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Old 02-28-2007, 09:46 PM   #106
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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.)
I think a KTM 640 Adventure with a 750 Guzzi driveline would be a great Adventure bike.

Guzzi probably won't do anything like that, so I guess it's up to Aprilia to do it with thier 550 V-twin or BMW to do it with thier 800cc parallel twin.
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Old 02-28-2007, 09:57 PM   #107
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hold your breath on the priller- the rest.... not so much.
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Old 03-01-2007, 09:00 PM   #108
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Well...

Be interesting to see in person, but right now it looks like an R12GS with a Guzzi engine got rammed up the a** of a Triumph Speed Triple.

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Old 03-03-2007, 06:52 PM   #109
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Having owned 2 Quotas, and my second one will be in my garage for a long time to come, I will add the Stelvio too when it comes. I have also owned an 1100GS and a 1150 GS ADV. The Quota has it strengths. The drivetrain has been tough and the frame is equal to 2x the GS. I have 2 sets of wheels with TKCs and street rubber. We have been able to source a larger Marzochi fork with adj damping and it is a bolt on complete with triple trees for $300. I have cured the wind management issues as well. Nothing sounds like a Guzzi or Duck with a decent can and rolling off the throttle. It is a visceral soulful sound! It rewards one's commitment to ownership.
Bring on the Stelvio!
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Old 03-03-2007, 08:04 PM   #110
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Considering that the GS doesn't really have a frame, that's not saying a hell of a lot for the Quota's???
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Old 03-03-2007, 10:06 PM   #111
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So then they decided to hang the footpegs off of the trans case and wondered why the broke? Wouldn't a frame have been better? The fact that the Quota was much stouter and weighed the same it was a pretty good effort.
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Old 03-03-2007, 10:21 PM   #112
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Having owned a Guzzi I'm a big fan, but geeze...that thing looks like it got hit with the ugly stick. Probably just asthectics but the frame looks inadequate. Betcha it's really top heavy too. The Norge and Griso may turn out to be better money makers for Piaggio but who knows. This thing could turn out to be a sleeper. Looking forwards to reading a road test.
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Old 03-04-2007, 12:32 AM   #113
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Having owned a Guzzi I'm a big fan, but geeze...that thing looks like it got hit with the ugly stick. Probably just asthectics but the frame looks inadequate. Betcha it's really top heavy too. The Norge and Griso may turn out to be better money makers for Piaggio but who knows. This thing could turn out to be a sleeper. Looking forwards to reading a road test.
If you've ever noticed, MG has a style all its own or are usually ahead of the popular style by a couple years, I point out the MG V11 series and the Ducati sport 1000. The style does take a little getting used too but I like it. I'd like it to be a cross between the GS and the Multi/Tiger 1050. Either way my name will be first on the list when the dealer starts taking deposits.
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Old 03-22-2007, 10:42 PM   #114
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How about a Stelvio

the GS rival
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Old 03-22-2007, 11:07 PM   #115
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Old 03-23-2007, 06:17 AM   #116
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It's going in for a facelift before the final release:

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/Ne.../?&R=EPI-89871

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After being shown to dealers in a secret meeting last month, Moto Guzzi’s Stelvio has been sent back the firm’s R&D department to have a series of alterations made.

Guzzi insiders say the bike will get alterations to the front fairing and engine upgrades before its official unveiling, which is now scheduled for October this year.
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I like it the way it is, hopefully "prettier' isn't more vanilla.
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Old 03-23-2007, 09:17 AM   #117
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I like the looks of it but don't get the little frame tubes. I didn't get them on the Griso either. I guess it's like the old FZ-1 just using the motor in place of the down tubes. But, for an adventure tourer I'd want more beef. P.S. I liked the Quota and still regret not getting a new one in 2000.
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Old 03-23-2007, 09:21 AM   #118
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It's going in for a facelift before the final release:

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/Ne.../?&R=EPI-89871

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After being shown to dealers in a secret meeting last month, Moto Guzzi’s Stelvio has been sent back the firm’s R&D department to have a series of alterations made.

Guzzi insiders say the bike will get alterations to the front fairing and engine upgrades before its official unveiling, which is now scheduled for October this year.
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I like it the way it is, hopefully "prettier' isn't more vanilla.
Cross fingers
I dunno bout the frame strenght
but the fairing could be made better looking for sure
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Old 03-23-2007, 12:50 PM   #119
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http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=207692

Too bad the idea of a Moto Guzzi Dealer around here is just the name on the building. No bikes, no parts, no knowledge of the product...
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Old 03-26-2007, 04:52 PM   #120
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As a 25+ year Moto Guzzi owner/sufferer, I can honestly say we are not right. We take an odd pride in no dealer support, we call the factory direct at $2.00 a minute overseas rates, and wait while "Mario" finds someone to speak english and help us with our little problem. We learn what sytems are common with BMW (Quite a lot are), Ducati (More there) and we learn BMW, Ducati and sometimes Piaggio part numbers and promise not to return them if they dont work before the parts guy will sell them to us. We make friends in England to help with R&D, and after market support.

We also are great at finding tractor parts houses.

True story, I got some needed parts at a Massey Ferguson Dealer in Mississippi, 1 hour later and a quick trip to the Big A auto parts house I was mobile.

Bottom line: in the modular world we live in, somebody makes everything, Bosch, Weber, Progressive, Showa and a few other bits and pieces. The trick is knowing who your manufacturer farmed out the production to.

Last but not least, almost all Guzzi stuff from like frame families are interchangeable to one degree or another.

Don't listen to me if you've got more than two brain cells to rub together, motorcycles and such have contributed to me losing three houses, two wives, and one job (I didnt like it that much anyway). I am not a reputable source on anything except Moto Guzzi.
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