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Aprilia stock to start arriving soon in SA
« on: July 25, 2007, 04:04:01 pm »
Now this is good news, at least for me!  I have been waiting months to get my hands on a Aprilia Pegaso 650 Trail.  It would appear from the following report in Wheels24, and the local PE Aprilia dealer, that new stock will start arriving in mid August.  I sincerely hope that this is not just more promises and media hype.

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Re: Aprilia stock to start arriving soon in SA
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2007, 04:05:56 pm »
If it helps any - I can comfirm the rumours ;)
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Re: Aprilia stock to start arriving soon in SA
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2007, 04:19:22 pm »
If it helps any - I can comfirm the rumours ;)

confirm that there are rumors?

or confirm that the information contained in the rumors are correct, and verifiable?
 

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Re: Aprilia stock to start arriving soon in SA
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2007, 07:58:06 pm »
correct and verifiable....

Well, verifiable is debatable, don't know how I would do it here - want me to list credentials?  ;)
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Re: Aprilia stock to start arriving soon in SA
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2007, 11:15:29 pm »
Watty !
You didnt need to wait so long.You could have bought the xt660r.It has the exact same motor.Compair the motors !
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Re: Aprilia stock to start arriving soon in SA
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2007, 08:17:07 am »
Watty !
You didnt need to wait so long.You could have bought the xt660r.It has the exact same motor.Compair the motors !

Ja OK, maar wie wil nou 'n Yammie ry?

Ek dink ook aan 'n nuwe scoot. Versys of Pegaso Trail.....
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Re: Aprilia stock to start arriving soon in SA
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2007, 08:37:09 am »
Watty !
You didnt need to wait so long.You could have bought the xt660r.It has the exact same motor.Compair the motors !

Not quite true Mr XT660R.  While the Yammie is a very nice scoot and quite desirable, the only thing in common between the XT660R and The Pegasio 650 Trail is as you point out, the mill under the fuel tank.  It is however not the "exact same" motor.

The motor used by Aprilia is motivated by the same 659cc thumper as the Yamaha XT660, a fuel-injected single-cam engine built by Minarelli. It's oversquare at 100x84 but tuned to produce its 37kW maximum grunt at a lowish 6250rpm. That's about two kilowatts more than Yamaha claims thanks to a freer-flowing exhaust system.  The point being that there are a few modifications introduced by the Italians, so not exactly the same motor, but rather a XT660 motor built under licence.

As to the rest of the bike.  Sorry cannot agree.  It is another bike - different frame, suspension, tank, controls, etc. ect.  I am prepared to wait, I mean just look at the baby below!   

 
 

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Re: Aprilia stock to start arriving soon in SA
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2007, 08:41:43 am »
Like die koeksuster pype....Very very nice - you'll be the envy of the town Watty.  Do you have a pic without the tank bag / padding perhaps?
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Re: Aprilia stock to start arriving soon in SA
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2007, 08:48:28 am »
Like die koeksuster pype....Very very nice - you'll be the envy of the town Watty.  Do you have a pic without the tank bag / padding perhaps?
Yeb!  Here is one with the scoot in red embellishment.
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Re: Aprilia stock to start arriving soon in SA
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2007, 08:59:23 am »
Yeb!  Here is one with the scoot in red delivery.
a red delivery vehicle?!?

Honestly, that's PURDY!
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Re: Aprilia stock to start arriving soon in SA
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2007, 09:12:21 am »
Yeb!  Here is one with the scoot in red delivery.
a red delivery vehicle?!?
Honestly, that's PURDY!
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Re: Aprilia stock to start arriving soon in SA
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2007, 09:22:58 am »
Watty you have good taste! I think it's best looking DS bike available.
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Re: Aprilia stock to start arriving soon in SA
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2007, 09:35:51 am »
any indication of price?
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Re: Aprilia stock to start arriving soon in SA
« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2007, 09:55:00 am »
Do you think they will be bringing the Caponord Rally Raid to SA? Could be a GS contender ...don't know if the are produced anymore?
 

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Re: Aprilia stock to start arriving soon in SA
« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2007, 10:21:51 am »
Hi Biesie

Went and checked Aprilia's website.  Looks like the Capanord is still in production as the ETV 1000 Caponord. Link = ETV 1000 CAPONORD

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« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2007, 10:28:27 am »
any indication of price?
Until the new sock arrives, the local dealer could not give a final quote.  He did however state that he expect it to be in the R63k - R65k range.
 

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Re: Aprilia stock to start arriving soon in SA
« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2007, 10:40:01 am »
IMHO the Pegaso is more bike for your buck than the BM...... :o
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« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2007, 11:14:07 am »
Watty,

I've stumbled across that also ....should've googled first ;D ...but I'm still wondering whether they will bring the Rally Raid version to SA....maybe it's only a special edition thing ...sure looks like one mean off road touring machine...saw a photo of one a while ago in a ride report (can't remember which one :-[...was nogal a CT ene...freakin mooi
 

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Re: Aprilia stock to start arriving soon in SA
« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2007, 12:21:30 pm »
they have stopped producing RAID. Sorry.
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Re: Aprilia stock to start arriving soon in SA
« Reply #19 on: July 28, 2007, 01:23:50 pm »
Watty,

I've stumbled across that also ....should've googled first ;D ...but I'm still wondering whether they will bring the Rally Raid version to SA....maybe it's only a special edition thing ...sure looks like one mean off road touring machine...saw a photo of one a while ago in a ride report (can't remember which one :-[...was nogal a CT ene...freakin mooi

It was most likely Ball & Chain's. See here: http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=6942
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