View Full Version : Capo Nord aftermarket exhausts (survey)

09-25-2002, 10:16 AM
We (CBT Imports), are trying to see if there is enough interest in having Staintune develop an exhaust system for the Capo Nord. They have currently put development on hold due to lack of desire from the Australian owners market. We are the U.S. distributor of Staintune and have already had several requests for them. I would hate to see them table this project because of one market not meeting demand and shutting out another market that wants it. If you feel you would like to see a product like this developed for your bike, please feel free to e-mail me direct at jeff@cbtimports.com with a short note simply stating your desire for an exhaust be made if that is the case.

Obviously, the bigger the number of replys, the quicker we can try to get them to make something.

This is my first time posting on a forum and hope that this is both acceptable and of interest to you.

Jeff Hanrahan
CBT Imports/National Sales Manager
(800) 782-4686

micah apriliaforum com
09-25-2002, 05:19 PM
Jeff, they will sell here in the USA, but beware Leo Vinci already has a very cost effective system out for the Capo. We have no issues with you posting...it was not commercial and I hope it will garner enough interest to spur some action down under....BTW, welcome to the forum, you used to be a vendor of mine when I was the parts manager at our local BMW/Triumph/Cagiva shop a few years back and your service was top notch.

09-25-2002, 08:31 PM
Thanks for the interest in the Capo. I do not know what your break-even point would be, but there are not many Capo's in the US yet. Less than 200 certainly. Can you estimate a price range, or expected HP gain?


Silver Capo 02
Pensacola, FL

09-27-2002, 01:18 PM
I was looking for some pipes and herad the Staintune was coming out with some. I finally cave up and purchased some from Remus for my Capo.

09-27-2002, 03:57 PM
Remus cans? Where do you get them? How do you like them? Sorry to plead ignorance, but not familiar with them - tell us what you can about them. Thanks!

Silver Capo 02
Pensacola, FL

10-11-2002, 04:04 PM
I picked up these from GP Cycles in downtown San Diego. It is a completely different bike with these titanium pipes and the sound is great. Since they are titanium you can do without the heat shields, so you end dropping a lot of weight.

10-12-2002, 10:21 PM
Is the Remus for the Caponord as loud as the Remus on a Mille? If so I will wait until something a little quieter is available.

I had a Remus on my BMW R11OO GS that was perfect (very deep tone and quiet at cruise), but the BMW Remus had a pre-muffler that replaced the cat. converter so it had more to damp the sound.

Steve in the N. Calif. foothills

10-14-2002, 05:08 PM
The sound is great, not to loud but you still get a nice low rumble when you hit the throttle. I can't stand pipes that are too loud. I ride a Harley road king and put super traps on it because I can tune them down. I love to ride, but I am also fond of hearing.

12-29-2002, 08:06 PM
I've been looking for aftermarket exhaust systems for the Capo and can not seem to find any. I emailed CBT Imports (sole importer for Staintune) as well as Staintune directly. They said that there was no interest. It looks like that impression may have been developed as a direct result of the replies on this thread.

You guys probably are not aware that Staintune (through CBT Imports) would probably also supply new maps for the fuel injection like they did with their Futura product. You may also not be aware that they are probably the highest quality exhaust made. You are probably also not aware that they come with a removable baffles so you can select the sound level you prefer.

Now I want you all to e-mail CBT Imports and tell them that you are pond scum, that you were wrong and that you would really like to have Staintune produce products for the Caponord.

micah apriliaforum com
12-30-2002, 09:12 AM
That it Ron...go after them...we must have pipes!

01-01-2003, 03:55 PM
Remus Grand Prix "Standardized" Mufflers in Aluminum are now on the bike and they are just what I was looking for. Nice deep tone on acceleration and very quiet at cruise. I want to hear the engine but not sound "juvenile" or Harleysque.

