Watch a Wonderful Aprilia Caponord 1200 Presentation

Large touring bikes are a distinct species and on these grounds, its the minute details which make the difference. Here's a very nice piece of footage advertising the new Aprilia Caponord 1200, possibly one of the contenders in this very hard fought battle of big adventure bikes.
One thing is clear: the Caponord 1200 was not created to blow the likes of KTM 950/990 Adventure or BMW R1200GS out of the water. We incline to believe that the direct adversary for the big Aprilia is not even the fresh Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200... but the Ducati Multistrada.

For some reason we fail to picture both the Multistrada and the Caponord struggling on sticky mud-covered trails in Siberia, whereas the Beemer and the Orange beasts have built their reputation in those very places.

However, if your touring involves asphalt and fire roads at most, and of you value your comfort, you might consider the Aprilia Caponord 1200. It's no slacker and not a stupid bike at all: dual-channel ABS, three mappings, ride by wire, traction control, cruise control and the latest fad in the industry, too: the dynamic damping suspensions.


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