Motorcycle insurance bargains: Aprilia Dorsoduro Factory

Published: 18 November 2010

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 Factory.                     

Insurance group: 11
Engine: 749cc v-twin
Power: 92bhp
Top speed: 135mph 
Weight: 180kg                        

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. Plus it's only group 11 to insure.     

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.   

As well as ABS braking, an array of Suzuki accessories is rigidly bolted as standard kit around the Expedition’s chassis: two removable and lockable aluminium panniers (82-litre capacity), aluminium engine bash plate, crash bars, centrestand and hand guards. Heated grips and taller screen would have been deal-sealing touches, maybe next year…

MCN verdict

Handling

4.5/5

Engine

4/5

Reliability

4.5/5

Value

4.5/5

OVERALL

4/5

 

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