In January 2015 Aprilia Australia announced the impending arrival of the all new Caponord 1200 Rally. The motorcycle that crosses boundaries regardless of the terrain, the Caponord 1200 Rally scoffs at the thought of running out of bitumen and just wants to go there anyway.
The Caponord 1200 range is at the top of its category for performance, technology and handling. With the Caponord 1200 Rally, Aprilia have introduced a motorcycle capable of pushing beyond the paved road to where travel turns into adventure.
The Caponord 1200 Rally features spoked wheels with a 19 inch front allowing you to take on any terrain making any destination reachable. The Aprilia Caponord 1200 Rally is made even more versatile with the sophisticated ADD semi-active suspension system which adjusts the suspension in real time depending on the riding style, condition of the road and the load. This is an exclusive patented technology which has been derived from the experience Aprilia has gained by winning at the top level.
The class leading electronic control package comes standard with the Caponord 1200 Rally, providing the rider with an unprecedented level of safety, handling and riding comfort. The electronic control package is comprised of traction control (aTC) which is adjustable and can also be disabled, Ride By Wire (rBW) with selectable engine map, cruise control (aCC) and ABS which can also be disabled. The 1200cc twin-cylinder engine is at the top of its class for performance even at low rpms. The sophisticated Ride By Wire system provides maximum torque output through the entire range.
The Caponord 1200 Rally features as standard equipment what is optional on other models in the adventure touring segment. Spacious aluminium panniers allow even a pillion to travel without making any sacrifices, other standard equipment includes handguards, oversized adjustable windshield, ample side guards, 24 litre fuel tank and the supplementary LED lights which complement the traditional Aprilia triple front headlight.
Technology abounds in the Caponord 1200 Rally with the availability of the optional innovative AMP multimedia platform which gives the rider the ability to make the Aprilia Caponord 1200 Rally their own personal explorer.
The standard equipment on the Aprilia Caponord 1200 Rally truly includes everything:
- Ride By Wire accelerator with selectable engine mapping including Sport, Touring and Rain
- Two-channel ABS which can also be disabled
- ATC (Aprilia Traction Control) adjustable to three levels and can also be disabled.
- ADD (Aprilia Dynamic Damping) a suspension system that recognises the riding style of the rider, the environment and the load and will adjust the suspension in real time
- ACC (Aprilia Cruise Control)
- Aluminium panniers
- Adjustable oversized windshield
- Hand guards
- Side guards
- Supplementary LED lights
- Spoked wheels with 120/70R19 (front) and 170/60R17 (rear) tyres
The Caponord 1200 Rally is available in May from Aprilia retailers in matte colour schemes of Giallo Dune and Grigio Safari at just $24k ride away.
The pinnacle of Adventure Touring motorcycles has just been redefined and it is now called Caponord 1200 Rally. We’ll be attending the Australian launch, so look for the full review in AMM.