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Old 10-06-2010, 11:36 PM   #331
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I'm not a big Griso fan (so sue me, I like my Norge ), but that green and tan just does something special for the bike. Good thing it's not available in the states or I'd be tempted to figure out a way to justify owning one.

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Old 10-07-2010, 09:28 AM   #332
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I'm not a big Griso fan (so sue me, I like my Norge ), but that green and tan just does something special for the bike. Good thing it's not available in the states or I'd be tempted to figure out a way to justify owning one.

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... The 8v is, is that color scheme just not?
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Old 10-07-2010, 09:47 AM   #333
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... The 8v is, is that color scheme just not?
From what I've read the SE is a limited run of 500 bikes, of which 50 came to the UK. I really like the colour and was very tempted by the V11 Tenni when they came out in the same colours. For some reason it just looks right on a Guzzi, it's difficult to imagine it on another bike. Really like the look with the spoked wheels as well.
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Old 10-07-2010, 02:35 PM   #334
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From what I've read the SE is a limited run of 500 bikes, of which 50 came to the UK. I really like the colour and was very tempted by the V11 Tenni when they came out in the same colours. For some reason it just looks right on a Guzzi, it's difficult to imagine it on another bike. Really like the look with the spoked wheels as well.
Amen @ that, but didn't know it was htat limited. Neato.
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Old 10-09-2010, 07:56 AM   #335
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Old 10-09-2010, 08:58 AM   #336
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Picked up my Griso 8V SE a week ago, and loving it so far

I envy you and probably hate you a little bit, bur you have the looking bike on market today!
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Old 10-09-2010, 07:30 PM   #337
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The 02 Aprilia Futura is laid-up with a bad clutch slave cylinder (not to worry, she cleaned-up good with XXXXX steel wool and Berryman's Miracle B-12 Dissolve Anything Juice; now just waiting for parts) so I spent the day with the Zaftig CalVin (aka her wideness) mostly doing errands and motorbike shopping in nasty suburban traffic.

The nice white OEM panniers are $3K each list; when I discovered THAT, I bought some al-you-minium boxes from Happy Trails. That plus converting the final drive to 7:33 gearset makes this a superlative grocery/hardware/dogfood/motoroil/fertilizer getter. About the only gripe I have is with the OEM Metzler WanderTecs (and the tube-type wheels). I guess I gotta ride it a lot more and get me some Pirellis.

Here she is:





Since I'm one of those ATGATT fellows (including fluorescent lime yellow Scorpion helmet and fluorescent yellow jackets) I have it on good authority that it looks hilarious banking hard into a corner. Apparently the Shriners are considering a Group Buy to replace the mini-bikes.


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Old 10-10-2010, 11:42 AM   #338
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The 02 Aprilia Futura is laid-up with a bad clutch slave cylinder (not to worry, she cleaned-up good with XXXXX steel wool and Berryman's Miracle B-12 Dissolve Anything Juice; now just waiting for parts) so I spent the day with the Zaftig CalVin (aka her wideness) mostly doing errands and motorbike shopping in nasty suburban traffic.

The nice white OEM panniers are $3K each list; when I discovered THAT, I bought some al-you-minium boxes from Happy Trails. That plus converting the final drive to 7:33 gearset makes this a superlative grocery/hardware/dogfood/motoroil/fertilizer getter. About the only gripe I have is with the OEM Metzler WanderTecs (and the tube-type wheels). I guess I gotta ride it a lot more and get me some Pirellis.

Here she is:





Since I'm one of those ATGATT fellows (including fluorescent lime yellow Scorpion helmet and fluorescent yellow jackets) I have it on good authority that it looks hilarious banking hard into a corner. Apparently the Shriners are considering a Group Buy to replace the mini-bikes.


Those boxes would look good in matching white.
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Old 10-12-2010, 01:41 AM   #339
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I'm not a big Griso fan (so sue me, I like my Norge ), but that green and tan just does something special for the bike. Good thing it's not available in the states or I'd be tempted to figure out a way to justify owning one.

jdg
Me, too! I love the wire wheels, too.
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Old 10-13-2010, 05:14 PM   #340
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sorry for the crappy cell pic

It definitely puts a smile on my face and I'm starting to understand why MG has such a passionate following.

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Old 10-22-2010, 06:31 PM   #341
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Mine at the Guzzi rally in Lindale, Texas.
I had an epic ride up there from Houston.



This original Falcon was there riden from the mid west. Top speed on highway, 45mph.

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Old 10-26-2010, 05:11 PM   #342
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Former owner (left) and Yours truly (right)...



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Old 10-27-2010, 08:01 AM   #343
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Returning to riding after two-ish years of bicycling only, planning to ease in this fall and then do some two up with the lovely lady on back. My other main mount is a Titus Motolite for any mountain bikers here.

First post here, lotsa nice Guzzis on this thread.



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Old 10-27-2010, 11:38 AM   #344
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David, here are a few links that will be of great help:

http://www.mgnoc.com/
http://wildguzzi.com/forum/
http://forum.guzzitech.com/forum.html

In what part of the country do you live? Lots of Guzzi events out there. Campouts, lunch rides, etc...
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Old 10-27-2010, 11:41 AM   #345
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In what part of the country do you live? Lots of Guzzi events out there. Campouts, lunch rides, etc...
if he is in CT..... "david be in CT"..
there's the New England group:

NE Moto Guzzi

with a get together Sunday at the Vanilla Bean in Pomfret.
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