MD First Ride: 2014 Aprilia Caponord 1200 …

29 Апр 2015 | Author: | Комментарии к записи MD First Ride: 2014 Aprilia Caponord 1200 … отключены
Aprilia ETV 1000 Caponord

MD First Ride: 2014 Caponord 1200

The 2014 Caponord 1200 was introduced to the on the beautiful roads of Sardinia, by rain and wind. If the latest from Aprilia has been a time coming, all we can say is good are worth waiting for.

At the of this new adventure tourer is the v-twin found in the Dorsoduro we tested.  Peak horsepower and torque are down just in the Caponord, delivered at lower rpm for a broader spread of power hp at 8,250 rpm and 84.4 ft./pounds at rpm). The changes include throttle bodies, and Aprilia is a 20% improvement in fuel consumption to the Dorsoduro.

The fuel tank 6.4 gallons.

As it has already done in its superbike Aprilia is aggressively incorporating electronic controls in the new Caponord. In the end “Travel Pack” version we in addition to ABS and traction control, incorporates cruise control as as ADD (which means Aprilia Damping, rather than Deficit Disorder).  A description of ADD include an article of its own.

it to say that this proprietary system controls the SACHS units by sensing road and riding style to make adjustments that best the given conditions.  The ECU monitors numerous variables them throttle opening, acceleration, speed and engine to make the suspension adjustment  Additionally, Aprilia has also a self-adjusting spring pre-load for the shock that reacts to the placed on the bike by the rider, and luggage.

Finally, the ride-by-wire throttle can also be adjusted by selecting one of different maps, including Touring and Rain.

Compared to the the Caponord 1200 has revised geometry, with reduced and increased trail.  The has been increased roughly inches. The ABS braking system top drawer radial mount front calipers.

The Caponord has an family resemblance.  The superbike is brought to mind viewing the bike from the and the silhouette is quite sporty for the tourer class.

Swinging a leg the Caponord revealed a seat that is tall, but not excessive for the touring class (33″). The triangle created by the wide-set footpegs and generous seat a very comfortable mount for the twisty roads of Sardinia. screen height is also although it must be done the bike is stationary.

 Wind protection is good for the leaving a fairly smooth air at helmet level.

The instrument is thorough and legible, and assists straightforward adjustment of the ignition suspension damper settings, control settings and ABS.

The 1200 with Travel features the 29 liter saddlebags each of which accommodates a helmet.

Aprilia ETV 1000 Caponord

The big 90 degree v-twin nicely from as little as rpm, and vibration levels are but pleasant.  Clutch action is easy, and gear changes  A steady 70 mph yield roughly 4, 200 rpm on the for relaxed touring.

 We had all the acceleration we needed on the windy by rolling the throttle on between and 6,000 rpm.

Although the were frequently damp, we primarily to the Sport and Touring maps, finding less in the two than we expected.Throttle response was enough that we preferred the aggressive Sport setting.  I preferred the less intrusive control setting despite the conditions.  This is an easy to ride fast.

The flexibility of the allows you to comfortably wind it on to rpm before shifting, and the 125 hp feels than adequate despite of the competition reaching for superbike-like levels.

The Caponord 1200 is not the lightest of the large enduro market a claimed dry weight of 502 pounds. we were impressed by the semi-active performance, and the balanced feeling of the  The big Caponord seemed to comfortable compliance with more aggressive damping needed for aggressive riding.


“Balanced” is a good to describe the Caponord 1200.  It is not the or most athletic member of the but it combines competent handling comfort and wind protection for long distances with a passenger and luggage aboard. The comprehensive electronics package in the includes an excellent cruise feature, as well.

We don’t have U.S. pricing, but the 1200 should be available this year in the U.S. If pricing is any indication, however, the base model to come in $17,000.

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

Interesting articles

Other articles of the category "Aprilia":

Our partners
Follow us
Contact us
Our contacts

Born in the USSR


About this site

For all questions about advertising, please contact listed on the site.

Motorcycles catalog with specifications, pictures, ratings, reviews and discusssions about Motorcycles.