Originally Posted by Steve G.
All EFI Quota's shipped to North America had serious software issues with their ecu's. New ecu's were sent out for every bike. Symptoms of a bad ecu were terrible gas mileage, spitting and inconsistant throttle response, generally shitty running. I know 3 guys who have Quota's, and had the ecu's changed years ago, transformed the machine.
I've got the new ECU as well, far better than the old one but still not perfect.
Modern Guzzis don't get good mileage as a rule, back in the '80s 50mpg was attainable, now 40mpg is closer to reality. My Q gets 30mpg commuting and low 40s on the road.
I love my Quota, best Guzzi I've ever owned and I've owned a bunch but it's not a good short distance commuter.
Did I mention my weakness for old thumpers?