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    Probably best to follow the crowd and but a LC. They are very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patzx12 View Post
    Probably best to follow the crowd and but a LC. They are very good.
    Sage advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burty99 View Post
    I had one, from new, for two years..lots of niggly faults and i got to the point of not trusting it!..very poor fueling even with the optimiser. Very jerky in traffic biy very good on the open road, also the engine gets very hot and noisey. Beware the cost of the valve check at 12000 miles, its a minimum of £700!!. Pexd it one month ago and lost a lot of money on it.
    Aprilia have stopped making them.
    This is probably the only poor review I have heard.

    The valve check service is an eye opener.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Burty99 View Post
    I had one, from new, for two years..lots of niggly faults and i got to the point of not trusting it!..very poor fueling even with the optimiser. Very jerky in traffic biy very good on the open road, also the engine gets very hot and noisey. Beware the cost of the valve check at 12000 miles, its a minimum of £700!!. Pexd it one month ago and lost a lot of money on it.
    Aprilia have stopped making them.
    Are you mixing the earlier ETV1000 Caponord with the newer 1200 model ?? The seem to still be in the model range on aprilia.com

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    Clearing old stock...do not meet euro4 emissions. Aprilia now testing a 800 adventure type..with the dosoduro engine..the capo 1200 rallye was 14k when launched..could be had for 10k new only six months after.

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    I was a regular on the AF1 capo owners forum...please go there and read the many owners reviews.. i kept mine longer than most!

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    Had a test ride today.........Jeesus it's fast. I reckon the on paper figures for that engine are a little modest.

    Feels very small compared to my GSA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patzx12 View Post
    Probably best to follow the crowd and but a LC. They are very good.
    Quote Originally Posted by younger06 View Post
    Sage advice.
    Yup,it's only a matter of thyme !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arsey View Post
    Yup,it's only a matter of thyme !
    Always figured you where a SALT of the earth kinda guy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by younger06 View Post
    Had a test ride today.........Jeesus it's fast. I reckon the on paper figures for that engine are a little modest.

    Feels very small compared to my GSA.
    Thanks for the detailed test report.
    We now know that it's fast and small .
    What else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by patzx12 View Post
    Thanks for the detailed test report.
    We now know that it's fast and small .
    What else?
    I'll dig out the telemetry traces and post them up.

    It's very comfortable although I think my 130kg is a little heavy for the completely auto setting on the suspension.
    It seems very well finished. Brakes are powerful (as you would expect from radial brembos)
    I missed the linked brakes of my GS.

    I think with boxes and the wife on board, it might get a little tight for room.
    Ergonomics of the left hand switch gear is a little muddled..... the mode button seems to be too close to the (very small) indicator switch.

    The engine is an absolute peach and out of the two mapping modes, I would definitely prefer "touring" it still has full power, just with a longer throttle (so to speak)

    It has the loudest standard exhaust I have ever heard on a motorcycle.

    It's a lot of bike for the money but I think it might be a little small for my heft!

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