Sometimes, you don’t have time to head off to the canyons or go on a track day, you just have to ride the streets around you. So, when I got my eager hands on the new Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200, I set off on a full day of riding my local car-infested city of Los Angeles. Well, after a sticky donut that is.
The Dorsoduro 1200 was exhilarating from first drop of the clutch as the immense power caused the rear wheel to smoke and it was quickly followed by the front wheel reaching for the sky, while I screamed with joy and gripped on for dear life at the same time.
During the playful day I’d put Alpinestars gear to the test and explore the capabilities of Aprilia’s extraordinary sports machine as I zip passed a few famous landmarks, take a quick splash in the LA river and show just how efficient a motorcycle is in highly populated areas.
Where is your nearest city? It’s easy, get a motorbike, wear protective gear and go play. The road is your playground.