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Old 06-22-2013, 02:44 PM   #31
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you made my day

i am seriously biased , owning half a dozen of guzzi's.
but if you want a perfectly adequate mode of transportation , get the BMW.
if you want character , get the guzzi.
one word of caution , guzzi's are addictive....
with a 1000 SP, fit a pair of 36 mm pumper carbs , and a set of lafranconi's , and you start wondering why everybody else keeps riding boring bikes.
So I think the SP is unavailable now. The guys hasn't responded to numerous calls and emails in the past few weeks so I think it's a no go. I think I'm gonna go with the '77 R100s and see what happens. At $3,500 is a great deal (rebuilt trans, new clutch, top end 20k ago, rebuilt final drive, wheel bearings, electronic ignition, brake rotors/ pads). Has all the receipts for work from a reputable shop and he's owned the bike since 1980 so he know the whole history. Would have really liked to take the Guzzi for a spin but I guess it will wait. Maybe next season I'll make the leap! I think I'll be happy with this until then.
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Old 06-23-2013, 06:48 PM   #32
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torque curve

Compare the torque peak on the two bikes- I think it's 2800 on the BMW and 5000 rpm on the goose.
That's why 95 mph on the Guzzi seems lazy and easy. The v twins just eat up the miles.
Hope you give the Guzzi a trial sometime.
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Old 09-03-2013, 04:12 PM   #33
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"As already mentioned, the monoshock airhead will take handling to the next level."

Once you are a Guzzi rider, there is no other level!

Words of wisdom! I concur ( of course)!
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Old 03-15-2014, 12:43 PM   #34
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any updates?? all views welcome
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Old 09-14-2014, 03:04 AM   #35
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any updates?? all views welcome
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Old Yesterday, 04:05 AM   #36
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Over the last 35 years I have owned loads of BMW's(77 rs, several r80, r65, r80gs, r100gs and HPN dakar replica then I also had a load of Guzzis, a V50, v50 monza, Lemon 1 and 2, and a 1100 sport.

Simply like most say the BMWs lack soul(and dare i say it - in many cases reliability as well) (except my 80gs travel bike which soldiered on through thick and thin and once much modified and travelled 'the bilge pump' picked up a soul somewhere along the road.

The Guzzi factory used to have a whole stock room full of lost soul's ( I think they run out a good few years back now which was a shame) but used to put one in almost every bike at the factory - however be warned sometimes they are pretty mischieves buggers. That said they get under your skin - I still rate my Guzzis ( especially my 1100s Carb) as the best (most endearing, frustrating at times and occasionally unreliable but yet still enjoyable )bikes I have ever owned and yearn for another Guzzi that would fit my needs. (I am thinking of a project to suit).

They say Soul is the immortal essence of a living thing well if a bike has it an older Guzzi does.

As riding is a lot about touching your own soul give it some company on the ride buy a Guzzi.

Tchus Jake.
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