My Aprilia story, I bought a brand new Aprilia caponord 1200 with the legal 2 year full factory warranty from an official aprilia/guzzi dealer. (this was my only happy moment in this story) After about a week i contacted the dealer because my bike was burning oil. I noticed some blue smoke and stank while i was riding -> jup your reading this correct while riding. At 300km on the clock's i noticed the oillevel was below the min-marking. I contacted the dealer who said that this was quit normal and that most bikes use some oil when they are been ridden/running in. My respons was: sure a little bit but never had one smoking blue! Dealer: just come collect some oil and add it. So i added the oil as specified by aprilia, no overfilling. 350km later my bike went into alarm -> not enough oil pressure! Checking the sightglass there was almost no oil visible. Therefore i contacted my dealer again. His respons: no worries bring it in and i will put other oil in the bike to solve the problem. Sadley 300 a 350km further same shit happend again. So i contacted the dealer again: no worries it is normal they drink up to 1l a 1000km's. Never ever had this on any bike! I can't ride a gastank without stopping to add oil? Now i decided to contact aprilia directly. They said i couldn't determine oil consumption and thats up to your dealer. When i asked what they consider normal oil-use -> moment of silence -> no answer. I contacted my dealer again to say i find it to much oil consumption, suddenly there was an recall for placing a cartervent. Checked on chasisnr, no recalls for your bike. Ventilation was added, now the oil disappeared even faster. Contacted dealer who on his behalve contacted Aprilia. Said Aprilia would sent stuff directly from Italy, wow. 3 weeks later, oiladditif with a sealing function! Arrived at dealer. Damn straight I said no! This is not a fix. End result they would inspect my engine and if necessary rebuild it. Would take 2 max 3 weeks. To make the story shorter, it almost took 10 weeks! Dealer said he would replace cilinders and pistons in the end only the pistons and piston rings were replaced. Asked dealer to make a testride as he had no intension off doing so. Went to dealer to take bike home to find out, no testride made as shiftpedal not accessible. On the way home the bike stalled several times and sudden powerloss. Thats not the worst, at some point when releasing throttle the bike kept riding! Nearly had an accident and could have cost me my life! Contacting dealer proves to be pointless as he knows my number and hasn't answered it in more than a month! Got the bike back with the engine, frame, swingarm and exhaust scratched! To make things worse bike lost coolant. The next day, bike began to smoke, no power, engine develloped a tapping sound and oil running from engine and frame! Asked my money back from dealer, nope we made no contractual faults. They refused to replace bike by a other new bike. Bike had 1750km in more than 5 months! Bike had been almost half off the time in repair with dealer! Contacted Aprilia/Piaggio in the hope they would help me out. They would help to find a solution, but non have been offered. They said they understood that i had to take a other path, meaning me taking my dealer to court. I kept in contact with Aprilia in the hope to find a solution as they where analysing my case. They did not help me out and certainly didn't offer a solution! Sad but Aprilia is the worst motorcycle experience i ever had. Service seems to be non existent. Something to think about! Who else had such a bad experience with a Caponord 1200 or Aprilia/Piaggio in general? I'm a passionat motorcyclist and i owend many motorcycles (bmw, kawasaki, honda, harley davidson, indian, suzuki,...). Now it realy hurts my heart to know that company's like aprilia can sell motorcycles without any passion! Hooray for Aprilia, sarcasm! The agony continues.