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Note to manufacturers . . . if you are planning to surprise the world when you unveil a new model, don’t release the owners’ manual on the Internet months in advance.  Whether deliberately or not, Aprilia has allowed the owners’ manual for the as-yet-unreleased Dorsoduro 1200 to be published on the internet with all of the new model’s details (see the specs below).  The big v-twin brother to the Dorsoduro 750, will be plenty fast if power is anywhere near the claimed 134.5 bhp at 9500 rpm.  Compare this to the 92 bhp put out by the current 750 (which is no slouch) and you get the general idea.  This isn’t going to be your typical big twin.  Output is more like Ducati output.

With slightly more relaxed steering, the Dorsoduro 1200 should be more stable than the 750, a necessity with the huge boost in power.  The bigger bike will also carry an additional 59 pounds in weight, unfortunately.  It may have Ducati power, but this will be a porkier  package than the typical one available from Bologna.

TECHNICAL DATA

– Engine Type 90 ° V-Twin DOHC 8V LC
– Bore x stroke 106 x 67.8 mm
– Displacement 1196.63 cc
– Maximum power 134.5 bhp at 9500 rpm
– Maximum torque 10.5 kgm at 4,000 rpm
– Compression ratio 12,0:1
– Electronic Fuel Injection (Multi)
– Electric Start
– Digital Electronic Ignition CDI
– 6-Speed
– Multi-plate clutch in oil bath and hydraulic
– Chain final drive
– Steel and aluminum chassis with high strength bolts and aluminum side plates
– Swingarm in cast aluminum
– Front suspension fork 43 mm inverted telehydraulic, three-way adjustable
– Rear suspension Hydraulic shock absorber adjustable rate. Wheel travel 150 mm.
– Front brake Dual discs 320 mm, 4 piston radial calipers
– Rear brake 240 mm disc, single piston caliper
– Tyres 120/70 x 17 “and 180/55 x 17″
– Total length 2248 mm
– Maximum height 1205 mm
– Maximum width 925 mm
– 1528 mm Wheelbase
– Seat height 750 mm
– Empty weight 212 kg
– Fuel tank 15 liters

Courtesy of Motorcycledaily.com

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