Darling Motorcycle Works
  

2002 Aprilia Caponord ETV1000

Some adventure bikes are more adventurous than others, always struggling to find that critical balance between road-going comfort and dirt-worthiness. You get a reliable, powerful V-twin engine that makes the R1150GS and even the R1200GS look mediocre. The Aprilia ETV 1000 Caponord earns its street-going credibility thanks to a Mille-based 60-degree V-twin motor and generous fairing, while it primes itself for rougher roads with about seven inches of suspension travel, wide handlebars, and a full-coverage plastic rock guard for the engine’s soft white underbelly.

As a liter-bike tipping the scales a bit, the Aprilia Caponord has no choice but to orient itself toward street riding. It is the nature of the beast, but this does not mean that intriguing unpaved roads are forbidden fruit, as they are for a pure sport, touring, or cruising bike. Rather, the combination of street tires with the motorcycle’s considerable heft and breadth demands that the terrain be given due respect when ridden.

R 54 995.00

 
 
 
 
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