Moto Guzzi Stelvio (merged) threadfest...

Discussion in 'Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports' started by young skywalker, Jan 8, 2006.

  1. Blakebird

    Blakebird r-u-n-n-o-f-t

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    adrenaline :nod
    that's what this tall, old guy is planning on using :lol2


    I saw that video a few days ago, the part about the brakes got my attention at first.... but then I realized those guys were riding a nutzo pace and probably needed a panic stop enough times that the bikes bulk eventually took it's toll on stopping distance.

    I enjoyed the video, and nothing really swayed me one way or the other....I knew it was heavy, comfy, not a KTM 990 S.... :lol3 ....and perfect for a lot of what I'm gonna use it for.
  2. WitchCityBallabio

    WitchCityBallabio Guzzi weirdo

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    Maybe if the guy took his dress off, it'd be easier for him to pick it up. I've dropped mine a bunch (even in the snow) and haven't had any trouble picking it up.

    Between the side cases and crash bars, it doesn't even fall that far over.

    I noticed he couldn't pick the Multistrudel up either.

    Funny, this doesn't look like a cruise down the strip in Las Vegas...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOwRSYDWd4M

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNNu-_RvfGE&feature=related

    http://www.stelvio2stelvio.it/
  3. Blakebird

    Blakebird r-u-n-n-o-f-t

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    This from my dealer today....apparently they have arrived in the Port of Houston.

    Not sure what the mirror thing is about - the pictures I've seen don't show turn signals in the mirrors.

    "I got a call that yours is leaving the port in Texas today.
    I expect it toward the end of next week, so you should plan to pick it up on Sat.
    There is a possible hangup. Something about the mirrors, not sure exactly what the issue is.
    If the mirrors are missing I have a set. And it is not just yours, all of the bikes.
    I think they said some wiring is missing, we will see when it arrives
    and if it is just the mirrors not an issue at all. Cross your fingers."
  4. WitchCityBallabio

    WitchCityBallabio Guzzi weirdo

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    The mirrors with the directionals in them suck anyway. Your first order of business should be to have Todd replace them with the 1200 Sport mirrors and the Euro directionals. Much sexier.
  5. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Yeah, I didn't like the stock mirrors either. Heavy and flopped around on rough dirt roads.
  6. Blakebird

    Blakebird r-u-n-n-o-f-t

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    I should have saved the 1200 Sport mirrors.....though I wasn't all that crazy about them, they were ok.

    The dealer did just confirm the turn signals ARE in the mirrors, (DOT compliance) - and he did the Euro signal/mirror swap on his 2009 Stelvio.
    He still has the mirrors, so I will be doing that swap myself it appears.

    I'm just happy that the other 99.8% of the bike is gonna be here next week :D
  7. boxermoose

    boxermoose Now fully goosed

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    Houston they have arrived (In Houston anyway)
  8. WitchCityBallabio

    WitchCityBallabio Guzzi weirdo

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    MPH's Facebook page shows an NTX fresh out of the wrapper!
  9. Blakebird

    Blakebird r-u-n-n-o-f-t

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    That answers the question about where the turn signals are, with those fairing blanks.

    mine left Houston day before yesterday on a truck headed this way.... :clap
  10. WitchCityBallabio

    WitchCityBallabio Guzzi weirdo

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    Thankfully it's a super easy conversion and makes the bike look soooo much better.
  11. Sock Monkey

    Sock Monkey Corporate slave

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    +1 :thumb

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  12. boxermoose

    boxermoose Now fully goosed

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    My driveway earlier - - I'm very impressed with this bike

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  13. MoToad

    MoToad Been here awhile

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    Can those fairing blanks where the signal lights should go, be removed?
  14. Blakebird

    Blakebird r-u-n-n-o-f-t

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    :nod

    My dealer ordered the Euro turn signal kit w/ Aprilia mirrors, it should be here about the same time my bike arrives next week.

    I think Guzzi may have a genuine winner on their hands with this bike.
  15. WitchCityBallabio

    WitchCityBallabio Guzzi weirdo

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    :clap :clap
  16. WitchCityBallabio

    WitchCityBallabio Guzzi weirdo

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    Between the Stelvio, Griso SE, and the new 8v Norge, Guzzi should be selling bikes faster than they can build them.
  17. stevie88

    stevie88 That's gotta hurt

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    I've owned an 08 GSA since new and it's been my favorite bike.......then I added a new green Grisso to the herd a little over a month ago. Oh my, there is something about that motor that mesmerizes me. Yesterday was a perfect day here, mid 90's and very light winds so I took the Grisso out on a 200 mile loop on the back roads. It's was a surreal experience riding along at 85 or 90, the quite rush of wind past my Shoei, the background rumble of the sweet V twin, the smooth balance of the tires on the asphalt. It was as though I was flying in perfect air.

    Now I find myself looking at this thread, reading the entire thing and trying to rationalize replacing a perfectly good GSA with a new Stelvio. I'm hopeless.
  18. MoToad

    MoToad Been here awhile

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    Mine was stepping up to a 1200GS from my F800 for long distance adventuring. But the price jump, the whole having to choose between different "packages" and just the whole BMW thing had, frankly, just gotten to me. When I discovered the NTX everything just clicked.:norton
  19. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Local dealer finally sold the 2009 Stelvio, they still have a 2010 and a 2011. I might go for one of those once the NTX is sitting next to them. They carry Triumph too and the Guzzi's look a little bland next to all the new and exciting trumpets.
  20. mountainmeterman

    mountainmeterman Been here awhile

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    Do the 2010 and 2011 US models have the smaller fuel tank compared to the 2012?