2012 Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 first ride!

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First rides & tests

 06 March 2012 17:47

Aprilia’s updated 2012 Dorsoduro 1200 is currently being put through its paces in the foothills of Mount Etna, Sicily, by MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child. Here are his first impressions:

"We’ve got the perfect roads for this type of bike: switchback hairpin after switchback hairpin. For 2012 the Dorsoduro 1200 has shed some weight – over 2kg just from the wheels alone – while Aprilia has also added three-way traction control which is coming into its own on some sections of road where there is loads of volcanic ash.

"The Italian factory is also claiming an increase in power and torque. I’ll be putting the exotic Italian supermoto through its paces throughout the day. See my full report in MCN soon.”