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2015 Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS - Coolness Factor = 61.5%

Using years of experience gained from competing at the very top, Aprilia has made their technology available and accessible for everyone on the Caponord 1200. The electronic systems which are unique for their ease of use, effectiveness and reliability, include the Ride by Wire multi-map throttle, Traction Control and two-channel ABS.




Caponord 1200 Travel Pack
THE PERFECT BIKE FOR TRAVELLING


The Caponord 1200 Travel Pack is Aprilia at its best in terms of technology, fun and comfortand attains that perfect point of equilibrium between sport and comfort that so many modern day motorcyclists long for. It is the perfect bike for travelling, having fun and for day-to-day use. Fast and fun outside the city thanks to the abundant power from its twin-cylinder engine, extremely comfortable for both rider and passenger when touring thanks to the carefully studied ergonomic layout and to the protection from air-flow, the Aprilia Caponord 1200 Travel Pack includes the most complete and sophisticated electronic control system suite currently available. These specially designed, easy to use technologies optimise comfort, increase safety and fun while in no way detracting from the feel the rider has with the bike. This all comes at a truly competitive price which soon becomes exceptional if you consider the quality of the equipment that is rounded off with a pair of colour coded panniers and a centre stand.


The perfect motorbike for long journeys

Perfect balance between comfort and sport

Really comfortable for both rider and passenger when touring, fast and fun on country roads, the Aprilia Caponord 1200 Travel Pack comes standard with a centre stand and spacious colour-coded panniers not to mention sophisticated electronic control systems designed to increase comfort, safety and enjoyment.


2015 Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS Travel Pack - http://www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $15499 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $15995 CDN



ENGINE
Type Aprilia V90 four-stroke longitudinal 90° V-twin engine, liquid cooled, double overhead camshaft with mixed gear/chain timing system, four valves per cylinder
Capacity 1197 cc
Max power (at crankshaft) 125 HP (91.9 kW) at 8,250 rpm
Max torque (at crankshaft) 84.6 lb-ft (114 Nm) at 6,800 rpm
Fuel system Integrated engine management system. Injection with two injectors per cylinder and Ride by Wire throttle control with three maps: Sport (S), Touring (T), Rain (R)
Exhaust system 100% stainless steel 2-in-1 exhaust system with dual catalytic converters and double oxygen sensor
Alternator 690 W/6000 rpm
TRANSMISSION
Gearbox 6 speeds
Lubrication Wet sump
Clutch Multiplate wet clutch, hydraulically operated
Traction management Aprilia Traction Control (ATC)
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Frame Modular tubular steel frame fastened to aluminium side plates by high strength bolts. Removable steel rear subframe
Front suspension Fully adjustable front Sachs 43 mm upside-down fork. Hydraulic brake in rebound and compression electronically managed with ADD (Aprilia Dynamic Damping)
Rear suspension Aluminium alloy swingarm, Sachs dynamic rear monoshock absorber. Adjustable or automatic setting for spring preload coupled with electronically controlled rebound and compression dampening via ADD (Aprilia Dynamic Damping)
Front brake Dual 320 mm stainless steelÆ floating discs. New 32 mm Brembo M432 monoblock four-piston radial calipers. Metal braided brake hoses.
Rear brake 240 mm stainless steelÆ disc. Brembo 34 mm single piston calliper. Metal braided brake hose.
ABS Continental two channel ABS system and Aprilia Traction Control (ATC).
Wheels Lightweight aluminium alloy with three split spokes. Front: 3.50 X 17" Rear: 6.00 x 17"
Front tire Radial tubeless; 120/70-R17
Rear tire Radial tubeless; 180/55-17
DIMENSIONS
Max. Length 88.3 in (2,245 mm)
Max. Width 56.6 in (1,440 mm)
Seat height 33 in (840 mm)
Dry weight 502 lb. (228kg)
Fuel tank capacity 6.3 gal. (24 litres)
Standard Equipment ABS, aprilia Traction Control (aTC), Aprilia Dynamic Damping (aDD), aprilia Cruise Control (aCC), central stand, painted side bags (29 + 29 lt), Full LCD instrument pannel, Adjustable windshield, Hand Guards.
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Re: This Week: 2015 Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS Travel - Vote

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Oct 24, 2014 1:43 pm

Revised for 2015, the 2015 Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS Travel joins the new 2015 Caponord Rally http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motorcyc ... -Rally.htm as well.

