2011 Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 Unveiled

Optional ABS and traction control available

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Sep. 14, 2010
Aprilia introduced a larger displacement version of its Dorsoduro supermoto at the new Piaggio Group flagship store in Milan.

The 2011 Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 is the newest member of the Italian brand’s supermoto line, joining the Dorsoduro 750 and Dorsoduro Factory 750.

The Dorsoduro 1200 uses a new 1200cc 90-degree V-Twin engine with Aprilia’s ride-by-wire fuel injection system. Aprilia claims a power output of 130 hp at 8700 rpm and 84.8 ft-lb. of torque at 7200 rpm, numbers Aprilia says puts the new engine at the top of its class.

The 2011 Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 uses a new 1200 V-Twin Aprilia claims is the best in its class.

The new Dorsoduro uses a similar chassis as its smaller sibling, with a steel trellis frame with an aluminum subframe. The Dorsoduro 1200 features fully-adjustable front and rear suspension similar to that found on the Dorsoduro 750 Factory.

Braking is provided by Brembo four-piston radical calipers and a 320 mm disc up front and a single-piston Brembo caliper and 240mm disc at the rear. The Dorsoduro 1200 will be available with ABS and the new Aprilia Traction Control system.

We previously reported the Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 would not be coming to North America, but that does not appear to be the case. Aprilia will be importing the new Dorsoduro 1200 but there’s no word yet on when it will arrive at American dealerships.

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