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zaba January 8th, 2014 06:36 PM

Calling all Caponord 1200 owners~
 
Hi guys,

Will be getting one soon if all goes well but then I would like to know the feedback you have on your Caps 1200.

At least i 'll be prepare when this beast strikes. Thanks guys.

Rgds,
Zaba
European Bikes Noob

mulder March 27th, 2014 02:33 PM

very good machine,

dont regret buying it

Smudger66 March 29th, 2014 11:37 AM

Hi picked my new caponord this morning , part ex tuono v4 , I can say with no regrets at all , after 60 mile no chicken strips left the suspension is that good , just inspires confidence , over all the bike is amazing .

mulder April 10th, 2014 11:26 PM

the chicken strips...... it the form of the tire....
everyone loses the chicken strips on the OEM reartire of a capo 1200

gryphon April 11th, 2014 12:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Smudger66 (Post 81)
Hi picked my new caponord this morning , part ex tuono v4 , I can say with no regrets at all , after 60 mile no chicken strips left the suspension is that good , just inspires confidence , over all the bike is amazing .


Congratulations

Nicholas Popof March 24th, 2017 11:39 PM

the cap needs a 190-55 rear, stock tyre is too small

VIEWDVB October 18th, 2017 10:19 AM

The workshop manual specifies both 180 and 190 width rear tyres depending on some other model details that I can't make head nor tail of. Obviously a 190 is not a problem. I too discovered that the full width of the tyre is easy to use though I don't believe I was leaning that far. The question that obviously arises - what happens when you really lean it?

ridon29 February 22nd, 2018 11:22 PM

Great bike... horrendous after sales.. I will NEVER buy another Aprilia!

BrisbaNord June 4th, 2018 09:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VIEWDVB (Post 1055)
The workshop manual specifies both 180 and 190 width rear tyres depending on some other model details that I can't make head nor tail of. Obviously a 190 is not a problem. I too discovered that the full width of the tyre is easy to use though I don't believe I was leaning that far. The question that obviously arises - what happens when you really lean it?


You fall off the edge of the tyre and scrape the centre stand/footpegs or crash;)

Easy solution that works really well (I had my Capo12TP for two years and 39,000kms) is to use the 190/55 size rear and also fit the 16 tooth front sprocket to fix the tall gearing in traffic issue.

That tyre profile and width will give you plenty more corner clearance - in fact I went from using all of the oem tyre to having :o small chicken strips on the 190/55........ and it corrected the speedo error from 7% to 4%. (don't even bother to think 190/50 profile..... it is worse than the oem size).

The original 2013 specs stated 190/55 rear, then Aprilia changed to 180/55 stretched over that 6" rim thereby creating very limited corner clearance and woefully inaccurate speedo. It was probably done to lower the ride height but I had my seat cut down by 20mm and it was fabulous (no more tippy toes).

Best wishes from Aussie........ I went to the dark side (KTM) but loved my time on the Capo12........:D


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