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Andy Downes  says:

New Aprilia Caponord 1200 revealed

Aprilia has resurrected the Caponord name with this all-new 1200cc V-twin adventure bike which packs cutting-edge technology including semi-active suspension, traction control and ABS. The Italian firm hopes to muscle back into a market it hasn’t been able to compete in since the last of the old 999cc V-twin Caponords were sold and the model was discontinued. Since then the market for...

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Feb 12

Posts: 162

plumber01 says:


I think you boys need a wake up call, I would'nt say Im any sort of riding god, but I do ride an upright 270KG bike, and on normal roads and lanes I dont have much problems keeping up with a group of experienced advanced riders, ( most on Blades and 1000cc sportsbikes)In fact I would say I have more fun, and having big wide bars means a dont crap myself when the backend on my 150 section tyre moves a bit.

Yes if I went on a track they would out brake and out accelarate me without trying too hard, but I dont ride on track, I do 10k mile ayear on commuting and tours and club rides. I have had sports bikes and didnt really ride any faster, I would buy another if it was made with a decent tank range and I could ride it all day without cramp in my legs and squashed into a ball. I think the reason people but big uprights is mainly comfort and more control, if you think they are slow just type in "Pike peaks " . A Blade cant beat a supermoto on tight bendy track, and riding bikes is really about cornering, anyway thats my rant over with!

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Oct 11

Posts: 2669

Piglet2010 says:

Too Big

After spending part of the weekend riding a ~125 kg Yamaha TW200 on loose dirt, loose gravel, sand, and mud, there is no way I would want to ride a AT bike of twice the weight or more in similar conditions.

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May 09

Posts: 5

Gerrycork says:

Best looking of the lot

Hope she performs as well as she looks...... The new Tuono RSV4 is gorgeous & awesome. The competition in this category is ugly, ie the XTZ12OO, Crosstourer, Tiger-Explorer, Multistrada, Ktm Adventure. Looking forward to test ride.

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May 08

Posts: 224

SHIVA_ says:

3rd Brand to offer semi-active

There used to be a long gap between new technologies being offered by BMW and then being adapted by other brands.  For example BMW released Electronic Suspension in 2004 and 6 years later, Ducati offered their own version.  Now in the same year, three companies BMW, Ducati and Aprilia are offering adaptive, or semi-active suspension.  I think this is a good thing.

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Nov 02

Posts: 1

clark_p1 says:

New Panniers?

Those panniers look a lot like the Ducati ST range of a few years back. Perfect, as long as everything you want to pack is triangular!

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