NO COMPROMISES FOR A BIKE WITH NOTHING BUT PURE FUN IN ITS SIGHTS EXPLOSIVELY POWERFUL, EXTREMELY AGILE AND PERFORMANCE-FOCUSED, THIS EXCLUSIVE TWIN-CYLINDER MOTARD HAS BEEN CREATED TO SATISFY EVEN THE MOST DISCERNING OF RIDERS WHO DEMAND THE BEST IN A BIKE.
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synonym: Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200
With 277 GP wins, Aprilia is the most successful racing brand in the history of the Motorcycle GP World Championship.
On September 26, 2010, Max Biaggi secured the world SBK riders' championship in the saddle of his RSV4 with still a round to go before the end of the season. The following weekend at Magny Cours - the last round in the season - Aprilia also clinched the world constructors' championship, winning both races and racking up the 45th world title in the brand's history.
Building on unique expertise and skills gathered in the world of racing, Aprilia continues to evolve its large-capacity, high-performance range. Dorsoduro 1200 is a heady cocktail of power, agility and precision - which is synonymous with pure fun in a motorcycle.
Extreme, powerful and exhilarating like nothing else in its class, the new Dorsoduro 1200 simply represents the best that a maximotard has to offer a rider in terms of performance, precision and excitement.
A new record-breaking twin cylinder engine in a light and nimble chassis. With its sleek forms, broad handlebars, superb attention to detail and premium componentry, this motorcycle represents the zenith of the twin-cylinder maximotard class. Dorsoduro 1200 is an explosive cocktail of horsepower, agility and precision. An extreme bike that takes the concept of fun riding - introduced by the Dorsoduro 750 and enjoyed by countless riders around the world - to the next level.
Dorsoduro 1200 is the new benchmark in the maxi motard class.
Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 is a bike that multiplies the basic concepts of the Motard to the nth power to satisfy even the most demanding riders - riders who accept no compromise in their pursuit of the best.
Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 combines power and agility, sportiness and essentiality, bringing together the best aspects of the street sports bike and Supermoto genres. The result is the distilled essence of performance and technology, to reward the rider with unparalleled riding pleasure and fun. This is a unique, special and elite bike, which complements the skills of the rider and takes them to extraordinary new levels.
With the perfect riding position for total control, a powerful 130 hp engine and an incredibly nimble, class-beating chassis in true Aprilia tradition, the Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 is the kind of bike that just begs you to twist open the throttle. A bike that is unbeatable in the bends - like all Dorsoduros - that also offers the high power performance of a genuine sports machine.
Superlative mechanicals and perfection in terms of chassis design are the hallmarks of all Aprilia machines, and the same is naturally true of the Dorsoduro 1200 which, in addition, also boasts extremely sporty and sophisticated looks, outstanding new levels of finish and trim, and levels of agility and smoothness never experienced before on a twin this size.
Powerful, agile and smooth, the Dorsoduro 1200 is powered by the all-new latest generation twin-cylinder engine, with the most advanced technology in the segment. The boisterous 90° V2 unleashes 130 hp of record-breaking power. True to Aprilia tradition, the chassis layout is simply without par in its class.
With essential lines oozing pure personality, the unmistakeable design of the new Dorsoduro 1200 makes it stand out in any crowd. The finish and trim set new standards for exclusiveness, with details such as the painted tail fairing, the two-tone frame and the dual exhaust with black heat shields.
The wind deflector and hand guards offer enhanced wind protection on a bike that is not just nimble in the bends, but is also capable of significant speed. Naturally, the Dorsoduro boasts class-beating technical solutions, too. Radial Brembo callipers, hydraulic clutch, Ride by Wire with 3 different engine maps and the Matrix instrument panel with on board computer are all elements setting the Dorsoduro apart as a unique and exclusive project. The Dorsoduro is also available with ABS and Aprilia Traction Control (ATC), for total fun in total safety.
The unique characteristics of the Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 in detail:
- New 90° V-twin engine with four valves per cylinder, double overhead camshaft, liquid cooling and twin spark ignition;
- Triple map Ride by Wire technology (with Sport, Touring and Rain maps)
- Electronic fuel injection;
- Mixed gear/chain valve timing system;
- Exhaust system with three-way catalytic converter and oxygen sensor;
- Ultralight modular frame made from tubular steel trellis/aluminium castings offering outstanding torsional stiffness;
- Aluminium saddle mount;
- Aluminium swingarm with lateral shock absorber;
- Fully adjustable 43 mm upside-down front fork and piggy-back design rear monoshock;
- Brembo racing brake system with radial callipers.