News 6 Nov 2010

Aprilia unveils new models at EICMA 2010

Aprilia has unveiled an all-new Dorsoduro 1200 and RS4 125cc at EICMA.


Aprilia has released an all-new Dorsoduro 1200 at the EICMA show in Italy this week.

Explosively powerful, extremely agile and performance-focused, this exclusive twin-cylinder motard has been created to satisfy even the most discerning of riders who demand the best in a bike.

A totally personalisable riding experience with triple-map ride by wire. Dorsoduro 1200 is also available with abs and atc-Aprilia traction control.

Building on unique expertise and skills gathered in the world of racing, Aprilia continues to evolve its large-capacity, high-performance range. Dorsoduro 1200 is a heady cocktail of power, agility and precision – which is synonymous with pure fun in a motorcycle.

Extreme, powerful and exhilarating like nothing else in its class, the new Dorsoduro 1200 simply represents the best that a maximotard has to offer a rider in terms of performance, precision and excitement.

Dorsoduro 1200 is the new benchmark in the maxi motard class. An all-new record breaking twin cylinder powerplant producing an astonishing 130 hp in an incredible light and nimble chassis.

With its sleek forms, broad handlebars, superb attention to detail and premium componentry, this motorcycle represents the zenith of the twin-cylinder maximotard class. Dorsoduro 1200 is an explosive cocktail of horsepower, agility and precision that takes the concept of fun riding introduced by the Dorsoduro 750 to the next level.

Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 combines power and agility, sportiness and essentiality, bringing together the best aspects of the street sports bike and Supermoto genres. The result is the distilled essence of performance and technology, to reward the rider with unparalleled riding pleasure and fun.

A bike that is unbeatable in the bends – like all Dorsoduros – that also offers the high power performance of a genuine sports machine. This is a unique, special and elite bike, which complements the skills of the rider and takes them to extraordinary new levels.

The heart of the Dorsoduro 1200 is the all-new Aprilia V2 1200cc 90° V-twin engine, which boasts the most advanced technology in the segment. Superlative mechanicals and perfection in terms of chassis design are the hallmarks of all Aprilia machines, and the same is naturally true of the Dorsoduro 1200.

In addition it also boasts extremely sporty and sophisticated looks, outstanding new levels of finish and trim, and levels of agility and smoothness never experienced before on a twin this size.

With its essential lines oozing pure personality, the unmistakable design of the new Dorsoduro 1200 makes it stand out in any crowd. The finish and trim set new standards for exclusiveness, with details such as the painted tail fairing, the two-tone frame and the dual exhaust with black heat shields.

The wind deflector and hand guards offer enhanced wind protection on a bike that is not just nimble in the bends, but is also capable of significant speed.

Naturally, the Dorsoduro 1200 boasts class-beating technical solutions, too. Radial Brembo callipers, hydraulic clutch, Ride by Wire with 3 different engine maps and the Matrix instrument panel with on board computer are all elements setting the Dorsoduro apart as a unique and exclusive project.

The Dorsoduro is also available with ABS and Aprilia Traction Control (ATC), for total fun in total safety.


Also released at EICMA was an RS4 four-stroke 125cc model.

Aprilia’s small supersports bikes have been completely revised and the Aprilia RS4 marks a milestone in the evolution of the 125cc motorcycle.

The Aprilia RS4 125 takes the concept of the sports bike for novice riders who want to enter the motorcycling world with a proper bike to new levels of technological sophistication.

The Aprilia RS4 125 is the natural successor and most advanced evolution to date of the Aprilia RS 125, the bike that has dominated the 125cc sports class for years, which set the benchmark for the one-eighth litre sports segment and which is still today the most highly sought after machine among riders competing in the Sport Production category.

Aprilia RS4 125 introduces the highly advanced, all-new four-stroke powerplant to the sports segment, while adopting styling and technical solutions inherited from the RSV4, the superbike that led Aprilia to victory in the WSBK 2010 championship.

The most significant characteristic of the Aprilia RS4 is its engine – a single-cylinder, liquid-cooled 125cc four-stroke with electronic injection, four valves and double overhead camshafts (DOHC).

It also boasts an extremely stiff aluminium perimeter frame derived from racing experience, 41mm upside down fork, front brake with 300mm disc and radial four piston calliper, a Superbike inspired analogue/digital instrument panel and fairings derived directly from RSV4 project for total aesthetic coherence with the SBK world champion.

Australian availability is yet to be confirmed.