Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 8v?

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by A Knight Who Says Ni, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. bross

    bross Where we riding to? Supporter

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    Same here, but a bum hip in my case, currently shopping California Tourings.
  2. Florida Lime

    Florida Lime Long timer Supporter

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    With 1" drop pegs, my knees are OK. Not great, but considering I usually ride the Griso for shorter hops, it's good enough. :D

    I recently added a Dart screen to the Griso similar to the OEM Triumph one on the Scrambler:
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  3. GriffRip

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    Long time lurker & soon-to-be Griso 8V owner here (if I'm ever allowed to leave my house again when this virus situation cools off). I created an account just to reply to this amazing bike. (Cool forum btw I think I'll stick around!)

    But for the love of god please tell me where you got this fairing. I think I'm in love.
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  4. cognosticator

    cognosticator YOU do it

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    I got it from Amazon and it is an Emgo Venom fiaring. I had to do some trimming where it hit the turn signals so I could get it to lean forward more to get the air up. No big deal with a dremel tool

    https://smile.amazon.com/Emgo-Venom...emgo+motorcycle+fairing&qid=1586258763&sr=8-1
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  5. GriffRip

    GriffRip n00b

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  6. vhntr1

    vhntr1 Been here awhile

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    Welcome to Moto Guzzi you will love it these bikes have a soul,can't wait for you to give us a report.
  7. Dave Swanson

    Dave Swanson Been here awhile Supporter

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    I finally succumbed to Griso fever last year. Nothing like it. Love it.

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  8. racer1735

    racer1735 Long timer

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    I keep lurking on this thread.....looking at a Griso as a potential second bike. Love the v-twin, nothing extraneous and such a sexy bike.
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  9. bross

    bross Where we riding to? Supporter

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    Mines for sale, but a bit of a fly-n-ride from Canada to TX, which isn't going to happen now a days. Only selling it due to hip issues. The Griso has a standard riding position and I just can't get comfortable on it, so I just picked up a new Triumph Speedmaster with forward controls.

    I tried lowered pegs but they didn't really change the ergos of my legs/hips. If there was any option for forward controls on the Griso I would be keeping it.

    Great bike, lots of power, good handling, loads of character in a good way, and unique. If you get a chance, buy one, you won't regret it.

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  10. GriffRip

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    Looks awesome! Got any more pics?
  11. Dave Swanson

    Dave Swanson Been here awhile Supporter

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    Here you go.
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  12. Gundy

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    looks like you have the two bikes I am considering. Great deals on both although the Griso will be about $4k cheaper all said and done. Mainly just 1-3 hour local street rides for me. Gravel capability would be nice but not critical. 6’3” as well which I think might be an important difference. I’m really curious about MG’s, have owned 3 Triumphs and generally like them (‘04 Tiger 955, ‘14 Scrambler, ‘18 Tiger 1200).

    If you could only have one, which would you choose?


  13. Florida Lime

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    If I had to choose between the two, I'd pick the Triumph. For me, it's much more versatile, and more comfortable as well. I use the XE for commuting, forestry service roads, even 725 mile day trips to WNC.

    Good thing I don't have to choose, because I really enjoy riding the Griso. :D
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  14. Florida Lime

    Florida Lime Long timer Supporter

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    Long shot here, but I can't access grisoghetto from work -
    Has anyone here experienced, heard, or read anything about the Matris M46KD Rear Shock with hydraulic spring preload when used on a Griso ?
  15. KingOfFleece

    KingOfFleece SplitWeight(tm) waterproof seat covers Supporter

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    Tenni Green................................simply perfection in color.
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  16. Florida Lime

    Florida Lime Long timer Supporter

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    Enjoying a beautiful day on my Griso.
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  17. Florida Lime

    Florida Lime Long timer Supporter

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    The Griso has moved from Florida. :D

    WNC is much better for the kind of riding I like. :clap

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  18. Oilhed

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    That's a beautiful bike & backdrop
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  19. KingOfFleece

    KingOfFleece SplitWeight(tm) waterproof seat covers Supporter

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    Yep. Life is GOOD in that picture.........................
  20. Florida Lime

    Florida Lime Long timer Supporter

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    Yes, it was.

    But now I'm back in Florida, and scheduled for a knee replacement on Friday, so "Life is Good" didn't last long. :bluduh

    :lol3

    Give it about 4 months, and it will be VERY GOOD again. :clap