Nothing but fun

Light, minimalist, extremely powerful, the Dorsoduro 1200 is the new maxi motard designed especially to offer a stunning ride on the road - a real adrenalin machine. The version with ABS and aTC offers even more control and safety without detracting from the fun.



The Dorsoduro 1200, more than any other Aprilia, is the bike for all out fun, the maxi motard specifically created for excitement and creative riding on the road, a real adrenalin machine.


Light, agile and extremely powerful

The latest version of the Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 has had improvements made to the frame, appearance and the electronics package with even better control and safety on the version fitted with ABS and ATC systems which, thanks to Aprilia know-how, make the bike even more fun to ride.

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Aprilia four-stroke longitudinal 90° V-twin, liquid cooled, double overhead camshafts with mixed gear/chain timing system and four valves per cylinder.

Engine capacity

1197 cc

Maximum power

130 hp (96 kW) at 8,700 rpm

Maximum torque

11.7 Kgm (115 Nm) at 7,200 rpm

Fuel system

Integrated engine management system. Injection system with triple map Ride by Wire throttle management: Sport (S), Touring (T), Rain (R)

Front suspension

Diam. 43 mm Sachs upside-down front fork with fully adjustable compression and rebound damping and spring preload. Wheel travel 160 mm.

Rear suspension

Piggy-back design Sachs hydraulic shock absorber with fully adjustable compression and rebound damping and spring preload. Wheel travel 155 mm.

Front Brake

Dual diam. 320 mm stainless steel floating discs. Brembo four-piston radial callipers. Metal braided brake hose.

Rear Brake

240 mm stainless steel disc. Single piston Brembo calliper. Metal braided brake hose. Two channel Continental ABS with Aprilia Traction Control (ATC) (specific version)

Front tyre

120/70 ZR 17

Rear tyre

180/55 ZR 17

Max. length

2248 mm

Max. width

925 mm (at outer edges of hand guards)

Max. height

1205 mm (at instrument panel brow)

Saddle height

870 mm


1528 mm


15 litres (including 3.5 litre reserve)