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Bikes That You Dont See Everyday

Discussion in 'Photos' started by Zebraranger, Dec 22, 2017.

  1. Zebraranger

    Zebraranger MotoMore

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    Five of my last six bikes have been Triumphs. Prior to that, mostly Japanese bikes from the big four. I always loved the looks and lines of the Moto Guzzi Griso 1200, but they're one of those bikes that you just don't see on the streets, and honestly I never imagined owning a Guzzi either. Last year when I found out that they were discontinuing the Griso due to not being able to meet the new Euro emission standards for 2017, I decided to go take a look at one in person. There were only three new ones available in the state, Tampa, Miami and Sanford. Went to the Tampa dealer and theirs was a demo model that was pretty beat. Called Sanford and they said theirs has never been out of the showroom and was spotless. So we discussed price and I made the two hour drive. Since it was a end of the year 2016 model, they had it discounted $1500 off regular price. Took it on a short 5 mile ride and bought me a new Christmas present then and there, and yes, I had brought my trailer with me. So now with a year of riding it, I can honestly say as far as fun factor goes, its the best bike that I've ever owned and I still get that stupid looking grin on my face every time I mount it. I've had better sport touring & touring bikes, better sport and adventurer/trail bikes, but as an all arounder, this is it. Does anyone else have one of those bikes that you just don't see on the streets everyday?
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  2. bykemike

    bykemike "ready to navigate" Supporter

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  3. waybill

    waybill wayward

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    Here's a trio you don't see everyday.

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  4. black knight

    black knight Been here awhile Supporter

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    WHAT IS THIS

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    HINT :: It's NOT an Indian
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  5. twowings

    twowings Comfortably Numb... Supporter

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  6. Gordon Bennett

    Gordon Bennett Just you wait

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    A transverse Harley - nicely done (engineering wise)
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  7. bar-low

    bar-low ''son of the wind''

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    Seen this at the 2016 Moto Guzzi National rally in Jon Day Oregon Started life a Moto Guzzi, highbred diesel now, powered by Yanmar ?? Has the M/G auto trans, and final drive, pushing 90+ MPG, with fairing.. Did great in the slow race, took second! :lol2 Mottoguzzi Natl. 2016 025.JPG Mottoguzzi Natl. 2016 026.JPG Mottoguzzi Natl. 2016 096.JPG Mottoguzzi Natl. 2016 108.JPG
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  8. bar-low

    bar-low ''son of the wind''

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    Very few of these were imported to U.S. Mottoguzzi Natl. 2016 040.JPG Mottoguzzi Natl. 2016 041.JPG
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  9. tjt94

    tjt94 Long timer Supporter

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    I'd love to see any one of these on a more regular basis. excelsior.JPG vincent.JPG ariel.JPG
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  10. twowings

    twowings Comfortably Numb... Supporter

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  11. 7seas10

    7seas10 7SEAS Supporter

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    Wow my grandpa had one of those back in the 70s in Argentina
    Beutiful
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  12. Paul_C

    Paul_C R1200GSA. CCM GP450. Moto Guzzi LeMans II

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  13. plukenannabel

    plukenannabel diesel bike rule

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    my track 800 cdi

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  14. bar-low

    bar-low ''son of the wind''

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    Only sold in Holland, fast bike for a diesel, are you able to fuel, without a crowd??
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  15. Gordon Bennett

    Gordon Bennett Just you wait

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    They did appear at the UK bike show at the NEC one year with that diesel.
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  16. black knight

    black knight Been here awhile Supporter

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    Vincent Fireflys

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  17. black knight

    black knight Been here awhile Supporter

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  18. Schmokel

    Schmokel Long timer

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    Oddly enough, I have only seen one other DR650 in the wild.
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  19. black knight

    black knight Been here awhile Supporter

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    black knight Been here awhile Supporter

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