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Aprilia ETV 1000 Caponord

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Aprilia’s big sportsbike has been a stunning on road and track, so you can bet that the CapoNord is a stonking bike. The company has taken its Austrian-built twin, tuned it for more and less top end, and produced a to take on Honda’s Africa and Suzuki’s V-Strom and come out

The CapoNord makes a brilliant whether commuting or long-distance Design is refined, not futuristic or The fairing and wide windshield with direction indicators into the hand guards protect rider and passenger buffeting.

Slim bodywork makes the ideal for filtering through

But don’t even think trying to keep up with an ST4 or on an autobahn. The CapoNord is not designed for to the Alps with 150mph up. But get to the twisties, and the Ducati and Honda will be in for a surprise.

This big trailie really

And there’s loads of room for a for comfortable two-up touring. can supply a top box, panniers and bag so you can easily carry luggage for a jaunt.

The Mille-based engine has valves per cylinder, with a mix of and gear drive to the double cams. There’s a double-balancer to kill vibration. Also the Mille comes the power-assisted clutch with patented Power Clutch (PPC) to rear wheel hop under braking.

Engine mods including cams and new throttle bodies diameter instead of 51mm) turned the light and compact into a huge elastic of a motor, with a torque that is almost flat as it 72 ft-lb at 6250rpm.

Power has been reduced from the 130bhp to 98bhp at 8250rpm, it a much sweeter engine for The CapoNord features electronic injection and Twin Spark with two spark plugs per Dry sump lubrication means no risk of oil starvation when you pop

The Aprilia ETV 1000 CapoNord was the trail motorcycle in the world with a perimeter frame of a double beam with geometry. The frame is made of aluminium alloy, with in aluminium and magnesium alloy. It the highest torsional rigidity in its category.

The swingarm is also built of and magnesium alloy for lightness and rigidity.

Marzocchi front with 50mm diameter stanchions ensures the CapoNord where you point it — and 175mm of wheel travel, you be bounced off your chosen The Sachs rear suspension is for rebound and preload.

Brembo series brakes with hoses ensure top stopping Dry weight is a manageable 215kg, and the holds 25 litres, including reserve. That’s enough for 180 miles at fast touring

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