60 degree, V-Twin
@ 8,500 rpm
/ 32.2 inches
The Aprilia ETV 1000 CAPONORD was the first trail bike in the
world to be fitted with a variable geometry aluminium perimeter
frame. The frame frame is manufactured from extruded box section
aluminium alloy profiles welded to aluminium-magnesium castings.
The rear swingarm is also in aluminium-magnesium alloy and features
a cold cast central section, extruded arms and forged terminals.
The engine of the Aprilia ETV 1000 Caponord is derived from
the unit that powers the racing RSV, but has been thoroughly
modified for touring use.
The ETV 1000 CAPONORD's suspension system is similar to that
used on big racing enduros, but has been modified to cope with
a variety of surfaces.
- 50 mm Marzocchi fork with extended wheel travel (175 mm).
The fork’s hydraulic damping has been improved and a variable
action spring fitted. The new spring becomes firmer when the
fork enters the second half of its compression stroke. End of