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Old July 30th, 2018, 03:51 AM   #1
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From: Brisbane Queensland
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New Member Brisbane Australia.

Just wanting to say hi as i have just purchased a 2014 red caponord from a dealership & am looking forward to getting to learn a lot more about this bike. I live in brisbane australia.

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Old July 30th, 2018, 08:09 PM   #2
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I Ride: 2017 KTM 1290 SDGT & 2005 Honda CBR1100XX
G'day Capoken........

I had a 2014 red TP which I bought new in 2015 and later traded on a new 1290 SDGT........ sad to see the Capo go as I had set it up for serious long range travel, but after 40,000kms I made the mistake of accepting a test ride and that was that...

Anyway, the Caponord 1200 is a fantastic bike, comfortable, capable, 400km range tank, great ADD suspension and brakes. The other forum (AF1 2014-) had a lot of whingers (some genuine, some just liked to whine a lot) but I had a good experience with mine and still miss her today........ though the Brisbane dealership has changed from my home base at Tony Armstrong's to the other side of the city (Lutwyche rd)..... but that's all in my past now......

I'd have loved to have bought the Rally version, but it took way longer to get here at the time...... anyway, my TP was just as good.

Best wishes...... you might not see many on the road these days..... but when you do they still look fabulous!

You probably already know the Caponord 1200 is no longer in production due to inability to meet Euro4-5 reg's which is a pity as Aprilia had a great design....... maybe they were a little bit slow to supply parts and the early quality control was a bit 'Italian'....... but it's a shame they didn't keep on with it as I found it a better bike to ride than the Ducati MS1200.

Ps Overnight thoughtie................. have a look on the AF1 sponsored 2014-2018 forum........ it's messy, but it has heaps of advice/mods/members.

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