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Old 06-23-2009, 05:51 AM   #991
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Well.... huh.

This is not a commercial endorsement, but I recently found a Guzzi dealer only 7 miles away from me, in the metropolis of Wauseon, Ohio. Just west of Toledo, south of Detroit. Maybe it was part of their deal to carry Vespas, don't know.

There was a very pretty, very RED Stelvio on the floor. My, how those Italians know how to make red paint. Very pretty bike.

Me likey. Someone please buy it, I can hear its siren call from my shop at night.

(I know this may be spam, but I'm not affiliated, and thought maybe someone here in the middlewest would like to know)
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Old 06-23-2009, 07:33 AM   #992
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One weekend, 1000 miles, and a whole bunch of elevation. Good stuff.

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Old 06-23-2009, 03:04 PM   #993
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Ackers glad you had a good time and the bike did not let you down, hopefully you can get on with enjoying the stelvio. Kiwi I was being ironic not naive as i take with a pinch of salt anything I read in mcn. funnily enough there is no mention on their website of the shutdown( too close to the original spin). The telegraph review mentions a new airbox and revised cams and I have been reliably informed there is nothing new with the NTX possibly a trip computer that gives mpg in english gallons not american. Nipmik
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Old 06-26-2009, 07:27 AM   #994
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i just saw a pic from the presentation of the ntx at dolomites!!!!!magic

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Old 06-27-2009, 02:48 AM   #995
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an off road ride with two friends






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Old 06-27-2009, 04:45 AM   #996
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Great pictures Sotos, I am wondering what top box you have on the stelvio and is it any good. I am looking for a top box/ luggage for my stelvio and if you could post a picture of the topbox on the bike I would be much obliged. Cheers Nipmik
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Old 06-27-2009, 09:07 AM   #997
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it's a givi monolock E470.no problems till now(i have overloaded sometimes !!) and a fair price

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Old 06-27-2009, 11:42 AM   #998
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Thanks Soto I will probably look at that or the oem one which I think is Givi too but with a guzzi badge on it.Nipmik
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Old 07-03-2009, 01:04 AM   #999
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MG Stelvio NTX

Here is a neat little test of the new MG Stelvio NTX in the Italian Dolomites. It is in German, but the pictures are worth the effort. Enjoy!

http://www.1000ps.at/testbericht-234...zi_Stelvio_NTX


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Old 07-03-2009, 02:46 AM   #1000
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Great pix.
Is MG painting them in Olive Drab in the hope tht the Italian military
buy them in place of light tanks?
Does it have reverse gear[s]?

As a GS12 owner I cannot help but think that these litre plus bikes are too top heavy for real off road riding.
Tho, I regularly put this theory to the test not always with success...
But in the case of the MG it is only accentuated by the cylinders being so high,
plus with the fuel on top.
I notice that there is also little ground clearance making lefthanders a gamble with the stand.

The OD does however camouflage how f-ugly it is, which in red it could not.
In spite of these negative comments, I do hope that MG survive and thrive.
Maybe they need to take a page out of the book of sacred Boxers:
there are other engine solutions to biking...
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Old 07-03-2009, 03:54 AM   #1001
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No reverse gear, hehe. But, the bike does come with off road tires as well, though they did use street tires for this test. The testers remarked on how well the bike behaved once it got moving. Alas, clearly NOT a serious off road bike, more of a "ride the world" adventure bike.

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Old 07-06-2009, 08:53 PM   #1002
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Test of the NTX is now up on motorcycle.com:

Linky

~$1400 for luggage, lights, hand guards and enigne/oil pan protection seems more than reasonable. Not to mention the ability to mount 'real' off-road rubber.

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Old 07-19-2009, 06:13 PM   #1003
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The owner tells me that this was the first Stelvio regiatered in Australia (about two months ago). He's happy.





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Old 07-20-2009, 06:21 PM   #1004
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Please Talk Me Out of a Moto Guzzi Stelvio!!

Well, I almost traded my beloved Tiger for a Moto Guzzi Stelvio...

My "problem" is really quite simple, every two years or so I get the itch to try something different. Normally, in the past, I would have made the trade (and took the loss) no questions asked, but this time I resisted. My mint Tiger is so damn perfect... but...

I LOVE THAT GUZZI!
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Old 07-20-2009, 06:34 PM   #1005
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I'm right there with you. I'm looking at the Ulysses, the Stelvio, and a KLR650. I rarely ride off-road, and then only if it's packed gravel or smooth, hard dirt. I like the dual sports because I'm a tall person and they fit me well.

Why not the Stelvio?
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