NAZA Premira Sdn Bhd, the sole distributor for Aprilia bikes in Malaysia, launched the latest edition of its most versatile bike yet – the 2013 Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS, at Matrade Exhibition and Convention center during the NST-Maybank Car of the Year 2013 (COTY) Awards.

The launch of this latest addition brings the total number of Aprilia models available in Malaysia to 9 models which include the RS4 125cc, Shiver 750cc, Dursoduro 750cc and 1200cc, Mana 800cc, Tuono V4 1000cc, RSV4 R 1000cc and the Superbike World Champion the RSV4 R Factory. With the introduction of the Caponord, Aprilia range of products is more extensive and can compete in almost every segment of the big bike market.

This latest model revives a name from Aprilia’s past: the ETV 1000 Caponord, released in 2001, represented an advanced interpretation of the ‘street enduro’ concept, boasting distinctive elements such as the dual beam chassis in aluminium and the 998cc 98HP twin cylinder engine, both clearly sports derivations. The original Caponord earned its name for its capability of racking up serious mileage traveling to the northernmost point in Europe and now Aprilia has transformed the newest Caponord model to deliver performance well beyond that of its predecessor.

“More than 10 years have passed since the introduction of the ETV 1000 Caponord and in that time, Aprilia’s motorcycles technology has advanced by leaps and bounds. As a smartly conceived and highly efficient street-biased adventure touring bike with impressive technical specifications, the Caponord 1200 ABS has the potential to be the leading bike in its segment.”

“This latest addition to the Aprilia stable of models will further increase the sales volume of Aprilia in Malaysia. Over the past six months of 2013, the registration volume of Aprilia has surpassed that of the whole 2012 volume. We expect to close the year with more than 400 registered units and a share of 7% of the big bike market – the best performance ever. We expect to further increase the sales of Aprilia in 2014, of which 25% is expected to be contributed by Caponord sales. The biggest volume will come from the popular Shiver 750,”commented Nik Danial Nik Mahmood, Vice President of NAZA Two Wheel Division.

The Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS is priced at RM83,888.00 (OTR).