Aprilia Dorsoduro 2009 750V90

Jimbolaya - my 1/2c worth January 26, 2009 04:18 PM
Ditto the weight, 475 lbs wet is indeed a "bit" (or more than a bit) lardy. I'd bet the Triumph 675R Street Triple is a better hooligan ride at barely over 400 lbs wet weight. Plus the 675 must have less reciprocating mass for better flickability/changes in attitude. The other & likely even more critical factor is this: I know two professionals in the industry. One has connections at the highest levels in Italian manufacturing, the other has built an AMA pro-level Supermoto (finished second '03 behind Ben Bostrum). They have made negative reports concerning Aprila's business/financial management & Aprilia's chronic unnaceptable parts & service support in the USA. The Salt Lake City Ducati dealership dropped Aprilia altogether for such reasons. Not much fun buying a $10-$20k bike, paying monthly finance/principal/insurance/reg fees while the bike sits for months or longer waiting for parts/service. The forums have similar threads. One of the above sources told me every single first-year motor from the 450/550 v-twins failed, as did every single replacment motor for warranty service (problem was not fixed on the warranty motors). I have nothing against Aprilia personally. Some of the bikes are attractive, even this one (except for the weight). The '09 450/550 v-twins seem except I'd prefer a 6-speed. I have absolutely no connection to the motorcycle industry except as an independent end-user. 2009 ApriliaDorsoduro 750MSRP $9,599The concept that revolutionized the world of Supermoto has now engendered the Aprilia Dorsoduro 750. This unique, elite motorcycle applies all of Aprilia’s vast racing experience to just one mission: the offer of pure riding enjoyment. 92 HP and exclusive Tri-Map ride-by-wire technology mean that the lightweight and powerful Dorsoduro 750 can satisfy even the most expert riders in search of a state-of-the-art motorcycle
YearManufacturerModelEngine TypeEngine DisplacementBore & StrokeCompression RatioCoolingFuel SystemIgnitionStarting SystemTransmissionFinal DriveRake and TrailWheel BaseSeat HeightFront SuspensionRear SuspensionFront BrakeRear BrakeFront TireRear TireFuel CapacityDry WeightMSRP2009ApriliaDorsoduro 750V90 four stroke longitudinal 90° V twin749.9 cc92 x 56.4 mm11 : 1Liquid coolingElectronic fuel injection with ride-by-wire electronic throttle control.Digital electronic, integrated in the fuel injection systemElectricSix SpeedChain. Transmission ratio 16/4626° , 4.25 in59.25 in34.25 in43 mm upside-down fork. 160 mm wheel travelHydraulic shock absorber adjustable, spring preload and rebound damping.Double stainless steel floating disc (320 mm). Four-piston radial calipers.Stainless steel disc (240 mm) with single piston caliper. Metal braided brake line.120/70 ZR 17180/55 ZR 173.17 galNA$9,599

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