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Old 02-27-2007, 07:18 PM   #91
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Stelvio goes to Beasts..
Thanks for moving it to the correct place.
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Old 02-27-2007, 08:59 PM   #92
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I see it's going to be available in both 850 and 1200 4 valve. I'll take the 850 thanks. And we'll probably see this in NZ cause we get all the good bikes!
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Old 02-28-2007, 03:30 AM   #93
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First impressions say I like it too. Much better than Tiger, Strom or GS, and I think better than Capo. Good luck to them I say
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Old 02-28-2007, 03:55 AM   #94
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I see it's going to be available in both 850 and 1200 4 valve. I'll take the 850 thanks.
I can't wait for all the "850 vs 1200...which is better?" threads
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Old 02-28-2007, 04:33 AM   #95
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Anyone have an idea on weight, price (USD), etc. that is anticipated?
looks awful heavy to me.

i wonder how long that shaftie would last offroad in big bend?

I bet their 850 will outrun the planned F800GS though.... but in all other respects will be deficient thereto
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Old 02-28-2007, 04:36 AM   #96
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...the name should have been CapoNorge !!
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Old 02-28-2007, 07:18 AM   #97
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I bet their 850 will outrun the planned F800GS though....
Wha? No way. I'll bet it's a 100 lbs heavier than the 800GS...
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Old 02-28-2007, 07:37 AM   #98
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Anyone have an idea on weight, price (USD), etc. that is anticipated?

The current lineup of bikes weigh 520-540 lbs range. This one should be no different.

The current lineup of bikes MSRP in the $13.5k to $15k range. They are going for the BMW R12GS with this Stelvio, so I'd expect it to be priced close to the Norge at around $15k.
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Old 02-28-2007, 02:38 PM   #99
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Wheels and engine questions

The Stelvio looks ok, but I like the Quota better. The front wheel on the Stelvio looks small to me. Is the front wheel a 17 inch like the new Tiger? My impression is that the 17 inch is preferable for corner carving, but it gives up a lot of stability to the 21 inch Quota front in sand.

I read that it will be offered with the 850 engine. Is the 850 a bored or stroked Breva 750 engine, or a sleeved down 1100? I remember when BMW came out with the R850R as a sleeved down R1100. (it never was very popular because it weighed as much as the 1100) I rode the Breva 750 and loved it. That 750 engine would be wonderful in a backroad bike.
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Old 02-28-2007, 02:46 PM   #100
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The Stelvio looks ok, but I like the Quota better. The front wheel on the Stelvio looks small to me. Is the front wheel a 17 inch like the new Tiger? My impression is that the 17 inch is preferable for corner carving, but it gives up a lot of stability to the 21 inch Quota front in sand.

I read that it will be offered with the 850 engine. Is the 850 a bored or stroked Breva 750 engine, or a sleeved down 1100? I remember when BMW came out with the R850R as a sleeved down R1100. (it never was very popular because it weighed as much as the 1100) I rode the Breva 750 and loved it. That 750 engine would be wonderful in a backroad bike.
The Stelvio's front wheel is 19". A good choice IMHO.

The 850 engine is a "big block". In other words, yes, it is a downsized 1100. I don't know if the difference is bore, stroke, or both.

The 850 was originally intended for the European market. Chances are Stelvio will only come to the USA in 1200cc form.

I've owned a Quota and I really liked the looks. Unfortunately, airflow management sucked; it didn't have very good ground clearance; and the front forks were pretty weak for a 550lbs bike.

I actually really liked the Quota. The cool thing about them is that they are available for $4k to $5k in the used market.
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Old 02-28-2007, 02:53 PM   #101
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Good news and bad news

I'm glad to hear the front is a 19 inch since there are a bunch of dirt worthy tire choices. Yamaha killed the TDM 850 imo by putting an 18 inch front on it and I think Triumph is making a mistake by putting a 17 inch on the new Tiger.

Bad news on the big block engine. The bike may sell better in the USA with the 1200 engine, but the 750 small block would be sooooo much lighter. There is a gap in the market between the DR650, KLR650, etc. and the big bikes (Tiger, GS, etc.)

A 750 Stelvio could be even lighter than a wee Strom. I guess we will never know since MG is not likely to build a 750 Stelvio.


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The Stelvio's front wheel is 19". A good choice IMHO.

The 850 engine is a "big block". In other words, yes, it is a downsized 1100. I don't know if the difference is bore, stroke, or both.

The 850 was originally intended for the European market. Chances are Stelvio will only come to the USA in 1200cc form.

I've owned a Quota and I really liked the looks. Unfortunately, airflow management sucked; it didn't have very good ground clearance; and the front forks were pretty weak for a 550lbs bike.

I actually really liked the Quota. The cool thing about them is that they are available for $4k to $5k in the used market.
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Old 02-28-2007, 04:14 PM   #102
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IYamaha killed the TDM 850 imo by putting an 18 inch front on it
Hardly killed, it's been doing well enough to still be selling in other markets after 15 years.
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Old 02-28-2007, 07:55 PM   #103
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NICE! I like it.
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Old 02-28-2007, 08:07 PM   #104
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If the target was a bike perfectly suited to Passo Di Stelvio, it's gonna have street rubber and 17 or 19 front. I don't see it coming with a 21, that's for sure.
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Old 02-28-2007, 08:34 PM   #105
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The more I look the more I like it. I think that windscreen looks far enough away to do nothing but agitate the wind into beating the crap out of the rider (see original Quota screen) but other than that it looks like a winner.

Too bad I gots no money and taking out a loan to buy a bike is against my religion. My $3500 scratch and dent special Quota will do just fine for a while.
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