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Old 02-26-2012, 09:53 AM   #1
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Why not a Stelvio?

I am very happy with my current 1150GS. Nevertheless, sometimes making plans for the additional bike I most likely will get in a 10 years time. It will probably be a model that exists today.

For touring: Why not a Moto Guzzi Stelvio?
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:43 AM   #2
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I am very happy with my current 1150GS. Nevertheless, sometimes making plans for the additional bike I most likely will get in a 10 years time. It will probably be a model that exists today.

For touring: Why not a Moto Guzzi Stelvio?

Because this is GSspot?
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:03 PM   #3
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There is one for sale in the flea market . Good looking motorcycle !
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:13 PM   #4
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Dealer network is worse than BMW and if you did ever need to replace a headlamp assembly for instance....get on the web and see where you could buy a new one and how long will it take for shipping and how much would it cost.....Methinks you would then then want to stick with the trusty BMW!... my 2 cents....
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:16 PM   #5
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Because this is GSspot?
I'm certainly ready to respect the fact that the purpose this forum is discuss the oilhead boxers. Nevertheless, comments and comparisons related to other brands are frequent also in this forum.
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:17 PM   #6
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I was seriously considering a Stelvio or maybe even a Griso, but coming from an Aprilia, I concur that the dealer network is less than stellar. If you have a good dealer nearby, that may be ok, but parts are sometimes hard to come by.

That all said, the Stelvio is definitely a nice bike, but in my mind, lacks some of the 'refinement' of the Beemers in the same class.
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:20 PM   #7
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Yup, the weight and the - compared to BMW - limited dealership, I agree to that.
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The money? If you got a bike you're happy with, why not use the money to get a REAL Stelvio...

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Old 02-26-2012, 04:13 PM   #9
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My opinion- I've owned many BMWs, Ducatis, and one Moto Guzzi- a '97 Sport !!00i which I owned for ten years. I sold it to buy my 07 12GS. As much as I love my GS, I really miss the Guzzi experience. I do all my own work on my bikes, and found the reliability and quality of parts and fasteners of my (pre-Aprillia/Piaggio) Guzzi to be at least equal to BMW, and in many cases, better. Of all the bikes I've owned, my Guzzi had the most character. I found it to be very, very reliable. I never had a problem with lack of dlr. network. Guzzi folks are very passionate, and very helpful for each other. I've been trying to find a way to own another Goose, and keep my GS. (Anyone wanna buy an '82 R100RS??) Good luck with your decision.... I hope my experience helps.
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Old 02-26-2012, 05:03 PM   #10
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I try it last summer and i found it very similar on every aspect to the GS accept the exause tone i love it very distaint long term with it i still thinking of it the brand is doing the last desition
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:12 AM   #11
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Of all the bikes I've owned, my Guzzi had the most character. I found it to be very, very reliable.
That's my expectation for the newer Stelvio as well.

Thanks to all for your comments
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:30 PM   #12
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It's a wonderful bike. If you've got a decent dealer nearby, go for it...

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Old 02-27-2012, 01:03 PM   #13
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the stelvio is a good looking bike, only thing i dont like on the looks is the headlights.And theres some very tempting prices on the secondhand market here in the uk. in my experience moto guzzi tend to be underated bikes by all, apart from folk who have had them.
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:50 PM   #14
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Guzzis are great but good Guzzi dealers are few and far between.
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