Riding Impression: 2009 Aprilia Dorsoduro 750: The name literally translates…

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Aprilia Dorsoduro 750

Riding Impression: 2009 Dorsoduro 750 The name literally to ‘hard back,’ but Aprilia ‘hard enduro,’ as in a dirtbike for surfaces.

Photography By Jeff

Oh, I wanted to like this A lot. The concept—a supermotard for the sense, especially with a V-Twin in the engine bay rather a thumpy one-lunger.

Styling is that may just be the best in motorcycling, with twin exhausts and a stylized taillight squeezed in between.

Tech-wise, much to take in, too. The is a composite arrangement, a tubular trellis top half bolted to sideplates in which the swingarm Said swingarm is a tasty a see-through “biplane” affair in

The single shock mounts on the right side, freeing up space for the rear cylinder and plumbing. Up front, a 43mm fork and a pair of four-piston, calipers chomping down on wave rotors. Suspension at both ends is 6.3 inches.

No at first with the seating Yeah, it’s high at inches, but the actual dirtbike-style, ergonomics are just about for sub-6-footers. Well, at least for the half-hour.

After that, it’s as if the has somehow liposuctioned all the comfort from your fanny. The 3.2 gas tank needs to be replenished 100 or so miles, anyway, but I was looking for to stop well before mark.

Then there’s the There is no redline on the analog instead, the red hazard-warning light on the blinks ever more as the needle sweeps to—I out later—the 10,000-rpm redline. I also didn’t know is this shift-light feature is and our Aprilia’s light had been in break-in mode, set to activate at rpm.

Aprilia Dorsoduro 750

With the appropriate thumb on the mode switch (ask kid if you can’t figure it out), you can the activation point up the scale to a suitable level. Nice Aprilia, but maybe slap paint on the tach face,

Not so easy to tweak is the ride-by-wire engine-management system with its ignition settings, R for Rain, T for and S for Sport. The latter could stand for Snarl because what the engine does in mode. Great sound and entertaining but pretty haphazard below 2500 rpm, gets old around town.

Switching to T mode calms down considerably in the lower though the mapping is still not as as on, say, the Suzuki Gladius, a that goes about its with no mapping options

Which begs the question: a 75-horse (in either S or T; R drops hp to a 58) middleweight Twin really three fuel maps?

My advice to Aprilia, not that asking, would be to nix the electro-trickery and get one solution absolutely spot-on. I’d get the same guys who did the wonderful on the old Futura sport-tourer to fix the padding, and I was at it I’d maybe go down from massive, race-inspired 180mm tire on a 6-inch rim to something on a 5.5-incher—as is, the rear tends to the front in bumpy corners. the D’duro is as much fun to fling a backroad as you’d expect.

a little less motard make this thing a lot super.

Aprilia Dorsoduro 750
Aprilia Dorsoduro 750
Aprilia Dorsoduro 750
Aprilia Dorsoduro 750

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