Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 Review
BY: Ken Wootton, PHOTOGRAPHY BY: Lou Martin
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Aimed at the market sector occupied by megamotards like the KTM 990 Supermoto and Ducati's Hypermotard, and to a lesser extent the Ducati Streetfighter, the Dorsoduro 1200 is all about bare-bones naked motorcycling, but with a decent dollop of 'hoon factor' thrown in.
The surprisingly rorty ADR-compliant note from the twin underseat pipes adds further fuel to the fire. With an exhaust note like the Dorso's why have a throttle if you don't blip it?
With top-notch suspension and Brembo radial-mount stoppers I can't see many sportsbikes beating the Dorso 1200 along a twisty piece of tarmac.
The Dorsoduro 1200 is the first model to get Aprilia's all-new 90-degree V-twin engine with its ride-by-wire engine management system and three power modes - Sport, Touring and Rain. The Sport and Touring modes both offer full power, but with the delivery in Touring mode less aggressive. Rain mode reduces the maximum power to 100 horses.
In peak mode the engine produces a claimed 130 horses at 8700rpm and peak torque of 115Nm at 7200rpm.
Read the full story in the August issue of Motorcycle Trader.
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