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Aprilia FV2 1200 Concept

Aprilia’s New Caponord 1200 High Performance and Long Comfort

The subject of leaked the Aprilia Caponord 1200 was unveiled at EICMA last The big, powerful v-twin bike does not disappoint in its Although based on the manic 1200 we thoroughly enjoyed testing. the new Caponord nevertheless significant chassis and engine to suit its unique purpose.

include, but are not limited to, much fuel tank (6.34 increased wheelbase and revised geometry for improved high stability, and greater torque lower in the rpm range. The Caponord also gets much alternator output (a big jump 450 watts to 690 watts) to power all goodies long distance employ.

The Caponord 1200 the latest computer controlled including ride-by-wire throttle, selectable engine maps, ABS, defeatable and adjustable control and available cruise and electronic adjustable suspension (Aprilia Dynamic Damping or

The available “Travel Pack” the ADD, cruise control, stand and saddlebags. All together, the 1200 represents a very contender in the adventure touring Below is the complete press from Aprilia, with photos:



After shocking the sport bike world the incredible Tuono V4 R and after the best superbike of the new millennium, the fast RSV4, Aprilia at leaving an indelible sign in the enduro segment as well, the objective and exclusive objective of a perfect balance between and comfort. Introducing Caponord the perfect bike for any occasion. to handle and agile in the city, to its advanced and lightweight chassis, and fun in the countryside, thanks to its sophisticated management and its generous twin engine, comfortable for rider and in touring due to the particular attention to detail and its excellent protection the air, thanks to wind shape studies.

Caponord is not a new name for Aprilia: the ETV 1000 Caponord, introduced in represented an advanced interpretation of the enduro concept, boasting elements such as the dual chassis in aluminium and the 998 cc 98 HP twin engine, both clearly derivations. More than ten have passed and in the meantime motorcycle technology has taken forward: the proverbial ability to exceptional chassis has been by top notch skill in applied thanks to the experience gained in top racings, which has always the maximum centre of research and for Aprilia of solutions which are used in factory models.

of this is in the characteristics of power and the torque of the 1200 V2 engine, revamped to provide the maximum in of power output and riding The needs and desires of bikers also changed, attracted as before by the global bike, is, the bike which is capable of great satisfaction in any riding Caponord 1200 aims to a meeting place between the new of bikers and Aprilia’s technological

The three-fold personality typical of design combined with a body: these are the primary of a long series that the Caponord 1200 apart. and function find a point of The sport nature comes clearly in the stylistic traits: the Aprilia “gaze” characterises the 1200 too.

Numerous tunnel sessions designed the of the top fairing and the windshield with height in order to ensure the aerodynamic penetration, with attention given to the indispensable of the rider and passenger against the To guarantee maximum comfort in use, the handguards and particular fairing profiles come play, designed not to be invasive, but to plenty of protection.

The same characterises the Caponord 1200 the new Aprilia has a frame made of piping and forged aluminium a true and proper modern which deserves to be left on The mixed structure guarantees the amount of rigidity and the essential of stability and precision expected every Aprilia, allowing the 1200 to rise above its rivals stop – in sport The perfect balance between and touring is an alchemy that those with in depth like Aprilia are able to

The erect and relaxed riding is the fruit of specific ergonomic to find a dominant position, but one would not be tiring during trips; the saddle, enhanced by its red stitching to give it a racing has a particularly comfortable cushion and just 840 mm off the ground, allowing of any height to always be in full of the vehicle at a standstill. The passenger were also given attention: the portion of the saddle, and flat, is separate from the seat and shaped in such a way prevents sliding forward, optimum comfort in any riding while the grab handles a firm and comfortable grip. technology allowed a thin nylon tank to be realised great freedom of shape, a reduction in weight.

This way the dimensions were reduced to a and cater to the perfect leg position for the The 24 litre capacity guarantees a of more than 300 km with one

The Caponord 1200 design was from the beginning considering the panniers as an integral part of the this, together with the to adopt a layout of the exhaust with a low silencer, allowed to be contained significantly. The 29 litre panniers, once installed, particularly adherent to the tail profile (total dimensions at just 908 mm) and they do not create any for the passenger, facilitating mounting and comfort.

