APRILIA DORSODURO 750 FACTORY (2010-2011) Review

Published: 19 March 2010

Even more mouth watering than before with lashing of real carbon fibre

Aprilia Dorsoduro Factory

Even more mouth watering than before with lashing of real carbon fibre

  • At a glance
  • 749cc  -  92 bhp
  • 40 mpg  -  100 miles range
  • High seat height (880mm)

Overall Rating 4 out of 5

The standard Dorsoduro has always been impressive; much more user friendly on the road compared to the larger Ducati Hypermotard and KTM, but couldn’t match the competitions on track performance. However the new stiffer racier Factory should narrow that gap if not erase it, and it’s even more mouth watering than before with lashing of real carbon fibre.

- Video: Aprilia Dorsoduro Factory vs Ducati 796 Hypermotard

Ride Quality & Brakes 4 out of 5

The standard Dorsoduro is a little on the soft side the rear sits a little too much on the power, but not any more thanks to the new up-rated suspension. The Factory version has much less sag, both the front and rear are much stiffer, feels very hard. Up front the suspension is all new, 43mm Sachs items which are now fully adjustable unlike the standard version.

Engine 4 out of 5

The engine remains unchanged on the Factory version which means you get 92bhp and 60.5ftlb or torque from the Aprilia Shiver derived 750 V-Twin engine. It’s really responsive, revs quickly and has enough punch on the road, enough for a top speed around the 135mph mark. Aprilia have also included an engine management switch which enables you to choose between, Sports, Touring or Rain mode. 

Build Quality & Reliability 4 out of 5

The factory version gets a dash of real carbon fibre, ignition cover and front mudguard and combined with the red trellis frame and back finish gives the bike a quality look. The sculpted exhaust covers are now black and cover one of the best looking rear ends on road. In terms of reliability there is no reason to question the reliability of the V-Twin engine, Italia reliability stories seem to be a think of past.

Value & Running Costs 4 out of 5

At £7580 is not a budget bike nor can it be considered cheap, but if you compare it to the competition it seem good value and it’s only a grand more than standard model. Italian exotica, with stunning looks, multi adjustable suspension, lashing of real carbon fibre, Brembo brakes, lightweight wheels and come is cheaper than most sports 600cc machines makes it a attractive buy on price alone. Find an Aprilia Dorsoduro for sale.

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Equipment 4 out of 5

The Factory shares the same multi functional clocks which first appeared on the Pegaso. There is a mode switch on the left handlebar which enables you to scroll through the informative screen, there is even a lap timer built in which records max speed, even fuel consumption. Up front the brakes are the highest spec, Brembo radial items. Compare and buy parts for the Dorsoduro Factory in the MCN Sport.

Owners' Reviews

1 owner has reviewed their APRILIA DORSODURO 750 FACTORY (2010-2011) and rated it in a number of areas. Read what they have to say and what they like and dislike about the bike below.

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Summary of Owners' Reviews
Overall Rating 5 out of 5
Ride Quality & Brakes 5 out of 5
Engine 5 out of 5
Build Quality & Reliability 4 out of 5
Value & Running Costs 5 out of 5
Equipment 4 out of 5
5 out of 5

Factory Dorsoduro

20 November 2010 by tubad

Like the name on the bike, this is factory. Its totally the giggle factor, in sports mode out on the wiggly bits this bike puts such a huge grin on your face it aches when it comes time to put it away. Read more

Overall Rating 5 out of 5
Ride Quality & Brakes 5 out of 5
Engine 5 out of 5
Build Quality & Reliability 4 out of 5
Value & Running Costs 5 out of 5
Equipment 4 out of 5
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Facts & Figures

Model info
Year introduced 2010
Year discontinued 2011
Original price £7,874
Warranty term (when new) Two year unlimited mileage
Running costs
Insurance group 11 of 17
Annual road tax £80
Annual service cost -
Performance
Max power 92 bhp
Max torque 60.5 ft-lb
Top speed 135 mph
1/4-mile acceleration -
Average fuel consumption 40 mpg
Tank range 100 miles
Specification
Engine size 749cc
Engine type 8v V-Twin, 6 gears
Frame type Steel Trellis
Fuel capacity 12 litres
Seat height 880mm
Bike weight 180kg
Front suspension 43mm fully adjust
Rear suspension Single side mounted preload and rebound adjust.
Front brake 2 x 230mm 4 pot radial calipers
Rear brake 240mm disc 2 pot
Front tyre size 120/70x17
Rear tyre size 180//55x17

History & Versions

Model history

2008: Aprilia Dorsoduro launched.
2010: Aprilia Dorsoduro Factory launched.

Other versions

Aprilia Dorsoduro: Standard version with more basic suspension and less carbon fibre.

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