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Old 01-05-2013, 06:54 AM   #196
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Boy, he was scraping floorboards in just about every curve.

Yup, and he wasn't really leaning much at all. Thats got much worse clearance than even a Road King. My Victory Vision goes over way more than that. Of course, we don't buy cruisers to race them, but its nice to be able to have some fun in the twisties occasionally.

I was looking forward to seeing and riding it when it comes to the US, but I think this disqualifies it for me.
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:36 AM   #197
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:20 AM   #198
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Nice article on the 1400 in the latest Motorcyclist.
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:25 AM   #199
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Yup, and he wasn't really leaning much at all. Thats got much worse clearance than even a Road King. My Victory Vision goes over way more than that. Of course, we don't buy cruisers to race them, but its nice to be able to have some fun in the twisties occasionally.

I was looking forward to seeing and riding it when it comes to the US, but I think this disqualifies it for me.
The Piaggio frame designer stated in an interview that it HAS 5 DEGREES MORE LEANING ANGLE THAN THE ROAD KING.

Its difficult to judge/compare leaning angles from photos unless a picture is taken of the RK in the same spot from the same angle.

I owned the redesigned/upgraded RK and still own an EV1100 and judging from reviews and technical data.....they not even in the same league. Add the cost to get 96hp from a RK, plus ABS, plus cruise control, plus traction control, plus comparable suspension and handling and you looking at 25K at least if not more. Just ABS and cruise will bring the price of a RK to 19.5K

One last thing, always consider whose writing the review. A journo used to much greater lean angles from testing 200hp rockets on a track will feel cramped by the modest angles of cruiser/tourers but its more than enough for the street at sane speeds.
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:50 PM   #200
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This just in.... note the pricepoint!



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Wow. That's shockingly reasonable.

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Old 01-30-2013, 05:30 PM   #202
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Wow. That's shockingly reasonable.


seeing the speculation on it's price in Euros and doing the math....it looked like it was going to be a $20k bike
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I'd still like to see the price about $1k lower...
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I'd still like to see the price about $1k lower...
sharpen up your negotiating skilz.

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I'd still like to see the price about $1k lower...
I'd like to be younger and richer too
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I'd like to be younger and richer too
I'll just take richer.

And I'm really interested in one now at that price point!
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I'd still like to see the price about $1k lower...
It's a Guzzi. Wait a year or two. :)
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:19 AM   #210
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I'd still like to see the price about $1k lower...
This ain't a KLR thread, Leo. But seriously, you really think $15k MSRP for this bike that has cruise control, ABS, and traction control all standard is too much? I'm thinking it's a pretty good deal, myself.
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