News – News Intermot Cologne 2015: Aprilia Caponord 1200 goes to the Rally – Occasions APRILIA

New Intermot Cologne 2015: Aprilia Caponord 1200 goes to the rally

News - News Intermot Cologne 2015: Aprilia Caponord 1200 goes to the Rally - Occasions APRILIA

Aprilia will unveil next week on the Intermot stand of its parent company Piaggio a new version of its sporty maxitrail: the Caponord 1200 Rally, cut for a (d) venture ! Site made the first presentations. Avanti !

The information was to remain confidential until Tuesday, for the press day of the Intermot fair in Cologne, but "an italian site"having" unfortunately "taken the lead, the Piaggio group had to formalize this morning the arrival in 2015 of the Aprilia Caponord 1200 Rally…

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The Piaggio group will also present a new one in Cologne on Tuesday, but will wait for its national show in Milan to unveil the rest of its 2015 novelties. !

Like the BMW R1200GS, best selling maxitrail in France and around the world, its competitor at Aprilia will therefore be available from January 2015 in two different versions: the first launched in 2013 and called Caponord 1200 (read our) , and a second nicknamed "Rally"…

More a (d) venturist at heart, the Caponord 1200 Rally stands out from its sibling by subtle retouching which should allow it to become even more smart, to adapt "to any type of travel"… and improve the Italian’s small scores in France ?

To achieve this, the Rally first swaps its quasi-sporty road wheels for spoke elements still measuring 17 inches at the rear, but two inches more at the front: yes, 19 inches, as on the GS Adventure for example !

The grafting of bumpers to which long-range LEDs attach and a more robust looking engine spoiler at the front and aluminum canteens at the rear give the new Caponord an adventurous look that is not French bikers are not insensitive: the success of three-wheelers and four-wheel SUVs attests to this !

Bikers, the "real" ones, will be happy to learn the standard installation on the Caponord 1200 Rally of a high screen which will better protect the rider … but will consume even more the V-twin of 1197 cc (currently 125 hp and 114.8 Nm in the free world).

The engineers may well announce that they have reconfigured the engine, the fact that the tank capacity is maintained at 24 liters will certainly disappoint heavy riders..

The rest of the bike is also renewed as is: "the exceptional chassis, typical of all Aprilia motorcycles"the builder of Noale boasts,"as well as technological content such as ride by wire and its three mapping modes, traction control, cruise control and disconnectable ABS".

"The Caponord Rally also incorporates the exclusive and patented ADD electronic suspension system (Aprilia Dynamic Damping, editor’s note) which automatically adjusts the suspension calibration according to the road and handling", concludes the Italian manufacturer.

"More eclectic, more protected, more comfortable and super equipped", summarizes Aprilia, the Caponord 1200 Rally which will be available"on European markets from January 2015"may also be more expensive … To be continued on MNC: stay connected !

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