The Aprilia 1200 Dorsoduro is an extreme motorcycle - Motorcycle Forum
User Tag List

LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-27-2012, 11:46 AM Thread Starter
Dodsfall's Avatar
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Illinois, USA
Posts: 22,463
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
The Aprilia 1200 Dorsoduro is an extreme motorcycle

Aprilia builds some pretty extreme motorcycles. The Aprilia 1200 Dorsoduro may be taking that statement to a new level.

The Dorsoduro looks like a cross between a motard and an adventure bike. With a reported hair-trigger throttle, the motorcycle “wheelies every time you sneeze” if the traction control is not engaged.

The 128.7 horsepower engine can be scaled back to some extent by pressing the starter button while the engine is running. There are three available settings. R (rain), T (touring), and S (Sport). The default setting of R still delivers around 100 horsepower, but the traction control helps keep the power fairly linear. The T setting removes power restriction but maintains the traction control. The S setting is reportedly unsuitable for riding in traffic due to the light-switch-like throttle response making for a jerky ride for starts and stops. The S setting is best suited for the track.

The engine is an all-new design 90-degree V-twin built by parent company Piaggio. Radically over-square, the engine has a compression ratio of 12:1. The throttle controls are ride-by-wire and completely electronic.

The traction control system and anti-lock brake system are rider controlled. The anti-locks can be turned on or off and the traction control has three separate levels. Instead of using a gyro, the traction control tracks the speed of the front wheel compared to the rear and adjusts accordingly. This helps greatly when trying to keep the front wheel on the ground.

With a seat height of over 34 inches, only the taller folks will find a comfortable ride on the Dorsoduro. A fully-adjustable suspension does everything but lower the seat.

The Dorsoduro is priced at around $14,700.

[IOL Motoring]

2008 XL1200R

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Dodsfall is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-27-2012, 12:46 PM
Master of Rex Kwon Do
ReconLdr's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Allentown Pa
Posts: 1,058
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I would love to take this for a ride.....

"Political Correctness is tyranny with manners."
ReconLdr is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Motorcycle Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome