Last week a kind of Piaggio dealer convention was held in Monte Carlo, and during this two new products for the season were presented that are sure to cause people to talk. The most significant of these novelties is called Aprilia Caponord 1200, although in some circles it is called Aprilia Tuareg 1200. But be that as it may, we are talking about the high-displacement asphalt Trail that we needed to complete the circle. Because its aspiration is neither more nor less than the throne currently shared by the BMW R1200GS (which is already being discussed and will be remodeled shortly) and the Ducati Multistrada 1200, the last Italian land-based missile.
In addition, he also presented what Moto Guzzi California 1400, but we'll talk a little later about this Mandelo de Lario cruiser. The bike that took a good part of the flashes was the new one Aprilia Caponord 1200, which, to follow the line of the Noale brand, has a front that recalls almost without blinking that of the Aprilia RSV4, as we have also seen in the Aprilia RS4 50, RS4 125, and the Aprilia SRV850 maxi Scooter.
Aesthetics aside, the technical data that is handled speak that the engine will be a version of the Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200, a model from which the chassis would also inherit, but not the cycle part. The engine will be around 130 hp and the total set could be for 225 kg. The wheels, depending on the source you read, could be either 19 inches or even 17 inches, but what is unquestionable is that they will be cast with very few spokes and quite thin for what is appreciated.
But the best part is that this Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 will feature all the electronic goodies we know from the Aprilia RSV4, so we can count on it. APRC system with all its aids. There is even speculation that this Aprilia will also feature a smart suspension in the style of the Ducati Multistrada 1200, but that has yet to be confirmed.
Thus, as we have already said at the beginning, closes the circle that could transform the current status of the Maxi-Trail while BMW has just tuned the new version of the well-known BMW R1200GS. Prices and availability? Well, at the moment no one has any idea, but I imagine that it will not be cheap and that if they do not want to lose rope they will have to be at the dealerships soon.