Moto Guzzi Stelvio (merged) threadfest...

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

  1. Sock Monkey

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    A quick check of AF1 Racing shows the Behr 4.25 x 17 is $437.99 (part #883433 for Stelvio NTX). By comparison, the 5.5 x 17 for the '09 Stelvio (part # 978849) is listed at $787.99, which seems about right. $370 seems like a really good deal.....

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  2. 96ssportsp

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    Peter,

    Thank you for taking the time to respond. I do like the simple valve check, etc, on the Guzzi. I struggle with some of the "upgrades" on a lot of today's bikes. Simple air-oil cooling with 80-100 hp is enough for me. I just need to get on one and take it for a spin. When the weather gets better, I think I will head to Moto International, in Seattle and try to get a demo. They are giving away 09's, just not sure I could get it to NTX status for a couple thousand $. Exhaust, remapping, etc. :D I actually read this whole thread, lots of info, took a few days though.
    Luckily I have not had the dreaded tank swelling issue. My MTS has been virtually bullet proof. Love it, just looking over the fence.:D

    Thanks, Scott.

    In my mind no. Both are air-oil cooled twins that tour well. Weight is my biggest fear, as I "LOVE" light weight. Peter was kind enough to give me a 1st hand comparison, as he had a 1st gen MTS, as I do, and I may be considering a Stelvio. :D

    Thank you, sir!!!
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    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    I too had MTS1100's, MTS12s' (currently own one), and a '09 Stelvio. They all offered upright seating, two shared air-cooled motors, but that is where the similarities ended for me. Fwiw, I'm a huge fan of the older gen MTS and like all three bikes very much. Great bikes all, just very different than one another in my eyes, really different. :deal
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    Gobius Been here awhile

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    That's about what Dave at Moto Int quoted me for one, too (~$400). He went ahead and ordered one for me, but that was a couple of months ago....
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    :nod I had a first gen MTS, great bike. One of the all time great street motors ever put in a bike.
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    Never had a MTS, but I had a GT1000 with nearly the same engine and I fully agree. :nod
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    Hi everyone

    LONG time lurker, first time poster. I'd like to say that this thread really swayed me to the Stelvio. I bought mine in June and just did my 10,000 km service. Amazing machine. It has yet to disappoint. Its my daily commuter in the summer, two up tourer, and iron butt style riding machine. I did find the weight intimidating at first (I weigh 160 lbs) on some sketchy trails but I'm getting used to it and adjusting my riding style. With the riding gear, I switched out to the Darien jacket and pants a few years back. I couldn't ask for anything more versatile and highly waterproof. Regardless of weather, I always ride wearing them and just open vents to suit the temperature. Aerostitch will customize their garments to suit your body and riding style. I've tried many "off the shelf" jackets and having them add 2" below the elbow made a huge difference.
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    Thank you for your input. It helps to know you had an MTS. :clap I rode a "10" 1200 and preferred my 05 s, not that I did not like the 1200, but as you said, different.

    Looking for the +1 icon.....:D I can't believe Ducati is almost completely dropping the 2 valve air cooled motor, so much fun. One of the reasons I am looking at a Guzzi.

    Thank you.:D
  9. pyoungbl

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    Scott, the '09's that MI is offering at such a killer price certainly are attractive. There are a few subtle differences and one major one. I don't think the NTX tank is a simple swap out to go on the older bike. You should get some owners to comment on the range of those machines. On the more subtle side, the rear rim is wider on the '09 so your tire options are not as good as the NTX, which comes with a 150 size rear tire. The NTX has a HUGE oil cooler, easy enough to install on the older bike. From reading this thread I gather that the heated grip control won't allow you to make changes on the move whereas I know the NTX will. If you did go with an '09 you could pick and choose stuff like the crash bars, aux lights, and bags. I'm happy with what came on my bike but not everyone is...picking your own farkles puts you in charge.

    I missed ST Madness last year, rode out to CA in '11 and had a great time with the Ducati group. They are all getting older, thank goodness I'm not!
    Peter Y.
  10. WitchCityBallabio

    WitchCityBallabio Guzzi weirdo

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    Welcome to the fray, Mike.

    The more miles you put on the big girl, the more you'll like it.

    Not sure if you know this, but the Guzzi (inter)National is in your neck of the woods this year. Lavigne, Ontario. I think there'll be a lot of Stelvio's there this year. Hope to see you there!

    Doug
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    Welcome Mike, and thanks for the input on the Darien. I've never heard a bad thing about any of the Aerostich gear, and now they're adding to their line w/ the AD1/Light which is 3-layer GoreTex similar to KLIM's Badlands Pro, but about half the price. :eek1 Ah the dilemma!!! :lol3

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    This has been a great thread to read and certainly has my interest in the NTX.

    For my understanding- can you put the 5.5" rear rim on the NTX or are you stuck with the 4.5"? Really interested in the bike, but would like the ability to run wide streetbike tires like I do on my Uly, but also switch over to narrower dual sport tires on the narrower rim for more offroad. Is this a possibility?

    Thanks!
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    I'd guess that you could put the wider wheel on, but I don't know for sure. Regardless, there are still plenty of good tires in the narrower size. What I'd be more concerned about is the 19" front wheel; I haven't found any sport tires (like the Pilot Power) in that size at all.

    EDIT: Does anyone have both a Norge and a Stelvio? Maybe we'll get lucky and both wheels will swap right over. :dunno
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    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

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    Of course you can put the 5.5 rear on the NTX!

    Hell! The NTX wears the narrower rear wheel because everyone who wanted to take thier bike off pavement asked for it. Demanded it! Guzzi answered the call and equipped the bike with the 150 section rear tire because so many tires are available in that size!

    Yes, there are people out there who have both and switch back and forth.
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    I have to wonder why a person would want a Stelvio with sportsbike rubber, but since some of the street-oriented Adventure-Styled bikes come that way, there must be a market for it.

    I wouldn't doubt that swapping a 17 from another CARC Guzzi would be easy. you might pose the question on the GuzziTech forums and find someone who has already done it...
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    Thanks Doug! In my neck of the woods? Lavigne is almost in my back yard! Registering tomorrow. We'll definitely hook up.
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    Very true statement. I ride a Uly now, it does fine with the 180 rear with the road and the trail work I do with it. I like the NTX for ease of maintenance, great fuel capacity and the ability to push a bit further down the trail than the Uly with some more adept tires choices, but still tour and twist the turns well with a wider choice. Maybe I'm way off base- I've ridden street Buells my whole life (M2, XB21R and now Uly) and looking for the next bike to suit my tastes and riding styles that's a true all purpose bike that I can commute, ride the twisties and head to Alaska if I so desire... I think the NTX has it, and would really dig the abaility to have a wider rear tire, didn't take the front into consideration- Doh!

    Great info on this thread and keep it coming!
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