2006 Aprilia ETV 1000 Caponord Motorcycle Test — Ultimate MotorCycling

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Aprilia ETV 1000 Caponord

2006 Aprilia ETV 1000 | Motorcycle Test

Surely, ride on a motorcycle is an adventure. It is a of the temperature of the atmosphere, the intensity of the the angle of the sun and the texture of the highway. then, is it possible that motorcycles have the title Bike” conferred upon as if they provide an exclusive into an excursion?

Perhaps it is an bike’s ability to perform a variety of duties, something escapes many of the narrowly motorcycles offered to the riding Certainly, it is the ability to not only the tarmac, but also to answer the question: What is down dirt road? (Click to enlarge)

Some adventure are more adventurous than always struggling to find critical balance between comfort and dirt-worthiness. The Aprilia ETV Caponord earns its street-going thanks to a Mille-based 60-degree motor and generous fairing, it primes itself for rougher with about seven of suspension travel, wide and a full-coverage plastic rock for the engine’s soft white

As a liter-bike tipping the scales on the side of 500 pounds, the Caponord has no but to orient itself toward riding. It is the nature of the beast, but does not mean that unpaved roads are forbidden as they are for a pure sport, or cruising bike. Rather, the of street tires with the considerable heft and breadth that the terrain be given due

Unlike a dirt bike, a on an adventure bike is not an inconsequential will be inflicted, and then is the non-trivial issue of bringing the back upright. In spite of the Caponord confidently positions as a motorcycle that is pleasurable on type of road, from interstates to that dashed on a map that indicates unknown (Click image to enlarge)

A relatively low seat height and bars give the Caponord a “adventure cruising” seating Initially, the tallish bars alien; our natural desire was to a bit farther forward and our inclination was our hands should be in closer to each other. That vanished before the first of the generous 6.6-gallon fuel had been accomplished. Though the position concocted by Aprilia may graceless for any single type of it has a collective feel that the Caponord’s versatility. (Click to enlarge)

Clearly, the natural habitat of machine is a poorly maintained road that rewards a adapting motorcycle. This is the long travel suspension—Marzocchi Sachs rear—earns its keep. are unsuccessful in deterring the 19-inch Bridgestone Trail Wing and the nearly six-inch wide tire supplies a reliable patch.

The tubeless tires it possible to reduce tire for dirt excursions, increasing without any tube-destroying side Interestingly, the tires are mounted on spoked rims that are which reduces unwanted weight. (Click image to

Few Caponord riders will when road conditions One could reasonably expect a motorcycle with long, travel would wallow pushed into turns, but is simply not the case. Adequate (adjustable in the rear) allows the to maintain its composure during cruising on canyon roads. The will never disguise as a pure sportbike, but it handles enough to keep up with reasonably aggressive riders.

The box-section, twin-spar aluminum is mated to an aluminum/magnesium alloy for a focus on both light and torsional rigidity.

Sub-triple-digit on your least favorite are of no concern for the Caponord. A relatively windshield does an admirable job of the rider from the incoming as do the plastic hand guards are, technically, brush On the open road, the Caponord can be clicked into sixth for a fast-yet-smooth cruising speed.

An lit blue-and-red instrument panel is to decipher, either before or dark.

Aprilia ETV 1000 Caponord

In traffic, a different story Despite its displacement of 499cc per the Aprilia motor is no torquer. For the motor insists that it be above 4,000 rpm; that engine speed, acceleration is lackluster at best, as claims maximum torque at rpm.

Once spun up the Caponord has nearly 98 hp to play so you can assertively watch the traffic quite clearly in the well-placed, mirrors.

Helmet: Arai XD

Jacket: Shift M1 Ballistic

Shift Hybrid X

Pants: Denim Kevlar Street

Icon Field Armor. image to enlarge)

Living with the Aprilia Caponord is a of recognizing just what of adventure it likes to embark Those plans for long excursions will probably get for another bike, while of the paved roads less will move up to “must-ride” on what may become a frequently bike in your stable.

Aprilia ETV 1000 Caponord
Aprilia ETV 1000 Caponord
Aprilia ETV 1000 Caponord
Aprilia ETV 1000 Caponord

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