Piaggio confirmed it will introduce the new Aprilia Caponord 1200 and Moto Guzzi California 1400 to the U.S. market this fall.

The announcement was made at Piaggio Group Americas’ dealer convention in Miami, Fla. News of the Moto Guzzi California 1400 (pictured above) and the Aprilia Caponord first leaked from Piaggio’s European dealer meeting in February, but this announcement is the first official confirmation about either model from Piaggio.

The Moto Guzzi California 1400 replaces the current 1100 version, which is available this year in a limited edition version celebrating the 90th anniversary of Moto Guzzi. Unlike the air-cooled 1100, the new California 1400’s 90-degree V-Twin engine is liquid-cooled.

The new Caponord 1200 gives Aprilia an adventure touring model to compete against the class-leading BMW R1200GS and its competitors such as the Ducati Multistrada 1200 and Triumph Tiger Explorer. The Caponord is expected to be based on the Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 with a similar engine and frame.

[Source: Piaggio, Max Biaggi (Twitter)]

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  • Bruce McGregor

    One has to wonder when the “Bigger and better” race between the motorcycle manufacturers will stop and logic will return to embrace a statement like “If the enginge is big enough to go into a car then it’s too big for a bike”. Having said this us bikers will always want the rush of what is real and challenging and couple it will the enjoyment of biking. I have owned many bikes and I have watched manufacturers prostitute their products on the design bench. It seems that only Moto Guzzi has stayed true to its formula. I have converted to Motor Guzzi recently and I am very happy. I have decided that I need two of them. Bring on the 1400 California so that I can park it next to the 1100 California (Little brother) in my garage. Hats off to the Italians for keeping it real.

  • Hanspeter Adam

    Beautifu! I’ve had many Guzzi, Convert, Jackal, Griso and Breva. When can I get a California 1400?

  • JJ Joseph

    This thing is gross! Why not just buy a car?

  • Peter Lehmann

    Da haben die Italiener ab er mal richtig bei der YAMAHA MT01 abgeschaut. Gabel-Scheinwerfer-Armaturen….. Schöne Kopie. Aber die Yamaha war eher und ist besser.