Well it didn’t take long for the rumors about the 2010 Aprilia Dorsoduro Factory edition to come true, as we now have photos of the new bike leaked ahead of next week’s EICMA motorcycle show in Milan. It’s a little disappointing what Aprilia has done to the bike to make it stand-out from its base model, with the obvious differences between the two being just the Factory’s carbon body panels and red trellis frame. Continue on for more details and photos.
Looking closer we see a more upscale seat, with suede and red stitching highlights. Also apparent is an improved Sachs suspension units, with adjustable pre-load, rebound, and compression, which should provide some more range for ride adjustment over the standard Dorsoduro.
Underneath the hood, things remain the same for the Dorsoduro Factory. The bike will share the same 90° 750cc v-twin motor as the base model, thus making 92 hp and 60 lb•ft of torque. The Factory will also have the base model’s throttle-by-wire system, as well as the 3-way adjustable mapping control. However, it would seem that the Dorsoduro Factory will not come with the available ABS found on the base model.
This leaves us perplexed on how the Dorsoduro Factory will be priced, let alone how Aprilia plans on fitting it into their segmentation scheme. Perhaps not what we’re accustomed to with the “Factory” badge, the new Dorsoduro Factory seems to be more about refinement than track readiness. Nevertheless, expect up-close photos of the new Dorsoduro in a few days as we head to EICMA in Milan.