Aprilia also sport purists: the silencer is adjustable, in the event that the are not fitted, giving it a more and aggressive look. The colour panniers which match the that you’ll find in the Caponord 1200 accessories do not require any further hardware for thereby leaving the clean of the motorcycle unaltered when are not installed.

Caponord 1200 has a of standard equipment which but is not limited to:

Ride by Wire

Three engine maps, Touring and Rain

ABS (which can be

ATC (which can be disabled and adjusted to 3 settings)

Adjustable windshield


The Travel Pack adds:

ADD (Aprilia Dynamic

Cruise Control

Shock with built in piggy spring preload electrically to 4 predefined settings (rider rider and passenger, rider with panniers, rider with panniers)

Pair of colour coded to match the

Center stand

These two items are available in the rich catalogue even for Caponord customers.

Caponord 1200 from the technical base of the and efficient Dorsoduro 1200, fun-bike of the sector; nonetheless, the different way the two motorcycles are used, the of the new Aprilia has been extensively The layout of the frame is still a structure, made up of a trellis in resistance steel tubes to a pair of … cast plates.

This exclusive and tested configuration allows a balance of weights to be achieved, as as optimum torsional and longitudinal values. The frame has undergone an in revamping, seeking to raise the bar for the in terms of handling, without high standards of stability at the speeds which the powerful is capable of reaching.

The new rear ensures extreme solidity for with a full load, the lateral positioning of the shock which connects the frame to swingarm, is useful for providing the amount of space for the exhaust the unit far from heat in a position which favours any that may be required. Caponord has a manually adjustable shock in spring preload and in rebound as well as a completely adjustable USD (rebound, compression and spring preload) 43 mm stanchions made precious by shell mounting brackets.

The aluminium wheels, both 17 stem from the ones equip the super sport RSV4 and contribute to reducing gyroscopic of unsuspended weight to a minimum, all to the of handling. The wheels are shod tyres which were and developed specifically for this of bike; thanks in part to the cross section of the rear tyre they are able to accommodate the rider’s most extreme as well as ensuring maximum on slippery surfaces.

The particular of the tread provides the further of safely tackling light off routes, in search of a more type of touring. The Brembo system provides, on the front a pair of floating 320 mm steel discs and callipers with 4 pistons and connection. The rear mounts a floating calliper that a 240 mm disc.

An advanced two-channel ABS which can be disengaged completes the equipment.

Caponord 1200 the same exceptional engine as the Dorsoduro 1200. The Aprilia cylinder boasts extremely construction technology and a careful of internal fluid dynamics at improving combustion, decreasing and maximising performance. The engine was the object of significant revamping, both in and hardware, in order to obtain progressive power output low rpms (to the advantage of comfort) and to riding pleasure thanks to higher torque values (to the fun), at the same time fuel economy.

The general specifications of the Caponord engine are:

Twin 90° V

Max power: 128 HP @ 8.500 rpm; Max 85 ft. lbs @ 6,500 rpm;

Triple map by Wire technology (with Touring and Rain maps);

oversquare bore/… ratio is highlighted by the sport attitude and amount of power generated a low RPM;

Offset cylinders for lateral compactness;

Double camshafts driven by a mixed valve timing system and per cylinder;

Twin spark for fluid but full power

Speed density type fuel injection with two bodies and micro-nebuliser injectors;

Stick-coils in spark plug boots;

Aprilia FV2 1200 Concept

catalytic converter with oxygen sensor;

Hydraulically clutch.

First and foremost the ratios have been in order to increase manageability at and to take full advantage of the that this powerful supercharged 90° V twin cylinder engine is of. The change to the final drive contributes to increasing top speed, allowing the engine to turn at rpms while travelling on the saving fuel and increasing comfort.

