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    Aprilia Dorsoduro launch (new pics,video and website)

    Aprilia is launching their Dorsoduro in Rome today and they released a lot of pics and their new website!








    Check out the video, more pics and tech details here:

    www.apriliadorsoduro.com

    Big image gallery at motoblog

    The big question is also answered. The weight is 186kg's / 410lbs (this included a stock exhaust weighing in at 20 pounds probably)
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    WOW.

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    I like it, no gold frame just add a rad guard

    Just might beat the 848tard to the us market.

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    Yow!

    That's fookin' hot. Especially in the black. I'm drooling.



    What do you suppose "dorsoduro" means in Italian? Sort of sounds like a word for a heavy-duty shark's fin.
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    It just keeps looking better!!!!

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    Wait....their video says its "not designed for passengers...."

    this is the first time ive noticed that it has no passenger accommodations.
    to me that is a huge mistake, why make an overgrown (overweight, less capable) supermoto and not give it pillion pegs? The whole reason we want this type of bike is that they are "supermotos" that are more civilized and easy to live with day-to-day, (that includes being able to take a passenger)

    If im going to sacrifice the passenger seat on a bike, that bike better be something that wouldnt be any fun with a passenger anyway......like a hardcore supermoto (even a ktm 690smc, which still comes with pillion pegs btw) or sportbike.

    They missed the mark....and yes its too damn heavy......

    Rant over.
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    Tough-Back / Hard-Tail.

    I think I might buy that bike.... I have ridden the shiver.... and I've been totally impressed...... and this is basically the same bike with slightly different geometry.

    I'm a little worried.... because while the Ducati Hypermotard got off to a great start for sales.... but the sales in the US have declined Rapidly over the past few months.

    I hope the Dorsoduro will meet a welcoming market.

    That is a great looking machine.
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    Problem with the Hypermotard is that it is seriously uncomfortable, no range, and overpriced.

    I like the Dorso, but if I was dropping the cash, I'd probably get the Shiver.
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    THIS WILL BE MY NEXT BIKE
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    It looks goods but I would take the ... 1200 Shiver. BTW, the 750 Shiver has great ergos, I was very impressed with my test ride.
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    Absolutely beautiful!!!! APRILIA
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    why buy this over a tuono?

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    Pure sex

    I want one so bad

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    Quote Originally Posted by Highway9Rider View Post
    why buy this over a tuono?
    Perhaps for the same reasons buyers purchase the Tuono instead of a Mille.

    Beauty is in the eye....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Highway9Rider View Post
    why buy this over a tuono?
    Because if you're in the market for a supermoto, you're not in the market for a Tuono......completely different bikes and uses.

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