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Old 02-09-2014, 07:12 AM   #1
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Aprilia Caponord 2014

Anyone ride the 2014 yet?

Looks like it would compete well with the Explorer / Crosstourer....



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Old 02-09-2014, 08:59 AM   #2
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Coming to the US mid March!!! Should be a ducati killer.
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Old 02-09-2014, 11:42 AM   #3
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looks incredible.
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Old 02-09-2014, 11:56 AM   #4
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He seems to like it:

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Old 02-09-2014, 02:26 PM   #5
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Looks insanely good. Hoping this is the bike that will finally have reliable active suspension but I'm not getting my hopes up.
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Old 02-09-2014, 02:29 PM   #6
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I know the Caponord isn't really meant to leave the blacktop, but gee, what a ridiculously small front guard (fender). That lower radiator looks vulnerable too, not even a stone guard fitted either.
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Old 02-10-2014, 02:06 PM   #7
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I need to test ride this one

Nice torquey liquid cooled 1200cc V twin with chain driven cams
Fully active 'auto' rear suspension
Active front damping with electronic preload control
Cruise control
ABS
Traction control
Bags - color matched and of equal size left and right
Center stand
Hand guards [but strangely no heated grips standard]
Non adjustable 33 inch seat height
6.2 gal fuel tank - plastic or metal?
512lbs dry - so 560 loaded
If you like the idea of electronic suspension this
sounds like a great long distance road hauler and comfy Sport Tourer
All for a price 3k less than the Multi 1200 - I hear 15.5K for the sport pak model
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Old 02-10-2014, 02:54 PM   #8
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Watching the video I noticed the windshield brackets look identical to those on my Stelvio.

It seems like a much prettier updated Vstrom 1k.
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Old 02-11-2014, 08:45 AM   #9
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I loved my 750 Dorsoduro and hoped for some time that this bike would be lighter and based on that motor. 1200's seem to be what everyone wants. If the 1200 runs as well as the 750 then this should be a great bike. Good Luck Aprilia - hope that the bike sells well.
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Old 02-11-2014, 03:51 PM   #10
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The Aprilia's are sexy. Wish we had a broader Aprilia dealer network in So. CA.
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Old 02-11-2014, 04:23 PM   #11
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The Aprilia's are sexy. Wish we had a broader Aprilia dealer network in So. CA.
You have Aprilia Newport Beach, 1536 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 in Orange County.

I have two to choose from here in San Diego County, one in San Diego, and one in Escondido.
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Old 02-11-2014, 04:44 PM   #12
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Yes, the Newport dealer is close. San Diego Aprilia dealers may be the next closest
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Old 02-11-2014, 06:30 PM   #13
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Old 02-11-2014, 08:33 PM   #14
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I like the ADV version, and love the Aprilia I have now. Too bad I just bought a Super Tenere
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Old 02-12-2014, 06:24 PM   #15
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I and my wife each have the original ETV1000 Caponords; mine has covered close to 50,000 miles and is - after a bit of informed upgrading - super-reliable, fast and frugal. It is a workhorse, tourer, commuter, get-away vacationer and rapid-response vehicle all in one.
We live down some pretty rough dirt roads, so every journey we take starts - and finishes - with dust, rocks, ruts, potholes, corrugations - or slick, clay-based mud.
I rode the 1200 last year and it's a retro-step for our application, as it has no dirt-road capability whatsoever - the average sport-tourer is less vulnerable to rock damage, as the 1200 Capo carries critical parts like coolers in silly places. The 17" front wheel also marks it down as just another road bike - a sit-up-and-beg tourer for old guys.
It is, however, insanely fast.
I confess I'll not see 40 again unless it's the title of a movie - and the 1200 will get me at least, much deeper into much more trouble than I can now handle. Or ever could, probably.
And don't get too hyped by the "ADV" (actually, Aprilia-speak for adventure models is "RallyRaid") model - it's a mock-up by Hepco-Becker to showcase their bolt-on farkles and not a factory effort.
Caponord? Capo-not!
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