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Old 03-09-2012, 06:47 PM
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Default New CapoNord 1200



Not quite as dirty as the original, but hey, what really is? Looks mean and nasty!


From CycleWorld: Aprilia, meanwhile, plans for an evolution of the present Dorsoduro 1200 to go into production toward the end of 2013. It will revamp the name CapoNord and feature an evolved 1200cc Aprilia/Piaggio 90-degree V-Twin and vastly revised rolling gear, though the frame will remain the same. Look for new graphics and 17-inch wheels shod with sport-enduro radials. Expect more evolutionary steps before the CapoNord 1200 shows up in dealerships.
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Trying to be like the Multistrada.......what a blatant wannabe copy.
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Trying to be like the Multistrada.......what a blatant wannabe copy.
Dude, you don't get Italian bikes at all... Ducs or Aprilias.
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Old 03-10-2012, 08:34 AM
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Cool - a sport bike with long travel suspension.
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The original Caponordo was a lardo. I couldn't even get the thing upright from the side stand. I don't know they even thought about off highway use for these things.
My friends' Guzzi Stelvio has no aspirations of doing dirt at all. He wouldn't even consider the new 8 gallon Stelvio, he thinks his 4.7 gallon version is heavy enough. But, being Italian, it does have a certain bit of Art about it. It's a cultural thing!
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Dude, you don't get Italian bikes at all... Ducs or Aprilias.
Really.......how about you explain that?
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Dude, you don't get Italian bikes at all... Ducs or Aprilias.
Really.......how about you explain that?
I wasn't trying to piss you off. That was supposed to be me scratching my head not poking a finger in your chest.

Getting back to the what I intended, discussion, let me say it this way. You ride a C14. It would make no sense at all to me for someone to say a ZX14 is a blatant wannabe copy of a 'busa. That would be the same as your original comment to me, a head scratcher. These days, each bike in a class is almost always a great machine worthy of a close look at it's own merits.

I've looked closely at both the new Caponord and the new Multistrada. I like both bikes. And they are probably as different as the ZX14 and Busa.

That's my take anyway.
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New Aprilia Caponord 1200 revealed - | Motorbike reviews | Latest Bike Videos | MCN

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It looks like a model -- made of clay-molded pieces stuck together and not smoothed-out yet. I guess it is the Transformers influence. Just too many distinct pieces.

By contrast, a Triumph Bonneville looks like a master's work of art, but their own Tiger Explorer looks similar to the Caponord. What is it with Adventure bike styling anyway?
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I like they way it looks, the front some how resembles a Wee/Vee.
Another adventure bike (though very road oriented) - that's good for us consumers.
Too bad Aprilia is not strong in the US.
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