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2011 Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 First Ride Photo Gallery
With 60 lb-ft of torque available from as low as 4000 revs it’s hard to keep the front wheel on the ground in lower gears.
View photos of the Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 in action then learn what it is like to ride in the
2011 Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 First Ride
Braking is one area that the Aprilia really excels at.
Ground clearance is a big improvement as compared to the 750 model.
The Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 is a surprisingly comfortable bike on the street.
2011 Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 dyno graph.
The Dorsoduro 1200's suspension offers ideal balance between sport and comfort.
Easy handling is a forte of the ’11 Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200.
The Dorsoduro 1200 could benefit from the fitment of a slipper clutch which would negate rear wheel chatter during aggressive corner entry.
Subpar fuel mileage and a small fuel tank limit range.
The aluminum handlebar has a low bend but is still comfortable on the street.
Even though the Brembo calipers aren’t the latest and greatest monobloc-type they work great and are easy to manipulate with aggression.
The heart of the Dorsoduro 1200 is a 1197cc liquid-cooled V-Twin engine.
The open cockpit allows the rider to move around the motorcycle.
The twin undertail mufflers emit an ear pleasing roar even at idle.
The Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 is the Transformer of motorcycles.
A wide aluminum handlebar delivers everyday comfort.
The Dorsoduro’s display is easy to read but is hard to navigate using the handlebar-mounted controls.
The 2011 Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 is priced at $11,999.
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