APRILIA Dorsoduro 750 (2010)

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Developed in close collaboration with Aprilia Racing (the department of Aprilia responsible for thirty-seven world titles), the Dorsoduro 750 combines the best technology from the worlds of supersports and racing supermotards. The result is a distillation of performance and technology, a special, extreme, and elite motorcycle that is capable of elevating its rider to motorcycling excellence.

The lightweight, agile, and powerful Dorsoduro 750 is driven by a new generation of engine incorporating the most advanced technical solutions found on any bike of its kind. Thanks to advanced electronic engine management, Aprilia's compact 90° V twin delivers superb performance, well beyond the reach of its rivals. Specific power is 122.6 HP/litre and maximum torque is 82 Nm at only 4,500 rpm.

As you would expect from Aprilia, the chassis is unique in the supermotard segment. Having achieved amazing results on the super-specialist SXV, Aprilia's mixed trellis and aluminium frame is now one of the most distinctive features of the Dorsoduro, giving it the sort of directional control, responsiveness and precision the competition cannot hope to achieve.
Despite its essential design, the Aprilia Dorsoduro boasts the highest level of components, technical equipment and finish. Four piston radial calipers, wave discs, a hydraulic wet clutch, adjustable front and rear suspension, Tri-Map ride-by-wire engine management and a Matrix instrument display with on-board computer are just some of the many items that make the Dorsoduro unique.

General information

Engine: Aprilia V90 four stroke longitudinal 90° V twin. Liquid cooling. Double overhead camshaft with mixed gear/chain drive; four valves per cylinder.
Fuel: Unleaded petrol
Bore x Stroke: 92 x 56,4 mm
Total displacement: 749,9 cc
Compression ratio: 11 : 1
Maximum power at the crank: 67.3 kW (92 HP) at 8750 rpm.
Maximum torque at the crank: 8.4 kgm (82 Nm) at 4500 rpm.
Fuel system: Integrated engine management system. Electronic fuel injection with ride-by-wire electronic throttle control.
Ignition: Digital electronic, integrated in the fuel injection system.
Starting: Electric
Exhaust: Two in one system in 100% stainless steel with three-way catalytic converter and Lambda probe.
Generator: 450 W at 6000 rpm.
Lubrification: Wet sump.
Gear box: Six speed. Transmission ratios: 1st 14/36 (2.57) 2nd 17/32 (1.88) 3rd 20/30 (1.5) 4th 22/28 (1.27) 5th 23/26 (1.13) 6th 24/25 (1.04)
Clutch: Hydraulically operated multi-plate wet clutch.
Primary drive: Spur gears. Transmission ratio 38/71 (1.87).
Final drive: Chain. Transmission ratio 16/46.
Frame: Modular steel trellis secured to aluminium side plates by high strength bolts. Detachable rear frame.
Front suspension: 43 mm upside-down fork. 160 mm wheel travel.
Rear suspension: Aluminium alloy swingarm.
Shock absorbers: Hydraulic shock absorber adjustable in spring preload and rebound damping. Wheel travel: 160 mm
Brakes: Front: Double stainless steel floating disc (Ø 320 mm). Four-piston radial calipers. Metal braided brake line. Rear: Stainless steel disc (diam. 240 mm) with single piston caliper. Metal braided brake line.
Wheels: Aluminium alloy. Front: 3.50 x 17". Rear: 6.00 x 17".
Tyres: Radial tubeless. Front: 120/70 ZR 17. Rear: 180/55 ZR 17.
Dimensions: Overall length: 2216 mm Overall width: 905 mm (at handlebars) Overall height: 1185 mm (at instruments) Seat height: 870 mm Wheelbase: 1505 mm Trail: 108 mm Rake angle: 26°
Dry weight: 186 kg
Fuel tank capacity: 12 litres (autonomy > 200 km)

APRILIA Alitalia RSV4 (2010)

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APRILIA Mana GT 850 (2010)

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The 2010 Aprilia Mana GT 850 is a completely new motorcycling concept with a Sportgear sequential / automatic transmission, radial brake calipers, helmet compartment and upside down forks. The Aprilia Mana combines the potential of the motorcycle with an unmatched functional nature and flexibility of use. A unique bike in the motorcycling world with a potentially endless number of variations: this is the Aprilia Mana GT 850, the version that extends the proverbial versatility of the 850 cc produced by Piaggio even further.

