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Aprilia ETV 1000 Caponord

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Manufacturer Aprilia
Model ETV 1000 Caponord
Price 6,999
Top Speed 140Mph
Insurance Group 13
Engine Size 998cc
Engine Type Longitudinal 60 degree V twin four stoke, with patented Anti-Vibration Double Countershaft system
Compression Ratio 10.4 : 1
BH Power 98bhp
Torque 90Nm
Gears 6
Seat Hight 820mm
Ground Clearance 165mm
Fuel Capacity 25 Litres
Tank Range 170 Miles
Dry Weight 215kg
Front Suspension 50mm hyrdraulic fork
Rear Suspension Rising rate linkage; hydraulic monoshock with adjustable rebound and string preload
Front Tyre Size 110/80 - 19
Rear Tyre Size 150/70 - 17
Brakes Front Two 300mm stainless steel semi-floating discs. Floating calipers with 32mm and 30mm pistons, semi-metallic pads. ABS version also available.
Brakes Rear 272mm stainless steel disc, caliper with two 34mm pistons; ABS version also available

Big comfy tourer with trailie styling at a good price

User reviews

Average user rating from: 5 user(s)

Overall rating: 
 
7.6
As a Long Distance Tourer:
 
9.4   (5)
Off Road Capability:
 
5.0   (5)
Around Town:
 
7.8   (5)
Additional Equipment Availability:
 
6.0   (5)
Reliability:
 
7.4   (5)
Handling:
 
7.8   (5)
Engine:
 
9.4   (5)
Value for Money:
 
8.2   (5)
 
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ETV Caponord 2003 - Very much underated and overlo

Overall rating: 
 
8.6
As a Long Distance Tourer:
 
9.0
Off Road Capability:
 
5.0
Around Town:
 
9.0
Additional Equipment Availability:
 
8.0
Reliability:
 
10.0
Handling:
 
8.0
Engine:
 
10.0
Value for Money:
 
10.0
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Reviewed by George
December 11, 2014
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful

Bought this bike new in 2005 (is a 2003 model but sat in showroom ??)

Ok so I have done very few Kms 11000 all up . This includes a 4000Km trip to SW Qld with approx. 1500Km off road, on graded but rough dirt with many ruts and some sand.

Bike is very capable off road in the right hands.

Mine was the only one to come home in one piece ! (Other bikes KLR650, Versys 650 and Tenere 650)

Check out AF1 forum for various essential mods that should have been completed (metal fuel connectors and famous brown electric connectors on rectifier)

Many going cheap now - a great economical and trusty steed....

 

Dont do it

Overall rating: 
 
5.1
As a Long Distance Tourer:
 
10.0
Off Road Capability:
 
3.0
Around Town:
 
5.0
Additional Equipment Availability:
 
5.0
Reliability:
 
1.0
Handling:
 
7.0
Engine:
 
9.0
Value for Money:
 
1.0
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Reviewed by spunge
June 12, 2013
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

I have traveled the world on bikes. All sorts of bike from bandit 1200 to triumph triples to dr800 - capo - the list just gos on and on.

I did two trips on a caponord. One was from scotland to turkey.

The good things.

Best seats in the business for rider and pillion - massive comfortable and amassing.

Wonderful and a joy to ride.

Thats were it ends though - These bikes are RARE because the clocks can go wrong. There is a fault in all caponord digital clocks and they ALL eventually fail. This can happen at any point in the bikes life. some go after 20 k some go after 80 k. You can open the digital clocks and fix but you need to be very good at electrics as its all printed circuit board. RSV and Futura clocks although look the same do not fit.
So you can only buy these clocks from one place online - look for yourself - they are 750 pounds each unit.

If yoou clocks go - the bikes a write off. and this can happen at any point. Before buying one check out some forums there are hundreds of riders this has happened to.

There is also a major design flaw in their hydrolic clutch - which constantly fails. The o ring on the master cylinder fails leaking your fluid everywhere - this is also a show stopper.

coils fail - nipples rust and are hard if not impossible to then take out of the rims. If you do break down anywhere its very hard to source the parts that do regularly go.

again check owners forums - These bikes are wonderful to ride and use - but seriously if your going on a massive tour through europe leave the capo at home.

I am a expert mechanic im on face book with all my world tours. Every BIKE I HAVE EVER OWNED and that is a LOT of bikes has been more reliable than the caponord at long tours.

