APRILIA CAPONORD 1200 RALLY| ADVENTURE BIKE SPOTLIGHT

Aprilia’s Caponord Rally 1200 ABS is wrapped around its 1197cc, 90-degree, V-twin motor that produces 125 horsepower. The Caponord Rally has three tiers of traction control and three power modes, as well as ABS that can be manipulated by the rider. Aprilia fits the Caponord 1200 with ADD, a semi-active Sachs suspension system that automatically alters itself based on the road surface and your riding style. The machine tips the scales at 547 pounds.

Aprilia Caponord 1200 rally

The high performance of the twin-cylinder is a perfect match for the exceptional chassis features typical of all Aprilia bikes as well as the technological contents such as ADD, the semi-active suspension system that automatically adapts calibration based on road surface and riding style. ADD has two primary objectives: one is to optimize rider comfort and the other is to further improve general ride-ability and safety. The system measures the energy transmitted by bumps on the road surface to the bike and adjusts the hydraulic fork calibration and shock absorber in real time to minimize accelerations on the frame and consequently maximize comfort. To achieve maximum performance at any fork and shock absorber operating frequency, ADD uses a patented “MIX” “comfort oriented” algorithm which combines the principles of the well known skyhook and acceleration driven damping algorithm.

Aprilia Caponord 1200 rally

The system recognizes different riding phases (acceleration, throttle release, braking, constant throttle) and adjusts the baseline fork and shock absorber settings thanks to yet another patent which allows specific hydraulic calibration curves to be defined within the adjustment range.

 

SPECIFICATIONS 

Engine: Aprilia 90° V-Twin, 4-stroke, four valves per cylinder, liquid cooled. Ride-by-Wire system with 3 engine maps
Displacement: 1196 cc
Max. Power at Crankshaft: 125 HP (92 kW) @ 8,000 rpm
Max. Torque at Crankshaft: 84.8 ft-lb. (115 Nm) @ 6,800 rpm
Front Suspension: Completely adjustable Sachs 43 mm upside-down fork. Hydraulic rebound and compression damper electronically controlled with aDD (Aprilia Dynamic Damping). Wheel travel: 170 mm
Rear Suspension: Double sided aluminum alloy swingarm. Sachs monoshock absorber with adjustable preload and rebound damping controlled with aDD (Aprilia Dynamic Dampening). Wheel travel: 150 mm
Front Brake: 320 mm floating double disc with aluminum carrier. Radial mounted four pistons per calipers with steel braided brake lines.
Rear Brake: 240 mm wavy stainless steel disc. Single piston caliper with steel braided brake lines.
ABS System: Continental ABS system
Front Wheel: 3.5 in. x 19 in. spoked wheel.
Front Tire: 120/70 R 19
Rear Wheel: 6 in. x 19 in. spoked wheel.
Rear Tire: 170/60 ZR 17
Saddle Height: 33 in. (840 mm)
Fuel Tank Capacity: 6.3 gal. – 1.3 gal. reserve (24 L – 5 L reserve)
Dry Weight: 547 lb. (248 kg)
Wet Weight*: 610 lb. (276 kg)
Emissions Compliance: EPA, CARB, Transport Canada
Electronic Management: APRC (Aprilia Performance Ride Control) system including traction control (ATC), ABS, all independently settable and de-selectable. AMP ready (install kit and AMP ECU sold separately)
Price: $16,499

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