2014 Aprilia Caponord 1200- First Ride Review

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2014 Aprilia Caponord – First Ride Borrowing a from Aprilia’s past, the new 1200 is an adventure-tourer for the future.

Italy—When I first saw the Caponord at the show, I quickly dismissed it as a full-dress evolution of the Aprilia a bike conceived to snatch a of the growing adventure-touring pie from the BMW R1200GS . However, after the Aprilia Caponord 1200 on secluded and twisty roads on I must apologize to the Aprilia team: The new Caponord is actually a conceived and very efficient adventure-tourer that only inspired by the Dorsoduro when from afar.

In reality, a completely new bike. The test on roads soaked by a strong underscored the efficiency of the Caponord, has the most advanced electronic ever installed on a bike, rider safety, comfort and The following is a list of the electronic on the bike, which reveals the leadership in this domain:

RBW: The ride-by-wire electronic control has three selectable Sport, Rain.

ABS: A system from Continental manages the latest Brembo monoblock calipers and twin front disc brakes, the floating single-piston rear 240mm rotor. The ABS is integrated the ATC system, but can be switched off independently.

Aprilia Traction Control, the most advanced and effective has three settings: Level 1, for a sport-riding experience; Level 2, for use in the city and in touring; and Level 3, for safety on low-grip surfaces. ATC can be off, and is capable of self-calibrating fundamental components of the rolling such as tires, are changed.

Aprilia Cruise Control is of the Travel Pack, the grand Caponord.

ADD: Aprilia Damping goes well the ESA-type adjustable suspensions via a handlebar-mounted switch. The Sachs units, front fork and rear shock, have managed by a dedicated ECU with Aprilia software and related They essentially “read” the conditions and riding style via sensors.

Skyhook, from the automotive handles the low-frequency loads, an acceleration-driven system handles the loads. Together, the two systems higher comfort and superior performance. Since neither can the spring load, they are semi-active, not fully active.

The shock absorber, however, can its spring preload based on coming from a sensor the angle of the swingarm in relation to a point on the frame. This system resets the correct by preloading the shock absorber via a step motor, on the basis of pre-set mappings (rider rider with passenger, with panniers, rider and with panniers).

Stepping from the electronics and into the of internal combustion, the Aprilia 90-degree V-Twin has been to 125 hp at 8250 rpm RPM, which is a bit from the Dorsoduro’s 130 hp at 8700 but has a broader torque curve. torque now is 84.4 ft.-lb. at rpm, instead of the Dorsoduro’s at 7200 rpm. The engine has extensive modifications, beginning 52mm throttle bodies in of the 57mm units of the Dorsoduro

To improve flexibility and smoothness of two injectors are fitted to each body, and an oxygen sensor is downstream in each exhaust for a perfect calibration of the injection as as reduced fuel consumption and exhaust emissions. A 690-watt supports all the complex electronics and the of the electrical components, including the new and powerful lighting system and the heated grips.

The frame a composite structure, with aluminum claws that the rear mounts of the engine and locate the swingarm pivot. A triangulated section of steel bolts to the aluminum elements and to the engine mounts. The trellis is structured using the same tubing of the Dorsoduro.

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The frame, with revised geometry, has had its rake reduced 27.5 degrees back to the 26 of the Dorsoduro 750, but the trail has from 118mm to 125mm of triple-clamps offset by 25 mm. The wheelbase of in. is a 1.45 in. increase over the 1200’s, thanks to a longer and a slightly advanced steering

As one might expect, the Aprilia 1200 comes well for touring, with a comfortably seat for two, a protective with an adjustable windshield and that keep the cold and wet from your gloves, was much appreciated in the stormiest of my test. Though a seat lower than 33 inches be welcome, the problem disappeared aboard the bike.

The riding is one of the most ergonomically correct I experienced, and the reach to the handlebar natural, with arms flexed and able to apply all the needed to control the bike, under extreme conditions. the legs and back are not stressed at and the fairing does an excellent

From 4000 rpm, the pulls beautifully with little fuss and almost vibration. Below 3500 it shudders a bit. The chassis is balanced and immensely more than that of the Dorsoduro.

response is precise and quick, and the feels stable at speed, on a soaking wet road at 100mph, a the Caponord can maintain with for a long time. The engine has higher potential than or the 130hp of the Dorsoduro. Top speed is to 135 mph.

All told, the new Caponord has superb dynamic qualities, and far more agile and surefooted most adventure-tourers. On top of this, the Sachs suspension makes the comfortable and controllable in a variety of conditions. With its stability on tarmac at speed and excellent the Caponord offers a combination hard to beat.

And when the weather turned the Caponord further proved its virtues on the twisty mountain The bike also proved versatile, perfectly adequate for hauls on the highway yet fine for commuting.

In Italy, a fully Caponord Travel Pack for 15,900 euros, with the model starting at 13,500 When it arrives in the US later year, the Caponord 1200 Pack will be priced at

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