2014 Aprilia Caponord 1200 | First Ride

A Motorcycle Made to Multi-Task

By Alan Cathcart, Photography by Milagro

Tech Spec

Evolution
The bones and beating heart of Aprilia’s Dorsoduro megamotard, dressed up as an adventure bike and topped with electronic suspension technology.

Rivals
BMW R1200GS, Ducati Multistrada 1200, KTM 1190 Adventure, Moto Guzzi Stelvio, Triumph Tiger Explorer, Yamaha Super Ténéré

Tech
Price n/a
Engine type l-c 90-deg. V-twin
Valve train DOHC, 8v
Displacement 1197cc
Bore x stroke 106.0 x 67.8mm
Compression 12.5:1
Fuel system EFI, ride-by-wire
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 6-speed
Claimed horsepower 125.0 bhp @ 8250 rpm
Claimed torque 78.6 lb.-ft. @ 6800 rpm
Frame Tubular-steel trellis
Front suspension Sachs 43mm fork with electronically adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Rear suspension Sachs shock with electronically adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Front brake Dual Brembo four-piston radial calipers, 320mm discs with ABS
Rear brake Brembo one-piston caliper, 240mm disc with ABS
Front tire 120/70ZR-17 Dunlop Qualifier 2
Rear tire 180/55ZR-17 Dunlop Qualifier 2
Rake/trail 26.1°/4.9 in.
Seat height 33.1 in.
Wheelbase 61.6 in.
Fuel capacity 6.3 gal.
Claimed curb weight 510 lbs.
Color n/a
Available Fall 2013
Warranty 24 mo., unlimited mi.
Contact www.apriliausa.com

Verdict 4 out of 5 stars

Superlative street performance, exceptional comfort, and lots of useful technology make the Caponord a great choice for on-road adventuring.

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