Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 | First Ride

Serious competition for Ducati's Hypermotard

By Roland Brown, Photography by Milagro

tech SPEC

Evolution
Essentially the same bike as the 2010 Dorsoduro 750 but with an extra 447cc and some choice upgrades.

Rivals
Ducati Hypermotard 1100, KTM 990 Supermoto R, BMW HP2 Megamoto.

TECH
Price: $11,999
Engine type: l-c 90-deg. V-twin
Valve train: DOHC, 8v
Displacement: 1197cc
Bore x stroke: 106.0 x 67.8cc
Compression: 12.0:1
Fuel system: EFI
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate
Transmission: 6-speed
Claimed horsepower: 130 bhp @ 8700 rpm
Claimed torque: 85 lb.-ft. @ 7200 rpm
Frame: Tubular-steel trellis with aluminium side plates and swingarm
Front suspension: 43mm Sachs fork with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Rear suspension: Sachs shock with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Front brake: Dual Brembo radial-mount four-piston calipers, 320mm discs
Rear brake: Brembo single-piston caliper, 240mm disc
Front tire: 120/70ZR-17 Pirelli Diablo Corsa III
Rear tire: 180/55ZR-17 Pirelli Diablo Corsa III
Rake/trail: 27.3°/4.6 in.
Seat height: 34.3 in.
Wheelbase: 60.2 in.
Fuel capacity: 4.0 gal.
Claimed curb weight: 448 lbs.
Colors: White, black
Available: Spring
Warranty: 24 mo., unlimited mi.

Contact: Aprilia USA
140 E. 45th St.
New York, NY 10017
800.631.1101
www.apriliausa.com

Verdict 4 out of 5 stars
A welcome addition to the big-bore supermoto ranks, more user-friendly and versatile than the competition.

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