Aprilia Dorsoduro 900

9th November 2016


Supermoto | 90-degree V-twin | Review  | Specs


◄PREVIOUS STORY                                              NEXT STORY►


Aprilia Dorsoduro 2017


Aprilia has released details of a new Dorsoduro supermoto for 2017. The model first broke cover in 2008 as a 6-speed budget 750 and stayed in production until 2016. A 1200cc variant appeared in 2011 and is still being manufactured.


The new 90-degree, DOHC, liquid-cooled V-twin has a capacity of 900cc and plugs the gap left by the middleweight 750. Essentially deploying the same 92mm x 56.4mm 750cc Dorsoduro motor, the 900 has increased the stroke to 67.4mm. The horsepower has been rated by Aprilia as 95 @ 8,750rpm with 60lbs-ft of torque @ 4,500rpm. But note that the smaller capacity 750cc engine was rated (by Aprilia) at 92hp.


So what's happening?


Well, it's simply that the range of exaggeration has been narrowed. Therefore, under the new reporting regime it means that the 750cc engine was probably around 75hp. Either way, the torque curve on the 900 is claimed to be flatter giving more consistent power delivery as opposed to unwelcome rev band peaks and troughs.


2017 Aprilia Dorsoduro


The new bike, which is (arguably) a fresh challenge to the Ducati Hypermotard 939, has three riding modes (Sport, Touring and Rain). A new Ride-by-Wire throttle has also been developed. Other features include traction control and switchable ABS.

The front fork is an inverted 41mm Kayaba with 6.3-inches of travel which is matched by 6.3-inches of travel at the rear, with adjustable damping. The fork is adjustable for pre-load and rebound. The steel and aluminium trellis frame is much the same. But new and lighter 3-spoke wheels have been introduced (120/70ZR17 front and 180/55ZR17). Brakes are 4-piston radial calipers up front acting upon 320mm discs, with a single-piston caliper at the rear acting upon a 240mm disc.


Aprilia Dorsoduro for 2017


As for instrumentation, Aprilia has introduced a new colour TFT screen which can be upgraded with the factory's multimedia whatsit.


There's no colour option. You either buy black with a red frame, or black with a red frame. And if you've got shorter legs, you've probably go no business riding a supermoto; the seat height on this is around 34-inches, which is the same as the seven-fifty's saddle.


Naturally Euro4 compliancy is a given.


And the price? No details yet, but the 750 was ticketed at just shy of eight grand. We'd expect this one to be slightly higher at maybe 8,200 - 8,500.


◄PREVIOUS STORY                                              NEXT STORY►




Cool Sump T-shirts


BSA M20 & M21 T-shirt - 15.95 plus P&P






























Triumph 1050 T-shirt


Triumph 1050 T-shirt - 19.99 plus P&P

Popular Sump pages


Bike guides and reviews (new stuff and classics)

BSA Golden Flash eBook. 4.99.

Classic bike events listing

Triumph T140 Bonneville buyers guide

Pioneer Run eBook





Sump news archive


Motorcycle news - Oct 2016

Motorcycle news - Sept 2016

Motorcycle news - Aug 2016

Motorcycle news - July 2016

Motorcycle news - June 2016

Motorcycle news - May 2016

Motorcycle news - April 2016

Motorcycle news - March 2016

Motorcycle news - Feb 2016

Motorcycle news - Jan 2016

Motorcycle news - Dec 2015

Motorcycle news - Nov 2015

Motorcycle news - Oct 2015



 19.99 plus P&P









Copyright Sump Publishing 2016. Terms and conditions