Piaggio Dealer Meeting Reveals Aprilia Caponord 1200 and Moto Guzzi California…

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Piaggio Dealer Meeting Reveals Aprilia Caponord 1200 and Moto Guzzi California 1400

The just-completed Piaggio dealer meeting resulted in the publication of photos on the web of two new models, including an Aprilia Caponord 1200 (which is an adventure tourer based on the Dorsoduro 1200 ) and the Moto Guzzi California 1400 cruiser (pictured above), featuring a new air-cooled motor.


Goose says:


Harley “mucked up” the XR tank by making it too small (3.5 gallons). Even getting 49 to 50 MPG highway I’d like another 0.5 to one gallon of fuel.

The tank expanding thing has not effected most XRs, mine has given me no problems is 2 years and 15K miles. Worst case the tank lengthens a small part of an inch which makes it difficult/ impossible to put the cover on the tank. This is not like the Ducati plastic tank problems with huge swellings/ bumps on the tank. I know one guy who has warrantied 4 or 5 tanks, yet most of use have had no problems. Clearly he is doing something the rest of the owners are not.

If you want an XR don’t let this issue stop you.

Your rationalization for not buying an American bike is pretty weak. Yes, Harleys have plenty of foreign made parts, every thing but a Harley or a Victory is 100% foreign parts. If you think ANY bike sold today doesn’t have Chinese made parts you need to do some research.

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Many “British” Triumphs, “Japanese” Hondas and Kawasakis and “German” BMWs are 100% made in China or Southeast Asia. Yes, Harley has forced the unions to make concessions, welcome to the reality of the new century. It beats the hell out of moving production to another country.

Foreign bikes are conceived, designed and built with zero American labor. So your choice is mostly American content and mostly American labor or zero American content and zero American labor. The only way the foreign bikes benefit the US is the jobs at the distributer and the jobs at the local shop, the rest of the money goes straight out of our economy.

No foreign company is building motorcycles in the US today.

I’m with you on the greedy shareholders but that doesn’t stop my support for the American men and woman in the design studios, engineering departments, parts distribution and manufacturing. They use their salaries to buy things in the US and pay US taxes.

I’m not trying tell you what to buy, I’m just pointing out your rationalization doesn’t hold water. It is still, more or less, a free country. Buy what you want, just remember your decisions have a wide effect.

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