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Old 01-17-2013, 06:54 PM   #31
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Guzzis do seem to attract an...ah....mature crowd. The ETV1000 seems to have quite a few enthusiastic owners in Oz from what I see on the forums, but my impression is that Piaggio has dealership issues in many places outside of Europe. And I leave Europe out only because I don't know how they do there and in Great Britain; impression is that they do a bit better closer to home.
Ony 61 Capos were imported to Australia - and there's a handful of us you'd call 'enthusiastic'. This is much truer of owners in Europe - Greece had a gathering of about 25 bikes not so long ago, and regular UK weekends get upwards of 15 attendees.

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Anyone know of a US dealer to contact? Any idea when this will be in the states? Price?
Thanks!
AF1 Racing in Texas would be one, or Moto International in Seattle another. AF1 host an incredibly well-supported forum wherein you can find out almost anything about these bikes.
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:47 PM   #32
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What he said.

AF1 is outstanding as are Seacoast Sportcycle in New Hampshire. I have a fleet of Apes and buy lots from both places.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:14 AM   #33
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So this "new" bike is just a Dorsoduro with a bigger fairing and tank?
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:20 AM   #34
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So this "new" bike is just a Dorsoduro with a bigger fairing and tank?
And some new gadgets, I think.

Exactly what people have been complaining about when the DD came out.
Now they've made it.. and now people want a 1200GS competitor.

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Old 01-20-2013, 09:32 AM   #35
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I guess people were expecting a renewed Dorsoduro "ADV", or something, that was less of a tall Shiver, instead of a Caponord being just a farkled Dorsoduro.

IMHO it's kind of a let down, I would have expected it to be derived from the RSV4.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:41 AM   #36
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I guess people were expecting a renewed Dorsoduro "ADV", or something, that was less of a tall Shiver, instead of a Caponord being just a farkled Dorsoduro.

IMHO it's kind of a let down, I would have expected it to be derived from the RSV4.
That's strange..

I think most people expected it to be the much needed update of the
outgoing Caponord, which needed some refinement, weight cuts etc.

There's probably more Caponord owners out there that'd like the bike
to be a mix of KTM 990 ADV & BMW GS then people wanting it to be
another Multistrada/Tiger 1050.
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:53 PM   #37
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I guess people were expecting a renewed Dorsoduro "ADV", or something, that was less of a tall Shiver, instead of a Caponord being just a farkled Dorsoduro.

IMHO it's kind of a let down, I would have expected it to be derived from the RSV4.
A V4, high-revving dual-sport bike? I don't think that would suit anyone other than the Wannbes and cafe-society dual-sport riders!

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That's strange..
I think most people expected it to be the much needed update of the
outgoing Caponord, which needed some refinement, weight cuts etc.
There's probably more Caponord owners out there that'd like the bike
to be a mix of KTM 990 ADV & BMW GS then people wanting it to be
another Multistrada/Tiger 1050.
Exactly - my wife would like her Capo to be 30% lighter and physically more nimble but still be as powerful, comfortable and competant as a tar-tourer, but offer slightly more off-road capability.
Oh, and shaft-drive would be nice - she's had multiple Guzzis over many years and really doesn't understand why bicycle technology is still in use in the 21st century.
Yes, she's ridden the Stelvio NTX and commented that it's not $18,000 better than what she already has, and doesn't address her issues of size, weight and bulk.
If Guzzi did a DS version of the 750 Breva, she'd be first at the door.... She had a 650TT before the Capo, but it was old and gnarly after 25 years!
I'd like my Caponord to be lighter and smaller too: the bike's not getting any bigger, so I must be getting older!
In fact, if there was a 750 V-twin shaft-drive DS bike, I think we'd have TWO of them!
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:01 PM   #38
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Yup,agreed...expect that'll be my next bike...but probably be hard to find in other than chain drive...
Unless I DS mod something...
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:05 PM   #39
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Hmmm I like it, nice and fresh looking! Anyone know its fuel tank size & brake horse power?
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:08 PM   #40
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About 24 litres and 125-ish HP
Biggest issue for me is fuel usage...
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:13 AM   #41
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Personally having owned a Capo and am waiting on a Stevio ordered, I think the problem with this bike is it's name. It is not a Caponord and seems more inline with the Shiver. In my opinion to have been a true adventure bike of a new design it needs it's own frame design. It clearly is an adapted model and that is it's downfall. I'm certain it will be a nice enough bike*but what is it offering that is very special? Why not buy the Ducati? Why not buy the Stelvio? Why not buy the 1050 Tiger? Why look for ownership problems on a bike that is just not so insanely tasty?

Naming it Caponord is a mistake. I see the new Caponord more like the new KTM Adventurer but now it's not going to be and so goes the idea of really great Caponord.

I like the look of this new bike, hope it sells for Piaggio.

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Old 01-21-2013, 03:57 AM   #42
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that pillion looks like a sex toy for the lady.
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:47 PM   #43
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:44 AM   #44
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:41 PM   #45
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And some new gadgets, I think.

Exactly what people have been complaining about when the DD came out.
Now they've made it.. and now people want a 1200GS competitor.

'Zactly. A lot of people said that the Dorso was what they wanted, but didn't like the small seat and limited fuel capacity. This bike fixes both of those issues, and people are still bitching. Clearly a direct Multistrada competitor, and given how most ADV bikes are actually used, I don't see how that's a bad thing. Perhaps a 17/19 wheel option would be cool, but other than that, it looks like a really nice package. Then again, TKC 80's come in 17's now anyway.....
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