Tribute Version: 100-hp V-twin Supermoto from Eddy Cuccaro…
The Aprilia Dorsoduro is the Italian marque’s line of V-twin supermotos named after the Dorsoduro (“Arduous Ridge”) highlands of Northern Italy. These potent “maxi-motos” compete with the Ducati Hypermotard and different high-powered multicylinder motards from Husqvarna, KTM, and many others.
The unique 750 Dorsoduro was accessible from 2008-2015, together with a high-spec “Manufacturing facility” version with Sachs 43mm totally adjustable entrance forks and carbon fiber fairings. Nevertheless, the 95-hp 900 Dorsoduro by no means acquired the Manufacturing facility contact earlier than succumbing to Euro5 requirements in 2021…till our good friend Eddy Cuccaro (@l_etabli_d_eddy) acquired his arms on one, that’s.
You could bear in mind Eddy from his wildly widespread Suzuki DR600 café racer — a supermono machine he constructed for ripping across the French Alps he calls dwelling. With such roads at his mercy, you may rely on the French metalworker to prove builds meant to go in addition to they present. On this case, he determined to create the 900 Dorsoduro Manufacturing facility version that Aprilia by no means did.
Eddy tracked down the uncommon, fully-adjustable Sachs entrance fork and rear shock from the 750 Manufacturing facility, upgraded the brakes with higher Brembo calipers, and tailored the lighter-weight aluminum subframe from the 1200 Dorsoduro. Different highlights carbon-fiber Rotobox wheels, Roadsitalia carbon / titanium exhaust, a brand new Bultex seat with Joan Sellerie cowl, and extra.
The modifications dropped the Dorsoduro’s moist weight practically 50 kilos — 467 to 419 lbs — whereas growing horsepower into the triple digits. As you may think about, these variations are translated straight to the saddle, making this 900 Dorsoduro Manufacturing facility version an actual weapon within the mountains:
“It’s effortlessly managed on the brakes and at lean…It’s an incredible machine now. I take advantage of it loads for mountain using within the Alps.”
Beneath, we speak to Eddy for the total story on rthis azor sharp tribute to an extinct breed of V-twin supermoto.
Aprilia 900 Dorsoduro Manufacturing facility: Builder Interview
• What’s the make, mannequin, and yr of the bike?
2018 Aprilia 900 Dorsoduro.
• Why was this bike constructed?
This can be a private mission to pay tribute to this mannequin whose manufacturing has been stopped due to Euro5 requirements. Aprilia had launched the next efficiency model of its outdated 750 Dorsoduro mannequin known as “Manufacturing facility.” It had higher suspension and carbon fairings. The 900 was not entitled to this optimized model.
It has at all times been somewhat behind the competitors (Ducati Hypermotard, KTM 990SM and many others…)
• What was the design idea and what influenced the construct?
I wished to pay tribute to this mannequin by equipping it just like the “Manufacturing facility” variations with some particular elements.
• What customized work was accomplished to the bike?
I fitted it with “Manufacturing facility” elements like its fork and its shock absorber in addition to Brembo calipers extra environment friendly than the unique ones.
I additionally tailored the rear body of the 1200 model as a result of it’s aluminum (2.7 kg much less). The rear shell has been redone in aluminum and has additionally been shortened to refine the silhouette.
I fitted Rotobox Increase rims to realize liveliness, braking, and acceleration. As for the engine, it has a sports activities air filter, a field to optimize the air / gasoline combination.
For aesthetics, I opened the clutch housing and modified the saddle to mount bultex foam for higher consolation and a canopy for the extra aesthetic aspect (from Joan Sellerie). I made a plate holder out of aluminum to save lots of weight and for appears to be like.
It’s fitted with Roadsitalia carbon/titanium exhausts to free the V-twin and particularly for much less weight.
• Does the bike have a nickname?
Aprilia 900 Dorsoduro Tribute Version or Manufacturing facility.
• Any thought of weight and/or energy numbers?
About 190kg totally fueled and 100hp after testing.
• Was there something accomplished throughout this construct that you’re significantly happy with?
It was troublesome to search out the elements just like the fork and the shock. The toughest half was the rear body, which is kind of uncommon. The one I discovered was broken. I repaired and strengthened it.
• Are you able to inform us what it’s prefer to trip?
The bike has turn out to be straightforward to trip. It’s effortlessly managed on the brakes and at lean. It has torque current at 3500rpm with a peak at 5400rpm. It’s an incredible machine now. I take advantage of it loads for mountain using within the Alps.
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