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
Engine: 749cc 8v V-twin, 6 gears
Power: 92bhp
Top speed: 135mph
Weight: 186kg        

The Aprilia Dorsoduro is priced competitively cheaper than Ducati’s Hypermotard and KTM 990 supermoto, but it's no poor relation or imitation. The Dorsoduro is laden with quality parts and clearly a lot of thought has gone into the looks. Plus it's only group 11 to insure.

The Dorsoduro is powered by the same 749cc V-Twin engine found in Aprilia’s Shiver. The lump remains virtually unchanged, aside from different fuelling and the funky exhaust. It’s down on power compared to the direct big-supermoto competition, but it's smooth, progressive and (thanks to those cans) sounds lovely.

Trick bits include brembo brakes, a side-mounted adjustable shock and a power switch that lets you choose between rain, touring and sport modes. Overall you get a lot of quality and Italina style for your money. The Dorsoduro is a little softer and slower than the competition, but it's also cheaper...

MCN verdict

Handling

4/5

Engine

4/5

Reliability

5/5

Value

5/5

OVERALL

4/5

 

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