2010 Aprilia Sportbikes: Dursodoro 750 • Shiver 750
New Aprilia Dorsoduro 750
Aprilia has reworked it's recenty introduced Dorsoduro 750 to upgraded specs in its "Factory" version for 2010 to take on Ducati's popular Hypermoto S. Compared to Ducati's 2-valve aircooled V-twin desmo,
the watercooled DOHC 4-valve twin cylinder 92hp engine powering the Dorsoduro 750cc Factory matches the Ducati's perfect mix of rideability, flexibility and exhilaration in a lightweight canyon carving package.
RIDE-BY-WIRE and ADVANCED ELECTRONICS
The engine powering the Dorsoduro 750 Factory features a latest generation Ride-by-Wire system that ensures optimum torque delivery at any given time: whether during relaxed riding, such as in city traffic, or when you decide to twist the throttle wide open.
Unlike conventional systems, the Ride-by-Wire system manages air flow, fuel flow and ignition simultaneously. Torque delivery is optimised in relation to the gear selected, engine speed, throttle aperture rate and atmospheric air temperature and pressure. Essentially, the Ride-by-Wire system manages engine torque in real time, allowing the rider to make full use of the performance available: as an added advantage, the system also optimises exhaust and noise emissions.
TRI-MAP: THREE DIFFERENT MAPS AT THE TOUCH OF A BUTTON
Simply close the throttle and push the starter button with your thumb - even while on the move - to select between the three different engine maps available: SPORT: a direct link to the throttle, for when you demand the most responsive, vigourous performance possible; TOURING: for relaxed riding in traffic; RAIN: for poor grip and wet road conditions. Then simply twist open the throttle and dose the power exactly as you need: getting the best possible performance and fun out of a bike has never been so simple.
MATRIX INSTRUMENT PANEL
A fully fledged on board computer controllable by the rider directly from the handlebar, with a display visualising all the engine parameters received over the CAN line and the contents of the self diagnosis memory. The LED illumination - with white for the analogue area and red for the digital area - has three different brightness settings for optimum visibility in all light conditions.
The Dorsoduro 750 is designed for attacking tight roads with a more comfortable and control thanks to a sit-up riding position made possible by taller handlebars and more forward placed foot controls. The factory model gets a solo sadle, higher spec suspension and brakes, and lightweight carbonfibre bodywork.
FRAME AND SUSPENSION
Developed and tested by Aprilia's engineers, the frame of the Dorsoduro 750 Factory is a sculpture in aluminium and steel derived from racing technology. The narrow trellis is designed specifically to complement the typical Motard riding style, with the bike gripped firmly between the legs, ensuring superior agility, precision and effectiveness.
The lateral frame plates and shell mould cast swingarm are made from aluminium: a material that not only offers maximum lightness, but is visually stunning it its own right and adds a premium touch to the bike. The swingarm is linked to a laterally mounted monoshock: this allowed the exhaust to be located under the saddle, benefiting both the design and the balance of the bike as well as affording easier access for adjustments.
The upside down front fork of the Dorsoduro 750 Factory, with adjustable hydraulic damping, and the adjustable laterally mounted rear monoshock allow the user to set the bike up for perfect suspension response in any situation.
Here is Aprilia's naked sportbike version from the same parts bin, the 2010 Shiver 750 shares the same chassis and engine as the Dorsoduro, but has lower handlebars, more set back foot controls, and accomodations for a passenger.
WAVE DISCS AND RADIAL CALLIPERS
Derived directly from racing, the dual 320 mm front and single 240 mm rear wave discs and 4-piston radial callipers give the Dorsoduro 750 Factory outstanding braking power in all conditions and situations. The brake system uses steel braid hosing even better braking modulability and feedback.
The best braking technology available today has been adopted on the Dorsoduro 750 Factory. The front brakes use new 4-piston Brembo radial callipers which ensure shorter stopping distances and offer enhanced brake force modulability, while visually adding an even sportier touch to the performance-focused style of the bike.
The 320 mm front disc and 240 mm rear disc are both wave units. Both the front and rear brake systems use metal braid hosing for maximum braking precision. Class beating performance in true Factory style.
FULLY ADJUSTABLE SUSPENSION
The Sachs 43 mm upside down fork with shell-cast brackets to support the radial callipers features adjustable spring preload and hydraulic brake rebound damping. In addition to offering endless scope for adjustment, this unit also offers class beating smoothness and a generous extension (160 mm) in keeping with the Motard philosophy. The new laterally mounted gas shock absorber has a separate reservoir, is pivoted directly onto the swingarm in a cantilever layout and features adjustable spring preload and hydraulic compression and rebound damping. This solution lets expert riders exploit the full potential of the bike's performance, even when venturing beyond the limit.
