2013-01-02 12:59:11+0000
  • Make:
  • Aprilia
  • Model:
  • Dorsoduro 750
  • Year:
  • 2009
  • Owned:
  • Yes

My latest garage addition... a 2009 Aprilia Dorsoduro 750. I haven't had a chance to ride it much yet but the little time I have spent on it has been FUN! I was always intrigued by the big Motards so I finally decided to take the plunge. Defineitly not the mot practical bike out there but who's shopping for practical!? I ride a lot of dirt and adventure touring but love sportbikes too. I have owened a Kawi 636 and a Yamaha R6 trackbike but I never felt totally comfortable on them becuase I am so used to the upright dual-sport postion. So, I thought the Dorso could be the perfect upright sport machine and so far it has not let me down. It was a blast on a day in the North Georgia Mountains. I plan to hit the track with it and maybe throw a bag on the back for some weekend trips. More updates coming once I spend a little more time with it:)

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@Kanishka You're right it can get tiring on the highway. Off highway it's not an issue but when cruising straight up for miles at 80mph your upper body starts to feel like a sheet in the wind. If I do more touring on it I may add a windscreen- I've seen a nice one for these from Puig.

  • Kman
  • 2013-01-02T09:23:44-05:00

What's the battle with wind resistance like on this? I've only ridden a couple naked bikes, but have found fighting the wind at higher speeds can get quite tiresome on long hauls.

  • alex
  • 2013-01-02T08:13:41-05:00

Aprilia are making some really nice bikes again these days and the Dorsoduro is no different. I'd hazard a guess that on public roads, this will leave most sport 600s (and more importantly their riders) in the dust. The track may be another matter, but I am very much looking forward to hearing about it when you do!