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Old 01-07-2009, 07:11 PM   #856
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Nice, but it needs a larger fuel tank
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Old 01-07-2009, 11:31 PM   #857
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Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice!!
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Old 01-08-2009, 06:48 AM   #858
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Some of us are already enjoying this bike. Note that the TT version is simply a normal Stelvio with most of the available options and slightly narrower rims in order to fit knobbies.

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Old 01-08-2009, 08:11 AM   #859
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My local Vespa store that carries mostly scooters does have a pretty nice line of Aprilia and MotoGuzi bikes also. Its quite interesting going to a scooter store and finding some pretty high end Motorcycles too. They have a couple standard Stelvio's there that I've sat on. I like them.

That TT version is looking sweet!

Oh yeah, they just got the Desoduro in there also!
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Old 01-08-2009, 08:58 AM   #860
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Some of us are already enjoying this bike. Note that the TT version is simply a normal Stelvio with most of the available options and slightly narrower rims in order to fit knobbies.



What do you think? Are you able to compare it to any of the other major adv bikes? Love it!

Part II: Among some more enthusiastic purveyors of vintage bikes, every time I brink up the M-G moniker, I get bombarded with tales of electrics, have these issues been resolved over the last 40 years?

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Old 01-08-2009, 11:31 AM   #861
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Part II: Among some more enthusiastic purveyors of vintage bikes, every time I brink up the M-G moniker, I get bombarded with tales of electrics, have these issues been resolved over the last 40 years?
I have owned a lot of Guzzi's from a 75 T to a 85 LeMans, never really had any electrical problems. The switches where cheesy but always worked. Some of the newer bikes like the last LeMans had a bad batch of relays but that is an easy fix. The latest bikes are pretty trouble free.
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Old 01-08-2009, 12:06 PM   #862
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Part II: Among some more enthusiastic purveyors of vintage bikes, every time I brink up the M-G moniker, I get bombarded with tales of electrics, have these issues been resolved over the last 40 years?

G-[/QUOTE]

I've never had any electrical problems with any of my Guzzis.
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Old 01-08-2009, 12:41 PM   #863
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What do you think? Are you able to compare it to any of the other major adv bikes? Love it!

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I love it. I had a Cagiva Gran Canyon and an 1100GS before this one - I liked the ADV bike concept but the GS was a soul less tractor and the CG was a blast but getting up there in years.

Vibration is more than I would like and the fueling at steady low-rpm travel is abysmal, but that is it (and I haven't been in for a first check up so I am figuring some improvement is in the near future.) Tank should be bigger.

Otherwise, this thing is a treat. It eats canyons with serious confidence, very light on its feet. The factory bags are bomb cases, the windscreen needs no improvement up to about 90mph, the seat height is adjustable and high is just right for me. Valve adjustments take about the same time it took to get the first couple of body panels off of the Cagiva.

Even farkeling has been a joy. It is prewired for fog lights and satnav, so you can tap those directly and even use the factory fog switch!
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Old 01-08-2009, 10:31 PM   #864
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I was told today that the Stelvios are finally due in Australia early next month and that the price has been set at Aus$22,99.00 + ORC. It makes them about $9k more than a V-Strom, $4k more than a Varadero and about $1k more than a base GS1200 but who ever buys a base GS1200?
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Old 01-09-2009, 07:19 AM   #865
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What do you think? Are you able to compare it to any of the other major adv bikes? Love it!

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I did a camparo thread to my Buell... started well then it went off track when hijacked by the Buell "community". Search my username in 'Beasts' and you'll find it.
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Old 01-09-2009, 11:39 AM   #866
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Old 01-09-2009, 01:37 PM   #867
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I was told today that the Stelvios are finally due in Australia early next month and that the price has been set at Aus$22,99.00 + ORC. It makes them about $9k more than a V-Strom, $4k more than a Varadero and about $1k more than a base GS1200 but who ever buys a base GS1200?
Yup,$22,990 then you accessorise...
But,a simplier alternative to BM's ever increasing gadget bikes...
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Old 01-09-2009, 03:40 PM   #868
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impressive beast!

hmmmm...... is that front tyre tread in the right direction?

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Some of us are already enjoying this bike. Note that the TT version is simply a normal Stelvio with most of the available options and slightly narrower rims in order to fit knobbies.

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Old 01-09-2009, 07:19 PM   #869
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impressive beast!

hmmmm...... is that front tyre tread in the right direction?
Yes. It's a Pirelli Scorpion Sync.
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Old 01-09-2009, 07:41 PM   #870
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I was told today that the Stelvios are finally due in Australia early next month and that the price has been set at Aus$22,99.00 + ORC. It makes them about $9k more than a V-Strom, $4k more than a Varadero and about $1k more than a base GS1200 but who ever buys a base GS1200?
Thanks K1W1...I think I'm ready to rock
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