APRILIA DORSODURO 750 FACTORY (2010 - 2011) Review

At a glance

Owners' reliability rating: 4 out of 5 (4/5)
Power: 92 bhp
Seat height: Tall (34.6 in / 880 mm)
Weight: Low (397 lbs / 180 kg)


New N/A
Used £4,400 - £5,200

Overall rating

Next up: Ride & brakes
4 out of 5 (4/5)

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

Next up: Engine
4 out of 5 (4/5)

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.


Next up: Reliability
4 out of 5 (4/5)

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. 

Reliability & build quality

Next up: Value
4 out of 5 (4/5)

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 vs rivals

Next up: Equipment
4 out of 5 (4/5)

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.


4 out of 5 (4/5)

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.


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

Mpg, costs & insurance

Average fuel consumption 40 mpg
Annual road tax £96
Annual service cost -
New price -
Used price £4,400 - £5,200
Insurance group 11 of 17
How much to insure?
Warranty term Two year unlimited mileage

Top speed & performance

Max power 92 bhp
Max torque 60.5 ft-lb
Top speed 135 mph
1/4 mile acceleration -
Tank range 100 miles

Model 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.

MCN Long term test reports

Aprilia’s new deals on Shiver and Dorsoduro 750

Aprilia’s new deals on Shiver and Dorsoduro 750

Aprilia’s 750 Shiver and Dorsoduro are now being offered with new 0% finance deals. Dubbed Aprilia’s ‘50/50’, it’s available until 31st October. You pay 50% deposit and the remainder in two years time, interest free or you can have 0% finance over 30 months with a £99 deposit. The Shiver 750 is Apr

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Owners' reviews for the APRILIA DORSODURO 750 (2010 - 2011)

1 owner has reviewed their APRILIA DORSODURO 750 (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.

Review your APRILIA DORSODURO 750 (2010 - 2011)

Summary of owners' reviews

Overall rating: 5 out of 5 (5/5)
Ride quality & brakes: 5 out of 5 (5/5)
Engine: 5 out of 5 (5/5)
Reliability & build quality: 4 out of 5 (4/5)
Value vs rivals: 5 out of 5 (5/5)
Equipment: 4 out of 5 (4/5)
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.

Ride quality & brakes 5 out of 5
Engine 5 out of 5
Reliability & build quality 4 out of 5
Value vs rivals 5 out of 5
Equipment 4 out of 5
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