We return very right from the presentation of Aprilia Caponord 1200 Travels Pack, the whole new maximum trail conceived on the basis of very muscular Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 1.2. And technical side, Aprilia did not haggle over the efforts: wrinkle by wire, ABS, anti-skid ATC, electronic speed regulator, re-examined cartographies engine and suspensions assisted among the most sophisticated moment. Only that!
This year, the battle made fumes at the maximum trails, and the models ravel at bikescatalog. And finally, Aprilia held there a new value standard in the category? It is what one would be in right to think of the reading of the press kit of the news Aprilia Caponord 1200.
The framework is different, just like the rims, the line of exhaust, the suspensions, all the production, the instrument panel, the system of injection, and the reports of box…
So that in spite of a punt forms seemingly common, one is indeed entitled to a motorcycle entirely reconsidered for every other objectives: to roll the every day and to leave on a journey to two with weapons and luggage, the whole with an improved security and an autonomy…
Much more beautiful than in Milan
If there is well a first report to draw up, it is that of good progress by Noale in terms of presentation since the Eicma living room of Milan. Pale, sad, fairly qualitative in Milan, Caponord 1200 today is assembled differently better, with pretty details of Ci from there. The saddle and the rims are superb, the preparing of instrument panel is well adjusted and nothing trembles on the way of bumps. And god knows if there can be in Sardinia, place of this presentation presses wet.
We had the version Travel Pack, the version very equipped with the news Aprilia Caponord 1200: side bags, protects hands, ABS, anti-skid adjustable ATC, speed regulator, bubble with manual adjustment, three cartographies engine, Smartphone connection and especially the new suspensions with electronic assistance Aprilia Dynamic Damping. With all this implements, there was what to make as regards dynamic test.
The banana under the helmet… but not at the beginning
And the least which one can say, it is that our first feelings rather deserved the qualifier of half-tone. Admittedly, it rained, but the motorcycle first of all did not appear more natural: feeling of heaviness, even of inaccuracy at the time as of character, phase shifts “cubit” according to certain fellow-members… The first debriefing at the edge of the road was not more resting for their nerves of people from Aprilia.
But, some adjustments of adjustments electronics will be introduced later – we will return above in the complete test – and a prestressing on the position that only controls more luggage’s and had made it possible to find the smile and a behavior definitely more serene. And there, Aprilia Caponord 1200 Travels Pack could show the wide one of its talent, in particular in terms of security of control.
Between the well gauged ABS, the effective one anti-skid which does not muzzle the large twin-cylinder and the absorption of the suspensions on the irregularities, one thinks that Caponord joined the closed club of the swift motorcycles, making safe… and frankly not sad but thanks to his driving enchanter, so torque with bottom and mid–mode.
Remain some details to be polished, of course, because we are demanding, and one is in right to be it with this category of increasingly top-of-the-range motorcycles. We will very quickly return for all to tell you on this Aprilia Caponord 1200 Travels Pack: remain connected!
Aprilia Caponord 1200: Essence
- Price: 12,999 € (Travel Pack: 15 399 €)
- Power (free version): 125 ch. with 8,250 tr/min
- Couples (free version): 11.7 mkg with 6,800 tr/min
- Tank: 24 liters
- Dry weight: 214 kg (Travel Pack: 228 kg)
Aprilia Caponord 1200: Principal equipment in series
- Electronic accelerator wrinkles by wire
- Three adjustable cartographies engine with the handlebar
- . ABS disconnect able with the instrument panel
- Aprilia Traction Control disconnect able and adjustable with the instrument panel (3 levels)
- Adjustable bubble manually
- USB connector industry under the saddle
Aprilia Caponord 1200 Travels Pack: Equipment additional
- Speed regulator Aprilia Cruise Control
- Electronic adjustment of the suspensions Aprilia Dynamic Damping
- Shock absorber postpones with adjustment of electric preload to the instrument panel
- Side bags of 29 liters each one being able to contain a crash helmet
- Central crutch
Aprilia Caponord 1200: Options
- Heating handles
- Alarms by satellite (May 2013)
- Connection Bluetooth (iPhone and Android): instantaneous mode, power and couple,