2006 Aprilia ETV 1000 Caponord

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2006 Aprilia ETV1000 Caponord

Model Overview:

2006 ETV1000 Caponord

Bodystyle Adventure
Warranty 24 months
Manufacturer Country Italy
Introduction Year N/A
Displacement (cc) 997.6
Engine Type V Twin
Nextstep Bg

2006 Aprilia ETV 1000 Caponord


The Aprilia marque goes all the way back to the second world war and was originally built as a bicycle at a factory in Italy. It stayed that way until 1968, when the son of the original owner decided to copy the success of Piaggio and turned the small factory into a moped production. From there, they built scooters until 1970 and finally entered into the off-road market with their Scarabeo models. They have done exceptionally well in the enduro and off-road race platforms (thus selling lots of bikes to the off-roading public.) In 2004, the company was purchased by Piaggio, where they are part of a company which is number four in worldwide motorcycle sales

According to Aprilia the ETV 1000 is a touring bike, ask anyone who owns one and they'll tell you differently. Look for this bike on road, off-road and everywhere in between. It has all the makings of a touring bike; comfortable seating, a windshield, perfectly placed handlebars, handguards, faring, lockable and underseat storage and a rear rack. It also has optional storage in the form of aluminum panniers and top box. It has digital instruments; a speedometer, with trip and a tachometer, a fuel gauge with a low level warning light.

Everything a rider could ask for in touring, correct? Now, let's talk about that off-road. The front forks are adjustable Marzocchi telescoping; the rear is a Sachs Boge aluminum twin-sided swing arm. The 996cc engine is a fuel injected twin, bringing in almost 87 horsepower. With 9.49 inches of ground clearance, it was made for getting off the pavement. The plastic body parts cover a 90.2 inch, aluminum and steel frame. All that power is brought to a halt by the Brembo brakes, front and rear.

With a smooth acceleration in all gears, owners like almost everything about this bike. It has a reputation for having electrical problems, but they're usually an easy fix. Aprilia enjoys a great standing in off-road racing and this bike does everything to add to it.

New For 2006
  • Carryover from last year's model.

2006 Aprilia ETV 1000 Specs

  • Model: ETV 1000
  • Engine Type: 99.6 ci V-Twin
  • Bore and Stroke: 3.82 and 2.66
  • Compression ratio: 10.4:1
  • Valve Train: 4-Stroke
  • Induction: 4-stroke
  • Ignition: Electronic
  • Transmission: six-speed
  • Final Drive: Chain
  • Fuel Capacity: 6.6 Gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 48 PMG Combined
  • Brakes (Front): Brembo Dual Disc 11.8
  • Brakes (Rear): 10.7 Disc
  • Suspension (Front): Adjustable Telescopic Fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Sachs BogeTwin Sided Swing Arm
  • Wheelbase: 60.8
  • Rake: 27.9 Degrees
  • Trail: 5.1 Inches
  • Seat Height: 32.3
  • Curb Weight: 518 pounds
  • Tires (Front): Pirelli 110/80 ZR19
  • Tires (Rear): Pirelli 150/70 ZR17


  • Aluminum Panniers
  • Aluminum Top Case
  • Black
  • Center Stand
  • EVT CAPONORD Panniers
  • X-Box Top Box

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