2017 - 2019 Aprilia Dorsoduro 900
Aprilia’s Dorsoduro line added to its stable 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.”
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.
If you want to enter in the world of motards and you are looking for a less aggressive motorcycle, then you should take a closer look at the Aprilia SX 50. This compact model is fitted with the latest technologies developed by the Italian manufacturer and promises to deliver first class performances in terms of ride and handling.
The Aprilia SX 50 is powered by a 49,9 cc, single-cylinder, two stroke, liquid cooled engine which is kept under control by a six speed transmission.
The motorcycle’s backbone is represented by a light, but stiff perimeter frame made of high strength steel. The frame is combined with a Marzocchi tele-hydraulic fork (195 mm wheel travel) and a steel swingarm with an advanced hydraulic shock absorber.
The Aprilia SX 50 is offered with a starting price of €3.956.
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Aprilia has always been ahead of the pack when it comes to modern technologies and motorcycle upgrades. With every year that passes its models become better and better and the 2104 SX 125 makes no exception.
The motorcycle is aimed at young riders that want to learn the ups and downs of off-road riding so it’s light, agile and easy to handle.
The 2014 SX 125 rides on 17” wheels shod in sports tyres (110/70-17” and 150/60-17”) and is powered by a compact, Rotax 122 single cylinder 2-stroke, 124,8 cc engine. The unit develops a maximum power of 11 KW and 12.2 Nm of torque at 8000 Rpm which is more than enough to propel you to speeds of up to 115 kmph. Its power is kept under control by a six speed gearbox with multi-plate wet clutch.
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With its long list of victories in various races, the Aprilia has proved us that is one of the best companies when it comes to motorcycles. Thanks to its wide experience in this segment the company gets better and better with every year that passes.
Needless to say that Aprilia puts all this experience in its new models and the so called “babies” make no exception.
Therefore, despite its compact dimensions the SX 50 is backed up by the Aprilia’s legacy so it offers top notch performances. Especially designed for young riders the new 2014 Aprilia SX 50 is powered by a 49.9 cc, liquid cooled, single cylinder two stroke engine with light alloy cylinder. The unit is fueled by a 7 liter fuel tank and sends its power to the rear wheel through a six speed transmission.
The Aptilia SX 50 is offered with a base price of $4,593.
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When made its debut, the Aprilia Sportcity was considered a pretty revolutionary scooter. Its big 15 inch wheels, the imposing tires and the capable engine were all working together to offer lively performance for those who wanted a fast but efficient way of urban transportation. Thanks to its versatile nature, the Sportcity was able to combine with success the comfort of a large wheel scooter with the power and handling of a sports scooter. Thanks to all these benefits, the Sportcity became pretty fast one of Aprilia’s best selling scooters.
Due to its success, the Aprilia Sportcity range has grown over the years and today is one of the most complete in its segment.
The new Aprilia Sportcity Cube features a design inspired by dynamism and advanced technology. This scooter is available in two engine displacements namely 125 cc and 300 cc.
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The SXV was born from Aprilia’s experience in motorcycle competitions. During its long life, the SXV has received many upgrades which help it remain among the top dogs from in its segment.
The motorcycle is powered by the modern 45.2 77° V twin engine which is one of the most compact units in its class. The engine has a maximum speed of 12,500 rpm (450 motard) and is paired with a five speed gearbox.
This strong engine is combined with similarly strong brakes. Thereby, the SXV features FTE calipers and lightweight wave discs (320 mm at the front) for maximum braking control even under the most challenging conditions. The 240 mm rear disc is braked by a single piston caliper for a perfect combination of power and control.
Other highlights include the mixed trellis and aluminum frame, a strong swingarm and the central exhaust system with twinned silencers under the rear mudguard.
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The Aprilia Sportcity One was designed to help you deal easier with urban traffic. The scooter features an attractive and modern design language which inspires dynamism and joy. The design also emphasise practicality, safety, agility and economy, with a flair for fashion and style.
Perhaps it goes without saying that the Sportcity was built with safety, fun and economy in mind, thereby it offers an enjoyable riding experience and ultra low costs of ownership. The Aprilia Sportcity One conserves all the features that made the bigger Sportcity so popular, but offers an even better quality to price ratio.
