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Discussion in 'Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports' started by cabanza, Nov 7, 2017.
I actually really like the colors. It's different, just like Guzzi.
What's the fox chicken thing?
..and yet most of my KTM buddies have moved away from KTM. Reliability and maintenance are a bitch. I've been through the KTM experience twice, and learned my lesson. That is why the Yamaha T7 has been so eagerly awaited: reliability, low maintenance and decent capability. But the V7 has proven small block Guzzi reliability. As long as they keep the Ohlins, the V85 should do for most of us that aren't hitting triples.
I'm up for it, or is it down for it? Anyway, I think it would be the perfect Utah bike. Hell, call it a Utah, they seem to like the geographic names. Keep the Stelvio as an adventurous sport tourer, the California as my 2 up H.D. killer, and have this for everything within 400 miles and Baja. I wonder if the boss will notice 7 instead of 6? What's that old adage about "begging for forgiveness, than asking for permission" .................lol
If it isn't too tall, this sure would make a nice sport tourer, though I would understand if it is too tall for my legs. It will be interesting to see the final specs. I would love a V shafty again.
The correct number of bikes in the garage is the current number + 1.
I'm missing my 1000 sq ft shop as we downsized last year so now all I have is a 2 car garage for our 4 bikes plus Ural. The dogs may leave home but the Ural may have to go to make room for this one. Then depending on how good this bike is, I could see it filling the role of both the Griso and DR.
You know....where the Fox acts like he isn't interested......
Always room for one more....
The general theme throughout these videos at EICMA seems to be that everyone think it's basically a finished product.
Kinda disagree here. The V9's have less than half of that 7 gallons you're asking for. Even 5 would be a huge improvement. For a small block goose, I'd be pretty satisfied with 6. That ought to give pretty good range, unless spirited riding, and then tank weight would be a bigger issue. 5.3 gallons has been enough to get me across west TX on a 1200GS, and I haven't seen any places where fuel is less available. The new and improved Africa Twin gets a bigger tank, from about 5 gal to 6.3.
5 gallons on this bike ought to be good for 250 miles or better, and I'd still like 6 or more. But need? I'm not seeing it. 5 will make most people happy.
And here seems to be the defining infomation from EICMA, clipped from Anima Guzzisti
Dam! Still gives me time to get another Griso and save for the 850! lol
So where is this mythical mid sized ktm dirt tourer?
My bet is the v85 will be a reality before the ktm 790 , and if I wanted a hard core adv tourer right now it'd be an ajp rather than ktm 690 . Meanwhile, if I want a versatile all roads tourer that can I can relax on AND push my luck on...it's not going to be a ktm.
Difficult times ahead...trying to decide between an ajp or v85 when I walk out to my shed? I don't know how wcb does it.
I'm just not sure the Ohlins will make the final version, pretty pricey stuff. I do hope it is available with Ohlins though.
The KTM looks pretty ready for production.
I don't have any idea what you're talking about...
Good news if true, would that be September 2021?
Ye, the Öhlins can be pretty nice stuff, but Marzocchi can tit for tat them, and even one up them; the put a impressive 50mm fork on the early Stelvios, and if they did something like that, and got us to 8+ inches of travel at both ends -- Moto Guzzi would have my rapt attention...
But so do the Guzzi and Tenere 700.
I've always had a soft spot for Guzzis and if it has tubeless tires I'll be very interested next year.
Yes. I contacted my local dealer too and I am now first on his list for the V85 !!! Very excited if it is what it appears and sounds like it will be.
It looks finished.
While I'm not the target customer for this bike I'm hopeful a similar V11 version will appear soon (with a single sided swing arm, color scheme that doesn't look like it's been in a paint fight and a few other details). A modernized Stelvio I am interested in