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Ed / AF1 Racing
11-08-2010, 06:04 PM
The Dorsoduro 1200 will come to the USA second quarter 2011. We are getting both the black and white colors, $11999 MSRP plus $430 freight to thte dealer.

CessnaTPA
11-08-2010, 06:36 PM
:banana: I want one

Will the US version have ABS and traction control?

Ed / AF1 Racing
11-08-2010, 06:47 PM
:banana: I want one

Will the US version have ABS and traction control?

it didnt say, but I will check on it. I doubt it does or they would have had ABS and TC (APRC) in the model name on our order form.

maxpower220
11-08-2010, 08:13 PM
Much like the RSV4, many have stated that they were going to buy one as soon as it gets here. Second quarter will be time to put the money where the internet toughness is.

bgjohnston
11-09-2010, 08:46 AM
Much like the RSV4, many have stated that they were going to buy one as soon as it gets here. Second quarter will be time to put the money where the internet toughness is.

Officially the best chuckle for me this morning! Honestly, I hope everyone who wants one can afford to buy one. It's overkill for me personally, though.

lanter
11-09-2010, 12:51 PM
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Much like the RSV4, many have stated that they were going to buy one as soon as it gets here. Second quarter will be time to put the money where the internet toughness is.

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wncstrada
11-09-2010, 09:12 PM
I think that it's great that Aprilia is bringing the 1200 to the States this quickly. I'm very happy with my 750, but there are a lot of folks out there who have to have the most horsepower available. I wonder how the 1200 will compare to the big Hypermotard? Now Aprilia, bring on the adventure bike!

Centerline
11-10-2010, 09:18 PM
I'll be having one in white.

DCAT
11-11-2010, 07:43 PM
although I was interested in the Dorso1200, I just bought a KTM SuperDuke R and am very happy with it. Lighter than the Dorso and about the same power (130hp?). Still would love to test ride one.

CessnaTPA
11-11-2010, 07:51 PM
although I was interested in the Dorso1200, I just bought a KTM SuperDuke R and am very happy with it. Lighter than the Dorso and about the same power (130hp?). Still would love to test ride one.

Sweet looking bike, the superduke has always been on my list of possible bikes.
The weight of the dorso does concern me if it's going to feel sluggish and heavy, I'm waiting to get some feedback on here once people start buying them.

Centerline
11-12-2010, 06:58 PM
Sweet looking bike, the superduke has always been on my list of possible bikes.
The weight of the dorso does concern me if it's going to feel sluggish and heavy, I'm waiting to get some feedback on here once people start buying them.
The 750 is heavy, especially in comparison to the Hypermotard, but it feels neither heavy or sluggish.....well to me it does feel sluggish those few times my hair is on fire and I want some fun acceleration beyond 80mph.

Centerline
11-12-2010, 07:03 PM
although I was interested in the Dorso1200, I just bought a KTM SuperDuke R and am very happy with it. Lighter than the Dorso and about the same power (130hp?). Still would love to test ride one.

Just watch the clutch slave cylinder for leaks as you put on the miles.
I think you need to keep up with the water pump and its' seals....maybe good for 10,000 to 20,000 miles between renewing the water pump seals.

If changing the oil on the LC8 of the Superduke is anything like changing the oil on the Adventure LC8.......it is a multi-hour ordeal.

mad
11-12-2010, 09:17 PM
Looks bad-ass! :devil:

fast4d
11-13-2010, 12:44 PM
Just watch the clutch slave cylinder for leaks as you put on the miles.
I think you need to keep up with the water pump and its' seals....maybe good for 10,000 to 20,000 miles between renewing the water pump seals.

If changing the oil on the LC8 of the Superduke is anything like changing the oil on the Adventure LC8.......it is a multi-hour ordeal.


I've got 32k miles on my superduke R. the clutch master/slave is worlds above the brembo/aprilia crap! I've only bled it twice and it's been flawless and consistent unlike my 2004 RSVR.

oil change is about the same as the rotax. sump drain plug is a little tricky the first time.

water pump seal....yeah that's a pita. replaced my first one at 18k just in case. second one went at 30k but it's probably due to the barleak I had to use during a trip.

mckee
11-14-2010, 10:42 AM
Hey Ed , any word if APRC/ABS DD1200's will follow initial DD1200's in to Texas ? Or might that be what we get anyway ? Please keep us posted when/if you get information !

Strada_Stu
11-14-2010, 03:32 PM
Is the Dorsduro 1200 traction and or ABS called APRC ? I was under the impression that the APRC system was on the RSV4 and that the Dorsoduro version is different?
I'm not trying to be smart I'm just wondering if anyone knows the differences and exactly how the Dorsoduro version works, ie different traction settings ?

mckee
11-14-2010, 04:43 PM
APRC looks to be for the performance bikes , the DD1200 gets ATC and ABS . Sometime in the US ?

Miticale
11-17-2010, 11:55 AM
Seems we won't be getting ABS or TC / APRC.

CessnaTPA
11-17-2010, 01:35 PM
Seems we won't be getting ABS or TC / APRC.

What makes u say that?

Centerline
11-19-2010, 12:04 PM
What makes u say that?
Refer to post #3 in thread. Perhaps coming sometime, but the AF guys don't have the option showing (yet) for them.

CessnaTPA
11-19-2010, 08:22 PM
Refer to post #3 in thread. Perhaps coming sometime, but the AF guys don't have the option showing (yet) for them.

It's also confirmed in this test report.
"American riders won't have to worry about the wheelie nanny since the Dorso won't be equipped with ATC when it comes stateside this spring."

http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/firstrides/122_1011_aprilia_dorsoduro_1200_first_ride/index.html

Momo1970
11-19-2010, 10:22 PM
I cant seem to find a good reason upgrade my DD to this bike. Few more lbs, no ATC and ABS over the US, slower steering. Not quite sure if I need more 40HP. I rather have bike with 40 lbs less....

Centerline
11-20-2010, 07:13 PM
I cant seem to find a good reason upgrade my DD to this bike. Few more lbs, no ATC and ABS over the US, slower steering. Not quite sure if I need more 40HP. I rather have bike with 40 lbs less....

Instead of greased lightning, the 1200 will have only lightning like steering.
I love the idea of the additional ponies......I can always have the 40 less HP, if I want 40 more, the 1200 will be willing to oblige. Not to mention, cruising with the bigger fuel tank will most likely allow quite a few more miles between stops.

mckee
11-21-2010, 01:22 PM
with some thing like this http://www.jesseluggage.com/ I could see riding the tar out of the 1200

mckee
11-26-2010, 11:13 AM
so , didn't mean to hijack the thread . Still thinking hard bags , commuter 1200 . Works for me !