I just got back from the CBX National in the mountains of NC and as one would expect many CBXers and their friends brought along newer "daily rides" since the X is 25 years old now. Most riders were in their 50s, but there were plenty of younger riders that brought along CBXs and their newer daily rides.
I took the Capo and am happy to report it performed to perfection in the twisites and on the straights to the great surprise of most there.
MY CAPO SETUP IS CHEAP AND WORKS !!!
16t, forks raised 18mm in tubes which dropped the front, 26mm spacers in fork tubes, fork oil as delivered, Bridgestone 020s ....back is 160x60 and Ducati 916 stock mufflers (man did they sound great)
CAPO VS DUCATI ST4s ROLLON
On three rollons with a Ducati ST4s......it was even up each time!!! I can not confirm the top end of the Capo vs the ST4s since we shut off a bit earlier than the Capo redline on each run, but I have to think the ST4s might have a higher top end. I have a 16t and weigh about 50lbs more that the Duck rider
In the twisties the Capo held its own against all the other bikes except a current model 1000cc Suz hyper sport bike ridden by an X road racer
The Capo flat out ran away from all the other bikes on one 6+ mile up hill twistie run to get to the Blue Ridge entrance (some two lane sections going up).
Note: No 600cc squid bikes were on this ride, but it was still an accomplishment for the Capo since most of the other bikes were modified new/newer naked sport type bikes like the Kawa ZRX or Suz 1200s. Coming back down this hill the Capo was even faster and more superior and in going up and coming down the hill the Capo left the Ducati ST4s.
Later in evenings some of the beer talk centered around the Capo and since no one ever seen one before I was happy to advise all those that could not quite keep up that it was the Capo was only a 650cc. hahaha
Last day of the rally I told them the truth on the motor size ...........but they were stilllll plenty impressed with the ole Capo