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Old 05-14-2012, 12:45 PM   #1471
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nice but personally I think the rear fender looks a little incomplete
I tend to agree. I like the Hammarhead Jackpine Scrambler a lot, and I think this Ural looks pretty cool too. But, IMO, a bike like the Ural, while it's fine to look cool and spartan like that, I still think it should have some practical utility. I mean it isn't exactly going to set the world on fire with it's sporting prowess, now it is?

But, seriously, while the aluminum fenders look good and I like the recessed light in the rear, I still would prefer some sort of parcel rack on the back. You know, just a place to strap a small tail bag or maybe mount a box of some sort. Perhaps something could be added to the subframe to hoover over the rear fender but I wouldn't want a load on the aluminum fender itself.

Other than that, I like it.

Not enough to pay James Loughead's price for a dressed up Ural... Although it does give ideas for a nice project bike, doesn't it?
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Old 05-14-2012, 12:53 PM   #1472
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Been looking around a lot lately and I cannot make up my mind on which bike I will be buying this summer. It is so frustrating to me because I am usually decisive and quick to make an informed decision. I am completely stuck between an FX6R and the Ninja 650 and cannot choose which one. If I were to walk into a dealership to buy today it would be a toss up decision.
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Old 05-14-2012, 05:10 PM   #1473
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:14 PM   #1474
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I must be mad. Even earlier models with bendy frames cost the earth.


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Old 05-14-2012, 10:09 PM   #1475
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I must be mad. Even earlier models with bendy frames cost the earth.


I will say that on my recent cross country, by far, the majority of bikes I saw out doing miles were H-Ds; only a couple of 'Wings and a scattering of Beemers.

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Old 05-15-2012, 04:24 AM   #1476
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I will say that on my recent cross country, by far, the majority of bikes I saw out doing miles were H-Ds; only a couple of 'Wings and a scattering of Beemers.

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Had one. Beautiful bike. Very comfortable on the road. All the raw visceral performance of a 4 cyl minivan.

Lots of people love them so I'm obviously the odd one here. Just get ready to double the price if you want to make one as fast as a 3 generation old 600cc sport bike. IMHO of course.
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Old 05-15-2012, 04:35 AM   #1477
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:34 AM   #1478
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Had one. Beautiful bike. Very comfortable on the road. All the raw visceral performance of a 4 cyl minivan.

Lots of people love them so I'm obviously the odd one here. Just get ready to double the price if you want to make one as fast as a 3 generation old 600cc sport bike. IMHO of course.
I'll agree with you. I never could grasp the attraction either until I started riding slower bikes and just sort of be-bopping around at sane speeds.
I get it now.
I still can't stand the volume of open pipes, so I'm still a weirdo in that respect. But, it's a fun experience to just kick back and let the torque pull you along without having to bend time-space everywhere you go simply because you have 140+hp on tap.
It's a different ride for a different mindset.
I still prefer a big 4, in fact. But, a v-twin cruiser isn't near as awful as I used to think it was.
The mid-80's Dodge Caravan acceleration curve does concern me in traffic though.
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:50 AM   #1479
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Moto Guzzi Griso 8V SE
Ditto on the matte green Griso se!
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Old 05-15-2012, 09:27 PM   #1480
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Yesterday it was a Drz400, today I've moved onto a Moto Guzzi V7(booked a test ride for saturday). Next week I'll be back to Triumph where my heart belongs.
Nice bike lusts Little Bull. Goto tell me how that Moto Guzzi V7 test ride goes. I sat on a V7 Racer, haven't ridden one, and loved the stance but wasn't sure the engine had enough gusto. The Griso looks awesome too but I have never even seen one in person.
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Old 05-15-2012, 10:06 PM   #1481
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Nice bike lusts Little Bull. Goto tell me how that Moto Guzzi V7 test ride goes. I sat on a V7 Racer, haven't ridden one, and loved the stance but wasn't sure the engine had enough gusto. The Griso looks awesome too but I have never even seen one in person.
I've been drooling over Guzzi's lately saw one or two Griso's at the crud run, I would love the stelvio, but the Griso is 5k cheaper, either way I can't spend 10k on a bike, and have learned people who own Guzzi's don't sell them so the used market is tiny unless you want the California...meh
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Old 05-15-2012, 10:51 PM   #1482
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I've been drooling over Guzzi's lately saw one or two Griso's at the crud run, I would love the stelvio, but the Griso is 5k cheaper, either way I can't spend 10k on a bike, and have learned people who own Guzzi's don't sell them so the used market is tiny unless you want the California...meh
Darn, missed the Crud run as I was fixing my truck. Would have been nice to see some Guzzi's, talk to the owners and maybe sit on a couple to see if my body would fit.

As far as prices go, if you don't mind used, they show up allot cheaper than new on the used market especially in the non riding season. You've probably heard of Moto International, cheaper prices for a Guzzi or Aprilia. I even found a Guzzi Grisso last winter for less than $5k (many states away). Hard to jump on a large dollar purchase with no way of deciding if it would work out though.
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:06 PM   #1483
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I've been drooling over Guzzi's lately saw one or two Griso's at the crud run, I would love the stelvio, but the Griso is 5k cheaper, either way I can't spend 10k on a bike, and have learned people who own Guzzi's don't sell them so the used market is tiny unless you want the California...meh
If you want one of the new Griso SEs, then, yeah, you're going to pay close to MSRP as those are running out the doors of the dealers. If, on the other hand, you'd be happy with an older 1100 Griso, you can pick up a Demo or New left-over for around $7K (Moto International) with a fly and ride program that covers most, if not all of the cost of your flight to Seattle. The new Stelvio is also in demand, so again, yeah, they are going for close to MSRP.

NOS Norges are going for right around $9K-$9.5K, but the new Norge has a waiting list at all the dealers I know of.

It's a nice change for Guzzi - not so good for those looking to buy the latest, but hopefully it will make Piaggio think just maybe they can sell a few more bikes and need to beef up the dealer network.

As for used, they are around, but you do have to keep you ear close to the forums (wildguzzi and GuzziTech).

Happy hunting.

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Old 05-16-2012, 05:16 AM   #1484
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I want the bike I already own.

But I want about $2500 to put on all the mods and farkles I can pile on, like exhaust, cams, pistons etc...

Then time off from work to ride the damn thing.
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Old 05-16-2012, 10:37 AM   #1485
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