2012 Aprilia DORSODURO 750 FACTORY

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Packed with a strong twin cylinder engine the 2012 Aprilia DORSODURO 750 FACTORY is able to reward its rider with a tasty mix of adrenaline and enthusiasm every time it’s unleashed on the road. With a maximum power of 92 HP and 82 Nm of torque the engine has enough grunt to make your breath stop for a few seconds from the instant you step in the gas.

The unit was conceived to respect the highest standards in its class thereby it features a longitudinal 90°V architecture, is liquid cooled and has double overhead camshafts with mixed gear/chain valve timing and four valves per cylinder.

The engine’s power is sent to the rear wheels by means of a six speed gearbox which is paired with a Hydraulic Clutch. It’s also worthy of being mentioned that the clutch is self-adjusting, meaning that it needs no maintenance.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2012 Aprilia DORSODURO 750 FACTORY.

Press Release



Designed and developed by Aprilia, the twin cylinder engine powering the Dorsoduro 750 Factory and Dorsoduro 750 Factory has the ideal engine capacity to offer the perfect mix of rideability, flexibility and exhilaration. With a maximum power of 92 HP and a specific torque output without par in its class, this engine unleashes incredible urge at the slightest twist of the throttle grip, for breathtakingly instantaneous responsiveness.

Longitudinal 90°V architecture, liquid cooled, double overhead camshafts with mixed gear/chain valve timing and four valves per cylinder: a powerplant conceived in every single detail for enhanced performance and enjoyment.

Frame and Suspension


Developed and tested by Aprilia’s engineers, the frame of the Dorsoduro 750 Factory is a sculpture in aluminium and steel derived from racing technology. The narrow trellis is designed specifically to complement the typical Motard riding style, with the bike gripped firmly between the legs, ensuring superior agility, precision and effectiveness.

The lateral frame plates and shell mould cast swingarm are made from aluminium: a material that not only offers maximum lightness, but is visually stunning it its own right and adds a premium touch to the bike. The swingarm is linked to a laterally mounted monoshock: this allowed the exhaust to be located under the saddle, benefiting both the design and the balance of the bike as well as affording easier access for adjustments.

The upside down front fork of the Dorsoduro 750 Factory, with adjustable hydraulic damping, and the adjustable laterally mounted rear monoshock allow the user to set the bike up for perfect suspension response in any situation.

Brembo Brakes


The best braking technology available today has been adopted on the Dorsoduro 750 Factory. The front brakes use new 4-piston Brembo radial callipers which ensure shorter stopping distances and offer enhanced brake force modulability, while visually adding an even sportier touch to the performance-focused style of the bike.
The 320 mm front disc and 240 mm rear disc are both wave units. Both the front and rear brake systems use metal braid hosing for maximum braking precision. Class beating performance in true Factory style.

Hydraulic Clutch


Just one of the many cutting edge technological solutions used on the bike: the hydraulic clutch ensures precise and perfectly smooth release. The clutch is also self-adjusting, meaning that it needs no maintenance.

Matrix Instrumental Panel


A fully fledged on board computer controllable by the rider directly from the handlebar, with a display visualising all the engine parameters received over the CAN line and the contents of the self diagnosis memory. The LED illumination - with white for the analogue area and red for the digital area - has three different brightness settings for optimum visibility in all light conditions.


EngineAprilia V90 four-stroke longitudinal 90° V-twin engine, liquid cooled, double overhead camshafts with mixed gear/chain timing system, four valves per cylinder.
FuelUnleaded petrol
Bore x Stroke92 x 56,4 mm
Total displacement749,9 cc
Compression ratio11 : 1
Maximum power at the crank67,3 kW (92 CV) a 8.750 rpm
Maximum torque at the crank8,4 kgm (82 Nm) a 4.500 rpm
Fuel systemIntegrated engine management system. Injection with Ride by Wire throttle opening management and triple mapping
IgnitionDigital electronic ignition integrated with injection system
Exhaust2 into 1 exhaust system in 100% stainless steel with three-way catalytic converter and lambda probe
Generator450 W a 6.000 rpm
LubrificationWet sump
Gear box6 speeds, drive ratio: 1st 14/36 (2.57) 2nd 17/32 (1.88) 3rd 20/30 (1.5) 4th 22/28 (1.27) 5th 23/26 (1.13) 6th 24/25 (1.04)
ClutchMultiple discs in oil bath, hydraulically operated
Primary driveStraight cut gears, drive ratio: 38/71 (1.87)
Final driveChain. Drive ratio: 16/46
FrameModular tubular steel frame fastened to aluminium side plates with by high strength bolts. Removable rear subframe.
Front suspensionMulti-adjustable Sachs upside-down fork with Ø 43 mm diam. stanchions. Wheel travel 160 mm.
Rear suspensionAluminium alloy swingarm Gas-operated shock absorber with piggy back, with adjustable spring preload and compression and rebound damping. Wheel travel 160 mm
Shock absorbersFront: Dual Ø 320 mm diam. stainless steel floating discs. Radial callipers with four pistons. Metal braided brake pipe. Rear: Stainless steel disc Ø 240mm. Single piston calliper. Metal braided brake pipe.
BrakesFront: Dual Ø 320 mm diam. Wave stainless steel floating disc. Brembo radial callipers with four pistons. Metal braided brake pipe. Rear: Ø 240 mm Wave stainless steel disc. Single piston calliper. Metal braided brake pipe.
WheelsAluminium alloy Front: 3.50 X 17" Rear: 6.00 x 17"
TyresRadial tubeless tyres; front: 120/70 ZR 17 rear: 180/55 ZR 17
DimensionsMax. length 2,216 mm Max. width 905 mm (at handlebar) Max. height 1,185 mm (at instrument panel) Saddle height 870 mm Wheelbase 1,505 mm Trail 108 mm Steering angle 26°
Dry weight185 kg
Fuel tank capacity12 lt (range > 200 km)


bikez----"Ride straight out of your garage and onto the street to experience the pure exhilaration of a true Motard that makes no compromise in terms of technology, responsiveness and performance: Dorsoduro 750 Factory. A fantastic plaything for your free time that turns your dreams into reality with its undiluted essentiality. Incredibly agile, fun and nimble, with class beating low end torque and a chassis that is a masterpiece of lightness and stiffness."

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