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2017 Aprilia Dorsoduro 900

2017 Aprilia Dorsoduro 900 Exterior
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  • Aprilia Dorsoduro 900
  • Year:
    2017
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V2
  • Displacement:
    896.1 cc
  • Top Speed:
    162 mph (Est.)
  • Price:
    10000 (Est.)
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The supermoto crossover from Noale has everyone raise an eyebrow.

Aprilia has been firing on all pistons to give the world class leading performance motorcycles that make the riding aphrodisiac’s hearts racing. And as with them trying to stay with changing times, they add new updated models every year to their existing lineup to keep things fresh. Although they never made many headways before, it seems like they have now learnt things the hard way and have been busy making bikes that speak for themselves and beam technical prowess.

First seen on the EICMA 2016 stage, Aprilia launched the updated model of its adventure crossover, Dorsoduro 900. Dubbed as a “True Thrill Generator”, Aprilia have been making the Dorsoduro crossover for some time now, and it used to run on a 750cc before. Now, Noale has updated the part-supermortard-part-sportbike motorcycle with an all-new 900cc machine that also makes a scene in the Shiver 900.

With more modern technologies and features embedded into a fine tune chassis built with the experience of the Aprilia Racing Department, there isn’t much that could go wrong with this adventure crossover here. New electronics, refined mechanics and an excellent chassis structure sees this motorcycle take new levels of riding pleasure and we are here to find out how.

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2017 - 2018 Aprilia Dorsoduro 900

2017 - 2018 Aprilia Dorsoduro 900

Aprilia’s Dorsoduro line gets a major addition for MY17 with the all-new Dorsoduro 900. This supermoto-inspired ride serves as the successor to the popular Dorsoduro 750. It brings over 95-horsepower to the table with a ride-by-wire throttle, variable power delivery, traction control and ABS to help riders cope with the extra power. Not only does this show a certain amount of model-maturity, but it promises some security and safety for those who would use it in their day-to-day riding. Officially billed as a sportbike-supermotard hybrid, the factory also refers to it as “the fun bike.” Let’s dive right in and see what all Aprilia packed in to back up that nickname.

Continue reading for my review of the Aprilia Dorsoduro 900.

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2017 Aprilia Dorsoduro 900

2017 Aprilia Dorsoduro 900

The supermoto crossover from Noale has everyone raise an eyebrow.

Aprilia has been firing on all pistons to give the world class leading performance motorcycles that make the riding aphrodisiac’s hearts racing. And as with them trying to stay with changing times, they add new updated models every year to their existing lineup to keep things fresh. Although they never made many headways before, it seems like they have now learnt things the hard way and have been busy making bikes that speak for themselves and beam technical prowess.

First seen on the EICMA 2016 stage, Aprilia launched the updated model of its adventure crossover, Dorsoduro 900. Dubbed as a “True Thrill Generator”, Aprilia have been making the Dorsoduro crossover for some time now, and it used to run on a 750cc before. Now, Noale has updated the part-supermortard-part-sportbike motorcycle with an all-new 900cc machine that also makes a scene in the Shiver 900.

With more modern technologies and features embedded into a fine tune chassis built with the experience of the Aprilia Racing Department, there isn’t much that could go wrong with this adventure crossover here. New electronics, refined mechanics and an excellent chassis structure sees this motorcycle take new levels of riding pleasure and we are here to find out how.

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2016 Aprilia Dorsoduro 750

2016 Aprilia Dorsoduro 750

Supercross still holds the number-one slot in my heart for “motorsports that are actually fun to watch,” but Supermoto is definitely my next favorite and closing fast. The unusual combination of dirtbike, flat track and pavement requires a very broad skillset, and necessarily, very specific bikes as well.

Aprilia’s Dorsoduro 750 is just such a bike, with elements from all three racing styles all mashed together for an entirely purpose-driven design.

Given my affinity for this style of racing, I decided it was time to take a good look at this ride and see what all the factory has done to accommodate the dizzying array of demands placed on the bike by Supermotard tracks.

Continue reading for my review of the Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 ABS.

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2014 Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 ABS

2014 Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 ABS

The Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 is one of the most wanted motorcycles in its segment. This agile mechanical beast was designed with high performances in mind, therefore it boosts a 749,9cc, V90, four stroke, longitudinal 90° v twin, liquid cooled engine with four valves per cylinder and a ride-by-wire system. The engine cranks out a maximum power of 67.3 KW (92 HP) at 8750 Rpm and 8.4 Kgm (82 Nm) of torque at 4500 Rpm.

The Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 is built on Aprilia’s mixed trellis and aluminum frame which assures great ride and handling capabilities.

Other features worthy of being mentioned include four piston radial calipers, wave discs, a hydraulic wet clutch, adjustable front and rear suspension, optional ABS, Tri-Map ride-by-wire engine management and a Matrix instrument display with on-board computer.

The Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 is priced at $10,299.

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2012 Aprilia DORSODURO 1200 ABS

2012 Aprilia DORSODURO 1200 ABS

Packed with a new engine and equipped with a series of modern technologies, the Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 ABS has all it needs to reward its rider with a thrilling ride.

The engine cranks out an impressive 130 hp at 8700 rpm and the company says that every internal element of the bike has been designed to optimize power delivery and make full use of the engine’s power. Among the features offered by the engine you’ll find Ride by Wire, electronic throttle management system and liquid cooling.

For more versatility the bike features a triple mapping system which includes Rain, Touring and Sport modes. Thereby the system allows you to adjust to various road conditions.

The front wheel is kept in check by a front 43 mm Sachs upside-down fork with shell-cast calliper brackets, adjustable spring preload and hydraulic compression and rebound damping. On the other hand, the rear wheel is combined with a side-mounted Sachs gas shock absorber which features adjustable spring preload and hydraulic compression and rebound damping.

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2012 Aprilia DORSODURO 750

2012 Aprilia DORSODURO 750

Rugged, sporty, yet pretty stylish the Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 offers a perfect combination of power, agility and pure technology. The 2012 Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 was built using light but strong materials and plastic body panels have been reduced to a minimum.

Compared to the previous model the 2102 Aprilia’s 750 cc 90° V twin engine has received a few upgrades. As a result the electronic and mechanical content of this V twin engine sets new standards in its segment. The engine incorporates a long list of advanced technology which includes liquid cooling, Tri-Map engine management and ride-by-wire throttle control, four valves per cylinder, double overhead cam valve timing, electronic fuel injection with two throttle bodies and hydraulically operated wet clutch. The engine’s output is rated at 67.3 kW (92 HP) at 8750 rpm and 8.4 kgm (82 Nm) of torque at 4500 rpm.

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2012 Aprilia DORSODURO 750 FACTORY

2012 Aprilia DORSODURO 750 FACTORY

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.

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Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 ABS

Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 ABS

With a long list of technical and esthetic upgrades, the 2013 Aprilia Dorsoduro is finally prepared to go head to head with the best bikes in its class including the BMW R1200GS.

At the heart of the bike lies a two cylinder unit which cranks out a maximum power of 130 hp. The engine is placed in a lightweight chassis which is carefully forged to offer superior driving dynamics.

Other technical highlights include radial Brembo callipers, hydraulic clutch, Ride by Wire with 3 different engine maps and the Matrix instrument panel with on board computer. Moreover, the Dorsoduro is also available with ABS and Aprilia Traction Control (ATC).

Also new for the 2013 model, are the fresh three split spoke wheel rims which are 2.3 kg lighter than the old 5 spoke model. Because the new rims decreased the total weight, it was possible to fully revamp the shock absorbers and suspension which are now tuned for more agility and reduce the overall height of the bike’s centre of gravity.

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2013 Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 Factory ABS

2013 Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 Factory ABS

The Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 ABS received a new engine for 2013. The new generation has also received other few upgrades which make it more agile and pleasurable.

The 2013 Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 is fitted with a 750 cc 90° V-twin engine which delivers a maximum power of 92 hp at 8750 rpm and 82 Nm of torque at 4500 rpm. The engine is mounted on Aprilia’s unique mixed trellis and aluminium frame which gives it superior handling abilities.

The front breaks consist of advanced 4-piston radial calipers which bite 320 mm floating wave discs offering a short stopping time. For extra safety, the bike is also fitted with a sophisticated 2 channel Continental ABS system. Both front and rear systems features metal braided braking pipes, borrowed from the aeronautic sector. Thanks to this advanced technology, the pressure fluctuations of conventional pipes are eliminated, maximizing the breaking efficiency.

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2011 Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200

2011 Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200

There have been rumors stating that since the unsuccessful launch of Aprilia’s naked bike, the Shiver, the company just wasn’t capable of releasing new motorcycles that would boom in the market. But now, after four years of silence, Aprilia is introducing a new Dorsoduro Motorbike. The 2011 Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 is said to be stronger than the previous Dorsoduro released years ago. This fascinating new motorbike can now be added to the Italian manufacturer’s collection when it is introduced at the EICMA show in Milan this year. It will be joining the previous Dorsoduro 750 and the Dorsoduro Factory 750 models.

