2016 Aprilia Caponord 1200 Rally

The Caponord Rally is a more off-road version of the Caponord Travel Pack, substituting a larger front wheel, tubeless spoke rims, & top-loading saddlebags and adding driving lights, a skid plate, & body guard rails. It has the same torquey, smooth 1200cc V-twin engine, open upright sitting position, ride-by-wire fuel injection with 3 performance maps, traction control, ABS brakes, cruise control, electric-adjustable semi-active suspension with manual & automatic settings, adjustable windscreen, hand guards, and even a USB port for cell phone charging.


Prices: $16,199 plus freight, setup, and tax, $50 document fee, and title transfer / tab renewal unless verifiable out-of-state residency. All prices reflect a 2% discount for payment by cash, check, wire transfer, direct deposit, debit card, or through financing.

Savings: Reduced $2,200 to $13,999.00.

Limitation: Offer limited to stock on hand.

Financing

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Aprilia introduces a new version of the super technological Caponord 1200 that breaks down the confines of paved roads to become even more transversal and suitable for any trip

Introducing the new Aprilia Caponord 1200 Rally: more eclectic, more protective, more comfortable, super equipped. 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.

Aprilia introduces the definitive bike, perfect for any occasion, the new point of reference for form and function, where the personality so typical of Italian design is combined with a sleek body. Like every Aprilia, its sportiness shines through clearly in the main stylistic traits, immediately noticeable in the triple headlight, by now the distinctive mark on all late model Aprilia bikes.

Aprilia's motorcycle technology has laways been top shelf: the proverbial ability to build exceptional chassis is joined by exclusive expertise in electronics, thanks to the experience gained in top level racings, which has always been at the centre of research and development of Aprilia solutions which are then used in factory models. Ride-by-Wire, ABS, ATC, ACC and ADD are the active electronic control systems for safety and riding pleasure that Aprilia has fine tuned for the Caponord 1200 Rally, combined with a modern and technological V2 powerplant with top notch torque and power characteristics as well as a standard-setting chassis architecture.
 
In introducing the new Caponord 1200 Rally, Aprilia's main focus was to offer an exceptional package of standard equipment. The Aprilia Caponord 1200 Rally standard equipment includes:

- Electronic Ride-by-Wire accelerator with triple maps (Sport, Touring and Rain) that can be selected by the rider
- Two-channel ABS (can be disabled)
ATC (Aprilia Traction Control) adjustable to three levels (can be switched off)
ADD (Aprilia Dynamic Damping), a system capable of "reading" the road, recognising the rider's riding style and automatically -adjusting the suspension set up
ACC (Aprilia Cruise Control)
Pair of new panniers covered in aluminium
Adjustable oversized windshield
Hand guards
Tubular side guards and engine guard
Pair of supplementary LED lights
Spoked tubeless wheels with 120/70R19 (front) and 170/60R17 (rear) tires

ADD (Aprilia Dynamic Damping) is dynamic semi-active suspension system developed by Aprilia and protected by four patents, the reference point in motorcycling on a global level where technology, efficiency and reliability are concerned. Once again Aprilia has proven to be on the cutting edge of electronics applied to bikes thanks to a latest generation suspension system that manages to increase safety, comfort and riding pleasure.
The ADD 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 minimise accelerations on the frame and consequently optimise comfort. To achieve maximum performance at any fork and shock absorber operating frequency, ADD uses a patented “comfort oriented” algorithm which combines the principles of the well known skyhook and acceleration driven damping algorithms.
In addition to comfort, rideability is also enhanced and safety is increased thanks to further software strategies which are tied directly to the rider's actions. In fact, the system recognises the riding phases (acceleration, throttle release, braking, constant gas) and adjusts the basic fork and shock absorber settings thanks to yet another patent which allows specific hydraulic calibration curves to be defined within the adjustment range.
The high precision of the system is entrusted to a selection of sensors which are derived from the automotive world and which, in addition to guaranteeing absolute reliability, allow the fork and shock absorber extension speed to be measured with maximum accuracy. In this field Aprilia has patented a unique solution for measuring the fork extension speed: using a pressure sensor.
In the electromechanical calibration suspension systems already available on the market, the rider presses a button on the handlebar to activate an electric motor which changes the suspension set-up. In the Aprilia ADD dynamic semi-active suspension system, on the other hand, all the rider has to do is ride without any concerns of selecting one setting or another.
 
