts while the aluminium saddle contributes to lightening the bike. The of Aprilia’s experience in the world championship, the frame offers balance in terms of stiffness to supreme handling, even the explosive power of the new 1200 cc

The lateral and steeply raked of the rear shock absorber is a engineering choice, determined testing numerous different This solution frees up space for the generously sized headers, which are needed to exploit the potential of the 1200 cc This made it possible to the layout of the exhaust system adding unnecessarily to the length of the while also protecting the absorber — a vital in its own right — from temperatures.

SUSPENSION: PERFORMANCE CONTROL

The suspension of the Dorsoduro has been designed to fully the incredible performance of the engine and the best solutions that could ever desire in an motard. The 43 mm Sachs upside-down with shell-cast calliper features adjustable spring and hydraulic compression and rebound In addition to permitting total this extremely sophisticated offers class-beating progressiveness and a 160 mm of wheel travel, in perfect with the supermoto riding

The side-mounted Sachs gas shock with separate canister is directly onto the swingarm in a configuration and features adjustable preload and hydraulic compression and damping. A component allowing riders to explore the full of the bike’s performance, even on the The rear wheel … is again in line with the philosophy that aims for an controlled suspension but with a ….

BRAKES: RACING — ALSO AVAILABLE ABS

The Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 the state of the art in brake technology: at the are 4-piston radial Brembo gripping 320 mm floating discs.

The 240 mm disc is also braked by a calliper — in this a single piston unit.

Both the front and rear systems employ aeronautical metal braided hoses, eliminate the undesirable pressure of conventional hoses for maximum precision and truly class-beating performance.

Dorsoduro 1200 is available with a two-channel ABS which can be deactivated by the user from the instrument panel. ABS system is specifically calibrated to let the fully exploit the power of the and the grip of the tyres in the dry, so as not to from the immense fun of this

The Dorsoduro 1200 is also the maxi-motard available today Aprilia Traction Control an exclusive traction control working in conjunction with the ABS system, which allows the to make full use of the performance of the 1200 cc engine, to tackle the most challenging terrain and difficult conditions in safety. active, the system offers different selectable traction levels.

Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200

— Level 1: for an riding experience and maximum fun and when curbing the incredible of the engine is the last thing on mind.

— Level 2: for control in all terrain conditions and thrill factor.

— 3: ideal for tackling challenging such as slippery roads grip is poor.

COMPONENTRY: TOP OF THE

Motards are by definition essential or spartan. This, however, not mean having to do without premium content. Aprilia the bar even higher for its rivals top class features and components. The list contains only the features offered:

— instrument panel: the mixed instrument panel receives via the CAN line and, with its own event log memory, is an integral of the self-diagnostic system. The ultra-compact boasts a modern design and is light. All functions are accessible a control on the handlebar.

The LED backlight white for the analogue area and red for the display — has three brightness settings.


— The aluminium tapered handlebar is an reference to competition supermoto An incredibly light component, to guarantee top dynamic control of the

— Hydraulically operated Ensuring consistently precise and exemplary smoothness, the clutch is and, as a result, maintenance-free.

DORSODURO 1200 – TECHNICAL

Engine type Aprilia longitudinal 90- V-twin, liquid double overhead camshafts mixed gear/chain timing and four valves per cylinder.

Fuel Unleaded petrol

and … 106 x 67.8

Total capacity 1197 cc

Compression 12.0 — 0.5: 1

power at crankshaft 130 hp (96 kW) at 8,700 rpm

torque at crankshaft 11.7 Kgm Nm) at 7,200 rpm

Fuel system engine management system. system with triple map by Wire throttle management: (S), Touring (T), (R)

Ignition Digital electronic integrated with injection

Starter Electric

Exhaust 100% stainless steel exhaust system with catalytic converters and oxygen

Alternator 450 W/6000 rpm

Lubrication Wet

Gearbox 6 speeds, drive 14/36, 17/32, 20/30, 23/26, 24/25

Clutch wet clutch, hydraulically operated

drive Straight cut gears, ratio: 40/69

Secondary Chain. Drive ratio:

Chassis Modular tubular frame fastened to aluminium plates by high strength Removable rear aluminium

Front suspension — 43 mm upside-down front fork fully adjustable compression and damping and spring preload. travel 160 mm.

Rear suspension alloy swingarm

Piggy-back Sachs hydraulic shock with fully adjustable and rebound damping and spring Wheel travel 155 mm.

Brakes Dual — 320 mm stainless floating discs. Brembo radial callipers. Metal brake hose.

Rear: 240 mm stainless steel disc. piston Brembo calliper. braided brake hose. Two Continental ABS with Aprilia Control (ATC) (specific

Wheel rims Aluminium

Front: 3.50 X 17 Rear: x 17

Tyres Radial tubeless front: 120/70 ZR 17; rear: ZR 17

Dimensions Max. length mm

Max. width 925 mm (at outer of hand guards)

Max. 1205 mm (at instrument panel

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

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