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Old 07-08-2011, 11:29 AM   #1
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Default 2011 Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 Review [Video]

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Old 07-08-2011, 11:45 AM   #2
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I like, too bad my bank account disagrees...
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Old 07-08-2011, 02:24 PM   #3
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Lately I find myself more often than not riding an hour or two in the local canyons.This bike sounds perfect for just that purpose.Available torque and great brakes are two of my favourite things.
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Old 07-08-2011, 02:31 PM   #4
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Lately I find myself more often than not riding an hour or two in the local canyons.This bike sounds perfect for just that purpose.Available torque and great brakes are two of my favourite things.
Sounds like you need a road trip!
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Old 07-08-2011, 04:22 PM   #5
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Sounds like a super fun bike and that the engine responds far snappier than it's peak horsepower number suggests. After all, 115hp is not terribly impressive, but 70 plus ft. pounds of torque at low rpm is. Like any modern bike, it probably gets significantly livelier when uncorked and remapped. Standard fare for any bike I own.

For my money, the plan would be to buy the Dorso, skip the Ducati's Weird Alice styling and Desmo hassle, save a tidy sum for exhaust cans, Power Commanders and air filter surgery, then wheelie off into the sunset! Wheelies would defintely be a problem. Good problem to have

It is about time Aprilia got around to releasing this bike, by the way.

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Old 07-08-2011, 07:19 PM   #6
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Sounds like you need a road trip!
My last long trip was OC to Death Valley the long way around and back, 1000 round trip miles in May.You are correct Sir I need another.
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I absolutely love this style of bike, and the Dorsoduro 1200 seems to hit all the high notes. Great job on the review! Now, just how much can I get as a trade on the Uly?
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Old 07-09-2011, 06:59 PM   #8
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Someone buy one of these, then put it in your garage for 10 years, it should depreciate enough by then for me to afford it.
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Old 07-10-2011, 11:50 AM   #9
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Is that the Motorcycle.com World Headquarters building in the background of the video? That must be Mr. Duke's penthouse up top there.

It's a good review, but the point on "losing your license" with the bike was kind of beat to death. Isn't that true with almost ANY sportbike, or even some of the ADV bikes (Multistrada), these days?

Speaking of the Multistrada, why compare that to the Aprilia instead of the Streetfighter? Closer displacement numbers?

Speaking of displacement numbers, another new bike with unexpectedly low output. Does every bike have to get $1,500 in exhaust and Power Commander upgrades to run well?
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Does every bike have to get $1,500 in exhaust and Power Commander upgrades to run well?
Yeah, WTF's up with that, anyway? It's gettin' like a bad trip through the late '80s, or the early days of Moto-F.I. all over again!
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