Aprilia 750 Dorsoduro

Aprilia 750 DorsoduroAprilia celebrates a great 2007 full of victories (2 World titles in 250 GP, 2 World titles in 125 GP, the World Supermoto S2 Constructors' title) amazing its fans with another innovative design released at the ECIMA Milan Motorcycle Show on November 6th 2007.

The Aprilia 750 Dorsoduro supermoto has been conceived and developed on the basis of experience gained from the world's Aprilia-dominated GP and supermotard circuits.

The Dorsoduro (named after an area of Venice, but translates as "Hard Back" which we think is much more appropriate) is powered by a derivative of the Aprilia Shiver 750 cc, 95 hp, liquid cooled engine with a second generation ride-by-wire control system. This exciting new motorcycle combines power and agility, sports construction and essential design, and incorporates the best features of racing supersport and supermotard machines.

A concentration of performance and technology capable of delivering riding pleasure and great fun, the Dorsoduro is a special, extreme and elite bike with the unique ability to elevate its rider to the level of a champion.

Other specs include a weight of 186kg, torque of 82Nm @4,500 rpm, a 12 litre fuel capacity with a range of up to 125 miles.

Could Aprilia have their sights on taking a few sales from Ducati Hypermotard?

Production is starting early April, with the official press launch in the UK between the 14th and 18th April, and we are expecting our first deliveries shortly after that. The official UK price has been announced at £6,461 on the road, and we've now started taking orders.

There is also an ABS version available for £6,949 on the road.

Update 10/11/09: Aprilia has shown their new Factory version of the Dorsoduro at the Milan Show. Now dripping with carbon, fully adjustable Sachs rear shock and new adjustable 43mm Sachs front forks. Upgraded Brembo four pot brake calipers up front and wave pattern discs all-round. This version also gets the second generation ride-by-wire throttle system. Too cool for the ABS option though apparently. Now in stock at £7,700 OTR.

Update 10/10/10: The 750 Dorsoduro Factory gets top billing in a Performance Bikes group test, with quotes like "No questions, no hesitations, no disagreements, the Aprilia is the best bike here. That’s best as in best suspension, best build quality, best handling and best-equipped and a real bike big challenger. We can also add best value for money".

 

Aprilia 750 Dorsoduro