The New Motoguzzi V85TT vs Stelvio 1200 NTX

Discussion in 'Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports' started by Berardi3, Nov 22, 2018.

  1. SocalRob

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    I’m guessing the big block bikes outside of cruisers are gone for good.

    Scuttlebut I heard from the factory rep guy was the next bike in design is a square headlight Lemans based on the V85 engine.
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    So he just casually throws that into the convesation and immediately sets in train another 1000 page thread on ADV. :D
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  3. SocalRob

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    I have been saving that tidbit for a few days, hoping to use it when I thought the thread needed a boost. I think words included “definitely”.
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    Chirosyd Never get off my bike without a smile

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    Great looking bike. Too forward leaning though, for my aging neck!
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    The 1000S to the left would be the one for me :tb
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    The big valve 1000S was a horrible pile of munt! The MkIII was the nicest Tonti ever built.

    The End. :D
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    Hot damn! :babe
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    I keep this picture handy to remind myself that the big valve v50 was " a horrible pile of munt ." ..and hopefully stop me buying the ntx 650 advertised of the oz fleamarket at the moment...just wait a little longer...

    IMG_0511.jpg
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  10. JohninVT

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    Square headlight? Wtf? The only time a square headlight looks good is in a large-ish fairing.
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    The big valve model just meant that the cylinder heads cracked faster and the exhaust valve heads fell off quicker! Apart from that they were grouse!

    Not.

    My first Guzzi was a V50-II. Amazingly it never broke in any of the *Traditional* ways. If it had I'd probably be on a Suzuki by now!
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    Yup, see the piston with a valve sticking out ?

    Plus the extra power put even more strain on that whimpy universal joint, ( I think there are 3 in the parts pile) , and they hadn't quite sorted the bevel drive ( yes, that's a lario bevel) , oh, and those silentiums made way too much noise scraping around calder park....

    I loved that little guzzi. Just a bit too much
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    Your Lucifer, Sir :clap
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    "Severe" built in 1991 for the Paris -Dakar , by Claudio Towers . Flipped barrels ,Bevel drive arrangement off the trans output shaft to drive the chain . Chain drive was used for more rear suspension movement than the shaft would allow .
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    borscht zanetti Pura Vida ! ... eh?

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    The Nero is pure Moto Porn
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    Once upon a time.... Not a nero, but an 03 lm with wilburs rear and reworked forks so almost as good.

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    Now the stelvio shares shed space with an electric mountain bike. It's a much more rational combination, but WHY DID I SETTLE FOR RATIONAL ?
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    Getting old?
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    Berardi3 Been here awhile

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    Very nice Fleet
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    Berardi3 Been here awhile

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    My dealer says they are accepting Preorder deposits.
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