The heart of the Dorsoduro 1200 is the Aprilia V2 1200cc 90° V-twin engine, which boasts the most advanced technology in the segment. Superlative mechanicals and perfection in terms of chassis design are the hallmarks of all Aprilia machines, and the same is naturally true of the Dorsoduro 1200 which, in addition, also boasts extremely sporty and sophisticated looks, outstanding new levels of finish and trim, and levels of agility and smoothness never experienced before on a twin this size.Dorsoduro 1200 is the benchmark in the maxi motard class. An all-new record breaking twin cylinder powerplant producing an astonishing 130 hp in an incredible light and nimble chassis. With its sleek forms, broad handlebars, superb attention to detail and premium componentry, this motorcycle represents the zenith of the twin-cylinder maximotard class. Dorsoduro 1200 is an explosive cocktail of horsepower, agility and precision that takes the concept of fun riding introduced by the Dorsoduro 750 to the next level.
2012 Aprilia Dorosoduro 1200 - International Specifications/Technical Details
MSRP Price: TBA
Aprilia four-stroke longitudinal 90° V-twin, liquid cooled, double overhead camshafts with mixed gear/chain timing system and four valves per cylinder.
Fuel Unleaded petrol
Bore and stroke 106 x 67.8
Total engine capacity 1197 cc
Compression ratio 12.0 ± 0.5: 1
Maximum power at crankshaft 130 hp (96 kW) at 8,700 rpm
Maximum torque at crankshaft 11.7 Kgm (115 Nm) at 7,200 rpm
Fuel system Integrated engine management system. Injection system with triple map Ride by Wire throttle management: Sport (S), Touring (T), Rain (R)
Ignition Digital electronic ignition integrated with injection system
Exhaust system 100% stainless steel 2-into-2 exhaust system with dual catalytic converters and oxygen sensor
Alternator 450 W/6000 rpm
Lubrication Wet sump
Gearbox 6 speeds, drive ratio: 14/36, 17/32, 20/30, 22/28, 23/26, 24/25
Clutch Multiplate wet clutch, hydraulically operated
Primary drive Straight cut gears, drive ratio: 40/69
Secondary drive Chain. Drive ratio: 16/40
Modular tubular steel frame fastened to aluminium side plates by high strength bolts. Removable rear aluminium subframe
Front suspension 43 mm Sachs upside-down front fork with fully adjustable compression and rebound damping and spring preload. Wheel travel 160 mm.
Rear suspension Aluminium alloy swingarm
Piggy-back design Sachs hydraulic shock absorber with fully adjustable compression and rebound damping and spring preload. Wheel travel 155 mm.
Front: Dual 320 mm stainless steel floating discs. Brembo four-piston radial callipers. Metal braided brake hose.
Rear: 240 mm stainless steel disc. Single piston Brembo calliper. Metal braided brake hose. Two channel Continental ABS with Aprilia Traction Control (ATC) (specific version)
Wheel rims Three-spoke aluminium alloy rims
Front: 3.50 X 17" Rear: 6.00 x 17"
Tyres Radial tubeless tyres; front: 120/70 ZR 17; rear: 180/55 ZR 17
Dimensions Max. length 2248 mm
Max. width 925 mm (at outer edges of hand guards)
Max. height 1205 mm (at instrument panel brow)
Saddle height 870 mm
Wheelbase 1528 mm
Trail 118 mm
Steering angle 27.3°
Tank 15 litres (including 3.5 litre reserve)