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Old 12-18-2001, 03:19 AM   #11
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Default Re: Aprilia CapoNord feedback

I may have just missed it, but did the article mention pricing? Are bags an option, or are they standard?
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Old 12-18-2001, 03:51 AM   #12
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Default Re: Aprilia CapoNord feedback

I first saw the Nord in the beautiful sunlight of Laguna Seca. It looked great (in that copper/red color Aprilia has) sitting on the grass near the Futuras. Super comfy. Typically well manufactured. I really wanted one.



Then I saw the dyno charts. Freaking pathetic. Don't give me any "tuned for low end grunt" BS, because it doesn't have that either. Compare the dyno for the Nord with that for the Futura. The Futura has a better low end, a better mid range and 20 more on top.
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Old 12-18-2001, 04:09 AM   #13
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Very nice!!
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Old 12-18-2001, 04:11 AM   #14
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I heard rumor that it would have them!!! Do you mean to tell me that all rumors aren't true?
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Old 12-18-2001, 05:42 AM   #15
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I can't wait to see the test of the V-Strom. We're getting enough adventure bikes to do some comparos. How long will it be before Honda brings back an updated Transalp?
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Old 12-18-2001, 07:12 AM   #16
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Yeah, but the Nord is more likely to make it to 100,000 miles without a major failure than the Mille or even the Futura is. If you think about it, the hp/liter statistics for a Goldwing are much lower than that of a VFR or CBR, right?
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Old 12-18-2001, 07:28 AM   #17
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An article in Motorcyclist quoted Suzuki as saying that they would not offer factory hard bags. Rather, they hoped that the aftermarket will step in. I wonder if they will do something similar to kawisaki who offers givi bags for the ZR-7 through their accessory catelog. I can't imagine a manufacturer's not offering bags with this type of bike. I don't believe I have ever seen a BMW 1100/1150 GS, or even a funduro, without bags. I've never seen a Tiger on the road, so I cannot speak to that.
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Old 12-18-2001, 07:30 AM   #18
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Default kawasaki, not kawisaki

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Old 12-18-2001, 07:40 AM   #19
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Where can one take a look at the 2002 Falco? I went to the Aprilia site but I think they only had the 2001 images on display.
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Old 12-18-2001, 07:55 AM   #20
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Somebody say Comparo?
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