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Posted: 8/29/2015 10:23:22 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/29/2015 10:23:36 PM EST by fishkiller98579]
Thinking about picking one up. Looks like a fun commuter.

Thoughts?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WL3MVDLK0u8
Link Posted: 8/29/2015 10:24:33 PM EST
Originally Posted By fishkiller98579:
Thinking about picking one up. Looks like a fun commuter.

Thoughts?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WL3MVDLK0u8
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Link Posted: 8/30/2015 10:20:16 AM EST
I've never ridden one. In fact, I don't think that I've ever seen one, but they always seemed to get great reviews for being fun. I'd love to take one for a spin.

They are hard to find, not sure how the aftermarket would be.

On a sorta related note, I'm really really really thinking about a new Tuono Factory
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 10:39:18 AM EST
Stupid name for a fun hooligan bike.
Sounds like a square dance move.

Where's the closest Aprilia dealer?
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 10:51:33 AM EST
I have not ridden the Dorso. However, I have ridden the new Caponord which I believe uses the Dorso 1200 motor. Granted the Capo is much heavier than the Dorso, but I felt that the Capo ran out of revs way early. I really felt it needed at least another 4K rpm to rev because it was just making power when I hit the rev limiter. I liked everything else about the new Capo and I would have bought one if not for the lackluster motor in it. Even the Aprilia factory rep (who was hosting the Capo rides) agreed with me concerning the motor.

With that said, I do own and ride the hell out of an Aprilia Tuono. I have a limited edition, pre-production Tuono that was essentially made as a proof-of-concept for the Tuono concept before full scale production of the Tuono began. I love that bike. I haven't had a single issue with it - my Aprilia has proven to be bullet proof and I would buy another Aprilia without hesitation.

If you buy the Dorso, I definitely want to know what you think about it after riding it for a while. What else do you ride?
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 10:55:15 AM EST
I rode several aprilia bikes years ago when I was looking (ended up with a Buell 1125R of all things) but I think aprilia makes good stuff.

Still kinda want a RSV-R.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 12:16:29 PM EST
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Originally Posted By KA3B:
Stupid name for a fun hooligan bike.
Sounds like a square dance move.

Where's the closest Aprilia dealer?
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Moto International,
Why?
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 4:43:27 PM EST
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Originally Posted By fishkiller98579:

Moto International,
Why?
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Originally Posted By fishkiller98579:
Originally Posted By KA3B:
Stupid name for a fun hooligan bike.
Sounds like a square dance move.

Where's the closest Aprilia dealer?

Moto International,
Why?


Parts are a bitch to get for Aprilias.
The local dealer usually has 2-5 sitting in the used bike lot.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 4:50:57 PM EST
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Originally Posted By troy_v:
I have not ridden the Dorso. However, I have ridden the new Caponord which I believe uses the Dorso 1200 motor. Granted the Capo is much heavier than the Dorso, but I felt that the Capo ran out of revs way early. I really felt it needed at least another 4K rpm to rev because it was just making power when I hit the rev limiter. I liked everything else about the new Capo and I would have bought one if not for the lackluster motor in it. Even the Aprilia factory rep (who was hosting the Capo rides) agreed with me concerning the motor.

With that said, I do own and ride the hell out of an Aprilia Tuono. I have a limited edition, pre-production Tuono that was essentially made as a proof-of-concept for the Tuono concept before full scale production of the Tuono began. I love that bike. I haven't had a single issue with it - my Aprilia has proven to be bullet proof and I would buy another Aprilia without hesitation.

If you buy the Dorso, I definitely want to know what you think about it after riding it for a while. What else do you ride?
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The reason why the Caponord runs out of power is because it does not use the same engine as the Dorsoduro.

The Caponord gets a 1,197 cc liquid-cooled V-twin engine similar to that found in the Dorsoduro 1200.
Aprilia says the engine and electronics are tuned for more mid-range power, which is aided by including 52 mm throttle bodies instead of the 57 mm ones found in the Dorso.
The Caponord makes a (claimed) 125 horsepower at 8,250 rpm and 84.6 foot-pounds of torque at 6,800 rpm wile the Dorsoduro makes 85lb-ft in its mid-range at 7,200rpm, while peak power of 130bhp arrives at 8,700rpm.

Link Posted: 8/30/2015 5:52:20 PM EST
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Parts are a bitch to get for Aprilias.
The local dealer usually has 2-5 sitting in the used bike lot.
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Originally Posted By KA3B:
Originally Posted By fishkiller98579:
Originally Posted By KA3B:
Stupid name for a fun hooligan bike.
Sounds like a square dance move.

Where's the closest Aprilia dealer?

Moto International,
Why?


Parts are a bitch to get for Aprilias.
The local dealer usually has 2-5 sitting in the used bike lot.

Af1racing.com is the answer for parts, not a local dealer.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 5:56:26 PM EST
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Originally Posted By KA3B:


The reason why the Caponord runs out of power is because it does not use the same engine as the Dorsoduro.

The Caponord gets a 1,197 cc liquid-cooled V-twin engine similar to that found in the Dorsoduro 1200.
Aprilia says the engine and electronics are tuned for more mid-range power, which is aided by including 52 mm throttle bodies instead of the 57 mm ones found in the Dorso.
The Caponord makes a (claimed) 125 horsepower at 8,250 rpm and 84.6 foot-pounds of torque at 6,800 rpm wile the Dorsoduro makes 85lb-ft in its mid-range at 7,200rpm, while peak power of 130bhp arrives at 8,700rpm.

