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Old 06-14-2012, 01:15 PM   #1651
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I was weirded out by the tiller feel of the handlebars.
Oh so accurate!
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Old 06-14-2012, 01:50 PM   #1652
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As I think about dismantling my entire top end just to access the spark plugs, I find myself lusting after a Guzzi!

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Old 06-14-2012, 06:45 PM   #1653
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Yum.

Sure the pic is a Z1000SX, so I'd take a Ninja 1000 ABS with hardbags here in America... but I have a perfectly good V-Strom. Been following the Ninja 1000 thread & reviews, and the pics & videos have me drooling. Commuting, touring, track... D) All of the above, and love the looks.
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:49 AM   #1654
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I cannot get this bike off the brain:
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Old 06-15-2012, 03:08 PM   #1655
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What bike do you want today?

A Sunbeam S7 Deluxe.
If it was a 4 cylinder it might be perfect.

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Old 06-15-2012, 03:16 PM   #1656
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I want to modernize a 2 stroke SOOO BAD
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:07 PM   #1657
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I cannot get this bike off the brain:
Yeah, I don't like Guzzis in the least, and those are pretty rad.
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:20 PM   #1658
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TDR 350. Go on Yamaha, build it!
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Old 06-15-2012, 09:27 PM   #1659
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You guys are slowly turning me on to the look of Moto Guzzi.

Still not sure if I would buy one, but at least I'm starting to like 'em.
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Old 06-16-2012, 12:53 AM   #1660
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I cannot get this bike off the brain:
Rocked up to a showroom to check one out yesterday, same version as above. Much more impressive in the flesh than in pics. Finish seemed very nice. Less hefty than expected. With the seat set on "high", really speccy riding position, with a gentle lean onto the 'bars and very low-set 'pegs. And you'd never know that fuel tank held 32 Litres. Felt like you could do a tankful between stops (actual riding might tell different story, of course. )
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Old 06-16-2012, 05:25 AM   #1661
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You guys are slowly turning me on to the look of Moto Guzzi.
Still not sure if I would buy one, but at least I'm starting to like 'em.
The looks of the Griso turned me on to Guzzi. I bought an '07 to replace the high strung Buell 1125cr I never clicked with. The Griso just spoke to me. You have to try one to really get it.

I am looking at replacing my FJR with a NTX...and the FJR is a fantastic touring mount.
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Old 06-16-2012, 06:57 AM   #1662
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I've ridden the Vision. It's damn big and long. I was weirded out by the tiller feel of the handlebars.

Now the Rocket III is my idea of a Godzilla cruiser!

The Touring version is really detuned from the factory, but a friend has an '08 and so far he has a dyno proven 70% power improvement with a 12% fuel economy loss with just pipes, air cleaners and tune. I have the Roadster version and it is great good fun.
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Old 06-16-2012, 08:19 PM   #1663
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with ABS!
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Old 06-16-2012, 10:05 PM   #1664
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Great Choice...

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Street Triple R with ABS!
What color would you like?



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Old 06-17-2012, 12:21 PM   #1665
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For the first time in a long while the bike I want today is the one I've got. I never really fell in love with my 1150GS, although it was a great bike I'd been riding it less and less and decided it was time for a change.

Test rode everything Beemers, Guzzis, even went to a HD dealer, and decided I'd have a KTM 990SMT, but when I was in the dealers last week I had a quick spin on their RC8 and fell in love.

Picked it up yesterday, even in the peeing rain it felt special, just need to work out what to do about luggage.

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