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Aprilia ETV1000 Caponord - Reviews

Aprilia CaponordThe Aprilia Caponord 1000 is great and largely under appreciated big dual-sport / adventure motorcycle aimed at the ever growing number of riders who are switching to this style of bike because of their all round versatility, all day comfort riding, strong on road performance, road presence and the ability to take a turn down an unmarked gravel road with confidence should the opportunity present itself and the moment take you.

Using the engine from the super successful big Mille sportsbike Aprilia have taken the Austrian-built 60

degree twin that has been the foundation for the Mille and re-tuned it for more mid-range and less top end (98bhp at 8250rpm with 72 ft-lb torque at 6250rpm) producing a very grunty and full of real-world performance motorcycle that has the chassis and suspension to hang with all of the other monster trailles and even the odd sportbike on unforgiving back roads.

Like all dual-sports it is popular with both long-distance tourers and commuters as the road presence, comfort, weather protection and predictable power curve make it both an easy and enjoyable bike to ride. It can also handle a passenger and two weeks of camping gear with ease.

And if all of this hasn't sold you you'll also find (see below) that it's several thousand dollars cheaper than it's competitors.

Comparison bikes are the Honda Varadero, Suzuki V-Strom(s), Ducati Multistrada, Triumph Tiger, BMW GS or the KTM Adventure.

Advantages: Great smooth and powerful V-twin motor, cheaper than competitor bikes, capable on and off road.

Disadvantages: Some riders have complained of build quality although these complaints have not been uniform and you will find an equal number of riders on the other side of the fence singing the praises of its fit and finish.

Aprilia Caponord Motorcycles