Featuring a 125 horsepower V-twin with supermoto heritage, the Caponord 1200 ABS Rally has a decided adventure slant. With it engine and fairing guards, along with boxy aluminum panniers the Rally looks the part.The oversized windshield is adjustable, so you can pick just the right amount of air flow to reach you. The seat is kept reasonably low (an even lower accessory seat is available), while a six-plus gallon fuel tank and cruise control give you all sorts of route options.
A full array of Aprilia electronics, from semi-active suspension, to ABS and traction control, to three all-encompassing riding presets, means the bells and whistles are actually functional.Read our Aprilia Caponord 1200 Rally Review
2016 Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS Rally Specs
Type: Liquid-cooled DOHC 90° V-twin
Displacement: 1197 cc
Maximum power (at crankshaft): 125 horsepower @ 8250 rpm
Maximum torque (at crankshaft): 84.6 ft/pounds at 6800 rpm
Fuel system: Two injectors per cylinder; ride-by-wire w/ three power maps
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