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Discussion in 'Australia' started by gavo, Sep 26, 2018.
YOU should NOT ride one. Take a v7 out for a ride, trust me.
Couldn't believe how gutless the V7 was and couldn't forgive the Le Mans for all the horrible grinding mechanical noise.
Definitely not for this little black duck.
you make them sound so tempting
Or go back a generation. Andygadgets Quota this morning.
A couple of hours for the disease to take hold.... well I won't argue with a medical opinion
Wait! You can condemn a $20k+ bike for "feeling top heavy" by just SITTING on it? Without even riding it it? Wow. I've been knocking around magazines for a couple of decades and I've never heard a professional bike tester able to compliment or condemn any bike just by sitting on it...
Condemned ? I said it felt heavier than i expected, but carry on, I’ll never be the legend you are, build a bridge
It certainly doesn't ride heavy and is really well balanced. Very nice ride.
Funny you should make that comment Ron50. I bought the last of the 1100 California's near new not long after they finished that model. Paid my money and it came up by truck from Melbourne. Picked it up in Brisbane all excited, left the depot and stopped about 250m up the road. Checked that the there wasn't a choke stuck on, ensured I hadn't forgotten to turn on the fuel tap, wriggled the spark plug caps - everything seemed fine. Went about another 500m and stopped. Checked the compliance plate to be 100% sure it wasn't a 750 Nevada in disguise. Nope, just the most gutless motorcycle I had ever ridden! I loved the look and I loved the colour but just couldn't come to grips with such a large capacity engine that produced so little HP. One ride and it was back on Bikesales! I love the look and the idea of the V85, just a bit gun-shy after that California experience.
Guzzis made a lot of sense 30 or 40 years ago..l.
Aircooled motors with cylinders in the breeze, but not so low as BM's and a much better sound.
Shaft drive and indestructable motor, gearbox and clutch.
Great handling, 200km/h plus speeds, Brembo Brakes and sexy styling.
They take about 100,000km to loosen up a tad
My 850T4 with 36mm pumpers and K and N filters pushed out 64hp at the back wheel. The Cali I'd expect to have been a little better
So I can see at least 2 people actually rode it, and still didn’t buy it
has anyone here actually bought one ?, given they are sitting on the sales floor
Guzzi riders don't buy new fangled bikes. We sit back and procrastinate until the last bike is sold and then furiously look for one second hand because it's collectable. Or worse still , sit around whinging that they don't make them like that any more
So not because its gutless ?
You like living on the edge hey Paul????
well I’m not one of the at least 3 who have mentioned lack of power
and I do always find it interesting when people praise bikes online and then go and buy something else
with stuff all BMW’s left, and next shipment not till Feb, maybe these might go quick
BMW Motorrad Oz out of bikes?
Then I had better take care of the one I have now
No new bikes available for 3 months when I was looking. Last new one at Sunstate sold 2 days before I could get there. Certainly no lack of power for me, but I was coming from a lot smaller bike. Windsor only had a Ronald clown bike left and I was after a red and white one. If I could ride for a week at a time I would still buy one.
well I don’t know about out
But M&W have no more 850
Only 3 or 4 750
And very limited 1250
no where near as many bikes as they normally sell in the Oct-Dec sale period
I resemble that comment.
I test rode the V85TT for about 40 mins including 140 km/h down a closed roadway and I was very impressed and a bit surprised that they might not be super popular. Maybe they are out there, I don't usually ride when everyone else does. Experienced rider owns Meerkat Mufflers reckons it's the best bike he's ever had and the only one he rides now.
I'm probably not the target market for the V85 though, but I sure can see how it would incite love.