Aprilia Highlights at EICMA 2007

Install a high power, high torque engine in a lightweight, agile frame. Add a streamlined design, wide handlebars and prestige components. This is the explosive cocktail just created by Aprilia's R&D department. The Aprilia SMV 750 DORSODURO is an extreme motorcycle for the extreme rider, the rider who refuses all compromise in his quest for the best.

Once again Aprilia has amazed the motorcycling world with another highly innovative design, destined to dominate the maxi motard segment. The Aprilia SMV 750 DORSODURO is not just another twin cylinder motard, but a motorcycle that embodies all of Aprilia's vast experience in competitive supermotard racing, a specialty in which Aprilia has so often dominated the competition.
The Aprilia SMV 750 DORSODURO is the ultimate mix of incredible agility, sports performance, essential styling and quality build, and combines features taken from the worlds of supersport and supermotard motorcycles (including top competition machines). This concentration of performance and technology is build for absolute riding satisfaction and fun. A special bike indeed, extreme and elite, the SMV 750 DORSODURO elevates its rider to the class of a true professional.

A riding position carefully calculated to deliver total control, a mighty 95 horsepower engine and an amazingly agile chassis are the distinctive features of the Aprilia SMV 750 DORSODURO. No bland machine for the masses, but a true thoroughbred that only expert riders can really appreciate, the SMV 750 DORSODURO carries you into a world of high performance and even higher emotions that very few other motorcycles can enter. Graced with the agile handling of all motards, the SMV 750 DORSODURO adds a level of power normally only found on road-going supersports.

An advanced engine and an exceptional chassis (typical of all Aprilia motorcycles) are the trump cards of the SMV 750 DORSODURO, which also boasts sporting looks and a level of agility never before experienced on a twin.

Lightweight, agile, and powerful, the SMV 750 DORSODURO benefits from a new generation of engine and some of the most advanced technical solutions found on any motard. Thanks to advanced electronics, its compact 90° V twin engine delivers power that rivals or exceeds that of many larger twins. And as Aprilia traditions demand, the chassis is simply unrivaled. Developed to deadly effect on the super-specialist SXV, this mixed steel trellis and aluminum frame has become the hallmark of Aprilia motards. With technical specifications far in advance of the competition, this frame sets new standards for rigidity and agility.

But 'essential' certainly does not mean 'basic' on the Aprilia SMV 750 DORSODURO. Components and performance are prestigious and the level of finish is worthy of a true flagship model. Radial calipers, hydraulic clutch, ride-by-wire engine control, wave discs, and matrix instrumentation with on board computer all combine to make the SMV 750 DORSODURO unique.

With a power to weight ratio of a pure sports bike, the Aprilia SMV 750 DORSODURO can thrill even the most performance-hungry rider.

Let's look at the features of the Aprilia SMV 750 DORSODURO in greater detail:
  • 90° V twin engine with four-valve heads, double overhead cam and liquid cooling
  • Ride-by-wire controls
  • Electronic fuel injection with the latest generation of injectors
  • Mixed gear and chain timing drive
  • Three way catalytic converter with Lambda probe
  • Compound steel trellis and aluminum alloy frame for extremely light weight and high torsional rigidity
  • Aluminum alloy swingarm with offset mono-shock
  • Fully adjustable 43 mm upside down fork
  • Racing brakes with radial front calipers
On essential machines like the Aprilia SMV 750 DORSODURO, the minimalist and aggressive bodywork is nothing more than a frame for motorcycling technology, with engine and chassis becoming central to the overall design. The SMV 750 DORSODURO is a radical, acrobatic, sports motorcycle with no space for frills or parts that are not essential to delivering maximum riding pleasure. That is why body panels are reduced to a minimum. Just like a real racing machine, the SMV 750 DORSODURO eliminates everything the rider does not actually need, including passenger footrests (available as an optional accessory). And no frills means a clear view of the bike's amazing technical components.

The Aprilia SMV 750 DORSODURO is a concentration of pure technology, as you can clearly see from its mean, sporting lines. And aggression is expressed not only through masses of power and torque, but through extreme agility too. Though every part on the SMV 750 DORSODURO is designed to be as light as possible, finish and quality are nevertheless superb. The Aprilia SMV 750 DORSODURO is built to satisfy its rider in every sense of the word.

The centre of the bike is impressively compact to facilitate movement under sports riding conditions. The rider really does become an integral part of the machine, shifting weight effortlessly to control power output under all riding conditions, even on circuits where classic motard wheelies and power slides are the order of the day.

The Aprilia SMV 750 DORSODURO is incredibly slim and agile, with a riding position that puts you in total control. It only takes a few metres on a SMV 750 DORSODURO to learn how to control the bike exactly as you want, and to develop a perfect symbiosis between man and machine.

The knife-sharp tail houses a twinned exhaust, a solution that not only gives the bike a mean, aggressive look but also achieves perfect symmetry and ideal weight distribution.
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