Ey up ex Caponord owners,
I tried veejays settings and my front end was already set almost identical to his recommendations. I still find the front to be harsh over bumpy roads so more experimentation is needed there.
Saxon, i gave the Aprilia dealer yours and Blu's names and he's sending the boys round to "have a word with you" for suggesting that Italian electrics are dodgy
Sorry Trekker, i forgot to check the fuel consumption but i could have sworn that i read somewhere that it's not displayed on the dash, you can only check it with the Aprilia iphone app (perhaps thats the real time fuel consumption and the average is displayed on the dash
The dealer said they average about 50mpg but i think he was pulling my leg as i was chatting to a 1200 Dorsoduro owner recently and his bike was down in the low 20s when ridden hard. The model i rode had the electronic suspension. When i asked him what the standard bike was like he didn't know as he wasn't getting any in. Apparently people only want the electronic suspension option so he only stocks the Touring Pack model. What i dont like about that is that it includes panniers worth £500 that i have no need for, plus the cruise control (which i would love on the CT) can only be used in certain gears and above certain speeds and cant be fine tuned so if you set it slightly wrong you have to re-set it again rather than just bump it higher or lower as you can on the Triumph Explorer. It's a pretty poor implementation of cruise control to be honest. It was a nice bike and if it had been on sale 6 months ago when i bought my CT i might have got one but as things are i wouldn't swap my CT for it.