Wednesday, November 09, 2011
2012 Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200, Shiver 750 shown at EICMA
Aprilia are now showing the 2012 Dorsoduro 1200 and Shiver 750 at the currently ongoing EICMA motorcycle show in Milan. ‘The Dorsoduro 1200 is the benchmark in the maxi-motard class. An all-new 1200cc V-twin powerplant producing an astonishing 130 horsepower and 115Nm of torque, in an incredibly light and nimble chassis – this motorcycle represents the zenith of the twin-cylinder maxi-motard class,’ claims a press release from Aprilia.
The Italian company claims the Dorsoduro 1200 is ‘an explosive cocktail of horsepower, agility and precision that takes the concept of fun riding to the next level.’ For 2012, the bike gets new colour schemes, high-spec Brembo brakes with radial-mount callipers, improved hydraulic clutch, ride-by-wire technology, three different engine maps (which alter power delivery to suit riding conditions) and a ‘Matrix’ instrument panel with on board computer. Anti-lock brakes (ABS) and Aprilia Traction Control (ATC) are optional extras.
Aprilia have also revised the Shiver 750 naked sportsbike for 2012, with the bike getting new colours, the latest generation ride-by-wire technology and multiple engine maps (sport, touring, rain) that alter power delivery to suit various riding conditions.
The Shiver 750’s V-twin produces 95 horsepower and 81Nm of torque, which makes for more than adequate performance in the real world, coupled with comfortable ergonomics and agile handling. Also, ABS is now available as an optional extra.