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Old 07-16-2012, 09:08 AM   #2476
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Keep in mind the 2012 has the big 8.5 gal tank, the 2009 does not.

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The 2012 is definitely the one I will get but all he had was the 2009 to try on for size.
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:46 PM   #2477
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Keep in mind the 2012 has the big 8.5 gal tank, the 2009 does not.

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Doesn't the 2011 "standard" as well as the NTX also have the 8.5 tank? I thought I read that somewhere.
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Old 07-18-2012, 12:35 AM   #2478
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Doesn't the 2011 "standard" as well as the NTX also have the 8.5 tank? I thought I read that somewhere.
It does, and it even looks better without spoked wheels
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Old 07-18-2012, 04:09 AM   #2479
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Doesn't the 2011 "standard" as well as the NTX also have the 8.5 tank? I thought I read that somewhere.
2012 'standard' Stelvio also gets the 8.45 gallon tank - but the U.S. market doesn't get the 'standard' bike....just the NTX.
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Old 07-18-2012, 04:23 AM   #2480
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Doesn't the 2011 "standard" as well as the NTX also have the 8.5 tank? I thought I read that somewhere.
Not in the USA.
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:18 PM   #2481
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And for anyone looking for one, There is a NTX available at Erico Motorsports in Denver (or there was last week when I was there).
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Ooohhhhhh....a fly and ride from Denver on a new NTX.....

Now stop it you!!!! I'm weak willed and can't take it much longer......
I fixed it. The NTX from Erico is now in my garage.
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:58 PM   #2482
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I fixed it. The NTX from Erico is now in my garage.

Well done!!!! You won't be dissapointed with the Stelvio. It's the best dual sport tourer on the market. No I'm not biased!
http://eagledream.wix.com/stelvio-owners-tassie
check out our website. I have the 2010 model and my mate Brian has the 2012 model. Brian's blog link on the first page is also worth a good look.
Cheers, happy riding.
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:54 AM   #2483
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I fixed it. The NTX from Erico is now in my garage.
I was admiring it just last week!
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Old 07-19-2012, 05:34 AM   #2484
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I fixed it. The NTX from Erico is now in my garage.
seriously? awesome!
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Old 07-19-2012, 05:38 AM   #2485
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I fixed it. The NTX from Erico is now in my garage.
Thank you, two things, first, thanks for picking it up, now I won't be tempted Second did you tell them I sent you?
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:29 AM   #2486
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Guzzi has been mending their unorthodox ways... the heated grip controls have gone mainstream
Your glovebox switch has become our grip controller switch.


Steve...you've taken so many beautiful and exotic bike pictures from this spot I feel like I owe you royalties

I am loving everything I see and read about this bike. When I move back to the US one of these days, it will be my first choice- and i have been on BMW's for a while now (but never any 1200's - 1150's and airheads).

Only one question - any issue with vibrations in the handlebars?

btw - the price here in EU is around euro 14,500 = $17,800. So you guys are getting a great deal (depending on how much tax you have to pay).

Looks like the full package.
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Old 07-19-2012, 08:12 AM   #2487
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Only one question - any issue with vibrations in the handlebars?
There is vibration--I think others have described it as a "throb" and I'd agree with that assessment. It's definitely there but not harsh or buzzy at all. For some people it's an issue, for others, it's a benefit. Personally, I like it.
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Old 07-19-2012, 08:34 AM   #2488
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Only one question - any issue with vibrations in the handlebars?
typical v-twin stuff....low frequency and probably less bothersome than the high pitched vibes of an inline four at speed.

I had the Euro blinkers done (fairing) and the hollow-stem mirrors (w/ turn signals) replaced with solid stem regular mirrors, before taking delivery.

I have noticed that with my thin summer gloves, after 400-500 miles my hands will feel it....but with my non-insulated Elkskin Ropers, no problems on long days.

The missus and I are heading out on an 18 day ride in a couple weeks - all issues that can come to light, WILL come to light on that trip
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Old 07-19-2012, 08:34 AM   #2489
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I fixed it. The NTX from Erico is now in my garage.
Congrats!

Alas, while I appreciate your sacrafice , you were too late to save me. I pick up my new Lava Black Stelvio NTX next week from the good folks at Elk Grove Power Sports. They will soon have a very clean and well-kept example of a 2010 Ducati Multistrada S Sport for sale (with Ducati 5 year extended warranty).

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Old 07-19-2012, 08:39 AM   #2490
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If my Tiger 800 wasn't so damn good it would be traded in favor of this motorcycle. I really want another Guzzi one of these days, and the NTX seems to be the ticket. The only thing stopping me is the weight difference. Not being a very competent off road rider, the lighter weight of the Triumph is of significant benefit for me.
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