2018 Aprilia Dorsoduro 900 - MC Commute

Italy’s everyday supermoto from home to office.

It’s no secret we’re always trying to get our staff to work a little harder. Especially the ones who always seem to have too much to say. “Write it down!” we always shout at each other. Zack Courts is a classic case, always arriving to the office after his commute with a bunch of opinions about the bike he’s riding. Anyway, it’s always too much this, not enough that, and occasionally has some decent insights that we thought might help consumers or entertain enthusiasts.

So we strapped a camera and microphone to his helmet and told him to turn it on when he leaves his house. A lot of his talking in his helmet is complaining about drivers, yelling at red lights, and wondering why billboards aren’t more expensive. But sometimes he actually talks about the bike, and those are the parts we keep. Got a bike you would like to see discussed? Let us know and we’ll send him home on that one next.

2018 Aprilia Dorsoduro 900
The 2018 Aprilia Dorsoduro 900 is a little outgunned by a Ducati Hypermotard, both in power and weight, but makes up for some it in charm and ease of use.Motorcyclist Staff

Quick Specs

PRICE AS TESTED $10,999
DISPLACEMENT 896cc
CLAIMED WEIGHT 485 lb. (220 kg)
FUEL CAPACITY 3.17 gal. (12L)
SEAT HEIGHT 34.2 in. (870mm)
MEASURED HORSEPOWER 83 @ 8990 rpm
MEASURED TORQUE 56 lb.-ft. @ 6060 rpm