2011 Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 Previewed

09/14/2010 @ 3:56 pm, by Jensen Beeler10 COMMENTS

The 2011 Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 got an early preview today (no, another service manual was not leaked ahead of schedule), as a model of the bike was on-hand for the Piaggio Group’s grand opening of its new office in Milan. Releasing the first official image of the Dorsoduro 1200, Aprilia hasn’t dropped too many surprises on us. Noticeable in the shot is the optional ABS package, and we get news that the 2010 Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 will use a different traction control system that will be found on the 2011 Aprilia RSV4 Factory.

At the heart of the 2011 Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 is an all new 1200cc 90° v-twin motor that’s good for 130+ hp and 84.81 lbs•ft of torque. Throttle control comes from Aprilia’s ride-by-wire technology, and the bike will feature a three-mode engine map selector. The ABS operates independently for the front and back, and both channels can be independently disabled by the rider.

Suspension on the Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 is done by Sachs, and comes with USD forks with adjustable hydraulic damping (that seems to be Aprilia code for fully-adjustable) and a piggy-back rear shock with adjustable pre-load, rebound, and compression. Brakes will be 320mm radials up front with four pistons per caliper, while the rear will be 240mm disc with a single-piston caliper.

We expect the official launch of the 2011 Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 to occur at EICMA this year, along with our first real glimpse at the highly anticipated 2011 Aprilia Tuono V4.

Source: MotoBlog.it

  • Ugly as the day is long …

  • CBR600RR 09

    Sexy in a wide sort of way…

  • Frank N Stein

    Nice, but where are the SL1200 Falco and Futura 1200? Or the V4 Falco?

  • MikeD

    Such a Porker and less HP than a MultiStrada ? [I know they are not on the same segment but do have the same cc’s and being a HyperMotard u would take for granted it would bring more HP stock than a “multipurpose” bike]…i could be wrong, WAY wrong, lol.
    Anyways, it’s not coming this side of the Atlantic, so…

    Like Frank N Stein, i would like to see the other bikes this motor will be hung from “eventually”. Specially that Super Tenere beater they have been cooking now for like a year or more.

    Anyways, HURRAY for Honkin 90* V-Twins.

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  • mxs

    MikeD, what do you know about a bike which has not been released yet? Clearly not much.

  • MikeD

    Precisely, as much as u do, NOT MUCH… Thats why i said… I could be WRONG, WAY WRONG… see… this is the internet, all kind of sh&% fly… U have to learn to live with it and take everything is said with a GRAIN OF SALT.

    Remenber, we like to xpress our opinions around here, and u know how that goes, we all have a different one and they stink like a-holes.

    Do u know something i don’t ? Enligth me then…im all for knowledge and the latest bike info, tech and gadgets.

  • mxs

    If I did, you’d be the last one I’d be sharing it with. People like you make the Internet full of garbage and negativity. But whatever makes you happy ….

  • MikeD

    Sorry i didn’t STROKE ur ego or opinion(s)……this the Internet, don’t get ur panties in a knot.

    I could maybe understand it if u were part of the design team, but im 99.99% sure u ain’t…so… (-_- )

    Next time don’t forget A SPRINKLE OF SALT, it makes wonders when it comes to DIGEST different opinions but your own. (^_^ ).

    Try making a constructive argument next time instead of pointing fingers and i will gladly listen to ur reason why im wrong, wich i could be very easely.

  • ChuckD

    I think that THING is BadASS…
    It’ll be here this year and I Wish I had 15,000 extra dollars or so, so I could get Me one.