Aprilia chose to reveal its news Caponord 1200 before the opening of the living room of Milan mid-November 2012. Already interviewed at the time of previews more or less official, the new road trail of No ale reveals its technology now and let’s foresee a road strong potential as sportsman. Certain Ducati Multistrada 1200 is expected the turning!
The return of Caponord at Aprilia has been official, so to speak, for several months. A world convention dedicated to the dealers had let filter the first photographs of the motor bike, at an advanced stage of development but it is not final yet. This time, it is good that Aprilia raises the veil on its very new Caponord 1200, taking over in 2013 ETV 1000 Caponord. This news Aprilia Caponord 1200 rests on the basis of technical Dorsoduro 1200 in its recent grinding 1.2. Let us see that.
A heart and a skeleton of Dorsoduro 1200
Lately, Aprilia took the practice to graft the head of fork – or at least its style – of sporting RSV4 on most its new models, maximum scooter Aprilia SRV 850 understood. One can say that the blow of pencil of the designer Miguel Galuzzi is deadened! Nevertheless, the drawing was adapted here to the constraints of the maximum category road trail, with a more enveloping careenage and a bubble with manual adjustment. The handlebar is also new compared to that of Dorsoduro, with a form much more comfortable for the pilot. The saddle, in two parts, will quickly make forget the reception Spartan of Dorso’. Base pilot, of 840 mm of the ground and nonadjustable, will require certainly a size higher than 1.70 m to feel at ease. The more so as the new reserve of 24 liters (15 liters on Dorsoduro 1200) will undoubtedly draw aside more than the thighs.
24 liters for a made thirsty twin of the directions
The news Aprilia Caponord 1200 2013 adopted this new reserve of beautiful capacity to increase the autonomy well thought-out to be well too short on Dorsoduro 1200, which also suffers from an average consumption, say high: about 8.5 l/100 km, while rolling nicely. But Aprilia specifies that the cartography was re-examined on Aprilia Caponord 1200 2013, to make the engine more flexible but also more sparing.
At same time, work on the box with air and the low new line of exhaust should guarantee a filling always very generous, typical of the excellent revivals of which this driving twin-cylinder is able. The reports of box were modified to make the engine less brutal at low speed. The power of the alternator passes to 690 W in order to provide for the electric needs and the connection of accessories. Nevertheless, the official press kit does not specify the values of power and couple of this evolution engine.
Still intelligent suspensions!
Aprilia Caponord 1200 also presents a back loop of framework reinforced to accommodate the luggage. The suspensions are always with triple adjustment, but Aprilia joined the manufacturers who bet on the semi-active suspensions. Here, the pilot can modify hydraulics of the suspensions according to 4 preset adjustments: solo, solo with luggage, duet, and duet with luggage. The adaptation to quality of the bitumen or to the rhythm of pilot is managed by the central processing unit of the motor bike and the accelerator wrinkles by wire. The system strongly points out Skyhook of the last Ducati Multistrada 1200.
For the rest, Aprilia Caponord 1200 2013 has specificity already known on Dorsoduro 1200 1.2: three adjustable cartographies of injection to the handlebar (Sport, Touring, and Rain) as well as an anti-skid adjustable ATC on three levels and an ABS with double channel. These two last assistances are disconnect able. For questions of comfort about motorway, Aprilia Caponord 1200 2013 also profits from a speed regulator.
The news Aprilia Caponord 1200 2013 will be available in two versions, standard or Travel Pack, which grows rich by series of the speed regulator, the dynamic suspensions, the central crutch and the side bags. With this news Caponord 1200, Aprilia takes into account to mix with the battle which prevails within the family of the maximum trail lorry drivers SUV tendency, a category in full effervescence these very last years!
Aprilia Caponord 1200, in short:
- Longitudinal twin-cylinder out of V with 90°, cooled by water, injected
- Electronic accelerator (wrinkle by wire)
- Three cartographic of series: Rain, Sport, Touring
- Anti-skid on three levels of series, disconnect able
- ABS of series, disconnect able
- Speed regulator (version Travel Pack)
- Tally mixed out of steel lattice with side aluminum turntables
- Oscillating arm aluminum
- Buckle back reinforced
- Line of exhaust in low position
- Suspensions with triple adjustment, semi active (version Travel Pack)
- Bubble with manual adjustment
- Height of saddle 840 mm
- Reserve of 24 liters