New arrival- Aprilia Dorsoduro Factory

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New arrival- Aprilia Dorsoduro Factory

Post by Turntable @ Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:38 pm

I finally bought something. I wanted supermoto but husqvarna was too big and crap. I had never heard of these but I saw this one on eBay that looked cool and was a bit of a bargain and had it delivered today. Absolutely love it. Some pictures below that don’t really do it justice. Looks stunning

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Re: New arrival- Aprilia Dorsoduro Factory

Post by thekungfury @ Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:59 pm

Excellent looking thing. Very purposeful.

First pic needs to be in the Faces In Things thread.
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Re: New arrival- Aprilia Dorsoduro Factory

Post by minimoog @ Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:59 pm

I know zip about bikes but for a 'modern' that looks superb.
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Re: New arrival- Aprilia Dorsoduro Factory

Post by Käsemeister @ Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:01 pm

Are those the things from Terminator? Looks very cool.
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Re: New arrival- Aprilia Dorsoduro Factory

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:01 pm

Looks great!

What engine??
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Re: New arrival- Aprilia Dorsoduro Factory

Post by Turntable @ Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:14 pm

750 twin. Very quick. Seems the single cylinder Husqvarna felt miles slower
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Re: New arrival- Aprilia Dorsoduro Factory

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:32 pm

Ideal. Secure it!
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Re: New arrival- Aprilia Dorsoduro Factory

Post by Disastrous @ Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:42 pm

Excellent work! Aprilia make amazing bikes and those look hilarious fun. Well done.
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Re: New arrival- Aprilia Dorsoduro Factory

Post by Turntable @ Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:31 pm

Tokyo Sexwale wrote:Ideal. Secure it!


I won’t be securing it but it’s round the back and easy to move around so it should be okay
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Re: New arrival- Aprilia Dorsoduro Factory

Post by moleamol @ Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:30 pm

Turntable wrote:
Tokyo Sexwale wrote:Ideal. Secure it!


I won’t be securing it but it’s round the back and easy to move around so it should be okay

It looks ace! It's not one you'll be using for the station is it?
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Re: New arrival- Aprilia Dorsoduro Factory

Post by Damien Thorn @ Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:33 pm

Looks les tits tt. Well done!
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Re: New arrival- Aprilia Dorsoduro Factory

Post by GingerNinja @ Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:19 am

Well that fcuk for that, great bit of kit.
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Re: New arrival- Aprilia Dorsoduro Factory

Post by Deuteronomy @ Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:13 am

I like that very much.

What's the idea behind it? It sort of looks like a sports bike but with a more scrambler ride height?
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Re: New arrival- Aprilia Dorsoduro Factory

Post by S1K @ Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:57 am

That's a cool looking bike TT.

Have you been riding it in touring or sport mode?
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Re: New arrival- Aprilia Dorsoduro Factory

Post by Turntable @ Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:34 pm

S1K wrote:That's a cool looking bike TT.

Have you been riding it in touring or sport mode?



Good knowledge.
I started off in sport, naturally, but it turned out to be borderline dangerous. In first gear a slight twist accelerates so violently that it takes you by surprise and can be dangerous, particularly as if you accelerate much more violently than you expect to your natural instinct is to hang on (to the throttle)
So anyway, I defaulted it to touring mode for day to day use.
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Re: New arrival- Aprilia Dorsoduro Factory

Post by Turntable @ Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:44 pm

Deuteronomy wrote:I like that very much.

What's the idea behind it? It sort of looks like a sports bike but with a more scrambler ride height?


More or less that I think. A hybrid sports scrambler that takes away the disadvantages of both
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Re: New arrival- Aprilia Dorsoduro Factory

Post by Deuteronomy @ Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:57 pm

Turntable wrote:
Deuteronomy wrote:I like that very much.

What's the idea behind it? It sort of looks like a sports bike but with a more scrambler ride height?


More or less that I think. A hybrid sports scrambler that takes away the disadvantages of both


Gotcha, makes sense.
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Re: New arrival- Aprilia Dorsoduro Factory

Post by GingerNinja @ Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:22 pm

Deuteronomy wrote:
Turntable wrote:
Deuteronomy wrote:I like that very much.

What's the idea behind it? It sort of looks like a sports bike but with a more scrambler ride height?


More or less that I think. A hybrid sports scrambler that takes away the disadvantages of both


Gotcha, makes sense.


Idea being they’re sort of the ultimate point to point road bike
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Re: New arrival- Aprilia Dorsoduro Factory

Post by Turntable @ Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:54 pm

I love this bike BTW.
Infinitely superior in every way to the Hussqvarna.
For the first time in years I am itching to go out on it and have been using it all weekend.
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Re: New arrival- Aprilia Dorsoduro Factory

Post by S1K @ Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:21 pm

I think you're sensible to ride it in touring mode day-to-day because then sport mode is always there as a special treat when you want it, sort of like a nitrous oxide button.
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Re: New arrival- Aprilia Dorsoduro Factory

Post by GingerNinja @ Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:20 pm

Was just looking at these on AutoTrader - I’d forgotten they did a 1200cc version! Oooooof.
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