We had our first look at Aprilia’s 2013 Caponard back in February, but now the company has released a much better photo, just before unveiling the bike at EICMA next week (we presume).
The machine appears to have the same motor and frame as Aprilia’s Dorsoduro 1200. The Dorsoduro puts out 130 hp and 85lb/ft of torque, so this bike will be a real powerhouse; however, the Dorsoduro’s not exactly a lightweight either, at 223 kg. If the Caponard weighs more, then it’s going to be a questionable choice in the adventure touring role.
But is that really the role Aprilia has in mind? Everybody had this bike pegged as a big-bore adventure bike, but it doesn’t really appear to have dirty intentions. Those tires are hardly knobbies. Maybe this is intended to be a super-powered version of Kawasaki’s Versys?