The 2010 Mana GT 850 is Aprilia's response to a constantly evolving market, which is increasingly aware of mobility needs, impatient to try out vehicles that satisfy in daily use as well as on long trips. The Mana GT version is designed to do just that: an elegant half-fairing perfectly integrated in the lines of the bike protects both rider and passenger on long journeys as well as in daily commuting making the bike ideal for touring. The adjustable windshield means that the level of protection can be adjusted to suit your own needs with a unique level of customization.

The half-fairing makes the GT version even more unique and lets you get the very best out of the V2 850-engine performance with Sportgear transmission. A twin cylinder engine that with its 76 HP and exceptionally flat torque curve gives excellent performance already at low revs, in acceleration, pick-up and at speed, and is the perfect match for the touring soul of the Mana 850 GT and the motorcyclist's need for responsiveness.

Intelligent Transmission
The primary drive is the focal point of the entire Mana range. The Sportgear transmission offers the rider a choice of different driving modes:

1) Sequential mode: The rider decides when to change gear by using the conventional control on the pedal or by pressing a switch on the handlebars as desired. An electronically controlled servomechanism acts on the main pulley that changes the gearshift mode with seven gear ratios amazingly quickly. Only during deceleration, if the rider does not manually change gear, the engine automatically changes down gear using the Semi-Sequential function and preventing the minimum RPM threshold from going below the set limit. This is another valuable aid for safe riding.

2) Fully automatic mode (Autodrive): the sophisticated electronics control everything and the CVT transmission keeps the engine running at maximum torque speed for optimum pick-up and acceleration. The rider can choose from three different mappings:

= Touring: for those who want a softer power delivery and minimum fuel consumption;
= Sport: for maximum performance and quick acceleration;
= Rain: on wet or slippery roads in maximum safety;

Semi-Autodrive mode only allows the rider to change down gear. This is useful for overtaking at maximum torque revs or when riding down a hill when engine braking is required. You can switch from Autodrive to Sequential mode and vice versa at any time and in any riding conditions. The handlebar gearshift control can be disabled from the instrument panel.

With this technical solution, the Mana GT 850 adapts perfectly to any type of road and offers relaxed cruising or exhilarating sports riding depending on the rider's needs or wishes.

Design
The 2010 Aprilia Mana GT 850 uses the same technical base as the Mana and shares the same exclusive and unmistakable Italian design. The original fairing with adjustable windshield that surrounds the characteristic round headlamp, a distinctive feature of the Mana range, is practical and elegant.

The 16-liter tank is located under the saddle, in a lower position, to distribute weight more evenly and lower the bike's centre of gravity, making it incredibly light and easy to ride. Its usual place is taken by an illuminated compartment - lined with slip-proof, scratch-proof material - that can not only house a flip up helmet, but also contains a housing for your mobile phone and a 12V socket.

Like its Naked sister bike, the compartment is opened electrically by a switch on the handlebar. A hydropneumatic damper is designed to prevent accidental opening while the motorcycle is in motion. A manually operated lever under the passenger seat is provided to release the compartment lid in the event of a flat battery.

Chassis
The refined chassis on the Aprilia Mana GT 850 guarantees a relaxed, safe handling motorcycle on all road surfaces. The robust steel tube trellis frame has a single piece aluminum swingarm that directly controls a laterally-offset shock absorber that frees precious space for the exhaust pipe in the delicate area behind the engine which makes the motorcycle very compact and manageable when changing direction both in town traffic and when out riding in the hills during the weekend.

On the Mana GT 850 the spring preload and damper rebound can be adjusted with a knob and has been moved to the outside. It can be easily accessed for quick and precise adjustments to adapt to your own particular riding needs and bike load (passenger, luggage, etc.).

The 43-mm upside down fork slides easily and has an optimized set-up that suits the new weight distribution and the touring nature of this bike. Its 120-mm front wheel travel allows you to effortlessly tackle all sorts of road surface and offers the right support even under sport riding conditions.

Braking
The Aprilia Mana GT 850 has an efficient braking system, which has a front system with 320 mm discs and radial calipers, combined with a latest generation two-channel Continental ABS system - fitted as standard - that increases active and passive riding safety even when braking on difficult road surfaces, avoiding locking up the brakes as well as improving braking performance. In fact, on the Mana 850 GT ABS all riders can fully use the bike's generous braking power in perfect safety on any road surface.

2011 YAMAHA FZ6R

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The innovative FZ6R offers features that make it easy for beginning riders to get started, like adjustable seat height.

The 2011 Yamaha FZ6R has a special ambience that makes you feel comfortable the minute you swing a leg over the seat. It is a sports bike that does not make any earth shattering claims; just a bike that will leave you smiling after each and every ride. Perhaps you are just getting started in motorcycling or have been around long enough to recognize that fun is not always determined by engine size or horsepower.

