It is based on the frame and engine of Dorsoduro 1200. Concerning the 1197cc engine, it delivers 130 bhp/ 8700 rpm and 11.75 kgm/7200 rpm (85ft-lb/7200 rpm) torque. 

      The styling of the front is typical Aprilia and specifically same with RSV4, RS4 125 and SRV 850. An inverted fork is equipped at the front, together with Brembo radial calipers. The shock layout also derives from the big Dorsoduro, while the silencer is mounted at the side of the bike. The dimensions of the wheels is 17 inches. 

     There could be an additional more off-road Caponord version featuring a 19 inch front wheel. It is not yet known what electronic systems will be featured on the bike. The new Caponord should be in the showrooms by spring 2013.