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Old 02-04-2008, 02:44 PM   #1
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Aprilia Caponord

Hey everyone, I've been here for a while but haven't had any good pics to post. I took these this evening, so they're a little dark, but they show my Capo with all the accessories.

Aprilia tankbag
Aprilia fairing guard
Givi E52 Monokey trunk with top rack
Givi T418 tailbag
Givi T421 saddlebags
center stand
15 tooth front sprocket
Garmin Street Pilot c330 GPS
35 watt Pep Boys driving lights





From the back, with the brake lights on:
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Old 02-04-2008, 03:05 PM   #2
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Very nice, I don't think I've ever seen the Capo in black with red decals! Looks sharp.

I have a buddy with a Capo. They are very underrated bikes.
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Old 02-05-2008, 03:41 AM   #3
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Very sweet! Damn, I want one.
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Old 02-05-2008, 04:35 PM   #4
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Lights

How does the stock charging system fair with the aux lights???
and oh yeah I got one too

BUT WAYYYYY Dirtier
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Old 02-05-2008, 05:07 PM   #5
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Thanks for the compliments.

Does fine with stock charging system so far, but I keep it wound up above 3500 revs most of the time. Mine will get diriter, but I got it in mid-October and it's been pretty cold most of the time. I put 200 miles on it today, but I'm still only at 1350. Once I get the hang of handling it and the tires are worn down, I'll replace them with TKC-80's then really put it through the paces.
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Old 02-05-2008, 05:09 PM   #6
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All U.S. versions of the Capo from '06 to '07 are Gloss Black with red emblems. I think it looks way cool!

Nice to see the soft bags mounted. I'll have to consider them.
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Old 02-05-2008, 06:58 PM   #7
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All U.S. versions of the Capo from '06 to '07 are Gloss Black with red emblems. I think it looks way cool!
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Agree, black is beautiful but...nothing beats the Capo my03 alpine red!!
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Old 02-05-2008, 09:23 PM   #8
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Come on, the titanium (or what ever fancy italian word they have for it) can be a looker too. You can't see it in these photos, but the Aprilia logo is in big bold silver letters under the clear coat across the tank sides. The fabric side bags would worry me against the pipe shields. My Capo had a Givi hard side bag mount when I bought it but the previous owner would not let go of the bags cause they fit his other bike. Figured yanking it off looked better than riding around w/out bags. My grantour tail bag does most everything I need it to. I like those lights you mounted! I may do that for the fun of it before I put mine up for sale. I believe I really want a new BMW F800GS when they finally show up here in September. Make that one yellow please BMW!
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Old 02-06-2008, 03:44 AM   #9
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I believe I really want a new BMW F800GS when they finally show up here in September. Make that one yellow please BMW!
When you get that F800GS you are going to miss those nifty rims and the tubeless tires.
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Old 04-11-2008, 01:33 PM   #10
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Come on, the titanium (or what ever fancy italian word they have for it) can be a looker too. You can't see it in these photos, but the Aprilia logo is in big bold silver letters under the clear coat across the tank sides. The fabric side bags would worry me against the pipe shields. My Capo had a Givi hard side bag mount when I bought it but the previous owner would not let go of the bags cause they fit his other bike. Figured yanking it off looked better than riding around w/out bags. My grantour tail bag does most everything I need it to. I like those lights you mounted! I may do that for the fun of it before I put mine up for sale. I believe I really want a new BMW F800GS when they finally show up here in September. Make that one yellow please BMW!
I don't understand why anyone would want to trade your Capo for the new F800GS from BMW??? Your bike seems much better, and better looking too. Unless you just want a lighter bike for the off-road situations... Is this Aprilia reliable? Is it a good bike?
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Old 05-08-2010, 05:01 AM   #11
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How 'bout this one?

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Old 05-08-2010, 03:10 PM   #12
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Old 09-13-2010, 11:53 AM   #13
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Question To buy ir not to buy?

OK, so it's been bugging me for ages, I think I want a Caponord.....

Had an XTZ750 Super Tenere back in the day, more recently had an 08 Buell Ulysses, and before that a Cagiva Navigator, do you see the pattern?

In-between those, had a Honda Blackbird, an Aprilia RSV Mille(2000 model) and a Gen1 Yamaha Fazer 1000 and currently ride a Gen2 Yamaha FZ1-S Fazer 1000 (2007)

Problem is I have come across an 03 Caponord with 15000 miles, a set of Remus cans and a Power Commander fitted in a glorious red. Looks to be in very good condition and I think I want it

I know you lot are going to be biased, so tell me why I should not buy this bike

PS I am un-employed so need the cash this trade would give me, the bike is up for £2250
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Old 09-13-2010, 02:16 PM   #14
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new here.
I am also owning an 2003 (GS Killer) Caponord.
ever since I owned it, still got the smile on my face. what a bike to handle



Mods done so far:
-Wilbers front suspensions.
-Changed the Regulator Rectifier with an Honda CBR600RR (Mosfet type FH008) rocksolid voltage @ 14.33 V
-Waterproof connectors on the regulator (Killed the Brown connectors ).

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Old 09-13-2010, 04:19 PM   #15
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I just came back from Austria and was pretty shocked to see a Capo on a street there. From my multiple European trips it didn't seem like Capos are common bikes there.
Do you get to see them frequently on the roads there? Just curious ...
Definitely a rare commodity out here in the US.

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I am also owning an 2003 (GS Killer) Caponord.
ever since I owned it, still got the smile on my face. what a bike to handle



Mods done so far:
-Wilbers front suspensions.
-Changed the Regulator Rectifier with an Honda CBR600RR (Mosfet type FH008) rocksolid voltage @ 14.33 V
-Waterproof connectors on the regulator (Killed the Brown connectors ).
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