The Sportcity One is available with a choice of two engine sizes (50 and 125) to cover all possible urban mobility needs. You also get a pretty generous fuel tank with a capacity of 7.5 litres.
All components are mounted on a classical open cradle frame in high strength steel tube. The frame delivers excellent rigidity and gives a confidence-inspiring ride and an excellent level of active safety.
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The Aprilia RXV has a pronounced race DNA under its skin and is fitted with many technologies developed using the company’s experience in the Enduro World Championship. Aprilia says that “everything about the RXV is dedicated to winning races.”
For the starters, the motorcycle comes with a sporty exterior design, the sharp lines and the aggressive frame. You’ll also like the mixed steel trellis frame, fixed air ducts and sculpted swingarm. Not to mention about the tail and rear side panels which are totally different in styling from traditional off-road designs.
Power comes from a 77° V twin four stroke, liquid cooled, engine which is combined with a five speed gearbox and a 7.8 liters fuel tank. The speed is kept in check by a front 270 mm floating disc in stainless steel with aluminum flange and a rear 240 mm stainless steel disc with floating caliper.
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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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The Aprilia Sportcity One 50 Street was launched in the summer of 2012. Thereby, the scooter is one of the youngest models in Aprilia’s lineup. It shares the same unique design as the other Sportcity models, both elegant and sporty, and is sold at an extremely competitive price considering the performance and equipment.
Perhaps it goes without saying that the Sportcity One 50 was built with comfort and practicality in mind. As a result you are treated with a comfortable anatomically shaped seat, a generous flat platform which also provides ample space for bulky objects and an ergonomically designed grab handle. Not to mention about the complete instruments which deliver all the information you need, in a clear and intuitive manner.
The scooter is propelled by a lively 50 cm3 (49,38 cc) engine which delivers a maximum output of 3.0 kW (4.08 BHP) at 6,500 rpm and 4.40 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm.
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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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The latest off roaders developed by Aprilia are the SX 125 and RX 125. Both bikes are based on the sporty style of the SXV and RXV motorcycles which managed to conquer a lot of hearts due to their tasty design and capable engines.
The Aprilia RX 125 is aimed at young riders who want to learn the secrets of motorcycles. The company says that both the SX and RX are built to deliver total rider satisfaction are fitted with a series of modern technologies which offer fist class performance and handling.
The motorcycles sit on relatively big 17 inch wheels shod in sport tyres. The swheels are fitted with front 260 mm disc and two-piston floating caliper and a rear 220 mm disc and grabbed by floating piston.
The suspension consists of a front 40 mm upside down telescopic fork which offers a wheel travel of 260 mm and a rear long steel swingarm that delivers maximum traction and a rear wheel travel of 270 mm.
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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.
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The Aprilia SX 125 draws inspiration from the innovative SXV and RXV models. The motorcycle was especially designed for the young riders who search for a rugged bike which is ready to cope with both city and off-road riding.
The SX 125 sits on 17 inch wheels shod in sport tires and is built on a strong frame. Power comes from a single cylinder unit developed using Aprilia’s experience in motorcycle racing. One of the unique features of the engine is its cylinder which is made of nickel silicon carbide (Nikasil) liner. Lubrication is provided by a separate mixer system.
The stopping power is handled by a front 260 mm disc and a two-piston floating caliper and a rear 220 mm disc combined with another floating piston.
On the other hand, the suspension includes a 40 mm upside down telescopic fork and a rear long steel swingarm.
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Don’t be duped into thinking that the Aprilia SX 50 is a lightweight on two wheels. On the contrary, this bike, while clearly dedicated to young riders seeking the best technology around matched with head-turning good looks, is one that’s been designed with high-performance capabilities that few bikes in its segment can compete with. You certainly don’t expect anything less from Aprilia, a company that has taken the task of building the most efficient bikes in the market, whether it’s 50cc machines or their flagship models.
The SX 50, in particular, draws from years of innovation and expertise on 50cc bikes. The design offers sharp, clear-cut lines that are derived directly from the RXV/SXV off-road style icons, a testament to the enduring design of Aprilia bikes in all its forms. The SX 50 supermotard is also the epitome of a high-performance 50 cc machine, as evidenced by an advanced liquid cooled, single cylinder two stroke engine that uses the latest in single-cylinder technology, ensuring exceptional performance from a surprisingly low weight bike.
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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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