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Old 02-11-2012, 06:10 AM   #196
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I too, would suggest that you test ride the Norge.
After I tried out my friend's Breva 1100, I was convinced.
I ended up choosing the Norge because of the better wind protection. I have taken the bike 1500 miles two up (for the most part) and it does just fine. I know nothing of the Triumph that you speak of...
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Old 02-11-2012, 07:56 AM   #197
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I'm very happy with mine although I just recently got it. my gf also likes riding on the Norge much more than my KTM 640 adv.
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Old 02-14-2012, 10:35 AM   #198
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the only issue i have with ours is that I have to move the gas tank to be able to see the VIN number. We have to get the bikes inspected every year and they check the VIN against the registration.
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Old 02-14-2012, 10:51 AM   #199
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What kind of tank range does a Norge typically get? They are intriguing for me even though it is an early 80's Guzzi I was looking for.
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Old 02-14-2012, 12:00 PM   #200
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the only issue i have with ours is that I have to move the gas tank to be able to see the VIN number. We have to get the bikes inspected every year and they check the VIN against the registration.
Really? I can see my VIN on the plate between the tank and the triple tree.
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Old 02-14-2012, 12:15 PM   #201
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What kind of tank range does a Norge typically get? They are intriguing for me even though it is an early 80's Guzzi I was looking for.
Your range will vary of course based on what kind of riding you do, what kind of rider you are, whether you are running the lean factory map or something else, wind, altitude, temperature, etc. Also note that your range according to the GPS (or a paper map) will be different than the odometer because the odometer is usually off.

But I think I'm usually looking for a gas station at about 200 miles. Most guys I think get between 35 and 45 mpg -- its got a 6 gal tank.
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Old 02-14-2012, 12:27 PM   #202
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Really? I can see my VIN on the plate between the tank and the triple tree.
really. i can't see any numbers unless the tank is pulled back an inch.
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Old 02-14-2012, 12:32 PM   #203
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the only issue i have with ours is that I have to move the gas tank to be able to see the VIN number. We have to get the bikes inspected every year and they check the VIN against the registration.
Isn't your VIN also etched on the steering stem?

I had the same issue when trying to turn in my Mexico vehicle pass, the Banjercito needs to take a picture of the VIN. On my 1200 Sport the plate under the front of the tank does not have the VIN visible without removing the tank. I found that the VIN is engraved on the right side of the steering head and that has always been find at the Banjercito.
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Old 02-14-2012, 02:36 PM   #204
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Your range will vary of course based on what kind of riding you do, what kind of rider you are, whether you are running the lean factory map or something else, wind, altitude, temperature, etc. Also note that your range according to the GPS (or a paper map) will be different than the odometer because the odometer is usually off.

But I think I'm usually looking for a gas station at about 200 miles. Most guys I think get between 35 and 45 mpg -- its got a 6 gal tank.
200 miles regardless of bike and it is time for a stretch.
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:09 AM   #205
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What kind of tank range does a Norge typically get? They are intriguing for me even though it is an early 80's Guzzi I was looking for.
Mine typically hits the low fuel light around 215 miles. I actually get better mileage when hitting the twisties pretty hard then when I'm stuck on the freeways.

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Old 02-15-2012, 07:07 AM   #206
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When I am riding with my cruiser friends, they are in need of fuel well before I am. My best trip average is over 48mpg. My worst was about 40. My friend on a Harley Road king gets similar mileage. We are always within a tenth of a gallon when we fill up.
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:16 AM   #207
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Mine typically hits the low fuel light around 215 miles. I actually get better mileage when hitting the twisties pretty hard then when I'm stuck on the freeways.

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You know that, at legal speeds, you should do better hitting the highways

just kidding, I understand what you say, then again, I have a twin cilinder 650cc machine
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:07 AM   #208
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You know that, at legal speeds, you should do better hitting the highways
just kidding, I understand what you say, then again, I have a twin cilinder 650cc machine
Yes, a Versys is much better suited for attacking the superhighway at legal speeds. I can sometimes get my Norge to go that slow, but it's a chore.
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:37 AM   #209
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Yes, a Versys is much better suited for attacking the superhighway at legal speeds. I can sometimes get my Norge to go that slow, but it's a chore.
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:11 PM   #210
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