Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Aprilia working on Shiver 1200, Dorsoduro 1200

Aprilia may unveil the Shiver 1200 and the Dorsoduro 1200 at the EICMA show in Milan next month!
Pics: SoloMoto

SoloMoto seem to have got a spy pic of the Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200, which the Italian company might unveil at the upcoming EICMA show in Milan next month. Along with the Dorsoduro 1200, Aprilia are also expected to show the Shiver 1200.

Both bikes will be fitted with Aprilia’s new, 1200cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, DOHC, 8-valve v-twin, which makes 130bhp at 9,000rpm and 120Nm of torque at 6,500rpm. Given that the Shiver/Dorsoduro 750 engine makes 90bhp and 75Nm of torque, the 1200 should be considerably more entertaining, especially since the increase in weight is expected to be only around 5 to 7 kilos…

The Aprilia Shiver / Dorsoduro 1200 will be fitted with Öhlins suspension components, Brembo brakes monoblock radial-mount calipers and perhaps some carbonfibre bits.

Finally, another rumour doing the rounds is that in addition to the Shiver and Dorsoduro 1200 bikes, Aprilia may also unveil a brand-new Caponord 1200, and dual-purpose adventure-tourer which would be slotted against the BMW R1200GS. Now all you have to do is wait for the EICMA to kick off next month, and all shall be revealed…!

Also see:
Specs, first official pics and video: 2009 Aprilia RSV4
First pics: 2009 Aprilia Shiver 750 GT
2009 Aprilia Mana 850 GT unveiled...
F1 tech in MotoGP: The Aprilia RS3 Cube
Aprilia to make MotoGP comeback...?
Face-off: Aprilia Dorsoduro vs KTM 990SM vs Ducati Hypermotard
Aprilia SL1000 Falco-based cafe-racer...

Elsewhere today:
Hot specials from Intermot 2008...

...and here's a closer look at the RSV4 Factory

The totally awesome Aprilia RSV4, at the 2008 EICMA. More pics, specs and video here
Pics: Motoblog

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