Hardcore. Not hard to afford.

The 2011 FZ6R offers features that make it easy for beginning riders to get started: a low seat height, grips that reach back to you, and a torquey, 600cc engine you won't outgrow anytime soon. Add a beautiful new diamond-steel frame, a sleep fairing, an Yamaha R6-style exhaust and a price that makes it way more affordable than it looks.

Somewhere between cruisers and supersport bikes exists a genre simply known as "sports" bikes.

The FZ6R fits perfectly into the less intense sport bike world with its easy to control power, light weight and low seat height. A slim compact chassis complements the fuel injected engine and its very linear throttle control. No lap records here, just a bike that inspires rider confidence and is a blast to ride
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Specifications

MSRP:
MSRP* $7,590 (Reddish Copper/Raven) Available from December 2010
$7,490 (Raven) Available from December 2010

Engine
= Type 600cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke, DOHC 16 valves
= Bore x Stroke 65.5mm x 44.5mm
= Compression Ratio 12.2:1
= Fuel Delivery Fuel injection
= Ignition Digital TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
= Transmission 6-speed; multi-plate wet clutch
= Final Drive O-ring chain

Chassis
= Suspension / Front Telescopic fork, 5.1-in.travel
= Suspension / Rear Single shock, 5.1-in travel
= Brakes / Front Hydraulic disc, 298mm
= Brakes / Rear Hydraulic disc, 245mm
= Tires / Front 120/70 ZR17
= Tires / Rear 160/60 ZR17

Dimensions
= Length 83.5 in
= Width 30.3 in
= Height 46.7 in
= Seat Height 30.9 in
= Ground Clearance 5.5 in
= Wheelbase 56.7 in
= Rake (Caster Angle) 26.0°
= Trail 4.1 in
= Fuel Capacity 4.6 gal
= Fuel Economy** 43 mpg
= Wet Weight 470 lb

Other
= Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)

2011 YAMAHA FZ6R

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Unlike any other motorcycle available today, the 2011 Yamaha VMAX is truly in a class of its own. The awesome acceleration and muscular beauty combines with sporty handling and Yamaha's latest electronic engine management technologies to offer an incredibly exhilarating riding experience.

Brawn and brains.
The 2011 VMAX is the ultimate muscle bike and is the awesome result of its evolutionary journey. The unique features of this iconic beast are richly blended with advanced sportbike tehcnology and forward-thinking style. It all adds up to a machine with immense performance and visual power. There's only one V-Max.

The legend continues.
In '85 the original V-Max turned the motorcycle world on its ear. Our engineers took a big dose of the original "Mad Max" DNA then added a bunch of Yamaha's latest sport bike technologies like our chip controlled variable intake stacks, a high tech fuel injection system and our famous fly by wire throttle. The result is the next generation VMAX. The legendary sound, engine character and amazing acceleration are all part of the design but there is a twist. The VMAX offers truly sporty handling, thanks to its lightweight aluminium chassis and fully adjustable suspension. Scorched any pavement lately?

Specifications

Engine
= Type 102-cubic-inch (1679cc) liquid-cooled 65° V-4, DOHC, 4 valves/cylinder
= Bore x Stroke 90.0mm x 66.0mm
= Compression Ratio 11.3:1
= Fuel Delivery Fuel Injection with YCC-T and YCC-I
= Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
= Transmission 5-speed, multiplate slipper clutch
= Final Drive Shaft

Chassis
= Suspension / Front 52mm telescopic cartridge fork w/oxidized titanium coating. Fully adjustable preload, compression and rebound; 4.7 in travel
= Suspension / Rear Single shock w/remote reservoir and remote adjustable for preload, compression and rebound
= Brakes / Front Dual 320mm wave-type discs; radial mount 6-piston calipers, Brembo® radial pump master cylinder
= Brakes / Rear 298mm wave-type disc, single-piston caliper and Brembo® master cylinder
= Tires / Front Bridgestone® Radial 120/70-R18 59V
= Tires / Rear Bridgestone® Radial 200/50-R18 76V

Dimensions
= Length 94.3 in
= Width 32.3 in
= Height 46.8 in
= Seat Height 30.5 in
= Wheelbase 66.9 in
= Rake (Caster Angle) 31.0 in
= Trail 5.8 in
= Fuel Capacity 4.0 gal
= Fuel Economy** 27 mpg
= Wet Weight*** 683 lb / 685 lb (CA model)

Other
Warranty 2 Year (Limited Factory Warranty) with Priority Delivery Program