2012 Aprilia MotorcycleCombine a new ride-by-wire, 130-horsepower, twin-spark motor and narrow dirt bike ergonomics, and you have Aprilia’s highest-displacement model to date – the Dorsoduro 1200.
A direct competitor to the Ducati Hypermotard 1100 EVO, the Dorsoduro boasts linked traction control and ABS.The ABS can be disabled, allowing the rider to choose between three levels of traction control. Additionally, there are three power modes-Sport, Touring, and Rain-so the rider can tailor the power delivery to conditions and personal requirements.2012 Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 Quick Stats:
ENGINE TYPE: DOHC V-twin
WHEELBASE: 60.2 inches
BORE x STROKE: 106mm x 67.8mm
RAKE: 27.3 degrees
COMP. RATIO: 12:1
CURB WEIGHT: N/A
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This week, in the first segment Editor Don Williams talks to us about the new Kawasaki Versys 650 LT. It’s the middleweight ADV style machine that uses the same 650 parallel twin motor as the Ninja 650, so it’s an excellent performer in a user-friendly, good looking package.
In the second segment, I chat with one of my dearest industry friends—now retired Honda PR executive, Jon Seidel. Jon’s fascinating career spans some 30 years with Big Red, and gave him some great experiences with some incredible machines. I was fortunate enough to be invited on many of the press launches that he organized. His new project is documenting and saving many of the old archives from years gone by—and incidentally, if you have anything that may be of value to the project, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll pass it all on to Jon.
So on that note, from all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!