Based on the Shiver, here's the 2008 Aprilia SMV750 Dorsoduro
Aprilia are now showing the new SMV750 Dorsoduro supermotard at the EICMA show in Milan. The bike is powered by an updated version of the liquid-cooled, 95-horsepower, 750cc v-twin used in the Aprilia Shiver - the ride-by-wire throttle system used on the Shiver has been improved for better response and power delivery is now supposed to be more consistent.
The SMV750’s chassis is also based on the Shiver’s cast aluminium / tubular steel hybrid frame. The cast aluminium swingarm is new, the front brakes have radial-mount calipers and the Showa forks have been specially developed for the SMV. Aprilia say the SMV has been developed on the basis of experience gained from their participation in supermoto and GP racing.
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Apart from the SMV750, Aprilia also have the high-tech FV2 concept on display at the EICMA. The bike is fitted with Aprilia’s new liquid-cooled, 8-valve, DOHC, 1200cc v-twin, and the monocoque chassis is made of carbonfibre, as is the swingarm and the parallelogram front suspension. The bike weighs a mere 160kg.
Other interesting bits include an electronic ride-by-wire throttle system, traction control, ABS and even an electronic suspension management system! More details soon...
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