Of note is the price. Aprilia is pricing VERY aggressively for 2015 for both the US, UK and Canadian markets.

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Re: This Week: 2015 Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS Travel - Vote

Unread post by JackoftheGreen » Fri Oct 24, 2014 3:41 pm

Tough call...

Here's what I like;

A "sport touring" bike that doesn't weigh 800 pounds. Not only is it not heavy, it's arguably quite light. I wonder if that 503lbs is service weight or dry weight, but even dry it's still petite enough to catch my attention. Also, a light bike with a 6+ gallon fuel capacity would definitely make for an enticing touring package.

The downside is, it's sorta ugly. I feel like the tire is too small to have that much trail, which leaves that unlovely void between the front tire and the radiator. And the chin piece in conjunction with the panniers makes the entire bike from the steering head back look like it's already been through the cube crusher.

In the end, it's a wash. This comes out like a Toyota Corrola -- all function, no form. It'd be a fleet bike, if there were such a thing as bike fleets. For a vehicle with so much "sport this" and "fun that" in the copy, that's unforgivable.

We don't have the 'meh' option, which is the whole point. (-: In my eyes, this bike just isn't cool, so it must be...

UnCool.

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Re: This Week: 2015 Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS Travel - Vote

Unread post by BRUMBEAR » Fri Oct 24, 2014 5:14 pm

It is an awfully UGLY son of a "dog" I love IT!!!!
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Re: This Week: 2015 Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS Travel - Vote

Unread post by Grey Thumper » Fri Oct 24, 2014 7:36 pm

A friend of mine has one of these. It's really comfortable, and ADD (Aprilia Dynamic Damping) is an amazing piece of technology that really optimizes suspension settings depending on how you're riding and road conditions.

I wouldn't say it's ugly, but for an Italian manufacturer, it looks a bit uninspired though, doesn't it?

JotG is right about the gap between the front tire and the radiator. I think it's the adventure tourer styling pretensions (mainly a tall suspension) combined with a 17 inch front wheel. Either have a 19 inch front to match or keep the 17 and lower the suspension and make it a true sport tourer (I'd prefer the latter).

Still deserves a cool though for versatility and an interesting application of tech.
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Unread post by HYPERR » Fri Oct 24, 2014 7:57 pm

Wow this is one mfugly bike! I really don't like Aprilia as they seem to just copy other manufacturer's design. Although I would love an Aprilia RS250! :kicking:

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Unread post by ZRex » Sat Oct 25, 2014 9:27 am

I Love it for the same reason I love the BMW GS series, every time I look at one I just picture riding it to some amazing place on a cross country trip.
I know the looks are not its best feature, the same could be said about the BMW GS bikes, but I kind of like the looks. It's almost so ugly it is good looking, it has a functional beauty, plus I like how the front tries to tie in with the RSV4.

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Re: This Week: 2015 Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS Travel - Vote

Unread post by ceemes » Sat Oct 25, 2014 9:55 am

I agree with Jack, this is a bike that does not rate either a cool or uncool vote, its a Meh bike at best....so had to go with uncool.
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Unread post by HYPERR » Sat Oct 25, 2014 6:36 pm

ZRex wrote: the same could be said about the BMW GS bikes, but I kind of like the looks.
I absolutely love the looks of the BMW GS, especially the R incarnations. :kicking:
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Re: This Week: 2015 Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS Travel - Vote

Unread post by Hanson » Sat Oct 25, 2014 7:15 pm

Things to like, the light weight, a reasonable fuel capacity, and the output of the generator. Not so great, the chain drive, it is a V twin which might mean more vibration, and a limited dealer network.

When looking for a moto for a long ride, I want comfort, range, the ability to run a lot of farkels, dependability, dependability, dependability, and a strong dealer network.

