Sardinia, Italy—When I first saw the Caponord at the EICMA show, I quickly dismissed it as a smart, full-dress evolution of the Aprilia Dorsoduro, a bike conceived to snatch a slice of the growing adventure-touring pie from the iconic BMW R1200GS. However, after riding the Aprilia Caponord 1200 on some secluded and twisty roads on [...]Read Full Post | Comments(10)
2014 Aprilia Caponord 1200 – First Ride Borrowing a name from Aprilia’s past, the new Caponord 1200 is an adventure-tourer for the future.
Photographer : Jeff Allen
Large press conferences from Honda and Ducati held right before EICMA 2012 may have stolen a bit of the thunder from Milan’s annual motorcycle show, but we still came away impressed with the variety of significant new bikes on display. Although finding the 10 motorcycles that we’d most like to ride in 2013 certainly qualifies [...]Read Full Post | Comments(13)
Less than a week before the start of EICMA 2012, Cycle World has obtained photos and information regarding the Piaggio Group’s four scheduled introductions: the Moto Guzzi California 1400, the Vespa 946, the Aprilia Caponord and a refreshed Aprilia RSV4, in R ABS and Factory ABS forms. Moto Guzzi California 1400 Judging by this picture [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
2013 Moto Guzzi California 1400 and 2014 Aprilia CapoNord – First Look Bigger, better, more refined V-Twin motorcycles from Piaggio are nearing production.
Piaggio’s annual dealer meeting in Monte Carlo always produces some surprises. Last year, Piaggio showed a prototype Moto Guzzi California 1400. This year, it provided a first look at the real thing. Scheduled as a 2013 model, the California 1400 will go into production sometime between July and September of this year. The bike put [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)