I got a 25 year old DR800 in the shed - and i went to Portugal on it 2 times and to Algeria once. Not a single thing went wrong on every trip - beautifully simple engineering - slower - more vibrations but thats reliability thats truly hard to find and what i want on a 7000 mile trip.


 

Massively underrated and incredibly capable

Overall rating: 
 
8.3
As a Long Distance Tourer:
 
10.0
Off Road Capability:
 
8.0
Around Town:
 
9.0
Additional Equipment Availability:
 
4.0
Reliability:
 
10.0
Handling:
 
7.0
Engine:
 
8.0
Value for Money:
 
10.0
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Reviewed by Steve
October 07, 2012
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful

Had mine for 12 months and 10,000 miles. I originally got it for 2 up touring because it was offered to me stupidly cheap - because it was leaking fuel.

Turned out to be a failed plastic fuel connector. I did some research and performed all of the recommended upgrades in one day (fuel connectors, brown wiring connectors, rec/reg). I also added a pair of RICOR's amazing intiminators to eliminate fork dive, a pair of Leo Vince pipes and a re-map care of the Caponord community.

This transformed it from capable if unexciting all rounder to unbelievably capable and fun do anything bike. It rails canyons, tours for ever and swallows bumps and gravel off road.

 

Another underated bike

Overall rating: 
 
8.1
As a Long Distance Tourer:
 
8.0
Off Road Capability:
 
5.0
Around Town:
 
8.0
Additional Equipment Availability:
 
7.0
Reliability:
 
8.0
Handling:
 
9.0
Engine:
 
10.0
Value for Money:
 
10.0
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nav18tor Reviewed by nav18tor
November 06, 2010
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Last updated: January 02, 2013
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful

Only owned it for a month, but used it more than I have used all my other bikes.

It's exactly what it is supposed to be, a big soft Adventure Tourer and it fulfils that role to perfection. Forget all you have heard, yes there are issue's but they are well know and easy to solve

Couple of months in....

Gets better and better, zero issue's so far but now know the easy to fix week spots from the very active AP1 forums and will sort all (rectifier and plastic tank couplings)
Ride is just a pleasure, I would not alter the suspension for solo riding, the front forks are not to soft they are just right, comfort is the best I have ever owned and at 170 miles I am not even near reserve (48mpg with 25 litre tank)
This is one seriously underrated bike

EDIT January 2013

OK, so my Caponord succumbed to typical Italian issues, and was replaced with an 04 Ducati Multistrada, then a Honda Transalp 700V, then and currently a Yamaha TDM900, but none of these has got under my skin like the Aprilia Caponord, and I am now looking to change the Yamaha TDM900 for another Caponord

The fact I want another tells a story......

Do you want to buy a very clean 2007 TDM900?


Review Information Motorcycles

Time owned 1 month so take this review with that in mind
I liked Comfort and tank range
I Disliked Rumours of problems
Would you buy again Yes
In one line Fantastic value for money
Grin Factor (0=crap 10=I loved it) 9
 

Aprilia Caponord 2003( RED one)

Overall rating: 
 
8.0
As a Long Distance Tourer:
 
10.0
Off Road Capability:
 
4.0
Around Town:
 
8.0
Additional Equipment Availability:
 
6.0
Reliability:
 
8.0
Handling:
 
8.0
Engine:
 
10.0
Value for Money:
 
10.0
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful

I have owned my Capo for 3yrs so far. Bought in 2007 with full service. well one full service & One oil change.7'000 miles on it. Now three yrs later and coming upto 40'000 miles. The capo has had a bit of a bad press at times. But that is mainly down to the aftersales service/ Parts. however if you have internet you can source all required parts very easerly. Electrical gremlins !!! some don't get any others do. But they rarely strand you and if you do some pre-checks you can easerly sort them out before they come a problem. rectifiers tend to break down after a while but you can sence it. Before it becomes a problem and change it. coils can fail but they never strand you. Just you EFI light flash's and you change them for the better one. (crap one's are sagem/ Best one are JCI one's). They are a bit on the heavy side. But lighter then some. Handle's very well. plenty power. tyres I use Tourances and get 10k out of them. Overall Finish is very good apart from the nipples on the wheel's. I've just done the longest day on her with no problems 1757 miles in one weekend Numb bum on the last couple of hours.
Overall you get a hell of alot of bike for ya bucks.

John

Review Information Motorcycles

Time owned 3yrs
I liked Riding postion
I Disliked Electrics
Would you buy again Yes
In one line Awesome
Grin Factor (0=crap 10=I loved it) 10
 
 
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