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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by samadams0824, Jul 29, 2011.
He's had that one for sale for a while hasn't he. Not sure he'll get what he's asking though.
It may or may not be the ultimate V11, but the Coppa Italia's forward protruded fairing certainly makes it one of the uglier ones.
NEED!....We don't need no stink'n Moto Guzzi...........!!!!
But want, lust after, desire, must have, fills hole in heart........Yes!
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It does stick out there don't it! Sort like Jimmy Durante's nose.
A local Coppa owner in my town re-installed the mini fairing close up to the guage cluster, ,,more better.
There was a thread, once upon a time, on the V11 forum from a guy in Germany who did a nose job on the Coppa. I think it was somewhat complicated. I think he had to use a different gauge cluster and mount it on the forks , or something like that. It did look more attractive, however. Nevertheless, the Coppa paint scheme and the Ohlins are the two best attributes. Plus, all the niggles have been worked out by MG.
This is my one from down here in Wellington, New Zealand.
Had my 2002 for nearly 5 years now and can't think of any other bike I would replace it with.
Was originally a burgundy model but I got repainted in red. Looks a lot better.
(and yes to all you VERY observant people out there, the eagles are on the wrong side on the tank (facing backwards !!) but gives me a laugh so I didn't bother to get it fixed)
The purple Sport was always one of my favorites . . .
Nice. :) It's just what mine looked like when I first bought it.
Looks like you got the '03 engine case . . . no peeling!
What was the issue with the case peeling after '03?
'01 and '02 cases had warranty recall for black painted cases that peeled. Paint was a dull flat black Nude's case appears to be a shinier, non peeling paint that started with MY'03
Looks like I'll be remaining a Guzzista in spirit for longer than I would prefer.
Nevermind that my current bike has a 20 horsepower advantage on these lovely bikes.
All the insurance companies see is "24 years old.....1100 cc......"sport"...."
Guess I'll get my naked bike kicks somewhere else in the mean time....
Ahh, I see. I cleaned my '04 cases last week and now every time I walk past the bike I do a double take. Purty .
Only my barrels are peeling. The crankcases are fine, but the cover did blow the gasket out due to paint not being cleaned off the mating surface causing it to lose all oil.
The other thing is the tappet covers are peeling also.
But then again she has 80K on the clock.
What did you use to clean your cases?
The fix touted for the peeling paint issue was a genuuiiine Harley spray can engine paint. Worked well too, almost a perfect match once you shaved off the peeling paint. Guzzi owners are a practical bunch and accept help from any quarter apparently...
Just bought this yesterday, and found this post. All I can say it FUN! But I'm biased. As it turns out I now have the complete 'set' of 2000 MY Guzzis. A black Quota, a pearl white Bassa and this Sport in lime green. I don't know which I'd pick if I could only have one, but I really like the Sport too. This bike has some issues,
(rusty headers, gauges don't work), and it's been an all weather commuter. But never down and has a few nice upgrades, (Stucchi crossover, PCIII) and well maintained by Moto Internation, gearhead owners and it runs strong, pulls like crazy and fits like a well worn glove. Best part, only $2500!
(first picture i've posted, looks like I have wrapping/size issues. Sorry about that!)
Sam I can understand your sentiment$ with your VFR;expensive to maintain valve$,chain,linked brakes and wheezy engine.
Guzzi's are nice,simplistic and sound nice.
But there is no need for a naked bike yet if the "Sport" causes undue insurance headaches.
Ever thougt of a R1100S ?
Here you can get the best of both worlds !
Parts and a sport-toury riding experience of the VFR and the twin experience,maintenance simplicity of the Guzzi...
You can pick up clean and low mile late models in the 2002-2004 range for as low as $6000...!
Twin experience of a Guzzi from a BMW boxer? Not hardly. I've owned both and the feel is definitely not the same. I've nothing against the boxers, but I'll take a Guzzi over them every time. The Guzzi's V-twin just feels and sounds right to me. The boxer, on the other hand, seems pretty bland.