The first ever official image of the Dorsoduro 1200 was recently released, and although it did not give us a good enough grasp of the features the bike will have, it did provide us with a little information. In the photos you can see that the bike’s ABS system was completely redesigned and the description attached to the image noted that the Dorsoduro will have a 1200cc 90-degree V-Twin engine. The bike’s new engine will perform at a higher compression to allow for increased displacement, so expect some robust power coming from the ride-by-wire platform. Aprilia claims that the new motorbike will have a power output of 130 hp at 8700 rpm and 84.8 ft-lb. of torque at 7200 rpm. This new engine feature is considered to be a strong point in leading over the other top bikes in the market today.

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2010 Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 Factory

2010 Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 Factory

In 2010, the Aprilia Dorsoduro family got bigger with the introduction of the all-new Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 Factory. Derived from the standard model, the Factory gets all the premium components that Aprilia could think of – meaning fully-adjustable Sachs suspension, Brembo brakes, a gel seat and carbon fiber fairings, just to mention a few.

There’s no word on US availability yet, but considering its €9,990 tag price in Europe as well as the standard model’s $9,599 MSRP in the US, don’t expect it to be cheap.

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2010 Aprilia Dorsoduro 750

2010 Aprilia Dorsoduro 750

Italian manufacturers are great when it comes to supermoto rides and Aprilia is definitely an uncontestable competitor for the best possible place on the podium and on the market.

Using the same successful recipe used when creating the SXVs, they went ahead of the competition and built the Dorsoduro 750, a middleweight that is claimed to bring a new kind of excitement on the streets and on the track.

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Milan 2009: 2010 Aprilia Dorsoduro Factory

Milan 2009: 2010 Aprilia Dorsoduro Factory

Aprilia plays with the 2010 Dorsoduro Factory and we’ve just got our hands on the leaked pictures showing that. While the standard version is very aggressive already, just like the Italians like their bikes to look, the Factory adds carbon fiber parts and a black frame, achieving an overall much more aggressive result.

In what the engine is concerned, this remains the 749.9cc twin developing 92 hp at 8,750 rpm and 60lb/ft at 4,500 rpm. While these numbers are more than decent for a midsized super motard, the engine also works closely together with the “Ride by Wire” system, which is available in three modes: sport, touring and rain.

The suspension equipment now translates into a Sachs kit, which is adjustable to as much as 45mm, while the braking system maintains the same 320mm discs and now works with four-piston Brembo calipers. The sad part is that ABS doesn’t find its place in this equation, like in the case of the standard version.

Expect the Dorsoduro Factory to gather quite a crowd at Aprilia’s EICMA stand this year.

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US sees the arrival of the 2009 Aprilia SMV 750 Dorsoduro

US sees the arrival of the 2009 Aprilia SMV 750 Dorsoduro

It is now official! The 2009 Aprilia SMV 750 Dorsoduro will line up to the SXV550 and conquer together the American market. We wouldn’t conceive otherwise as ever since Dorsoduro’s presentation, the US public went nuts.

And if you wonder why, the answer is hidden in the Aprilia’s self-developed 750cc liquid-cooled V-Twin engine that is capable of 92-horsepower. Now that’s more than decent for a twin-cylinder engine and the bike has no problems in going against the Ducati Hypermotard which’s engine displaces 1100ccs.

Looking like that and being backed up by 43mm inverted forks holding wave-shaped disc brakes clamped by radial calipers, the Dorsoduro simply invites riders to have an aggressive attitude towards it.

Press release after the jump.

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Aprilia to unveil Shiver 1200 and Dorsoduro 1200?

Aprilia to unveil Shiver 1200 and Dorsoduro 1200?

According to a spy shot from Solomoto, Aprilia is currently working at the Dorsoduro 1200 and, most likely, the Shiver 1200 which gives us reasons to believe that the upcoming EICMA show in Milan reserves many surprises from the Italian maker. The same sources claim that Aprilia is also expected to unveil an all-new Caponord 1200 and a new bike that stands as a future competitor for the BMW R1200GS.

But, sticking to what we know for the moment, the Dorsoduro and Shiver will be powered by the same 1200cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, DOHC, 8-valve V-twin engine that will produce 130bhp at 9000rpm and 120Nm at 6500rpm. Now, with those numbers in mind, note that the weight increase will only be around 5 to 7 kilos, proving that the Italian engineers haven’t rested on their laurels.

With a little bit of luck, the EICMA show in November will clear things out. And if it doesn’t, we’ll dig to find out some more.

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