The saddle of the Dorsoduro 750 Factory allows complete freedom of movement, for rapidly shifting the body forward or backward and dominating the bike in any situation. Designed specifically for this version, the saddle features bold red stitching underscoring the bike's aggressive racing spirit.
CARBON FIBRE TOP STRUCTURE
True to Aprilia tradition, the Dorsoduro 750 Factory makes extensive use of carbon fibre, which has been used for both air ducts, the front mudguard and the ignition key block fairing. This is a choice that further accentuates the sophistication, sporting DNA and exclusivity of the bike.
SPECIAL GRAPHICS & PERFORMANCE ACCESSORIES
The personalised finish touches even extend to the chassis: with the red trellis structure and black lateral plates emphasising the sportiness and aggressiveness of the bike, in keeping with the black silencer shields Make your Dorsoduro 750 Factory even more fun, more exclusive and more distinctly yours with original Aprilia accessories: to cater for every possible need and riding style.
Choose from the range of performance enhancing accessories and experience new levels of sports riding in safety with the Aprilia by Arrow exhaust system in titanium (Euro3 compliant), the fully adjustable shock absorber, fall guards and the clutch housing cover. Accentuate your bike's racing character with billet components such as brake and clutch levers, brake and clutch fluid caps and license plate mount and a range of accessories in carbon fibre.
Enhance the versatility and style of your bike with the range of comfort accessories: such as the saddle with gel inserts, rubber covers for the rider footpegs, passenger grab handles and road legal mirrors. Choose the functionality of a wide choice of bags, backpacks and luggage cases designed to cater for every possible load and travel need. A new bike cover is now available for storing your bike in the garage, featuring the Dorsoduro logo and tailor made for this model.
Aprilia Dorsodura 750 Factory Price: Euro $9,990 / approx USA $13,286
Aprilia V90 four-stroke longitudinal 90° V-twin engine, liquid cooled, double overhead camshafts with mixed gear/chain timing system, four valves per cylinder.
• Fuel: Unleaded petrol
• Bore x Stroke: 92 x 56,4 mm
• Total displacement: 749,9 cc
• Compression ratio: 11 : 1
• Maximum power at the crank: 67,3 kW (92 CV) a 8.750 rpm
• Maximum torque at the crank: 8,4 kgm (82 Nm) a 4.500 rpm
• Fuel system: Integrated engine management system. Injection with Ride by Wire throttle opening management and triple mapping
• Ignition: Digital electronic ignition integrated with injection system
• Starting: Electric
• Exhaust: 2 into 1 exhaust system in 100% stainless steel with three-way catalytic converter and lambda probe
• Generator: 450 W a 6.000 rpm
• Lubrification: Wet sump
• Gear box: 6 speeds, drive ratio: 1st 14/36 (2.57) 2nd 17/32 (1.88) 3rd 20/30 (1.5) 4th 22/28 (1.27) 5th 23/26 (1.13) 6th 24/25 (1.04)
• Clutch: Multiple discs in oil bath, hydraulically operated
• Primary drive: Straight cut gears, drive ratio: 38/71 (1.87)
• Final drive: Chain. Drive ratio: 16/46
Modular tubular steel frame fastened to aluminium side plates with by high strength bolts. Removable rear subframe.
• Front suspension: Multi-adjustable Sachs upside-down fork with Ø 43 mm diam. stanchions. Travel 160 mm.
• Rear suspension: Aluminium alloy swingarm Gas-operated shock absorber with piggy back, with adjustable spring preload and compression and rebound damping. Wheel travel 160 mm
• Shock absorbers: Front: Dual Ø 320 mm diam. stainless steel floating discs. Radial callipers with four pistons. Metal braided brake pipe. Rear: Stainless steel disc Ø 240mm. Single piston calliper. Metal braided brake pipe.
• Brakes: Front: Drilled Wave in acciaio inox diametro 320 mm. Pinze radiali Brembo a quattro pistoncini. Tubo freno in treccia metallica. Rear: Wave Disc d’acciaio inox diametro 240 mm. Pinza a singolo pistoncino.
• Wheels: Aluminium alloy 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 2,216 mm Max. width 905 mm (at handlebar) Max. height 1,185 mm (at instrument panel) Saddle height 870 mm Wheelbase 1,505 mm Trail 108 mm Steering angle 26°
• Dry weight: 185 kg (407lbs)
• Fuel tank capacity: 12 lt (range > 200 km)
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