Buyers Guide Aprilia 2016 Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS Rally | Buyer’s Guide

2016 Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS Rally | Buyer’s Guide

2016 Aprilia Caponard 1200 ABS Rally | Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide

2016 Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS Rally | Buyer’s Guide
2016 Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS Rally

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
  • Exhaust system: Stainless steel, 2-in-1
  • Gearbox: 6-speed
  • Lubrication: Wet sump
  • Clutch: Multiplate wet clutch, hydraulically operated
  • Traction control: Standard


2016 Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS RallyChassis

  • Frame: Modular tubular steel frame w/ aluminum side plates; removable steel rear subframe


  • Front: Fully adjustable Sachs 43mm upside-down fork. Rebound and compression damping electronically managed
  • Rear: Sachs dynamic rear monoshock absorber. Adjustable or automatic setting for spring preload w/ electronically controlled rebound and compression damping
  • Front brakes: Dual 320mm stainless steel floating discs w/ Brembo M432 monoblock 4-piston radial calipers and steel-braided brake hoses.
  • Rear brake: 240mm stainless steel disc w/ Brembo 34mm 2-piston caliper and steel-braided brake hose.
  • ABS: Standard; 2-channel
  • Wheels Material: Aluminum alloy with three split spokes.
  • Front tire: 120/70-R19; Metzeler Tourance
  • Rear tire: 170/60-17; Metzeler Tourance
  • 2-year unlimited-mileage warranty w/ 1-year roadside assistance provided by Road America



  • Length: 88.3 inches
  • Width: 56.6 inches
  • Rake: 27.4 degrees
  • Trail: 4.6 inches
  • Seat height: 33 inches
  • Dry weight: 525 pounds
  • Fuel tank capacity: 6.3 gallons


2016 Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS Rally Color:

  • Green


2016 Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS Rally Price:

  • MSRP – $15,699

Don Williams
Don Williams
With 50 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

2021 Daytona Fantasy Supercross Tips (16 Fast Facts)

The Daytona Supercross is the midway point in the 2021 Monster Energy Supercross Championship Series. There are eight rounds in the book, and there...

BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy Comes To Europe For 2022

For the first time since its 2008 debut, the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy competition will be held in Europe. Located above the northeast...

Ultimate Motorcycling Editor’s Letter, March 2021: Vive l’automatique!

Testing the 2021 Honda Rebel 1100 DCT for this issue reminded me of something fundamental—motorcycles need to be accessible to new riders. Although we’ve...

Lieback’s Lounge: FTR—The Savior From Winter Misery?

When I found myself cleaning the tire treads on my Multistrada 1200, I knew the winter madness had returned.

2022 Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster First Look: New Fork and More

The 2022 Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster gets a more responsive motor with additional midrange power from the vertical-twin 1200HT engine. The powerplant also meets Euro...

Avon Tyres + Blood Bikes = Motorcycles Saving Lives

We’ve all heard of blood banks, but this is the first time we have heard of blood bikes. Leicestershire & Rutland Blood Bikes is...