Aprilia Caponord

Discussion in 'Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports' started by CapoGreg, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. secretaryrick

    secretaryrick n00b

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    The very two bikes I am interested in on one huge photo...THANK YOU!
  2. Capo Rick

    Capo Rick Please understand...

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  3. Dfrnt

    Dfrnt Just pluggin' along

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  4. Sideout

    Sideout Noob Adventurer

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    I've got one too:

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  5. dadsafrantic

    dadsafrantic Chef?

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    cool looking hotel. is it yours?
  6. STRANA

    STRANA Adventurer

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    Great bike porn $$$
  7. Charleetho

    Charleetho Mr. Zoom Zoom

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    I had one of those for a couple years. Loved the bike but sold it thinking a BMW would be more reliable. I was wrong.

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  8. Capo Rick

    Capo Rick Please understand...

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    here is my mistress.......

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    If anyone can embed it, please do. I'm stumped
  9. staves

    staves Weaponized

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    I've noticed mostly '02-'03 Capos for sale. What I'm interested in is an ABS model, new or used in the U.S.

    Anyone have any leads? Thanks in advance.

    - Scott
  10. Sideout

    Sideout Noob Adventurer

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    Try doing these searches on Google across all craigslist:

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=&q=caponord+2006+site%3Acraigslist.org
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=&q=caponord+2007+site%3Acraigslist.org

    Found 2 on cycletrader for ya:

    http://www.cycletrader.com/find/listing/2006-Aprilia-ETV-1000-Caponord-94868711
    http://www.cycletrader.com/find/listing/2007-APRILIA-Caponord-95751080

    Also try searching for Caponord on apriliaforum here - http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=28

    2006 and 2007 are the only two years Aprilia made ABS versions.

    Good luck.

  11. quicktoys2

    quicktoys2 ADVrider junkie :)

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    Hi Guys,

    Have had my Capo since Feb 2007, its a 2003 model. Here are a few pics :)

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    Besides a few minor electrical glitches (easily fixable) I get a really huge smile on my face when I ride my Capo.

    Happy riding
    Soto
  12. Truckin_Thumper

    Truckin_Thumper low profile

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    took her out for a short ride around DFW yesterday.

    These big bastards can rail on the twisties.... :evil

    They can do over 120 too...:augie

    They feel pretty lite and nimble for a 500# ride, I was impressed. I think I made a good choice.

    Ima take off for Houston out of DFW today, so we'll have an idea of how she will do on a 3000 mile round trip. :clap

    I got used to the low revs of a thumper over the last 8 or so years, I gotta remember to shift a bit higher on the spectrum, but once I get that, I will like her even more
  13. Capo Rick

    Capo Rick Please understand...

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    :nod
  14. H e a d N o r t h

    H e a d N o r t h (take the high road)

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    Mine:

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    I just put about 600 miles on mine this weekend:

    50% regional 2-lane slab
    20% gravel fire roads
    20% dirt / fire roads
    10% snowmobile trails*

    *For those who don't know - up here in Canada we have these things that ride in snow. Local clubs make trails for them - varying from somewhat gnarly (slightly better than single track) trails to graded gravel 'mini roads'.

    Anyway - the bike was very comfortable in all but the worst of the snowmobile trails (deep sand, but that's more of an issue for me than the bike). It even did the rock-strewn inclines very well, though I definitely will fabricate a better plate for the bottom after this.

    I was particularly impressed with it's relative nimbleness (Before you laugh - I did say relative). It really is a well-balanced bike in my opinion. I was able to pick and execute lines through all kinds of terrain at least as well as I did my tiger (even with my stock tires). Having been on this bike only a few weeks, I figure I'll only get more confident.

    Best part of the weekend, in the span of ten minutes, I was:
    a. blasting around through 8' wide snowmobile trails at 20-30mph
    b. roosting a gravel / dirt regional road at 40-50 mph
    c. lofting the front wheel in fourth gear on the pavement (ungodly speeds)

    Not a lot of bikes I figure can do all of this as well.

    Loving it.


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  15. Capo Rick

    Capo Rick Please understand...

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    I like the red paint-job on the guards!
  16. H e a d N o r t h

    H e a d N o r t h (take the high road)

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    Thanks
    I still don't know exactly what the point of that guard is
    Right in front of the headlights kind of seems counter productive
    They look cool though

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  17. Yellow Iron

    Yellow Iron Long timer

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    Damm that bike is looking nice
    red hilighting really sets it off
    Sorry I missed you when you picked it up
    Looks like you got some good riding in Canada I may have to make a trip up
  18. H e a d N o r t h

    H e a d N o r t h (take the high road)

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    Thanks - I owe you one
    You are welcome to a BBQ & a place to crash up here if you ever head this way

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  19. Capo Rick

    Capo Rick Please understand...

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    Yup. they won't do much to prevent nasty stone damage, but they will bash a low flying owl, or turkey!! DAMHIK! :D
  20. Truckin_Thumper

    Truckin_Thumper low profile

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    Howz about one you Capo vets tell me or point me in the right direction to 86 that "no start in gear".

    Shit about got me killed last week.

    I need it to start in gear when I WANT it to. :thumb