If looking for a sport touring moto, I think the Yamaha FJR would be a much better choice in the same general price range.

If you are on this bike then you get a cool for being a bit different, but the bike itself is an uncool.

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Re: This Week: 2015 Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS Travel - Vote

Unread post by ZRex » Mon Oct 27, 2014 4:25 am

HYPERR wrote:
ZRex wrote: the same could be said about the BMW GS bikes, but I kind of like the looks.
I absolutely love the looks of the BMW GS, especially the R incarnations. :kicking:
I do too, and have heard others say the same, but when the GS1200 first came out people made fun of me for liking them.

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Re: This Week: 2015 Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS Travel - Vote

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:33 pm

I went with: Awesome

Yes, I do agree with many that the adventure bikes are a tad short on looks, heck as you know, I had a V-Strom myself and it wasn't the prettiest (in its day), today it's "adventure normal", but this Aprilia has the functionality and the looks of the V-Strom hands down. Wow, I would have gladly traded my V-Strom for a Caponord! Heck, it's the Ferrari of motorcycle brands. :revv:

A 24 liter tank (Amazing), 500lbs (amazing), 125hp and a seat that looks like you could sit all day on. I bet this thing goes 500 miles between fillups.

Oh, and I want to point out the price, $15k! Yes, that's JUST $1000 more than a Suzuki V-Strom!

Sign me up.

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Re: This Week: 2015 Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS Travel - Vote

Unread post by JackoftheGreen » Thu Oct 30, 2014 3:23 am

totalmotorcycle wrote:I bet this thing goes 500 miles between fillups.
Which is GREAT, because that means WAY less people see you with such an ugly bike. (-:

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Re: This Week: 2015 Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS Travel - Vote

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Oct 31, 2014 10:54 am

JackoftheGreen wrote:
totalmotorcycle wrote:I bet this thing goes 500 miles between fillups.
Which is GREAT, because that means WAY less people see you with such an ugly bike. (-:

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Re: This Week: 2015 Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS Travel - Vote

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2015 Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS Travel Pack - Coolness Factor = 61.5%[/b]
Featured: October 24th, 2014 - October 31st, 2014
Most popular vote category: Cool

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Your Coolness Factor of the 2015 Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS Travel Pack is:

Awesome (3 points) 22% [ 7 ]
Cool (2 points) 44% [ 14 ]
Uncool (1 point) 31% [ 10 ]
Fail (0 point) 3% [ 1 ]

Total votes : 32

= a Coolwall Factor of 61.5%

NOTES: The 2015 Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS Travel Pack would be a hit if it wasn't so... unattractive. Or so say our members. It has all the right features, the right power, the right comfort to make it great. Aprilia is known for their sexy, powerful and exclusive motorcycles but somehow they couldn't just get the magic right with the Caponord looks. A shame really.

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Re: This Week: 2015 Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS Travel - Vote

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totalmotorcycle wrote:....
NOTES: MV Agusta's 2015 Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS Travel Pack would be a hit if it wasn't so... unattractive. Or so say our members. It has all the right features, the right power, the right comfort to make it great. MV Agusta is known for their sexy, powerful and exclusive motorcycles but somehow they couldn't just get the magic right with the Caponord looks. A shame really.

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Mike, ... when did MV Agusta start making Aprilia motorcycles?
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Unread post by Hanson » Fri Oct 31, 2014 5:52 pm

totalmotorcycle wrote:I went with: Awesome

Yes, I do agree with many that the adventure bikes are a tad short on looks, heck as you know, I had a V-Strom myself and it wasn't the prettiest (in its day), today it's "adventure normal", but this Aprilia has the functionality and the looks of the V-Strom hands down. Wow, I would have gladly traded my V-Strom for a Caponord! Heck, it's the Ferrari of motorcycle brands. :revv:

A 24 liter tank (Amazing), 500lbs (amazing), 125hp and a seat that looks like you could sit all day on. I bet this thing goes 500 miles between fillups.

Oh, and I want to point out the price, $15k! Yes, that's JUST $1000 more than a Suzuki V-Strom!

Sign me up.

