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Old 11-17-2012, 01:12 PM   #31
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Few dealers, a weak club, the old time members are eather passed or don't ride any more. A few old timers left. High prices etc. I'd think hard before I ever bought another Guzzi.
I own 2 and I am 41. Guzzi has the toughest time getting over opinions like this. Too bad because the bikes/prices are great. Griso, stelvio prices have dropped recently. Very good bargains.
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:36 PM   #32
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Victory >> HD. Vics can even corner well for 800#.

Guzzi 1400 alt is 550 watts. IIRC, my SP1000 was 320 watts, might have been 280.
Thanks on the wattage.

While I'd rather have 650 watts, if Toad can live with the 5.4 gallon tank, I can live with 550 watts

The concessions we have to make for our hobbies. Sigh.
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:53 PM   #33
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:26 PM   #34
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Absolutely beautiful!
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:19 PM   #35
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Absolutely beautiful!
...and the bike´s not bad either
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Old 11-18-2012, 03:39 PM   #36
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Seriously? Dude, that is one ugly bike! It's hard to believe this Is the same company that makes the Griso! Did they lose their design staff or something?
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:23 PM   #37
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Seriously? Dude, that is one ugly bike! It's hard to believe this Is the same company that makes the Griso! Did they lose their design staff or something?
Eh... I like it.

Also, I'd like to see one with a fairing. I think it'd look nice, and at the right price, I'd be very tempted.
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Old 11-19-2012, 02:56 AM   #38
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Seriously? Dude, that is one ugly bike! It's hard to believe this Is the same company that makes the Griso! Did they lose their design staff or something?
Miguel Galluzzi is the design honcho at Piaggio right now.

You can thank him for the new Cal 14.
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:28 AM   #39
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Seriously? Dude, that is one ugly bike! It's hard to believe this Is the same company that makes the Griso! Did they lose their design staff or something?

So what is your idea of a pretty bike? The cal1400 "outlooks" every HD in existence IMO.

The Griso isn't bad, but I never thought of it as beautiful.

The only thing I don't like about the cal1400 is the gauge pod stuck up on top of the headlight. It looks like a poorly done aftermarket ad-on by some clueless owner.
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:26 AM   #40
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Looks surprisingly good in white.

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Old 11-19-2012, 09:48 AM   #41
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I really like Victory bikes. The Cross Country is a good one.

But I scrape pegs on it, yet I don't on the Road King.

Go figure...
Off topic...Put some air in the rear suspension to add preload as this should not be the case!

On topic...Nice Guzzi!
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:28 PM   #42
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I think it looks gorgeous... lots of subtle and distinctive lines. One of the best looking cruisers I've ever seen! :)
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:58 PM   #43
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I think it looks gorgeous... lots of subtle and distinctive lines. One of the best looking cruisers I've ever seen! :)
I think it looks great, especially the black one. I'm not interested in 700+lb motorcycles, but I hope they sell a bunch.
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:18 PM   #44
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This bike is already up on the Cycle-Ergo site. Finally, a croozy Guzzi that fits tall people.
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:24 PM   #45
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Somebody here in the twin cities has an old Eldorado and brings it to all the vintage shows. While everyone is ogling the cafe bikes so popular with the new generation of hipsters, I can't help but admire the lines of this bike.



The new 1400 is every bit as beautiful, with all the modern conveniences.
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