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APRILIA DORSODURO 900 2017

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The Most Possible Road Riding Fun

Aprilia Dorsoduro is the fun bike par excellence. Born out of an ingenious intuition by Aprilia, it was built with the sole objective of providing the most possible road riding fun, drawing from the best characteristics of sport bikes and supermotards. The result is a bike with advanced technical solutions, agile and with performance at the top of its category. A truly special bike, achieved not only thanks to Aprilia's skills in packaging particularly efficient chassis architectures combined with high performance powerplants, but also thanks to collaboration with the Aprilia Racing Department, capable of earning a total of 54 world titles in the most difficult and selective competitions where they have participated, 7 of which in the world Supermoto championship.

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THE DESIGN: THE BALANCING POINT BETWEEN FORM AND FUNCTION

The Aprilia Dorsoduro 900 project places riding fun at the centre of its focus: for this reason, the superstructures are reduced to the minimum indispensable, as anything that is not essential for performance and maximum riding pleasure has been foregone. The technical elements, on the other hand, play a fundamental role, becoming a fundamental part of the design. It is not just the hand guards on the handlebar and the number plate on the front that highlight the close bond with the racing world. The shape of the centre area, the one that most involves the rider during sporty riding, also highlight the design created to achieve optimized and compact dimensions that allow the rider to find the right feeling straight away. Aprilia engineers achieved this result by designing a long and flat saddle, clearly derived from the sports world, capable of ensuring the most effective riding position at all times and allowing plenty of room for longitudinal movement.

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BETTER PERFORMANCE FROM THE REVAMPED V-TWIN ENGINE

Starting from the 750 cc 90° V-twin engine base, well-known and popular because of its character and reliability, Aprilia developed a new 900 cc unit with the goal of obtaining more torque and response at low and medium rpms for a thrilling riding experience. The Aprilia V-twin was therefore revisited in numerous details to achieve this purpose. The new engine capacity was obtained by increasing the stroke from 56.4 mm to 67.4 mm and leaving the bore unchanged (92 mm). By so doing, maximum power now peaks at 95.2 HP at 8,750 rpm, but more important is the maximum torque value that goes from 82 Nm at 4,500 rpm on the 750 cc V-twin to 90 Nm at 6,500 rpm on the new 900 cc V-twin, a value that is truly at the top of its category. It should be noted that, despite the fact that maximum torque peak for the new 900 cc V-twin is reached a higher rpms, the torque curve is actually flatter and always higher than the 750 cc predecessor. This operation allowed for an increase in acceleration response and pick up, all to the advantage of riding fun, without limiting the proverbial reliability of the powerplant in any way, shape or form.

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CHASSIS ARCHITECTURE: BETTER HANDLING AND CONTROL

All Aprilia bikes have always been considered a point of reference for their excellent chassis architecture. The Dorsoduro 900 chassis provides high characteristics of efficiency, balance, a tight ride and precision even in extreme track riding, but at the same time it is easy and intuitive for daily use. These qualities are the merit of the particular layout of its various elements. The frame takes advantage of the know-how Aprilia has developed in racing competitions, drawing deeply from the experience gained on the mixed structures used in the Supermoto world championship. The trellis upper part in steel tubing (now painted red, like the saddle support frame) is combined with wide spread aluminium lateral plates using special, high-resistance bolts. The result is an extremely rigid and lightweight structure, the best solution for taking full advantage of the revamped capacity of the 900 cc V-twin, with an aesthetic impact that communicates light weight, extremely high technical content and Italian style. Another strongly distinctive technical feature is the lateral and inclined positioning of the shock absorber, a unit that is adjustable in spring preload and hydraulic rebound. This solution has created precious space for an optimum exhaust manifold layout, without having an impact on the length of the bike and without stressing the shock absorber thermally. The aluminium swingarm is sized to withstand the asymmetrical stress due to the lateral positioning of the shock absorber and it boasts the torsional stiffness and elasticity characteristics indispensable for precision at rest and the ride feeling in transitory stages.

ENGINE TYPE APRILIA V90 LONGITUDINAL 90° V-TWIN ENGINE, 4-STROKE, LIQUID COOLED, DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAMSHAFT WITH MIXED GEAR/CHAIN TIMING SYSTEM, FOUR VALVES PER CYLINDER, RIDE-BY-WIRE SYSTEM
BORE AND STROKE 92 X 67.4 MM
TOTAL ENGINE CAPACITY 896.1 CC
IGNITION DIGITAL ELECTRONIC, INTEGRATED WITH THE INJECTION
GEARBOX 6 SPEED
FRAME MODULAR TUBULAR STEEL FRAME FASTENED TO ALUMINIUM SIDE PLATES BY HIGH STRENGTH BOLTS. DISMOUNTABLE REAR FRAME
FRONT SUSPENSION UPSIDE-DOWN FORK, STANCHIONS  41 MM. ADJUSTABLE HYDRAULIC REBOUND DAMPING AND SPRING PRELOAD. WHEEL TRAVEL 170 MM.
REAR SUSPENSION ALUMINIUM ALLOY SWINGARM
WEIGHT 212 KG (KERB WEIGHT WITH FULL FUEL TANK)
FUEL TANK CAPACITY 12 LITRES

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