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RiDER POWER 2010 - Aprilia Caponord


In the recent RiDER POWER survey in the RiDE magazine the Caponord is placed in the 62nd position in the top 100 bikes. It has four stars out of five for the 15 out of 16 categories. The only category that gets three out of five is for the dealers.

Other Trail/Adventure bikes on the results and their position in brackets:
KTM 990 Supermoto-T (5)
BMW R1200GS Adventure (6)
Ducati Multistrada 1200S (10)
KTM 990 Supermoto (15)
KTM 990 Super Duke (22)
BMW R1200GS (31)
Buell XB12X Ulysses (42)
BMW R1150GS Adventure (44)
Honda XL1000V Varadero (53)
KTM 990 Adventure (61)
Aprilia ETV1000 Caponord (62)
BMW R1150 GS (64)
Yamaha TDM 900 (72)
Triumph Tiger 1050 (73)
Honda XL125V Varadero (85)
KTM 950 Adventure (92)
Triumph Tiger 955i (97)
BMW F650GS (98)

The details from the survey follow below:

62 - Aprilia ETV1000 Caponord

Years of manufacture: 2001-2004 (note: I'm sure it was manufactured after 2004!)
998cc V-twin
98bhp
140mph
NU13

Aprilia put the one-litre V-twin from the Mille sportbike into an adventure sport body and called the concept 'total touring'. With an aluminium double-beam frame designed for sharp handling, the Caponord will take two to the Pyrenees in comfort and -if you replace the soft fork springs - be a blast on the twisties.

Scores (out of five):

Brakes 4/5 3.52
Build quality 4/5 4.03
Controls 4/5 4.19
Dealer 3/5 2.85
Engine 4/5 4.29
Gearbox 4/5 4.23
Handling/suspension 4/5 3.84
Headlight 4/5 4.35
Maintenance 4/5 3.61
Mirrors 4/5 4.13
Pillion Comfort 4/5 3.94
Reliability 4/5 4.23
Rider Comfort 4/5 4.55
Running costs 4/5 3.74
Wind protection 4/5 3.65

Overal score: 80.03%

This year down 40 positions:

Previous years positions:
2008: 79
2009: 22

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Poll

Did you ever had any coil problems?
Yes with coil 1
25%
Yes with coil 2
0%
Yes with coil 3
0%
Yes with coil 4
0%
None
75%
Total votes: 8