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Strada_Stu
03-01-2011, 03:27 PM
Motorcyclenews in the uk has details of the new Caponard

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/News/newsresults/New-bikes/2011/February/feb2811-aprilia-caponord/

Aprilia’s new 1200cc V-twin Caponord has been spotted testing on the road in Italy as the firm prepares to take on the road adventure market and its leading exponent, the Ducati Multistrada.

Italian magazine Motociclismo scooped this grainy image of the bike and shared it with MCN.

The Caponord is thought to be a prototype of a 2012 bike undergoing final testing. It will have the 1197cc V-twin from the Dorsoduro 1200, producing around 130bhp. The new Caponord is fundamentally based upon the Dorsoduro, with many parts carried over.

Expect to see ABS, two-stage traction control and three switchable riding modes: Rain, Touring and Sport.

The picture shows a bike that looks almost finished and just months away from completion. Expect to see this model at the Milan motorcycle show in November 2011.

Read the full story in this week’s MCN; out on Wednesday March 2.

Motociclismo.it

dk_dorso
03-01-2011, 04:23 PM
I saw a higher res version of this picture and its clearly a badly done photoshop thing... basically everything is wrong: you can spot the original underseat exhaust, the shades and color of the fairing is all wrong, the side mounted exhaust is clearly wierd and you can spot where they tried to even the edge to the rear tyre, and the luggage has a wrong angle to the seat... it could not be any worse, the worst photoshop ever.... but make it low res and grainy... then it might just fool someone

Tdawg
03-10-2011, 05:48 PM
this was taken from the thread in the capo section.
The V4 Tuono nose doesn't look to bad
still not a DS with 17" wheels, tourer to go against the multistrada

jrflanne
03-11-2011, 08:33 AM
At least it doesn't have that dumb assed multistrada schnozz.

Tilt
03-11-2011, 09:30 AM
Why not just take the Dorsoduro 1200 and stick on an 18/19 litre tank & sculpture a seat and a luggage rail as per the SMT. Seems to be far to much development work for far to little return IMO.

http://www.btinternet.com/~fulltilt/pics/DorsoduroT.jpg

jrflanne
03-11-2011, 09:39 AM
Why not just take the Dorsoduro 1200 and stick on an 18/19 litre tank & sculpture a seat and a luggage rail as per the SMT. Seems to be far to much development work for far to little return IMO.

I agree. And please, some other color than black.

Epee
03-21-2011, 12:42 PM
Why not just take the Dorsoduro 1200 and stick on an 18/19 litre tank & sculpture a seat and a luggage rail as per the SMT. Seems to be far to much development work for far to little return IMO.

http://www.btinternet.com/~fulltilt/pics/DorsoduroT.jpg

? Make that tank any bigger and it'll create lift or act as an outrigger to either side!