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Old 01-09-2009, 10:40 PM   #871
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Hmmm,Btw,Any cam follower failures over here....??
http://forum.guzzitech.com/index.php...6&id=4083#4143
I think more frequent checking during early miles may help...??
This is the last thing MG needs...another Cali-Hydro,Lario 650 trama..
Meanwhile the OZ Release is,apparently,being put back another month...
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Old 01-10-2009, 07:49 AM   #872
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Laugh Varaderos just flying out of dealer's showrooms...

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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?
Geez, you'd have to be an urbane professional to afford bike prices like that. I'd feel a lot more compassion for your Aus. pricing, if it wasn't for the beauty of your country and climate advantage over Canada.

The Varadero is as long in the tooth as the Suzuki DL series and they've got the balls to retail them at Porsche prices... Canadian retail for the DL1000 has dropped for 09 to $11,500 Cdn, no one pays retail for a Strom and the Varadero "sits" in the showrooms for $14,000 Cdn.

The used MC market must be vibrant in Aus., what with the horrid retail pricing!
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Old 01-10-2009, 12:10 PM   #873
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The used MC market must be vibrant in Aus., what with the horrid retail pricing!
I've been told its "the cost of doing bussiness with a low volume product"
I've always bought 'superceded' or 'demos' with low miles.But the market does win in the end...
The Norge started here in OZ at $25k and some original models are still on shop floors at around $19K,which is the still dearer than a Buell Uly,or T/Tiger 1050.
Theres an '05 low miles Breva 1100 up the street here for $12k with full touring gear...
And around $10k can get you a new Wee Strom or two year old,40/50k klm GSA...
...but thats about when final drives etc start going tits up.
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Old 01-12-2009, 03:08 PM   #874
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Griso Stelvio reports

Flying Hun and Yrs Trly shared duty on a Griso and Stelvio. Watch the report thread at BARF and possibly here.

Yes, we liked them..... Here is a linky: http://www.bayarearidersforum.com/fo...=1#post4639138
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Old 01-13-2009, 11:13 PM   #875
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Here is a Stelvio ride report

For a lengthy report (I pick the Stelvio apart summat and put it back together) see this link: Stelvio report, Pashnit

I'm on dialup and reposting the full report with pix here is a dirge. Sorry.

Would I dump a GS for a Stelvio? No, for personal reasons, but If I were in the market for a large displacement dualsport, it edges out the Vstrom 1000 and the Uly for a duel with the GS for first spot.

Still, there is something about the boxer that makes it easy to ride and also easy to get out of a jam when you ignore things or get distracted. The Stelvio is your Italian girlfriend and expects more attention to what she is up to. Plus, I suspect the GS is more dirt capable and I want to explore that end of it more. That being said I was very impressed by the Stelvio's superb road confidence and balance. Read my full report on the linky, I explain things in greater detail.

I hope you enjoy the report. Thanks for looking.
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Old 01-14-2009, 12:36 AM   #876
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Another quick road test for the enquiring mind -
http://www.motorcycledaily.com/13jan...vio1200_4v.htm
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Old 01-14-2009, 05:23 PM   #877
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Holy cow a good review of a Guzzi
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Old 01-14-2009, 06:30 PM   #878
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Flying Hun and Yrs Trly shared duty on a Griso and Stelvio. Watch the report thread at BARF and possibly here.

Yes, we liked them..... Here is a linky: http://www.bayarearidersforum.com/fo...=1#post4639138

Yes, we did. Lots of fun this past weekend on a Stelvio and a Griso. Marin BMW has taken on the Guzzi line, and let us go have a romp on a couple of the the Quattrovalvoles. Neither Jim nor I have owned an M-G. He's ridden several. The only M-G I ever rode before was a V65TT We've both had multiple BMW's. He current rides an R1200GS and I have a Hypermotard. We were both favorably impressed. Really, really nice bikes. Both of them.



I was impressed by how well executed the Stelvio was, how poised and balanced it was, and how readily that motor could spin up the rear tire coming out of damp turns. It's fair to say I didn't expect that from a Moto-Guzzi. In fact, we had some slippy slidies going into and coming out of corners on a damp road, we even got airborne, but it was all in good fun, with no real drama. I had major fun on that bike.

Jim says that the Stelvio is more demanding and less forgiving than an R series BMW, and I would agree with that, but it's certainly less demanding than my Hyper. It's a nice balance between the two.



A view of both.



One shot of Jim on the Stelvio, followed by me on it.





More later.....
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Old 01-14-2009, 11:23 PM   #879
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I did a lengthy impression of the Stelvio, and just finished my impressions of the Griso 4-Valvole. You can find them here:

http://www.pashnit.com/forum/showthread.php?t=20815

I would have posted it all here for you to consider, but I'm on dialup and it would take some few hrs I don't have. Plus, for some reason I can't post shots here. Anyway, Hope you enjoy the reports.
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Old 01-17-2009, 08:11 PM   #880
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Found this on the Moto Guzzi Stelvio TT

http://www.maxmoto.co.uk/images/Guzz...elvio%20TT.jpg
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Old 01-17-2009, 08:22 PM   #881
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Interesting, very interesting
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Old 01-17-2009, 08:35 PM   #882
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It does look good!

Is the TT coming to the states?
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Old 01-17-2009, 08:40 PM   #883
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Look here

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Old 01-17-2009, 08:48 PM   #884
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Old 01-17-2009, 08:52 PM   #885
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