Aprilia is most known for its white-knuckling V-4-powered sportbikes, but one of the other stablemates that still offers rip-roaring good times is the Dorsoduro 900. When the 2018 model was announced, the manufacturer had taken the predecessor’s 750cc 90-degree V-twin and increased the stroke from 56.4mm to 67.4mm to develop the supermoto’s currently equipped 896cc unit. Not only does this configuration focus on torque and responsiveness in the low to midrange, but power delivered is a claimed 95.2 hp at 8,750 rpm and 66.4 pound-feet at 6,500 rpm. The Dorsoduro’s maneuverability makes it easily rideable for novices or shredders to enjoy.
We calculated the 2018′s performance numbers on our in-house dyno: 83 hp at 8,990 rpm and 56.38 pound-feet of torque at 6,000 rpm. When riding the 2018 model, the machine performed well when pushed and the motor and fuelling were excellent.
Competition for this supermoto includes the Ducati Hypermotard 950, KTM 690 SMC R, and Husqvarna 701 Supermoto.
The Aprilia Dorsoduro 900 has only seen graphic updates since the 2018 model year. The model is available in Adrenalic Silver and Exciting Dark.