At the rear a built in piggy back shock absorber is used, electrically adjustable in spring preload to 4 predefined positions, indicated by specific icons on the digital instrument panel: rider only, rider with passenger, only rider with panniers and rider and passenger with panniers. Aprilia system patented exclusive and then the automatic preload control mode for the spring. Once this option is selected the system is able to detect the bike's load by itself (weight of the fuel, rider, passenger, luggage, etc.) and automatically adjust preload to the optimum value for correct balancing of the bike. The ability of ADD to perfectly copy even the smallest imperfection of the road surface, thereby guaranteeing the best possible tyre grip, also allows the Aprilia Caponord 1200 Rally to achieve exceptional braking distances, unheard of on the competition's bikes.
 
ABS and traction control (ATC) (which can both be disabled) are included as standard equipment on the Caponord 1200 Rally. The two channel ABS system is specifically calibrated for the Aprilia Caponord 1200 Rally version. The particularly fine calibration allows the rider to make the most of chassis potential in sport riding, without ever being invasive, even in the most intense braking operations, whilst still guaranteeing maximum safety on slippery surfaces. ATC (Aprilia Traction Control) is the exclusive patented traction control system derived from the Aprilia Performance Ride Control (aPRC) system on the extraordinary RSV4, designed and fine tuned by Aprilia to get maximum grip out of any type of surface, able to provide the rider with great riding confidence, simultaneously increasing safety. The 3 control settings, specifically calibrated for the demands of the Aprilia Caponord 1200, can be adjusted based on different riding styles and asphalt conditions:

Level 1: for a pure sport riding experience, intended for good fun.
Level 2: suitable for the city and touring and in general to manage the engine's performance on any route.
Level 3: ideal for safety taking on difficult situations such as low grip surfaces, staying in complete control.

Aprilia Cruise Control allows the desired speed to be set and maintained even on uphills and downhills, without touching the throttle control. The system disengages automatically if the rider touches any of the brake/clutch Cruise Control commands and is very useful on long motorway routes because it helps save fuel and makes the ride less tiring.
 
The instrument panel that equips the Caponord 1200 Rally is fully digital: The full LCD combines the speedometer, rev counter, total and two trip odometers, fuel level and coolant temperature. There is also a selected mapping indicator (S,T,R) as well as the shock absorber electric spring preload indicator. The engaged gear is also indicated, as well as the ATC level adjustment and heated hand grip operation (available as a separate option).
The range of indicator lights on the side includes the fuel reserve warning light and the ABS, ATC and ACC activation/deactivation indicators.

ENGINE
Type Aprilia V90 four-stroke longitudinal 90° V-twin double overhead camshaft with mixed gear/chain timing system, four valves per cylinder. Ride By Wire with 3 engine mappings (Sport, Touring, Rain)
Capacity 1197 cc
Max power (at crankshaft) 125 HP (92 kW) at 8,000 rpm
Max torque (at crankshaft) 84.8 (115 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)
Cooling Liquid
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 Completely adjustable Sachs 43 mm upside-down fork. Hydraulic rebound and compression electronically managed with ADD (Aprilia Dynamic Damping)
Rear suspension Sachs dynamic single shock absorber. Adjustable or automatic setting for spring preload coupled with electronically controlled rebound and compression dampening via ADD (Aprilia Dynamic Damping)
Front brake 320 mm stainless steel floating discs. Brembo M432 monoblock four-piston radial calipers. Metal braided brake pipes.
Rear brake 240 mm stainless steel disc. Brembo 34 mm single piston caliper. Metal braided brake hose.
ABS Continental dual channel ABS system
Front wheel 3.00"" x 19" spoked wheel.
Rear tire 4.50"" x 17" spoked wheel. Tire 170/60-R17"
DIMENSIONS
Seat height 33 in (840 mm)
Dry weight 502 lb. (228kg)
Fuel tank capacity 6.3 gal. (24 liters)
Standard Equipment ABS, aprilia Traction Control (aTC), Aprilia Dynamic Damping (aDD), (semi-active suspension)
WARRANTY / APPROVAL
Warranty All 2014 and newer Aprilia Motorcycles include a 2-year unlimited-mileage warranty. *Limits are outlined in the warranty booklet. See dealer for details
Approval EPA and CARB.
Type
New
Available Colors
Green or Yellow
Stock Status
Both colors in stock
Pricing
MSRP: $16,199.00
Less reduction: $2,200.00
Sale price: $13,999.00
Freight: $500.00
Setup: $310.00
Document Fee: $50.00
Subtotal: $14,859.00
Sales tax: $1,545.34
Title/license (est): $265.00
Total: $16,669.34

*Tax and license fees apply to Washington State residents only.