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Old April 30th, 2014, 10:27 AM   #1
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Any body can comment on a 2014 Aprilia Caponord

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A friend of mine has an offer from the Aprilia dealer on a 2014 Caponord to trade in his Versys650. The dealer wont let him test ride it, and all he can do is just go and sit on it. Anybody here has any experience with the new Caponord? He wants some thing similar in size (physical) to Versys650 as he doesn't like bikes like GS12K, Multistrada etc which are very big in size which makes very difficult to handle in city. The electronics package is excellent when compared even with Multirstrada. But what about the reliability, handling etc. He rides my Hyperstrada and love the bike, but doesnt want to OWN a Ducati

Guys, any thoughts on this...
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Old April 30th, 2014, 10:29 AM   #2
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Old April 30th, 2014, 10:52 AM   #3
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Hello Guys,

A friend of mine has an offer from the Aprilia dealer on a 2014 Caponord to trade in his Versys650. The dealer wont let him test ride it...........
Why no test ride.... Is the Aprilia broken......or is something else wrong with it...
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Old April 30th, 2014, 12:48 PM   #4
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Aprilia, No Way!!!!!

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Old April 30th, 2014, 01:52 PM   #5
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No test ride? Right up there with an arranged marriage...
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Old April 30th, 2014, 02:34 PM   #6
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Maybe the dealer has only 1 Caponord and dont want it to get miles or ot let the warranty start?

Did you searched for an other dealer in your direction where you can testride?
Or maybe an used offering from a private person?
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Old April 30th, 2014, 08:07 PM   #7
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Hello Guys,

A friend of mine has an offer from the Aprilia dealer on a 2014 Caponord to trade in his Versys650. The dealer wont let him test ride it, and all he can do is just go and sit on it. Anybody here has any experience with the new Caponord? He wants some thing similar in size (physical) to Versys650 as he doesn't like bikes like GS12K, Multistrada etc which are very big in size which makes very difficult to handle in city. The electronics package is excellent when compared even with Multirstrada. But what about the reliability, handling etc. He rides my Hyperstrada and love the bike, but doesnt want to OWN a Ducati

Guys, any thoughts on this...
I did a test ride of the 2013 Caponord prior to delivery of my Hyperstrada. It was a great bike, but too much bike for me, bit like the Multistrada. If your friend is not a runt like me then he might be really happy with it. I was impressed with the active suspension, bit of a magic carpet.
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The June issue of Cycle World has a full road test of the 2015 Caponord 1200 ABS.
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Old May 1st, 2014, 10:17 AM   #9
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Why no test ride.... Is the Aprilia broken......or is something else wrong with it...
Yes the dealer has only one piece in his floor and doesn't want to make it as a demo bike. This part of world bikes wont sell that much like US/Europe except for supersports.

Thanks Hyperpedro and others for the lead. In fact we had an observation that the Caponord is smaller in size when compared to Multistrada and a little bit bigger than my Hyperstrada. Isn't it?
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Old May 1st, 2014, 10:18 AM   #10
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The June issue of Cycle World has a full road test of the 2015 Caponord 1200 ABS.
Zrider, thanks for the lead.
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