Motorcycle insurance bargains: Aprilia Dorsoduro

Motorcycle insurance costs are an important consideration for any bike buyer. That's why MCN is highlighting some of the best cheap-to-insure motorcycles out there. This time it's the Aprilia Dorsoduro.        

Insurance group: 11
New price: £6,599
Engine: 749cc 8v V-twin, 6 gears
Power: 92bhp
Top speed: 135mph
Weight: 186kg     

The Aprilia Dorsoduro was an all-new model introduced in 2008. Based on the 749cc  V-twin engine of the Aprilia Shiver, the only difference being the addition of the three new fuelling maps (sport, rain and touring).

The Dorsoduro is priced cheaper than its closest rivals the Ducati Hypermotard 1100 and the KTM 990 SM, but is still laden with quality parts such as Brembo brakes, a side-mounted adjustable shock and a fly-by-wire throttle.

Predictably, the Aprilia handles well - especially at low speed. The wide bars enabling you to really throw the bike around. Even at high speed the stability is excellent considering the dimensions of the bike.

It delivers almost everything the KTM 990SM and Ducati Hypermotard do but for much less at £6,599.

MCN verdict

Handling

4/5

Engine

4/5

Reliability

5/5

Value

5/5

OVERALL

4/5

 

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