New Aprilia Dorsoduro 900 debuts

Unveiled at the Eicma show in Milan today

New Aprilia Dorsoduro 900 debuts

Here’s the new Aprilia Dorsoduro 900. It's powered by a new 896.1cc 90 degree four-stroke DOHC liquid cooled V-twin engine that’s said to deliver bags of low end torque and is based on the Dorsoduro/Shiver 750 engine, with additional capacity coming from its increased stroke. Aprilia says it makes 95.2hp at 8,750rpm and 66.3lb/ft torque at 4,500rpm.

It now boasts a full ride-by-wire throttle system, which provides a 550g weight saving and as you might have guess, indicated the presence of riding modes; in this case three – Sport, Touring and Rain. Switchign between modes alters the throttle map.

Ride modes are also joined by a new three-level Aprilia traction control system and all the bike’s setting are visible on a colour TFT dash.

The frame remains unchanged but the Dorsoduro 900 does get a new, lighter Kayaba fork, adjustable for rebound damping and preload.

It’s not just the forks that’s claimed to save weight – the new wheels are claimed to save over 2kg in weight.

Front end braking is handled by a set of four-pot radial calipers and 320mm floating discs while the rear gets a single-piston caliper and 240mm disc.