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2015-04-17 09:44

NEW CAPONORD RALLY: The 2015 Aprilia Caponord 1200 Rally sports a hosts of upgrades and is priced at R199 900. Supplied

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng - The 2015 Aprilia Caponord 1200 Rally, a radical version of the bike maker's Caponord 1200, has arrived in South Africa

Aprilia SA  sales director and co-owner of the Cayenne Group, Craig Langton, said: "The new Aprilia offers a level of adventure that is difficult to compete with.

“The motorcycle displays the latest Bosch electronics and a level of performance to complement the motorcycles beauty and comes complete with the following.”

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It has new spoked rims with a new front wheel, new hard panniers with aluminium covers, a 24 litre fuel tank, new oversized windshield, tweaked engine guards and LEDs.

Langton said: “The Aprilia Caponord 1200 Rally is more eclectic, more protective, more comfortable and super equipped than any of its competitors. The high performance of the 1200cc V-twin is a perfect match for the exceptional chassis features typical of all Aprilia motorcycles, as well as the technological content such as Ride-by-wire with three engine maps, traction control, cruise control and ABS which can be disengaged.”

Caponord 1200 Rally is equipped Aprilia's dynamic damping suspension and a system capable of "reading the road" ahead, recognising the rider's riding style and automatically adjusting the suspension, reports Aprilia.

It also has traction control (with three modes) and cuise control. Standard kit includes re-inforced  panniers, an  adjustable, oversized windshield, hand guards, crash guards, spoked rims with 120/70R19 tyres (front) and 170/60R17 (rear), heated grips and Brembo brakes.

The new Aprilia Caponord 1200 Rally is priced at R199 900.




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