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Old 06-13-2012, 10:08 AM   #2356
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Chuck,

652#'s? I wish I wouldn't have seen that. I know my stelvio is heavy but I have been trying to lie to myself about how much it really weighs!

Anyone here actually put one on a scale? Next time go by the local truck scale I think I'll take a look.
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:06 PM   #2357
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Anyone here actually put one on a scale?
I have not yet but it's on my To Do List. However, I have a copy of the September 2011 Motorcyclist Magazine. In it, they tested the 2012 Stelvio 1200 8V, which is the base model (now available as a 2011 in Europe, UK) without the NTX accessories (metal skidplate, crash bars, hand guards, rear cases/mounting, smaller windshield). It has the large tank and comes with cast aluminum wheels instead of the spoked ones.

In the Tech Specs, they list the "Claimed Curb Weight" as 617#. I don't know the definition of "Curb Weight" but would assume it's the complete, ready-to-ride bike, full of fuel.

As an addendum to this article, they talk about the NTX. They discuss the added accessories and go on to say: "Inevitably, these features add weight and cost. With a curb weight of 651#, the NTX is 34# heavier than the base model..."

Hope this helps. As I said, I knew it was going to be heavier than my Wee going in. I just have to adjust accordingly how I handle the increased weight. Ride safe.
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:58 PM   #2358
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In the Motociclismo big test they list weights dry of gas and dry with panniers (kg).


R12GS 238.4/251.8
MT12 223/231
CT 261.2/269
SMT 203.6/216.6
NTX 267.2/277
TEx 258.2/271.4
ST 260.4/271.2
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Old 06-13-2012, 02:44 PM   #2359
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I've recently taken possession of an Orange NTX..............
That's about all. I think it's a good bike and will meet my riding needs very well. Ride safe.
i personally am very happy for you sir and glad you finally decided upon this bike. congrats.
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:13 PM   #2360
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I have about 400 miles on mine, very fun bike! I love the sound when decelerating, however I find myself in 6th gear way too often. Too used to the cruiser! I did play with the traction control today, cracked the throttle on gravel and it was fantastic to feel the way the NTX handled gravel. Very happy with my new Guzzi!

Thanks for listening
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:55 PM   #2361
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In the Motociclismo big test they list weights dry of gas and dry with panniers (kg).

R12GS 238.4/251.8
MT12 223/231
CT 261.2/269
SMT 203.6/216.6
NTX 267.2/277
TEx 258.2/271.4
ST 260.4/271.2
So we win, right?
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:02 PM   #2362
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You can drop 20 pounds of unsightly weight by getting rid of the stock muffler.
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Old 06-14-2012, 01:11 PM   #2363
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... and if you have the 32l tank version, don't fill it unless you need to
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Old 06-14-2012, 04:00 PM   #2364
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You can drop 20 pounds of unsightly weight by getting rid of the stock muffler.
UPS just dropped off my Mistral moments ago.


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... and if you have the 32l tank version, don't fill it unless you need to
Once rolling you don't notice the weight of a full tank - it hides it well.

Tipovers offroad full loaded will be interesting though
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Old 06-14-2012, 04:37 PM   #2365
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UPS just dropped off my Mistral moments ago.
Blake,

Let us know how much the noise level is increased with the Mistral. The reduction in weight would be nice but not at the expense of a dramatic increase in exhaust noise. Thanks.
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Old 06-14-2012, 06:04 PM   #2366
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Blake,

Let us know how much the noise level is increased with the Mistral. The reduction in weight would be nice but not at the expense of a dramatic increase in exhaust noise. Thanks.
I'll go out on a limb and say it will be a very pleasant throaty rumble.

I've put Mistral cans on two Guzzis and they were not loud at all - very mellow and pleasing to the ear....and that was with the db killer out.
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Old 06-14-2012, 08:12 PM   #2367
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Let us know how much the noise level is increased with the Mistral. The reduction in weight would be nice but not at the expense of a dramatic increase in exhaust noise. Thanks.
Chuck,

Looked through my recordings of the '09 Stelvio with the Mistral exhaust (db killer removed) and finally found one where I didn't have a tune attached! Perhaps this will provide some insight to the volume and tone...

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Old 06-14-2012, 11:01 PM   #2368
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Chuck,

Looked through my recordings of the '09 Stelvio with the Mistral exhaust (db killer removed) and finally found one where I didn't have a tune attached! Perhaps this will provide some insight to the volume and tone...

That sounds realllllllyyyyyyyyy good
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Old 06-14-2012, 11:20 PM   #2369
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two years? seriously?

it's a top choice on your list, but you need TWO years of anecdotal data from complete strangers over the internet before you'll jump in.

You aren't Guzzi material
I retire in two years so that is when I want to explore a new bike, I'm sure in the mean time the Tiger 1050 I own will do nicely.
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Old 06-15-2012, 03:29 AM   #2370
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sfarson,

Thanks, that doesn't sound too loud at all. Also, great ride! We certainly don't have that kind of riding back here.
Ride safe.
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