Written on: 18/11/2010
This is one of the best all around bikes I have ever ridden, the harder you ride it the more you'll love it!! This bike is lots of fun on a rolling dirt road threw the country side or putting a few hundred highway miles on a fall afternoon. It tends to get a little thirsty when you start reving over 5000rpm but that's were its the happiest. Limited and expensive performance parts and support. (read more)
Written on: 15/07/2009
Euro sex appeal and Japanese-like controls and reliability. A great big bike with good manners. Had my Aprilia Caponord 2002 for about a year now- got it with over 25K on the meter- and it runs well. Too bad it is discontinued. (read more)
Written on: 13/07/2009 by jrflanne (2 reviews written)
I bought a 2002 Caponord as my "touring" bike. I take rather extended business trips so I added the Aprilia aluminum top box and panniers. I also added hyperpro fork springs and shock spring, Leo Vince slip-ons and a Tune Boy (which came with the bike but didn't have a proper fuel map downloaded. Once the fuel mapping was sorted, I get 40-42 mpg down the highway. The fork springs vastly improve the front end feel, which is originally soft. I also have a Tuono, and the Capo engine is nowhere... (read more)
Written on: 21/01/2009 by krz37
The Aprilia Caponord is very very versatile, from rush hour traffic at 5mph to a couple of track days and long long trips in freezing and snowy conditions, to just general comuting. Its always fun. No pub car park envy but can make fun of sports bikes on the twisties. I now only want other bikes in addition to this one not instead of. (read more)
Written on: 20/12/2008 by Steve the Fly (1 review written)
Generally a great bike to ride, handles well etc, servicing costs can be high if valves need checking!
I love the bike! (read more)
Written on: 04/12/2007 by FloridaDave (1 review written)
EFI software worth updating.
Keep battery charged using an Optimate or similar, this is a big engine and will drain the battery on a cold winters morning.
Wish list Lets have some solid alloy wheels, those spokes are a real pain to clean!!!
Be very careful when demounting on soft ground, sand etc. You'll have to plan it carefully to avoid the side stand from sinking in and the bike going over.
Written on: 29/08/2007 by eric williams (1 review written)
Excellent value for money compared to other bikes of its kind. Goes like a train! great on long distance runs (780 miles in one go) over all types of ground. Comfy riding position and great for seeing through busy traffic.
Good range on a full tank if you don't cane it. Overall I think this is a really good bike and are now about 2-3 grand cheaper than a near rival. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a large trailie tourer! (read more)
Written on: 29/08/2004 by olli
The Aprilia Caponord is a very good offroad bike for almost any type of riding. It has enough power for sporty riding. It is excellent for touring two-up. It is great for commuting (I've done it for 2 years). Riding on gravel roads is also great fun. The bike is top-heavy and I find a little uncomfortable riding on loose sand. I've owned 8 bikes (Japanese, European and American) and Capo is by far the best of them. (read more)
Written on: 26/07/2004 by XPADREX (1 review written)
The Aprilia Caponord offroad bike in stock trim is a compromise of sportability, long-travel suspension, and touring plushness. It's marketed as a jack of all trades, that with a bit of tweaking, can meet the needs of its owner. It's fit and finish is beautiful- and it's the perfect Italian exotic for the person who isn't interested in something high-maintenance and low function.
I've found there's two ways to approach the Capo- proaction, and reaction. Some people proactively make the... (read more)
Written on: 23/07/2004 by jjmcnutt (1 review written)
Last Spring I started thinking about buying a bike again. Living in the Desert Southwest with all the desert trails and marginal roads it seemed to make sense to go with the Adventure Tourer style. I started reading everything I could get my hands on about the Aprilia Caponord, Triumph Tiger & and the BMW. I had experience with other air-cooled BMWs (mostly good), but none with either the Aprilia or Triumph. There was something about the looks that made me gravitate towards the Aprilia,... (read more)