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Old 11-20-2012, 03:22 AM   #46
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That Eldorado looks great. Plenty of room in those panniers.


The Eldorado appears to have a centrestand. The new 14 appears not to, in either trim.

Would have expected one on a tourer. How do you deal with punctures, on the road?
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:10 AM   #47
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I've helped Harley riders with their tubeless tire punctures while traveling. You just move the bike forward until you see the nail...
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:34 AM   #48
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The new 1400 is every bit as beautiful, with all the modern conveniences.
I need, need I tell you, one of each!
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:00 AM   #49
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Motorcycle.com has a first ride impression.

http://www.motorcycle.com/manufactur...iew-91469.html
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:44 AM   #50
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A few more pictures from the Milan show.
Custom version - lower bars and leather style panniers




With flat black paint

In silver







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Old 11-20-2012, 09:57 AM   #51
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I'm not a cruiser guy, but that's a pretty hot looking motorcycle...

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Old 11-20-2012, 12:55 PM   #52
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Those big cylinder heads stick out by the nature of the longitudinal-vee Guzzi design, and there is some serious heat thrown off just below a rider’s knees. Ambient temperatures on our ride ranged from cool to moderate, so radiant heat never got too uncomfortable; However, I can imagine the heat dissipation from the big air-cooled cylinders could be an issue in hot weather.
That's enough reason for me to not buy it.

I live in TX.
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:40 PM   #53
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That's enough reason for me to not buy it.

I live in TX.
I have never experienced heat on a motorcycle like I did on my Triumph Sprint.

I've owned six Guzzis and have never experienced a heat problem.
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:19 PM   #54
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Your not going to have a heat problem. Total myth.
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:05 PM   #55
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Your not going to have a heat problem. Total myth.
There's never been any heat problem on my GS either. I can buy no heat out of this one.

But like Reagan said, " trust, but verify."

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Old 11-20-2012, 08:19 PM   #56
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There's never been any heat problem on my GS either. I can buy no heat out of this one.

But like Reagan said, " trust, but verify."

They throw off a bit of heat when they're getting their first hours put on them, but once they have a few heat cycles and are starting to break in....not a problem at all.

IMO, all the times cylinder heat is mentioned in a Guzzi test ride article is when these testers get a demo bike with no miles on it, and they get to experience the break-in heat.
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:43 PM   #57
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I would just like to take a moment to express my love for ORT deleted rants.

We missed you, Toad. Good to have you around again.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:10 PM   #58
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Is'nt every big inch air-cooled motorbike hot in TX? I used to roast on my 78 LowRider there in the summers.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:18 PM   #59
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The new 1400 is every bit as beautiful,
is not
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:58 AM   #60
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I owned a Guzzi for six years, and now I ride a Harley. I feel the heat from the engine more on the Harley. My daughter, who often rides as a passenger, says she feels it more on the Guzzi. The heat from the Harley engine seems to come up, while the heat from the Guzzi cylinders gets blown back.
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