The first set of Remus Grand Prix "Racing" mufflers I tried were straight thru with fiberglass packing, way too loud for my taste. The "Standardized" have chambers like the Staintune but are quieter than the Staintune I heard on a Futura. They weigh a lot less than stock and the fit, finish and workmanship are first class too. Hard to tell if there is any difference in performance. Knut and Helli at the US Importer/Distributor, Max Moto (415) 355-1400 were very cooperative and knowledgeable.

If anyone wants a photo, I can e-mail it.

Steve Colwell

01-03-2003, 04:37 PM
Yes, I would like a photo of the Remus exhaust on the Capo. I haven't been able too find any photos anywhere. Even Remus themselves don't have any. For me it is important that original side cases can still be used, and will not melt.
My address is: birchard@adslhome.dk

Richard Nielsen, Denmark

01-03-2003, 06:20 PM
Same here. email: sandershome@qwest.net

micah apriliaforum com
01-03-2003, 06:39 PM
<strong>Is anyone interested in the Leo Vince pipes?</strong> Here is a pic of the "e-approved" set of silencers and they also make the "race only" silencers for the Capo. Nobody has them here in America...but I will order a couple of sets if there is interest. Just because Staintune does not have an option does not mean that there are not options out there. I can personally attest to the quality of the Leo Vince product as I use their system on my Mille...and have used their two stroke systems on my scooters and little RS race bike as well. In my opinion as a prospective Capo owner this is the best looking set of pipes yet for the Capo. Also a side note, since no one has yet made an aftermarket air filter for the Capo we are in the process of having some built. They are being made by Evoluzione for us (because their quality is stellar and they are really on the ball) and we have to buy like 50 of them up front...so you guys better be ready to buy a few off of us when they get here....cause this is a serious outlay of cash.

<img src="http://www.leovince.com/x3/tabelle/moto/A-4.jpg" style="border:0;"/>

01-09-2003, 05:23 PM
Talking to my mechanic yesterday & he said he fitted a set a couple of weeks ago.

micah apriliaforum com
01-09-2003, 06:54 PM
Did he have either a good or bad opinion of them...I would like some input before I order.

01-10-2003, 12:54 AM
didn't really ask, he just commented that they were very loud with the packing out..........so I'll throw him an email & get back to ya.

01-13-2003, 12:50 AM
Just got his feedback Micah, man of few keyboard words,

That was it, I'll call him if you need particular info.......

micah apriliaforum com
01-13-2003, 10:29 AM
Good enough for me.

01-14-2003, 06:50 AM
I take delivery of my Capo on saturday and require some end cans the Leo Vince cans look great. Are they Capo specific and do you require any link pipes or are they just bolt on end cans.
I am in the UK and the Capo ids not popular here.


micah apriliaforum com
01-14-2003, 04:15 PM
They are sold as a complete kit. Installation should take no more than one hour. Here in the USA the Capo is not very popular either. They are starting to gain some momentum in the sales arena but, still a very uncommon sight on the road. There are many bikes like the ETV1000 Capo Norde that are very good sellers like the BMW GS1100 and GS1150. Even the Suzuki trailie is getting popular.

01-17-2003, 04:44 PM
Sounds like they are here (or will be soon). My dealer has discovered that two pair of the Staintunes are arriving in the country mid Feburary. They are the stainless slipons. Price $617. My name is on one of them. Get your dealer to contact CBT Imports ASAP if you want the other.

04-10-2003, 12:48 AM
I have just fitted a set of Leo Vinci's to my Capo but have come across a couple of minor problems. The first is that the pipe on the RHS touches the swinging arm and I just can't seem to get the clearance and the second is that I am having trouble fitting my Givi side luggage rack.

Has anyone come across these problems, did they resolve them and how. The cans are fitted as per the instructions. Any help would be appreciated.

06-23-2003, 10:48 PM
hey micah, are the Leo Vince pipes and the aftermarket air filter you speak of legal in all fifty states? I have spoken to some people at my work, and this could be deciding factor as to whether or not I pick up a set as I plan to begin touring in August.