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Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 233,287
Posted By UnderNewOwnership
Yes, the one on the new model has a part that...

Yes, the one on the new model has a part that extends to the oil pan. Wonder if it means slightly higher oil capacity. Smallblocks are somewhat notorious for small oil capacity (though this isn't as...
Forum: Road warriors 05-15-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 94,393
Posted By UnderNewOwnership
It's not just good looking, but also surprisingly...

It's not just good looking, but also surprisingly high-tech. And Guzzi doesn't hide it under 'retraux' make-up like other brands.
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 486
Views: 94,393
Posted By UnderNewOwnership
Well, it might be due to several factors. A...

Well, it might be due to several factors. A somewhat 'enthusiastic' riding style, a few bugs in the injection mapping software (it is a new one), an extremely conservative low fuel sensor (showing...
Forum: Road warriors 05-11-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 233,287
Posted By UnderNewOwnership
To put things into perspective, 16-odd years ago...

To put things into perspective, 16-odd years ago a 916 had two of these and they were considered to be "superb brakes". And that was a rip-roaringly uncompromising superbike. I'd say one would...
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2013, 04:51 AM
Replies: 486
Views: 94,393
Posted By UnderNewOwnership
http://hellforleathermagazine.com/2013/04/rideapar...

http://hellforleathermagazine.com/2013/04/rideapart-review-moto-guzzi-california-1400/





:eek1 Shots fired.
Forum: Road warriors 02-01-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 486
Views: 94,393
Posted By UnderNewOwnership
I'm pretty certain the base spec (ABS, RbW,...

I'm pretty certain the base spec (ABS, RbW, Trac-trol) is the same, the difference being in optionals (hard panniers, GPS anti-theft, aux lights, two-tone paint etc. on the Touring).
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2012, 05:22 AM
Replies: 486
Views: 94,393
Posted By UnderNewOwnership
The only issue with the Touring is that rear...

The only issue with the Touring is that rear shocks aren't fully adjustable. The Custom (the stripped-down version) has standard fully adjustable reservoir shocks, but I'm not sure whether you can...
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2012, 04:24 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 86,496
Posted By UnderNewOwnership
'Exploded' view of the new 750 cmc engine. Note...

'Exploded' view of the new 750 cmc engine. Note chain-driven timing.

http://farm8.static.flickr.com/7092/7021494115_515ebc8c2c_o.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2012, 05:24 AM
Replies: 349
Views: 86,496
Posted By UnderNewOwnership
The new-engined V7 has started appearing in ads...

The new-engined V7 has started appearing in ads on mobile.de and other online auto/moto sales sites. Several retailers offer 0.0% interest financing for the first 36 months.
Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2012, 01:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 13,823
Posted By UnderNewOwnership
The Galletto.

The Galletto.
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 191,092
Posted By UnderNewOwnership
Short video presentation of the new 750 engine

<iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/31897460?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;color=ffffff" width="400" height="225" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen...
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2011, 01:01 AM
Replies: 950
Views: 191,092
Posted By UnderNewOwnership
:scratch ... I wasn't being...

:scratch

...

I wasn't being sarcastic. I'm actually quite happy at the news, it's just that they've been talking about it for over 10 years (ever since they were discussing putting that aero...
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 191,092
Posted By UnderNewOwnership
OMGWTFBBQ! Could it be? Could it possibly...

OMGWTFBBQ!

Could it be? Could it possibly be the mythical 50+ hp engine the public (namely, about a dozen people) have been clamouring for?
Forum: Road warriors 08-23-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 17,253
Posted By UnderNewOwnership
R0NG. A BMW is a Guzzi...

R0NG.







A BMW is a Guzzi with saggy tits. :evil
Forum: Road warriors 02-06-2011, 12:16 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 15,582
Posted By UnderNewOwnership
I'd love to see a new version of their flat...

I'd love to see a new version of their flat single. Preferably with (self-tensioning a la Buell) belt drive.
Forum: Racing 12-10-2010, 11:30 PM
Replies: 2,377
Views: 171,575
Posted By UnderNewOwnership
The Turbo Era will return. From 2013...

The Turbo Era will return.

From 2013 onwards, the new engine will be a turbocharged, 1.6-litre inline-4.
Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2010, 12:04 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,706
Posted By UnderNewOwnership
Bet that was a heckuva burn to BMW.

Bet that was a heckuva burn to BMW.
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2010, 04:16 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 16,270
Posted By UnderNewOwnership
Oh, no, a bike that doesn't look like 99% of all...

Oh, no, a bike that doesn't look like 99% of all the other Japanese (and Japanese rip-offs, see Triumph Daytona) sportbikes!

People who think the 999 is ugly need LASIK. It's pretty much the only...
Forum: The Garage 05-07-2010, 08:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,208
Posted By UnderNewOwnership
You'd get more/better results asking around in...

You'd get more/better results asking around in The Garage.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-03-2010, 10:11 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,293
Posted By UnderNewOwnership
The MP3 is (apart from the two wheels in the...

