In all probability, the CapoNord will be Aprilia’s answer to the likes of the Ducati Multistrada. The motorcycle was spotted at a Piaggio Dealer convention in Monte Carlo. The CarpoNord, if that is what it will be called when it comes to production, is based on the exisiting Aprilia Dorsoduro. A number of components, including the alloy and steel frame, engine and suspension components are shared with the Dorsoduro. Motociclismo.it reports that the suspension travel on the CapoNord will be greater than that on the Dorsoduro.
The choices of powerplants might either one or both of the DOHC V-twin engines,a 1197cc, 130bhp version and a 92bhp, 749cc unit.
MCN reports that the 130 bhp motor is a more likely choice.