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Old 11-16-2012, 07:14 PM   #16
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Wow! That's really sexy! Price?
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:17 PM   #17
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Guzzi has it's work cut out for it just getting past all the lame out of date stereotypes
I went to the Wisconsin Guzzi Rally. Free beer, lots of people of all ages (several of us under 30). Good times.
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:30 PM   #18
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Wow! That's really sexy! Price?
I haven't seen any U.S. pricing info yet.
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:45 PM   #19
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Nice big cases. I wonder if they're water proof? Capacity?
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:48 PM   #20
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Another nice touch is the guards on the cases. Not too obtrusive, yet looks like decent protection.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:23 PM   #21
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Not too bad! Definately unique.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:46 PM   #22
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This bike is toadish. Very toadish. I will be going to the dealer ship tomorrow to make inquiries as to price, touring items such as a trunk, rack and back rest and availability date.

El Toado Verde

I saw an accessories list somewhere. Can't find it now.

But they had two top-boxes on offer, one of 50 Litres that they said would take two full-face helmets, and also a bigger one - 60 Litres.

Panniers were 35L. I hope we can assume that is each.

Looks like space for a big tank bag as well.

So, should have no problem squeezing in plenty of stuff for a trip.
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:07 PM   #23
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Very nice looking cruiser
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:48 AM   #24
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Found the accessories page. It is here.

Also tech specs, here.

And for more pics, there is a gallery here.

And an article at Cycle World.


Looks like an interesting blend of old and new.



There is ride-by-wire with three modes, LED running lights, traction control, elec cruise control, single throttle body (so no need to balance throttles), twin-plug heads, twin lambda probes, enormous oil cooler low behind front wheel where it is vulnerable to road junk, proper touring front mudguard (fender) with mudflap (I want the bike just for that. )

Engine hangs from the frame on three rubber-bushed rods.

Base wet weight of the cruiser is 300kg (660lbs). About the same as a fully equipped Stelvio NTX, IIRC.

The Touring version is quoted at 322kg wet, or 337 "fully equipped", whatever that means.

A lot of metal there. i have a feeling this will be expensive.
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:03 AM   #25
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I like most all of it with the exception of the driving lamps. A good to great looking cruiser in my eyes and which definitely reeks of Guzzi.
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:22 AM   #26
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Very nice! Now THAT is a cruiser done right. Big ass brembo brakes on the front end, a properly powerful engine, and good style that doesn't defeat function. It'll be at least 20K though!
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:56 AM   #27
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I like the new MG's. There is a new dealer in suburban Chicago (Downers Grove). He also sells Vespas and used European cars. I hope he makes it. I sat on the V7 racer with the chrome tank. Absolutely beautiful.
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:30 AM   #28
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Very nice! Now THAT is a cruiser done right. Big ass brembo brakes on the front end, a properly powerful engine, and good style that doesn't defeat function. It'll be at least 20K though!

I won't get it if it's $20k. $15k or $16k, maybe. There's too much unknown about this bike. First year for the engine, MG has historically not had high volume sales in the U.S., poor dealer network, etc.

For $20k I'll get a Road King. That's a sure thing, from a risk perspective.
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:36 AM   #29
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Victory >> HD. Vics can even corner well for 800#.

Guzzi 1400 alt is 550 watts. IIRC, my SP1000 was 320 watts, might have been 280.
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:14 AM   #30
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Victory >> HD. Vics can even corner well for 800#.

Guzzi 1400 alt is 550 watts. IIRC, my SP1000 was 320 watts, might have been 280.

I really like Victory bikes. The Cross Country is a good one.

But I scrape pegs on it, yet I don't on the Road King.

Go figure...
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