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Originally Posted By KA3B:
Originally Posted By troy_v:
I have not ridden the Dorso. However, I have ridden the new Caponord which I believe uses the Dorso 1200 motor. Granted the Capo is much heavier than the Dorso, but I felt that the Capo ran out of revs way early. I really felt it needed at least another 4K rpm to rev because it was just making power when I hit the rev limiter. I liked everything else about the new Capo and I would have bought one if not for the lackluster motor in it. Even the Aprilia factory rep (who was hosting the Capo rides) agreed with me concerning the motor.

With that said, I do own and ride the hell out of an Aprilia Tuono. I have a limited edition, pre-production Tuono that was essentially made as a proof-of-concept for the Tuono concept before full scale production of the Tuono began. I love that bike. I haven't had a single issue with it - my Aprilia has proven to be bullet proof and I would buy another Aprilia without hesitation.

If you buy the Dorso, I definitely want to know what you think about it after riding it for a while. What else do you ride?


The reason why the Caponord runs out of power is because it does not use the same engine as the Dorsoduro.

The Caponord gets a 1,197 cc liquid-cooled V-twin engine similar to that found in the Dorsoduro 1200.
Aprilia says the engine and electronics are tuned for more mid-range power, which is aided by including 52 mm throttle bodies instead of the 57 mm ones found in the Dorso.
The Caponord makes a (claimed) 125 horsepower at 8,250 rpm and 84.6 foot-pounds of torque at 6,800 rpm wile the Dorsoduro makes 85lb-ft in its mid-range at 7,200rpm, while peak power of 130bhp arrives at 8,700rpm.



Good to know. Maybe I'll reconsider the Capo when Aprilia gets smart and puts the 57mm TBs on the motor.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 6:17:38 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/30/2015 6:24:18 PM EST by fishkiller98579]
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Originally Posted By KA3B:


Parts are a bitch to get for Aprilias.
The local dealer usually has 2-5 sitting in the used bike lot.
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Originally Posted By KA3B:
Originally Posted By fishkiller98579:
Originally Posted By KA3B:
Stupid name for a fun hooligan bike.
Sounds like a square dance move.

Where's the closest Aprilia dealer?

Moto International,
Why?


Parts are a bitch to get for Aprilias.
The local dealer usually has 2-5 sitting in the used bike lot.
I haven't experienced any delays in getting any parts for my RSVR, and it hasn't been in production since 09. The DD 1200 is still produced, just not imported to the US. http://www.it.aprilia.it/it/it/index/modelli/moto/road/dorsoduro-1200.html

2-5 DD1200's for sale at 1 dealer?

There is only 5 for sale on cycletrader in US right now.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 3:51:53 PM EST
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Originally Posted By fishkiller98579:
I haven't experienced any delays in getting any parts for my RSVR, and it hasn't been in production since 09. The DD 1200 is still produced, just not imported to the US. http://www.it.aprilia.it/it/it/index/modelli/moto/road/dorsoduro-1200.html

2-5 DD1200's for sale at 1 dealer?

There is only 5 for sale on cycletrader in US right now.
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Originally Posted By fishkiller98579:
Originally Posted By KA3B:
Originally Posted By fishkiller98579:
Originally Posted By KA3B:
Stupid name for a fun hooligan bike.
Sounds like a square dance move.

Where's the closest Aprilia dealer?

Moto International,
Why?


Parts are a bitch to get for Aprilias.
The local dealer usually has 2-5 sitting in the used bike lot.
I haven't experienced any delays in getting any parts for my RSVR, and it hasn't been in production since 09. The DD 1200 is still produced, just not imported to the US. http://www.it.aprilia.it/it/it/index/modelli/moto/road/dorsoduro-1200.html

2-5 DD1200's for sale at 1 dealer?

There is only 5 for sale on cycletrader in US right now.


Comprehension is a motherfucker.

What did I type?
"Parts are a bitch to get for Aprilias.
The local dealer usually has 2-5 sitting in the used bike lot."

I didn't think I needed to type:
Parts are a bitch to get for Aprilias.
The local dealer usually has 2-5 ***Aprilia's*** sitting in the used bike lot.

I was speaking of Aprilia's, not just the Dosido.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 8:04:30 PM EST
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Originally Posted By KA3B:


Comprehension is a motherfucker.

What did I type?
"Parts are a bitch to get for Aprilias.
The local dealer usually has 2-5 sitting in the used bike lot."

I didn't think I needed to type:
Parts are a bitch to get for Aprilias.
The local dealer usually has 2-5 ***Aprilia's*** sitting in the used bike lot.

I was speaking of Aprilia's, not just the Dosido.
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Originally Posted By KA3B:
Originally Posted By fishkiller98579:
Originally Posted By KA3B:
Originally Posted By fishkiller98579:
Originally Posted By KA3B:
Stupid name for a fun hooligan bike.
Sounds like a square dance move.

Where's the closest Aprilia dealer?

Moto International,
Why?


Parts are a bitch to get for Aprilias.
The local dealer usually has 2-5 sitting in the used bike lot.
I haven't experienced any delays in getting any parts for my RSVR, and it hasn't been in production since 09. The DD 1200 is still produced, just not imported to the US. http://www.it.aprilia.it/it/it/index/modelli/moto/road/dorsoduro-1200.html

2-5 DD1200's for sale at 1 dealer?

There is only 5 for sale on cycletrader in US right now.


Comprehension is a motherfucker.

What did I type?
"Parts are a bitch to get for Aprilias.
The local dealer usually has 2-5 sitting in the used bike lot."

I didn't think I needed to type:
Parts are a bitch to get for Aprilias.
The local dealer usually has 2-5 ***Aprilia's*** sitting in the used bike lot.

I was speaking of Aprilia's, not just the Dosido.

Sometimes I just can't word good.
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