A of the experience Aprilia has gained in which has resulted in an amazing 51 titles in just a few years, the compact twin from is a work of Italian art even an aesthetics point of view. for this goes to the great of the engineers in imagining an modern engine where the transportation system travels through a CAN which has the benefit of decreasing the of electrical cables needed. The alternator is new, more and able to easily supply to the various electrical accessories available in the optional equipment catalogue.


was the first to believe in the Ride by system, the electronic type on the Shiver 750 as far back as 2007, the of extremely sophisticated technology, once only for competition bikes, helps the rider to get the most out bike’s performance potential. On the 1200 the level of effectiveness and of this system as reached a new

The RbW system dialogues perfectly the engine ECU, managing the power in the possible way at each point of the output arc in order to have manageability at low RPM, extreme at medium RPM and exemplary spurts at RPM. An efficient engine provides the indisputable advantage fuel economy.

With its maps (Rain, Touring and which the rider can select with the bike in motion, the possibility of having a bike three distinct personalities, to instantly adapt to any possible and preference. The rider needs close the throttle and press a to choose the desired setting.

maximum performance with and direct power output in to satisfy an aggressive riding

TOURING: the maximum power is the same as the Sport mapping, but becomes more fluid and suitable for riding or touring.

RAIN: is limited to 100 HP in order to guarantee control and safety in conditions of grip.

ABS and traction control can both be disengaged and they are standard equipment on the Caponord 1200. The two ABS system is particularly finely allows the rider to take advantage of the chassis potential in riding without every being even in the most intense operations, whilst still maximum safety on slippery surfaces. ATC Traction Control) is the exclusive control system derived from the Performance Ride Control system on the extraordinary  RSV4, designed and tuned by Aprilia to get maximum out of any type of surface, able to the rider great riding simultaneously increasing safety. The 3 of control can be adjusted based on riding styles and asphalt

Level 1 . for a pure sport experience, all fun and adrenaline.

Level 2 . for the city and touring and in general to the engine’s great power on

Level 3 . ideal for safety on difficult situations such as low surfaces, staying in complete control.

1200 is also available in the Pack outfitting which ADD, Cruise Control, centre and side panniers.

ADD (Aprilia Damping) is the brand new semi-active suspension system developed by Aprilia and protected, the reference point in all over the world for technology, and reliability. After APRC, the sophisticated “package” of electronics which equips the RSV4 and V4, once again Aprilia that they are pioneers in the field of applied to bikes, introducing the system which uses automotive to guarantee maximum reliability: a to the future, thanks to its vast possibilities of and diversified applications.

The system measures the energy to the vehicle by the harshness of the asphalt, recognises the phases (acceleration, deceleration, constant throttle) and adapts the calibration in order to maximise and maintain the bike’s balance.

All of this is thanks to the exclusive patented which combines the principles of and acceleration driven damping – well known in the motoring – allowing maximum performance to be across the entire fork and absorber frequency range.

In the electromechanical suspension systems already on the market, the rider presses a button on the to activate an electric motor changes the suspension set-up. In the ADD dynamic semi-active suspension on the other hand, all the rider has to do is

The Travel Pack includes a in piggy back shock electrically adjustable in spring to 4 predefined positions, indicated by icons on the digital instrument panel: only, rider with only rider with and rider and passenger with panniers.

Cruise Control allows the speed to be set and maintained even on and downhills, without touching the control. The system disengages if the rider touches any of the brake/clutch Cruise commands and is very useful on motorway routes because it helps fuel and makes the ride tiring. It is a perfect ally to eat up astride the Caponord 1200.

The digital instrument panel equips the Caponord 1200 is all The LCD combines the speedometer, rev counter, and two trip odometers, fuel and coolant temperature. There is also a mapping indicator (S,T,R) as as the shock absorber electric spring indicator (where available). The gear is also indicated, as as the ATC level adjustment and handgrip operation (available as a option).

The series of warning on the side include the fuel ABS and ATC engaged/disengaged and Cruse Control available).


Aprilia FV2 1200 Concept
Aprilia FV2 1200 Concept
Aprilia FV2 1200 Concept


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