2003 Aprilia ETV 1000 CapoNord Prices
Aprilia ETV 1000 CapoNord Highest price: $3,980
2003 Aprilia ETV 1000 CapoNord Lowest: $3,399
Aprilia ETV 1000 CapoNord AVERAGE: $3,690
2003 Aprilia ETV 1000 CapoNord main features
This bike has the technical and performance characteristics to cope with any type of road and terrain. With a greater propensity towards asphalt than his sister Rally Raid, which has deserts and African dirt tracks in DNA. Aprilia Caponord, although it has been on the market for some time, the first version dates back to 2001. But it has such dynamic and technical characteristics as to make it still modern and up-to-date.
The aesthetics is characterized by an “exaggerated” profusion of corners and joints of the superstructures, in addition to the excessive dimensioning of the hull elements, makes it very voluminous. If the Caponord can be criticised for its imposing line, nothing to say, or rather hat-like, for its cycling and mechanical equipment. No one in this segment can boast a magnesium aluminium alloy frame such as this double lateral beam. The mechanical refinements, as well as the power and pulling qualities of the Noale twin cylinder, directly derived from the V60 mounted on RSV and Tuono, are hardly comparable. Revised and “softened” to adapt it to tourism use, this V 60° has not undergone profound changes.
What bikers say about 2003 Aprilia ETV 1000 CapoNord
I knew Caponord and the price was very good. Then, I did a lot of research. A 2-3 year old model with 7k km was the best choice. It’s fast, fun to drive, beautiful, comfortable and suitable for all roads. If they asked me: “Is Aprilia Caponord for everyone? No, you have to love her.” The only reason I would say that I do not buy it is the lack of a national dealer network (USA). I find this a pity because it is a well thought-out bike with solid performance and solid design.
The bike is extremely comfortable. The windscreen may be bigger, but for me it’s ok. The pair is impressive, but not overwhelming. The bike is fast, although I prefered a much more “noisy”engine. Perhaps when you take off the tripod, it’s a bit heavy, but you’ll forget everything when you start to drive it.
This bike has all the right characteristics for a sports touring bike and a dirt bike on the road. I would have changed the front sprocket from a tooth 17 to a tooth 16. Not only will it put the engine in the sweet spot, but the wheels are easier to do. My only other complaint is that the tripmeter is too complicated to use.
I bought a Caponord after 25 years I was not riding a bike. I thought of other brands. But I heard about Aprilia Caponord and it was love at first sight. As a very tall pilot I needed a design that would allow me to be comfortable with my legs. It’s a very well equipped bike, very fast, powerful and agile, with a strong response in both acceleration and braking. I could go on with other details. But many pilots may have different styles or preferences.
It is important for the new pilot to read the information and test data of other pilots to understand the small features such as the harmonic sounds of the engine at low speed and then suddenly this massive sound of spherical power when you twist on turns. I have experienced how others occasionally have a bit of lightness in fuel injection “forgetting me” at very low speeds. But since my thousandge hit about 1300 miles, the bike dropped and now turns very smooth at all laps.