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Old 11-04-2008, 05:05 AM   #811
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yup, it's Guzzi's version of the GSA!
With half the fuel capacity...
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Old 11-04-2008, 09:45 AM   #812
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Another run out today to get the feel of the new bike.





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Old 11-04-2008, 11:03 AM   #813
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Another run out today to get the feel of the new bike.





Nice pictures - so what do you think of the bike after your ride?
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Old 11-04-2008, 11:21 AM   #814
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seems like they have change the plastic part over the oil check-point in order not to unscrew it every time you want to check the oil level.!!!!good, I want one for mine!!!!
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Old 11-04-2008, 12:38 PM   #815
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Thanks if fits now
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Old 11-05-2008, 01:49 PM   #816
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With half the fuel capacity...
And 25% of the ugliness!
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Old 11-05-2008, 02:25 PM   #817
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And 25% of the ugliness!
At nearly 600 pounds it will have all of the apeal of......wrestling a pig in the mud. Even the GS is lighter.
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Old 11-05-2008, 03:00 PM   #818
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At nearly 600 pounds it will have all of the apeal of......wrestling a pig in the mud. Even the GS is lighter.
Peso a secco = 214 kg
Peso in ordine di marcia = 251-kg

Dry weight = 470.8-lbs
In running order = 552.2-lbs

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Old 11-05-2008, 03:13 PM   #819
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Peso a secco = 214 kg
Peso in ordine di marcia = 251-kg

Dry weight = 470.8-lbs
In running order = 552.2-lbs

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552.2 pounds without any extras, i.e. crash bars, cases, etc. One could quickly reach 600 I would think without much effort.
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Old 11-05-2008, 11:51 PM   #820
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Actually the weight tested by bike magazine is 270kgs (594 lbs).

Yes it is heavy but on the road the weight is not noticeable she is so finely balanced. In fact the handling is absolutely superb for such a big bike with sweet steering and complete stability.

Too big for off road stuff unless you are a hero. The Stelvio makes much more sense as a sports tourer for crappy roads rather than an enduro- it is simply a styling exercise. Much better off with a ratty old XT600 if you want to do some long off road tours.

I am in love with mine- you probably need to be the sort of person that loves quirkiness and being different to enjoy a Stelvio. Most riders who want mainstream should follow the crowd and buy a GS but thats not me- I am a Guzziholic through and through.

The GS is, on paper, a better bike, but I don't buy bikes made of paper.

Forza Guzzi!
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Old 11-06-2008, 01:40 AM   #821
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Hi,

I'm really interested in the Stelvio, i'm a little worried after reading several reviews/tests where the lack of power in the mid range are commented. Would like to have this commented by those of who own a Stelvio.

How is the lack of power in mid range in real life?

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Old 11-06-2008, 02:56 AM   #822
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There is a marked step up in power at 5k revs but still plenty of mid range. With a Guzzi mileage makes all the difference- try road testing a Stelvio with at least 5k miles on the clock rather than a brand new one.

Best to try one and make up your own mind.
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Old 11-06-2008, 03:24 AM   #823
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Would love to try one, but there's no demo available in Norway. I have to trust the info from this forum...

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Old 11-10-2008, 08:46 AM   #824
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beauuuuutiful bike.

the best italian style, thumbs up!
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Old 11-16-2008, 08:46 AM   #825
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Been a glorious day in Yorkshire- sunny, dry and not too cold- went down to 6 degrees on the tops but that was fine in the bright sunshine.
Had a super ride out over Rishworth moor, Widdop moor then back over Haworth moor. Hardly any cars on the back roads.








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