Friday, March 09, 2012

2012 MV Agusta F3 vs Triumph Daytona 675R

It's Italian exotica vs British Beef as the MV Agusta F3 takes on the Triumph Daytona 675R in a battle of racy, high-revving three-cylinder engines and quick shifting gearboxes...

2012 Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200: High-res pics, tech specs

2012 Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200
The 2012 Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200, perhaps the best maximotard in the world...
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Aprilia have updated the Dorsoduro 1200 for 2012 with improvements made to the chassis, ergonomics and electronics. The bike’s 90-degree 1200cc V-twin produces 130 horsepower at 8,700rpm and 115Nm of torque at 7,200rpm. It also features advanced ride-by-wire electronics and three different throttle maps – for rain, touring and sport riding modes. Anti-lock brakes and traction control are available as optional extras.

Changes on the 2012 Dorsoduro 1200, which was first shown at the EICMA in Milan last year, include new three-spoke wheels that are 2.3 kilos lighter than five-spoke hoops used on the old bike, revised suspension settings and revised traction control settings that work in conjunction with the selected riding mode (rain, touring, sport). The bike also gets new colour schemes and a new front fender and is 3kg lighter than the old 1200.