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Mike,

This has been bothering me all afternoon as I normally find myself in agreement with your perceptive analyses.

This is not an adventure bike and even my V-Strom has more of a street bias than does a proper adventure bike like those produced by KTM. Even then, at least my V-Strom came with a 19" front and 80/20 rubber. Note the Aprilia's street wheels, street exhaust and the street luggage. The cosmetics may have some adventure bike content, but the mechanicals do not. Could it be transformed? Perhaps. People have done that to other street oriented bikes such as the adventure "styled" Honda CB500X and NC700X. This looks to be Aprilia attempting to compete against the Multistrada, which is also not much of an adventure bike.

There is an adventure segment, and there is also a much larger group of people who imagine themselves as being in the adventure segment, and the industry has responded by marketing to that profitable group.

Am I an adventure rider? Nope... and I make no such claims at this time which is why I am putting PR4 tires on my DL650A. I have dreams, but hopefully not pretensions, of becoming an adventure rider.

Safe Travels,
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Unread post by HYPERR » Sat Nov 01, 2014 6:47 pm

totalmotorcycle wrote: it's the Ferrari of motorcycle brands. :revv:
I'm not sure I agree with this... :?

I would say MV is closer to Ferrari... :kicking:

Aprilia is more like Fiat... :ninja:
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Re: This Week: 2015 Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS Travel - Vote

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Hanson wrote:
totalmotorcycle wrote:....
NOTES: MV Agusta's 2015 Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS Travel Pack would be a hit if it wasn't so... unattractive. Or so say our members. It has all the right features, the right power, the right comfort to make it great. MV Agusta is known for their sexy, powerful and exclusive motorcycles but somehow they couldn't just get the magic right with the Caponord looks. A shame really.

Next 2014 TMW Cool Wall bike is now up for voting on, have fun!


Mike, ... when did MV Agusta start making Aprilia motorcycles?



1945 for the company, but Aprilia didn't make 2 wheelers until 1970, so pretty new for a company really. But today, Aprilia is owned by the Piaggio Group (who also owns Vespa, Moto Guzzi and Derbi, Gilera, Piaggio, and Scarabeo brands).


Hanson wrote:Mike,

This has been bothering me all afternoon as I normally find myself in agreement with your perceptive analyses.

This is not an adventure bike and even my V-Strom has more of a street bias than does a proper adventure bike like those produced by KTM. Even then, at least my V-Strom came with a 19" front and 80/20 rubber. Note the Aprilia's street wheels, street exhaust and the street luggage. The cosmetics may have some adventure bike content, but the mechanicals do not. Could it be transformed? Perhaps. People have done that to other street oriented bikes such as the adventure "styled" Honda CB500X and NC700X. This looks to be Aprilia attempting to compete against the Multistrada, which is also not much of an adventure bike.

There is an adventure segment, and there is also a much larger group of people who imagine themselves as being in the adventure segment, and the industry has responded by marketing to that profitable group.

Am I an adventure rider? Nope... and I make no such claims at this time which is why I am putting PR4 tires on my DL650A. I have dreams, but hopefully not pretensions, of becoming an adventure rider.

Safe Travels,
Richard


From my perspective, a dual-sport is what I'd call the V-Strom, GS's, and anything that's really meant to go off-road (even a little), an adventure bike is a new category that means sporty road-tourer IMO. A CB1000F would be an adventure bike or a multistrada or even an FJR. Manufacturers have started dropping the term "Sport Tourer" and picked up the word "Adventure Bike" in it's spot. A Dual-spot is more "hardcore" adventure if you want to think of it that way. :)


HYPERR wrote:
totalmotorcycle wrote: it's the Ferrari of motorcycle brands. :revv:
I'm not sure I agree with this... :?

I would say MV is closer to Ferrari... :kicking:

Aprilia is more like Fiat... :ninja:
I mistyped MV Agusta in my closing, I meant to say "Aprilia" as I was working on the new MV Agusta's that morning it was in my mind...lol. No, I don't see Aprilia higher than MV Agusta, I'd hold Aprilia to a Ducati level though. I agree with you about MV Agusta to Ferrari though. :D

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