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Old 11-30-2007, 05:29 AM   #1
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Default First Hand Experience: Caponord

I've never owned a Dual-Sport but they seem pretty cool and I find that I'm increasingly interested in the Aprilia Caponord. I was wondering if any of you MOers had first hand experience with one.
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Old 11-30-2007, 08:54 AM   #2
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Those rotax motors are sweet, I think the early models suffered from some fuel injection issues, but I heard this from reading reviews. The owners I know love the bike. I've got a Strom, and have a buddy with a Nord, and we've switched bikes for a few miles. Really they're very similar, I had done a lot of offroad mods, so they were outfitted differently, but these do just fine on a good dirt road, and are great fun on the pavement. The riding position is perfect. I think the capo is good enough at most things you could live with it as your only bike; track days, commuting; touring, twisties and dirt roads. Having one bike is less fun that bunches of them though.
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Old 11-30-2007, 08:58 AM   #3
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I don't have any first-hand experience, but I stayed at a Holiday Inn last night!
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Old 11-30-2007, 09:59 AM   #4
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I don't have any first-hand experience, but I stayed at a Holiday Inn last night!

Wow, we stayed at a Comfort Inn last weekend, had an in room hot tub, full on ocean view, gas fireplace and a king sized bed......it was pretty stormy so the surf was up good. Looked neat
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Old 11-30-2007, 10:17 AM   #5
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I guess you never saw the commercial.
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Old 11-30-2007, 10:22 AM   #6
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I'm very happy I chose a Dual Sport bike (DL 1K). The bike is a complete departure from anything I've ever owned before. It's an absolute blast to ride around town on, rides very nicely on the Interstate, and if I ever find a dirt road in South Florida, I'm all set!
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Old 11-30-2007, 10:38 AM   #7
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I like the Caponord (never been on one) but they seem to be hard to come buy in the US. I've been to quite a few Ducati/Aprilia/Expensive Bike shops in AZ, FL, and PA. I have never seen one on the showroom floor.
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This is tempting. Now I just need to convince the wife...
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Old 11-30-2007, 11:52 AM   #9
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Er.... The detail text says Lebanon, NJ. Odd.
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Old 11-30-2007, 12:20 PM   #10
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This is tempting. Now I just need to convince the wife...
Wow, the bike looks so much like a V-Strom, it makes me wonder who copied who! A brand new (who cares if it's '03) version for $6k seems like a really good deal.
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