Aprilia  EVT1000 Caponord   


Factory Pro Series "A15"


The Caponord is Aprilia's entry into the Paris-Dakar style of big HP / off road styling bikes -

Tall of seat (to the vertically challenged!), agile and smooth at cruise - perfectly at home euro-touring and perhaps a bit of mild off-road riding - The Caponord has the ability to travel logging roads through the Sierra's, Rockies, Pyrenees's,  Urals and the Andes AND perhaps one of the best big bores for darting and weaving through traffic on the streets of cities like San Francisco, Copenhagen, Bern, London or Munich!

The stock bike's fuel and ignition mapping leaves a little room for improvement - the stock bike usually has pretty abrupt low speed mapping and cruise is often times flawed by some amount of surging - some bikes, it's really bad - and some, it's not so bothersome -

At any rate, even if there's only a small amount of surging, that indicates that the mapping is pretty far off "best/smoothest  power and that remapping will make a pretty big difference in the riding experience -

To make the bike smoother and more enjoyable (quicker, too!) , we can now, as of Sept. 2002, reprogram the Sagem ECU

Better full throttle and low rpm running, pulls harder everywhere, makes more full throttle power, decreases compression braking effect -  all around, it's more enjoyable to ride.

Oh - and we made that silky smooth 5000 rpm Black Velvet Hole of Smoothness happen on the EVT - just like our well known RSVZ1413 chip does for the Mille!


 Factory Pro
Low Inertia EC997, 4 gas EGA dyno developed 
super SMOOTH cruise!

Can you do that with a power commander? Not a chance in the world.

Read the real customer feedback below.
Errr - Paul? 

EVO Shift STAR kit

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inc star, microbearing arm and F-Pro shift spring - does not include clutch cover gasket.

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EVO Shift STAR kit

Love the bike? Except for the shifting?
Shifts quicker.
Misses fewer shifts.
Feels RIGHT.
Perfect to install when working on the clutch, anyway!
Remove the RH engine cover, remove the clutch assembly - bolt it on!

Less than 2 hours to install with impact wrench and large socket set.

Can I install it myself? Installation page

 Online review


 I did mine, and its amazing, with the brembo RCS and MPL slave, its like riding a brand new 600 jap bike... super smooth shifting and neutral is still iffy... but much easier!

shifting with a quickshifter is night and day different between stock and fp...

brucetafer, Florida, 12/2011
Factory Pro



At Factory Pro - Each and every Caponord is custom tuned to Best Power.

It is required that we have the bike for 4 to 5 days in order to properly tune every aspect of fuel, ignition and rev limiter.

What we seen is full throttle power increase of 2-4 True HP and even more at part throttle - that feels like more snap and response - giving the power and response that could just possibly encourage "hooliganism" - if one were so inclined.........
That's True, loaded HP on an EC997 eddy current dyno - not silly inertia dyno numbers :--)

Smooth? Significantly smoother and better mileage, too.
(assuming the hooliganess stays in check!)

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We are located in San Rafael, California
just 15 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge -

10 miles from the beginning of California's Wine Country
10 miles from Sears Point Raceway
20 miles from the Pacific Coast
50 feet from San Francisco Bay wetlands
10 miles from historic Sausalito and Mill Valley
20 miles from
Vintage Aircraft 
- Stearman and SNJ4 rides - acrobatic or sightseeing -
10 miles from
Gnoss Airport (aircraft rental)

Thanks Paul Vernon for the use of his Remus equipped Caponord for the couple of months it took to develop the software and hardware! Without that - there still wouldn't be any retuned Caponords, at all!!

As of Oct 5, 02, we are doing a stock exhausted Caponord - Yep - it's cool - much better results that the original ECU mapping, too.
Looking at the same percentage increase over stock - makes more power and even sounds cleaner and crisper - has a little "rap" to it, now!

Iridium Spark plugs

Iridium Spark Plugs

 plug: #IXU24 or IXU27

Denso's Iridium spark plugs are the most consistent firing spark plugs made today - If you want your engine to fire 100% on every stroke, this is what you need.
What does that mean to you? Firing fully, every stroke, means the best, smoothest running possible at cruise.

Denso Iridium: IXU27 or IXU24

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Gold Level Tuning

What does it take to design a map for a fuel injection system?  A few things...

An exquisite, low-inertia dyno, the EC997 with 4-Gas EGA, that can measure part-throttle engine smoothness (State of the Art dyno feature - and not a dj feature)
A willing customer or 2 or 3.....
30 years of experience performance tuning for power and tuning street motorcycles for low speed / part throttle drivability - We don't have to mention Yoshimura, Muzzy, Honda, Yamaha US as users....
Software to find maps and index the maps.
Realtime Emulators, EPROM burners, UV EPROM Erasers, lots of chips.....

Patience. Patience. Patience. Dedication. A desire to do the best.

The Sagem ECU used on the Caponord has separate maps for the front and rear cylinders for injection pulse AND ignition timing, among other maps. That means that, if you have the patience and equipment to properly tune, after you are setup, you can fine tune to the proverbial "T".
It's done.

Power and Drivability. Most and best.

Call. Get one. It's good for you and your Aprilia.

Email about the Power Commander Trade-in Upgrade Program ($100 credit) and the competitive EPROM upgrade program.
Trade-in info request


AMA Pro Roadracing
July 27-28, 2001
Brainerd, MN

AMA National Dirt Track!

Rider: Steve Johnson of Savage, MN Rider: George Price of New Jersey
Bike: RSV1000 Mille Bike: RSV1000 Mille
Sponsor: Delano Sport Center,   Delano, MN Sponsor: David Lloyd
Aprilia Race Exhaust System
K&N air filter
Factory Pro RSVZ1413 Pro Chip
Nutec Special 4 fuel

"Your Aprilia chip did help make the transition back on the gas easier -  however, the chassis needs to work better
I am currently exploring my options for a custom dirt track frame."
DAVID LLOYD dlloyd67@hotmail.com>

Finished an incredible 12th in Formula Extreme!

"Our Aprilia made history as the first Aprilia to make a US National Dirt Track main event!"

The RSVZ1413 chip (with pump fuel), that Delano "dropped" in typically adds an estimated 3-4 True HP to the Mille over other fuel mod systems.
After the first race and some testing, we subtly tweaked the map to run Nutec Special 4 fuel - adding even more power.
After the chip was installed, Steve could draft bikes that he couldn't draft before - about a 4-5 hp increase over the other fuel mod system and 21st in open Superbike!
"George Price from New Jersey rode the bike this past Saturday in Lima, Ohio and made the main even though the bike is still using the stock chassis!"




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The Harringtons own American Flyers, one of the most established flight training facilities in the USA.

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The Rich Oliver Mystery School will help you discover your hidden inner strength. 
It will challenge you. It will teach you a new way of thinking, and a new way of riding. You can take your riding to an exciting new level!  

We use a variety of proven drills and training techniques. 
Practicing these techniques with our Yamaha dirt track trainers will enhance your abilities both on the track or the street.  

It doesn't matter what you ride or race, the Rich Oliver Mystery School improves everyone's skill level and mindset!

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The extension of the laboratory for engines of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology was completed in about 1935. Its architect was Rudolf Otto Salvisberg (1882-1940). He had a successful career in Berlin but returned to Switzerland after the advent of the Nazis. His architectural style was somewhat similar to that of Erich Mendelsohn. The staircase of the laboratory is in normal use but well preserved.
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