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Old 10-31-2007, 07:15 AM   #241
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Whoever designs the Guzzi exhaust is overcompensating for something...

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Old 10-31-2007, 02:36 PM   #242
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U.K MCN has the skinny.
http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/Ne...oguzzistelvio/
Some snaps..
There's about a dozen pics in that link for those who are interested in more pics - so, this is the BMW GS beater! Better bike on looks, price (maybe/should be) and its got Italian style.

Perhaps this is why the Beemer pics have leaked out today - Guzzi do a press conference and BMW let their pics be seen.
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Old 10-31-2007, 02:48 PM   #243
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There's about a dozen pics in that link for those who are interested in more pics - so, this is the BMW GS beater! Better bike on looks, price (maybe/should be) and its got Italian style.

Perhaps this is why the Beemer pics have leaked out today - Guzzi do a press conference and BMW let their pics be seen.
I like Guzzi,but do you really think,it looks better than the GS ? For me the Front is like...
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Old 10-31-2007, 03:19 PM   #244
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I like Guzzi,but do you really think,it looks better than the GS ?
Yes, but that's not saying much.
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Old 10-31-2007, 03:55 PM   #245
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Seems like the centerstand foot extension is sufficiently long.




I wonder if cornering clearance will be a problem on the left side?
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Old 10-31-2007, 05:09 PM   #246
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The front of the bike has that TDM look to it. I like it.

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Old 10-31-2007, 09:52 PM   #247
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Seems like the centerstand foot extension is sufficiently long.
When you figure out how much this little beast weighs, you'll understand why the need for the large mechanical advantage...

It does look like the centerstand lever would touch before the left foot peg. At least from the angle that picture was taken.


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Old 11-01-2007, 12:09 AM   #248
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Looks cool. Got some uniqueness. Muffler is ugly but that's OK. Hate the screen mounts. It will cost too much and take years to import.
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Old 11-01-2007, 05:10 AM   #249
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Warning: Guzzi guys are still new to the internets.

http://wildguzzi.com/forum/index.php
Guzzitech.com is much better choice, mostly technical, wildguzzi is mostly bullshit sprinkled with some technical, mostly about oils & tires.
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Old 11-01-2007, 05:33 AM   #250
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Yup,I love Guzzis too...but their management has always seemly had a 'head up their A$$' attitude...
John, Guzzi management is always dragged thru the mudd on the North American forums (I know you from Australia) & remarks are made about the fact that they are Italians after all, what do you expect. Well John I have got news for you, Guzzi management has been the very best all along. Think about it for a while, they sold 300 to 500 bikes a year till resently yet they still had a dealer network and parts where always available for cash overnight. 500 bikes times $3000 profit (being very generous here) 1,500,000 dollars. No other company would have or could have done what Guzzi has done with such a small market. This year they broke 1000+ units sold & everyone at wildguzzi & other boards expects Guzzi to build a bike just for them. Give me fucking break and stop dragging Guzzi managemnt thru the mudd, they have done more for their customers than any other mfgr I know of. Give my regards to the crazyguzzi forum.

Let me also add that in the last few years they finally got some capital to work with, from Aprelia and now Piaggio and they have put out as many truly new model (New frames, chassis, engines & style) as BMW and more than many other larger mfgr's. I dont call that ass attitude, more like amazin.
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Old 11-01-2007, 08:21 AM   #251
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My 0.2 worth. I've owned 2 Guzzis, a Quota which I bought used and a new V11 Sport. I've received nothing but good service from my dealer and they knew what parts would probably fail first so they kept extras in stock. Even the transmission recall on my Sport was done quickly and efficiently.

Guzzis are different though. I figure that if it's your first time on a Guzzi it will be love it or hate it. There doesn't seem to be an inbetween. I really don't like stereotyping but all the Guzzi owners I've met are real gear heads who will go out of their way to help you with any problems you may have with the bike. Real Bikers in other words.
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Old 11-01-2007, 08:46 AM   #252
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Stevio info

I found this on the web and it gives some basic specs for the stevio....

" The wind-shield is adjustable and below the wind-shield sits a magnum 50mm USD fork and radial Brembo callipers. The Excel wheels is a 19inch front and a 17inch rear. The seat is adjustable in three different steps."

sounds like they did it right with this one! if it has 100 rwhp and weighs 450LBS wet than it is going to be very competitive.
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Old 11-01-2007, 03:45 PM   #253
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Seems like the centerstand foot extension is sufficiently long.

I wonder if cornering clearance will be a problem on the left side?
My WAG -
The centerstand lever will fold up closer to the frame but is shown like it is for photographic purposes?

I most likely won't be leaning too far over.
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Old 11-01-2007, 03:52 PM   #254
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GS Competition?

This is also posted in the 'Road Warrior' forum, but perhaps missed by many (including me).

Imitation is indeed the highest form of flattery, Buell, Suzuki, and now Moto Guzzi. Guess they want a chunk of those 100,000+ numbers! Read about it here http://www.motorcycledaily.com/31oct...008stelvio.htm but not too much printed.

The Moto Guzzi Stelvio...ta ta

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Old 11-01-2007, 03:55 PM   #255
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weighs 450LBS wet than it is going to be very competitive.



The Stelvio is based on the Breva/Sport 1200 mechanical right? Neither of those weighs less than 500 lbs dry, what are the chances the Stelvio will be that much lighter?


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