Moto Guzzi Stelvio (merged) threadfest...

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

  1. RayAlazzurra

    RayAlazzurra Stuck in the Eighties

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    I'm glad to hear the front is a 19 inch since there are a bunch of dirt worthy tire choices. Yamaha killed the TDM 850 imo by putting an 18 inch front on it and I think Triumph is making a mistake by putting a 17 inch on the new Tiger.

    Bad news on the big block engine. The bike may sell better in the USA with the 1200 engine, but the 750 small block would be sooooo much lighter. There is a gap in the market between the DR650, KLR650, etc. and the big bikes (Tiger, GS, etc.)

    A 750 Stelvio could be even lighter than a wee Strom. I guess we will never know since MG is not likely to build a 750 Stelvio.


  2. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Hardly killed, it's been doing well enough to still be selling in other markets after 15 years.
  3. Stinky

    Stinky Team Hematoma

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    NICE! I like it.
  4. Jabba

    Jabba "HOLD THE LIGHT!!!"

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    If the target was a bike perfectly suited to Passo Di Stelvio, it's gonna have street rubber and 17 or 19 front. I don't see it coming with a 21, that's for sure.
  5. Nessman

    Nessman Cluttered Minimalist

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    The more I look the more I like it. I think that windscreen looks far enough away to do nothing but agitate the wind into beating the crap out of the rider (see original Quota screen) but other than that it looks like a winner.

    Too bad I gots no money and taking out a loan to buy a bike is against my religion. My $3500 scratch and dent special Quota will do just fine for a while.
  6. rocker59

    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

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    I think a KTM 640 Adventure with a 750 Guzzi driveline would be a great Adventure bike.

    Guzzi probably won't do anything like that, so I guess it's up to Aprilia to do it with thier 550 V-twin or BMW to do it with thier 800cc parallel twin.
  7. Jabba

    Jabba "HOLD THE LIGHT!!!"

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    hold your breath on the priller- the rest.... not so much.
  8. dmac57

    dmac57 Long timer

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    Be interesting to see in person, but right now it looks like an R12GS with a Guzzi engine got rammed up the a** of a Triumph Speed Triple.

    :huh :eek2 :eek1
  9. Bert Fox

    Bert Fox Casual Adventurer

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    Having owned 2 Quotas, and my second one will be in my garage for a long time to come, I will add the Stelvio too when it comes. I have also owned an 1100GS and a 1150 GS ADV. The Quota has it strengths. The drivetrain has been tough and the frame is equal to 2x the GS. I have 2 sets of wheels with TKCs and street rubber. We have been able to source a larger Marzochi fork with adj damping and it is a bolt on complete with triple trees for $300. I have cured the wind management issues as well. Nothing sounds like a Guzzi or Duck with a decent can and rolling off the throttle. It is a visceral soulful sound! It rewards one's commitment to ownership.
    Bring on the Stelvio!
  10. Jabba

    Jabba "HOLD THE LIGHT!!!"

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    Considering that the GS doesn't really have a frame, that's not saying a hell of a lot for the Quota's???
  11. Bert Fox

    Bert Fox Casual Adventurer

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    So then they decided to hang the footpegs off of the trans case and wondered why the broke? Wouldn't a frame have been better? The fact that the Quota was much stouter and weighed the same it was a pretty good effort.
  12. The Fixer

    The Fixer n00b

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    Having owned a Guzzi I'm a big fan, but geeze...that thing looks like it got hit with the ugly stick. Probably just asthectics but the frame looks inadequate. Betcha it's really top heavy too. The Norge and Griso may turn out to be better money makers for Piaggio but who knows. This thing could turn out to be a sleeper. Looking forwards to reading a road test.
  13. wheelsucker

    wheelsucker Former Virgin

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    If you've ever noticed, MG has a style all its own or are usually ahead of the popular style by a couple years, I point out the MG V11 series and the Ducati sport 1000. The style does take a little getting used too but I like it. I'd like it to be a cross between the GS and the Multi/Tiger 1050. Either way my name will be first on the list when the dealer starts taking deposits.
  14. s10rat

    s10rat Long timer

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    the GS rival

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  15. Byrdman

    Byrdman Fat guy on a little bike!

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    Sexy..........
  16. Nessman

    Nessman Cluttered Minimalist

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    It's going in for a facelift before the final release:

    http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/N...ar1507stelviobacktodrawingboard/?&R=EPI-89871

    Snip:
    After being shown to dealers in a secret meeting last month, Moto Guzzi’s Stelvio has been sent back the firm’s R&D department to have a series of alterations made.

    Guzzi insiders say the bike will get alterations to the front fairing and engine upgrades before its official unveiling, which is now scheduled for October this year.
    Unsnip:

    I like it the way it is, hopefully "prettier' isn't more vanilla.
  17. Oilhed

    Oilhed MarkF

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    I like the looks of it but don't get the little frame tubes. I didn't get them on the Griso either. I guess it's like the old FZ-1 just using the motor in place of the down tubes. But, for an adventure tourer I'd want more beef. P.S. I liked the Quota and still regret not getting a new one in 2000.
  18. s10rat

    s10rat Long timer

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    Cross fingers
    I dunno bout the frame strenght
    but the fairing could be made better looking for sure
  19. cbxtc6

    cbxtc6 On my Way...

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  20. vecchio Lupo

    vecchio Lupo Diplomatico Di Moto

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    As a 25+ year Moto Guzzi owner/sufferer, I can honestly say we are not right. We take an odd pride in no dealer support, we call the factory direct at $2.00 a minute overseas rates, and wait while "Mario" finds someone to speak english and help us with our little problem. We learn what sytems are common with BMW (Quite a lot are), Ducati (More there) and we learn BMW, Ducati and sometimes Piaggio part numbers and promise not to return them if they dont work before the parts guy will sell them to us. We make friends in England to help with R&D, and after market support.

    We also are great at finding tractor parts houses.

    True story, I got some needed parts at a Massey Ferguson Dealer in Mississippi, 1 hour later and a quick trip to the Big A auto parts house I was mobile.

    Bottom line: in the modular world we live in, somebody makes everything, Bosch, Weber, Progressive, Showa and a few other bits and pieces. The trick is knowing who your manufacturer farmed out the production to.

    Last but not least, almost all Guzzi stuff from like frame families are interchangeable to one degree or another.:norton

    Don't listen to me if you've got more than two brain cells to rub together:huh, motorcycles and such have contributed to me losing three houses, two wives, and one job (I didnt like it that much anyway). I am not a reputable source on anything except Moto Guzzi.