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Old 04-14-2014, 06:24 AM   #1
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2014/15 Aprlia Caponord Owner Reports

The Caponord was released to the US this March. I know they are in limited supply this year but there have to be some owners out there. So if you are a proud new owner of a 1200 Caponord we want to hear what you think of the new beast.
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Old 04-14-2014, 07:15 AM   #2
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Old 04-14-2014, 07:36 AM   #3
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Thought would be nice to have owner reports - the other on is mostly test rides
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Old 04-14-2014, 09:18 AM   #4
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I wish I could be of any use in this topic, this bike is haunting me in my dreams... Feels like its made with a picture of me on the desk of the engineers.

So I'm really close to pulling the trigger, but still hesitant looking for a slightly cheaper option. I'm not used to dropping 15800 euro for a bike (that is a lot of money!) And usually I go for the sweet spot prices of a 1-2 year old bike with low kilometres. If I could find a second hand at 12000 km I would jump on it.

However, this being a fairly recent bike, there are no second hands on the market yet.

As for this topic, I'm afraid it is going to be an empty thread. My local dealer told me he sold a grand total of 5 caponords over the last year. And that is in Europe where there is no shortage of aprilia techs and mechanics. I can only assume that the dealer network in the USA will be less than ideal...
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Old 04-14-2014, 07:26 PM   #5
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There's another good reason there are few second-handers out there - every single person I've met who already has one - loves it. I spoke to a guy who seems to get bored easily and usually swaps his bike every 6-9 months - and he thinks the 1200 will be his very first 'keeper'.
Personally, it does nothing for me - I need to ride some dirt (just my driveway is half a mile of it!) and I really don't need that scorching performance - but those that have bought them seem well-pleased with what they got.
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Old 04-22-2014, 06:36 PM   #6
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Wicked I guess I get to the first real owner contributor to this thread

April 24 I become a new 1200 Capo owner. I will let you know the good bad and ugly.
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Old 04-23-2014, 05:13 PM   #7
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As mentioned on your other thread, the only owner I know is very happy with next to no real issues...
Personally, I'm holding out for a smaller dirtier version...
to replace/compliment my Capo 1000.
It wouldn't be hard for Aprilia... they already have a 750 motor...
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Old 04-24-2014, 01:22 AM   #8
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Hmm...I'm riding one now and...loving it! Rode it for almost 5000km. Anything that you wanna asked about the bike? Hope I can assist.
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Old 04-24-2014, 04:21 PM   #9
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April 24 I become a new 1200 Capo owner. I will let you know the good bad and ugly.
Let us know!

Betting all is good.

White one?

Nice in any color.

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Old 04-24-2014, 11:22 PM   #10
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Singaporean Rider - Riding up Malaysia

Had a good 1 day trip to the state of Malacca in Malaysia.

To and fro manage to clock a distance of 513.6km. 1 thing I realize is that its more fuel saving when I'm traveling on the highway with speeds over 130km/hr and its in SPORTS mode. Once i got into the town area, and the FC(Fuel Consumption) sucks. LOL.

Realize that the bike dried my EO(Engine Oil) and need to top up about 250ml. And also found out the coolant resevoir was also dried up. Got the mechanic to top up for me. Guess I gotta keep a look out more often on these 2 areas.

Anyway, traveling on the highway was great fun. Smooth bike. Current seat is comfortable for me. Got to test the cruise control and it works pretty fine, except that i gotta use my left hand to activate it. And I will definitely get the add on to the screen. Highest point is not enough for me. Wind turbulence still hitting on my helmet and its a nuiscance when traveling at high speed.

Look forward for further travel up to Malaysia and maybe to Thailand some day.

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Sport Mode towards Malacca(Petrol Station @ Pagoh) - Highway Only
155.6km / 9.6litres = 16.2km/litre

Sport Mode at Malacca town - Mixed of abit highway and mostly city riding
89.0km / 7.0litres = 12.71km

Touring mode back to Singapore - Highway only
214.6km / 11.6litres = 18.40km/litre
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Old 05-26-2014, 09:18 PM   #12
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Exhaust heat concern ?

I got my Caponord 1200 this weekend, and it rides beautifully, having lots of fun, despite having to (somehow) restrain myself during the engine break in. I could write a page on how nice it rides.

Nonetheless, I am really concerned about the heat blast from underneath the seat. I can only hope it will mellow a bit after the engine break in, but at this stage, it was really uncomfortable yesterday on my left leg, I guess no mesh pants on the Capo ? For sure I will not need a heated seat in the fall :)

Now seriously, today after a short ride, I parked the bike on the side stand in my garage and I noticed that the residual heat radiating from the exhaust pipes routed inside the frame, was so much, the entire right frame was hot, the shock absorber was so hot, I could barely touch it. The right side of the seat was cooking in the residual heat from the pipes :(

I am wondering what is other owners experience on the heat matter ?
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Old 05-27-2014, 01:55 AM   #13
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I got my Caponord 1200 this weekend, and it rides beautifully, having lots of fun, despite having to (somehow) restrain myself during the engine break in. I could write a page on how nice it rides.

Nonetheless, I am really concerned about the heat blast from underneath the seat. I can only hope it will mellow a bit after the engine break in, but at this stage, it was really uncomfortable yesterday on my left leg, I guess no mesh pants on the Capo ? For sure I will not need a heated seat in the fall :)

Now seriously, today after a short ride, I parked the bike on the side stand in my garage and I noticed that the residual heat radiating from the exhaust pipes routed inside the frame, was so much, the entire right frame was hot, the shock absorber was so hot, I could barely touch it. The right side of the seat was cooking in the residual heat from the pipes :(

I am wondering what is other owners experience on the heat matter ?
I currently have about 1500 miles I do believe it is getting better. The heat is coming from mid pipe catalytic converter. Kind of makes sense it would get better as the new material gets cooked in. But it will always be hot so options are get the mid pipe ceramic coated and wait for a "Y" Pipe replacement for mid pipe catalytic converter.
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Old 05-27-2014, 05:38 AM   #14
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Question for you chaps that own one.

When you cycle through the menu screen using the mode button, you come to an "average" value.

Is that average speed or average fuel consumption?
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Old 05-27-2014, 08:50 AM   #15
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Question for you chaps that own one.

When you cycle through the menu screen using the mode button, you come to an "average" value.

Is that average speed or average fuel consumption?
Avg is speed Max is MPH wish it was AVG MPG and Instan MPG
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