Aprilia has unveiled a harder-edged Caponord adventure bike.
It’s called the Rally edition and it comes with wire wheels instead of cast spokes. The front is a 19-inch wheel, up from the current 17-inch rim, making it more off-road oriented.
It also comes with a bash plate for the sump, LED running lights, hard panniers with aluminium covers and a larger screen for longer touring in rougher conditions.
However, it still retains very road-oriented rubber, has a low exhaust and is already quite heavy at 204kg dry and will no doubt be even heavier in the rally version.
The Aprilia Caponord Rally will retain the 1200cc V-twin engine and Aprilia’s hi-tech ride-by-wire throttle, three engine maps, traction control, cruise control, switchable ABS and aDD suspension system that automatically adapts its calibration to match the road surface and riding style.
The Aprilia Caponord 1200 Rally will debut at this week’s Intermot Show in Cologne.