I suspect that unemployment in Italy’s technology sector is about to rise very slightly.
Via Asphalt & Rubber, it seems that some excitable webmaster has jumped the gun, and put the downloadable service manuals for the Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 and Dorsoduro 1200 ABS online in the maintenance section of Aprilia’s web site. Since Aprilia hasn’t even announced this bike, other than via rumor, and its release probably wasn’t even scheduled until the EICMA show in Milan in November, this is certainly going to take the wind out of the sails of Aprilia’s PR department.
As far as the bike itself, we can’t tell much about its power output, but we now know it sports an 1197cc v-twin engine, and weighs 492lbs wet.
Oh, and, since I suspect that Aprilia will probably yank this off the Internet in due course, here’s my personal copy of the 2011 Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 & 1200ABS User Manual, in English and Dutch. Enjoy.
Oh, and I think we can confirm that there will, in fact, be a Dorsoduro 1200 for 2011.
UPDATE (8/12/10): Sadly, it won’t be a Dorsoduro that we see on this side of the pond. Aprilia says: “We are extremely pleased with the sales of the Dorsoduro 750 and do not plan on importing the 1200 at this time.”
So, none for the US market at all for 2011.