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Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 | Official Scenes

Aprilia Dorsoduro Video

When Aprilia began designing the 2011 Dorsoduro 1200, the Italian manafucturer didn’t want to build just another motard.

Aprilia went beyond motard specs, and instilled much of what it learned through racing (277 GP wins, and Max Biaggi’s 2010 World Superbike title). The final product, the 2011 Aprilia Dorsoduro, is a new breed of Motard, something the company nicknamed "Maximotard."

This YouTube video was recently released from Aprilia, showing some action shots of the all-new Dorsoduro 1200, a bigger version of the popular Dorsoduro 750. Aprilia already had a large following with the Dorsoduro 750, but the new 1200 brings the model to an explosive new level of performance with a 90-degree V2 that puts out 130 hp.

And as for the chassis, it’s designed like all race-winning Aprilias, and is ready to take whatever twist the road throws at it.

Style? Think two-tone frame, exhaust with black heat shields and unmistakable smooth lines. And there’s all the other tasty features: radial Brembo calipers, hydraulic clutch, Ride by Wire with 3 different engine maps and the Matrix instrument panel with on board computer. The Dorsoduro is also available with ABS and Aprilia Traction Control (ATC).

2011 Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 Features:

  • 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/aluminum castings offering outstanding torsional stiffness
  • Aluminum saddle mount
  • Aluminum 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 calipers

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling.

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