Sunday, January 8, 2012

2012 Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 Review

2012 Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 Review
2012 Aprilia Dorsoduro 750
Developed in collaboration with the Aprilia Racing Division, Dorsoduro 750 has been created by fusing the best characteristics of a sports bike with the best that a racing super-motard has to offer. Light, agile and powerful, Dorsoduro 750 is powered by a latest generation engine and boasts the most advanced technology in its class. The essentially designed Aprilia Dorsoduro boasts only the best in terms of componentry, technical specifications and finish. 2012 Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 Model Highlights
The unique characteristics of the Aprilia 750 Dorsoduro in detail:
- 90° V2 engine, four valves, double overhead camshaft, liquid cooling;
- second generation "Tri-Map" Ride by Wire technology;
- electronic fuel injection with state of the art injectors;
- Mixed gear/chain timing system;
- ultralight modular trellis/aluminium frame with superlative torsional stiffness;
- aluminium swingarm with lateral shock absorber;
- fully adjustable 43mm upside down fork;
- radial front brake callipers working in conjunction with 320 mm Wave discs;
- 25 kW version for newly qualified riders;
- latest generation 2-channel Continental ABS;
The Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 has been designed around the rider to create a radical, outrageously agile and sporty bike, in which every individual element is geared precisely for maximum riding pleasure. Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 is incredibly slender and agile, allowing the rider to feel immediately at one with the machine. ENGINE: A STATE OF THE ART TWIN
The advanced electronic engine management system establishes the Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 as the benchmark in terms of both technology and performance. Dorsoduro features second generation electronic throttle control, with "Tri-Map" management.
The "Tri-Map" Ride by Wire electronic throttle also ensures more fluid, more uniform power delivery as throttle valve aperture is controlled with more precision. The advanced electronic and engineering technology used allow Aprilia's twin cylinder engine to pump out 92 hp at 8750 rpm, and a maximum torque of 82 Nm at 4500 rpm: values that put the Dorsoduro in direct competition with bikes of a much higher engine capacity.

CHASSIS: TOTAL BALANCE
Aprilia bikes have always been considered as the benchmark for chassis excellence. The Aprilia Dorsoduro is easy and intuitive to ride, yet still delivers mind-bending performance. BRAKES: RACING TECHNOLOGY
The Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 boasts the best braking technology available today. An incredibly light component, designed to guarantee top dynamic control of the bike.
2012 Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 - International Specifications/Technical Details
MSRP Price: TBA
Engine type
Aprilia V90 four-stroke longitudinal 90° V-twin engine, with liquid cooling, double overhead camshafts driven by mixed gear/chain timing system, four valves per cylinder and Ride by Wire throttle control.
Fuel Unleaded petrol
Bore and stroke 92 x 56.4 mm
Total engine capacity 749.9 cc
Compression ratio 11: 1
Maximum power at crankshaft 67.3 kW (92 hp) at 8,750 rpm
Maximum torque at crankshaft 8.4 kgm (82 Nm) at 4,500 rpm
Fuel system Integrated engine management system. Drive ratio: 16/46
Chassis
Wheel travel 160 mm.
Rear suspension Aluminium alloy swingarm
Hydraulic shock absorber with adjustable rebound and preload. Wheel travel 160 mm.
Brakes
Front: Dual 320 mm diam. stainless steel floating wave discs. Four piston radial callipers.
Metal braided brake pipe.
Rear: 240 mm stainless steel wave disc. Single piston calliper. Metal braided brake pipe.
Two-channel Continental ABS system (specific version)
Wheel rims Aluminium alloy
Front: 3.50 X 17" Rear: 6.00 x 17"
Tyres Radial tubeless tyres;
front: 120/70 ZR 17
rear: 180/55 ZR 17
length 2,216 mm
Max. width 905 mm (at handlebar)
Max. height 1,185 mm (at instrument panel)
Saddle height 870 mm
Wheelbase 1,505 mm
Trail 108 mm
Steering angle 26°
Tank 12 lt (range > 200 km)