Moto Guzzi Adv bike.?

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by dezrat57, Jun 15, 2005.

  1. dezrat57

    dezrat57 New River, Arizona

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    Hello !
    i keep seeing this bike around Phoenix Az. i think he,she? is a student @ MMI;
    i get a glance at it occasionally going the other direction;it looks like a GS adventurer,but w/ guzzi motor! any idea what it is???
    thx dave
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  2. rocker59

    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

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    Probably a Quota:

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    The Quota 1100 ES was imported to the USA in 2000. There are probably about 100 of them here in the states. They are about the size of a BMW GS. Good reliable bikes. I like mine...
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  3. billy bee

    billy bee AAdventurer

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    Of course, it could be an earlier Goose like the V65TT, more akin to the R80G/S than an Adventure, of course...

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    This is a terrific bike...you should buy it. :deal

    BillB
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    modrover BOOMSHANKA!

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    God damn it... stop showing that bike! You know it's like seeing hot naked chicks kissing to me!!!! :huh

    BillB? Yep, just trade me my TAG Heuer watch for that bike and all is good Mate! :1drink (well, for me anyway!)
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  5. HighwayChile

    HighwayChile greetings from Wa state

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    yeah that pure italian porn. :1drink

    ever want a restored bsa thunderbolt 650?.......crap. i just gotta sell it, JR guzzi, damn, gotta have it, gotta have it....
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  6. SV_Rider

    SV_Rider Adventurer

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    Hey Evil, what is Derek riding in that pic?

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  7. rocker59

    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

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    That's the Daytona demo that was crashed on Hwy 16 during the open house a few years ago. Derek had bought it to make it into the second shop racebike, but after the shop closed, he put it together and has been riding it.

    No gauges, no turn signals, no lower fairing. A Triumph rat bike !!! LOL...

    He rode that thing to Laguna Seca to the Superbike races two years ago like that !!!
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  8. billy bee

    billy bee AAdventurer

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    I know the feeling. When I first saw it, I had to have it, too. And I like it and enjoy riding it. Here are some more pix: http://billybee.smugmug.com/gallery/589463

    Sorry for hijacking yet another thread....

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  9. JoeKher

    JoeKher Third world or bust!

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    It is refreshing to see someone talking about anything but V-stroms:puke1 !
    Moto Guzzis, Cagivas, Ducatis or Aprilias. Anything but V-stroms:bueller !

    Or maybe it is just me. Do our Adv. bikes just need less hype?
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  10. westnash

    westnash Long timer

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    The Guzzi pictured is not what I would classify as any version of an ADV Bike. But I believe Guzzi actually did/does make an Adv bike didn't they?


    Would still love to hear more about the Cagiva version of the Strom!
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  11. billy bee

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    Which pictured Guzzi? Cuz I'd be happier taking my V65TT on all but the longest tours, especially where dirt is involved. The TT weighs in at only 360 lbs (dry). The TT also does remarkably well on the slab. I did a long weekend on the bike when I first bought it. Here's a pic of the bike loaded up. I could have carried more stuff and still weighed less than the GS dry.

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    (Modrover, wipe the drool from your chin and buy this thing...)

    I'm sure the Quota does better on the slab then the TT. Wonder how much the Quota weighs?

    bb
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    Quota weighs 541 lbs dry...
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    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

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    ???

    Guzzi's original customers for the Quota were the Tunisian police/military. I'd recon that a motorcycle intended for use in the North African desert qualifies as an Adventure Bike.
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    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

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    I'll second that !!!

    When are the moderators going to spare us and create a separate area for the "stroms" like they did for the GS guys and the KTM950 guys ???

    I've seen quite enough of the Vstrom here at Big/Mean/Nasty !!!
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  15. HighwayChile

    HighwayChile greetings from Wa state

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    well that's one worthless opinion, in my opinion. ever ride one?

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  16. westnash

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    Actually the Albanian police ride a plue version of a bike that looks like this also. Didn't Guzzi actually make an Adv bike that was more like a GS as opposed to this one which maybe does meet the requirements about like the original 800 BMW Paris Dakar but doesn't look like the models of today, is what I meant.


    OK
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  17. billy bee

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    I still don't know what you mean, but the V65TT and NTX were Moto Guzzis answer to the R80G/S.

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  18. westnash

    westnash Long timer

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    I am sure you are right but didn't Guzzi make some type of ADV bike that was larger and had more of a GS look to it than these...,these may well like the 800 BMW'sbut that is a long way from the bulked up looks of the 1150 versions. I though Guzzi did the same but maybe they didn't come to the USA.
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  19. JoeKher

    JoeKher Third world or bust!

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    The Quota.

    It is the large ADV. bike Guzzi produced and did sell in the US (I have three friends with them!)

    Nice Bike!
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  20. billy bee

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    There may be something in additoin to the Quota the Guzzi did not import. Been meaning to have a look at Guzziology to see what you might be thinking about.


    BillB
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