The MP3 is (apart from the two wheels in the front) a pretty conventional scooter.
Forum: Road warriors 01-21-2010, 05:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,019
Posted By UnderNewOwnership
You need to rebuild the top end to the proper...

You need to rebuild the top end to the proper specs. It suffered from terribly mismatched parts (springs too hard, valve stems too soft etc.) from the factory. There's considerable info on WildGuzzi...
Forum: Road warriors 01-14-2010, 05:00 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 42,285
Posted By UnderNewOwnership
The reason why the Mana has a regular foot rear...

The reason why the Mana has a regular foot rear brake rather than a lefthand-side lever is simple: on a regular bike, that's where the clutch is. People coming from regular bikes and trying the Mana...
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2009, 11:21 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,456
Posted By UnderNewOwnership
A challenger appears! ...

A challenger appears!

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/telegraph/multimedia/archive/01456/ManaGT-2_1456728c.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 12-02-2009, 12:30 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,389
Posted By UnderNewOwnership
Guzzi engines are LONGITUDINAL.

Guzzi engines are LONGITUDINAL.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-02-2009, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 20,118
Posted By UnderNewOwnership
Bamp....

Bamp. (http://www.autoevolution.com/news/peugeot-hybrid3-evolution-unveiled-at-eicma-2009-13148.html)
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2009, 12:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,564
Posted By UnderNewOwnership
Already has them, as you can see in this pic...

Already has them, as you can see in this pic (http://www.motorcyclenews.com/upload/259712/images/2010-moto-guzzi-V7-Clubman-concept.JPG) (unfortunately I can't post said pic because it's simply too...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-10-2009, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,105
Posted By UnderNewOwnership
After the Piaggio MP3...

Here comes the Piaggio USB (hybrid).

Yep, the people at Piaggio sure love pissing off patent holders.
...
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2009, 02:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,417
Posted By UnderNewOwnership
The rear damper integrated in the torque thingy...

The rear damper integrated in the torque thingy is an interesting idea.
Forum: Road warriors 09-29-2009, 03:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,134
Posted By UnderNewOwnership
Teh fikz.

Teh fikz.
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2009, 11:24 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 28,372
Posted By UnderNewOwnership
A bit too wimpy for a Guzzi. I'd probably go for...

A bit too wimpy for a Guzzi. I'd probably go for a big 2-into-1 for a deeper, burblier sound.
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2009, 10:55 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 28,372
Posted By UnderNewOwnership
Benelli 900 Sei. <object width="425"...

Benelli 900 Sei.

<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/iJjGM5r40sc&hl=en&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param...
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2009, 07:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,389
Posted By UnderNewOwnership
Probably not. Piaggio already have a domestic...

Probably not. Piaggio already have a domestic 1200 twin. The only possible reason would be to merge technologies, but that doesn't work all the time.

They had new models in development. Hopefully...
Forum: Road warriors 09-22-2009, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,038
Posted By UnderNewOwnership
That guy is obviously an imbecile, for several...

That guy is obviously an imbecile, for several reasons, but chiefly because anybody with a shred of taste (apart from their tongues) knows that you put a supercharger on a boxer (or a Guzzi v-twin).
Forum: Road warriors 09-21-2009, 10:25 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,094
Posted By UnderNewOwnership
Uh, no. To paraphrase Borat, 's ver'náis, but...

Uh, no. To paraphrase Borat, 's ver'náis, but it's about 25 lb over and 10 hp under what could be accepted as a sport tourer. It's more of a small (hah, a bike with a 680 cc engine is small now)...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-10-2009, 02:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,976
Posted By UnderNewOwnership
The first Honda single-sided swingarm was a...

The first Honda single-sided swingarm was a redesign of the Moto Guzzi Galetto (basically a geared scooter) swingarm. It wouldn't be the first time for Honda, y'know. They're really good at these...
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2009, 03:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,069
Posted By UnderNewOwnership
I'd go for heated grips + enduro-style guards...

I'd go for heated grips + enduro-style guards (solid, not perforated). Heat + wind protection.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-09-2009, 02:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,976
Posted By UnderNewOwnership
My suspicion is that this is a reverse engineered...

My suspicion is that this is a reverse engineered and slightly modified version of Piaggio gearbox from the Aprilia Mana and Gilera GP800. Given that the torque driver isn't located right next to the...
Forum: Beasts 08-28-2009, 11:43 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 103,634
Posted By UnderNewOwnership
Heh, some crazy Dutch have bodged a Smart 800 cc...

Heh, some crazy Dutch have bodged a Smart 800 cc diesel in a bike frame.

I wonder if the newer, more powerful engine (to appear mid-autumn) is a straight swap.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-23-2009, 02:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,342
Posted By UnderNewOwnership
Sad to hear that, but generally people who are...

Sad to hear that, but generally people who are the first in a field are also usually the first to burn out. Add to that the general economic downturn and it was a bit of a perfect storm, really.
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2009, 10:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,981
Posted By UnderNewOwnership
Yes it does. Look closely. The rear frame...

Yes it does. Look closely. The rear frame triangle is there, bolted onto the CARC housing, and there's a stump of under-rail in front of the crankcase, attached via a (rather crude, if functional)...
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