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Old 11-28-2012, 04:11 AM   #106
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Do you really think anybody who is considering a Road King would even have the Guzzi on their radar?



Me!

You're not far off the mark though. I don't think Harley "owners" would give it a second thought, but Harley "riders" might.
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:30 AM   #107
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It's supposed to be at a local dealer this weekend. I'm on nights until Monday - so might get to have a look next week. 16000 GBP is a touch on the large size..
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:30 AM   #108
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Not hard for someone in your neck of the woods:

http://www.rosefarmclassics.com/

Rosefarm gets rave reviews from thier customers...
Yeah, they are the ones around here. There actually are a couple others that are a little more sketchy in terms of product knowledge. When the day comes to buy, I will buy from Rose Farm.
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:05 PM   #109
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Rosefarm is a top-notch Chicagoland dealer. One of the premier dealers in the USA.
Ya gotta admit their website is a little on the sparse side.
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:12 PM   #110
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Ya gotta admit their website is a little on the sparse side.
What do you need to know from a dealer's website other than contact info?

The Manufacturer's website is where you go for up to date product info.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:25 AM   #111
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What do you need to know from a dealer's website other than contact info?

The Manufacturer's website is where you go for up to date product info.
I don't go to the manufacturers website for model info. I come here.

I feel different about the website. I want to see decent website where I can peruse their stock of new and used bikes. I also want to know what accessories they may carry, even if it's just a picture or two of their store. They have a decent picture gallery of what looks like NOS. Their Gazetta link is broke and that would be the place I would expect to see open house info, or "Stop by for coffee on Saturday when you're in town for the Cycle World show in February" info. Contacts page should have a pic of the outside of the shop at minimum so out of towners know what they are looking for.

I am 156 miles from them. I can't just pop down and look around and see the bikes. It's a day trip for me. If I'm looking to buy a brand new model (Cal 1400), I want the warm and fuzzies up front so I feel good about my very expensive purchase. First year model worries do cause me concern. The website does factor into the decision making process for me.

Now, Jim at Ned's in Riverside, Iowa doesn't even have a website. I think he finally gave up on Guzzi. I would have gone to him as my dealer. He was great with me whan I had my 03 LeMans. Times change though.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:44 AM   #112
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Do you own a telephone?

It is a Guzzi shop, fer the chrissakes. Be glad the guys can find the internet thru their zz top beards.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:56 AM   #113
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Do you own a telephone?

It is a Guzzi shop, fer the chrissakes. Be glad the guys can find the internet thru their zz top beards.
Yes I have a phone. I can get the internet on it now too.

I know, I know. MPH Cycles has a good Guzzi website.
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:06 AM   #114
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Yes I have a phone. I can get the internet on it now too.

I know, I know. MPH Cycles has a good Guzzi website.


As does Harper's and MG Cycle. But these two don't sell new bikes. Just lots and lots of other Guzzi stuff...
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:07 AM   #115
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Do you own a telephone?

It is a Guzzi shop, fer the chrissakes. Be glad the guys can find the internet thru their zz top beards.
Yeah. No shit!
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:39 PM   #116
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14k

I think I saw on the Guzzi site 14-15K, if so, that's GREAT! I think it's a damn good looking bike If I were into cruisers I think this'd be the one. I've long wanted a Guzzi, the transverse V twin just looks great.

I think that's the logical way to do a v twin, each cylinder get's a good clean supply of air, and it looks better,IMO!
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:09 PM   #117
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If they price the Cal 14 more than the Road King in the USA market, they're nuts...
i believe the RK is at 17K now add ABS(security package) for 1200 plus 250.0 for cruise control and you in the 19K ball park without the traction control and 3 different maps.
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:18 PM   #118
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I think I saw on the Guzzi site 14-15K, if so, that's GREAT! I think it's a damn good looking bike If I were into cruisers I think this'd be the one. I've long wanted a Guzzi, the transverse V twin just looks great.

I think that's the logical way to do a v twin, each cylinder get's a good clean supply of air, and it looks better,IMO!
USA Guzzi site shows TBA for pricing.

www.motoguzzi-us.com
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:48 PM   #119
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USA Guzzi site shows TBA for pricing.

www.motoguzzi-us.com


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Old 12-03-2012, 09:48 PM   #120
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Looks like Kevin Ash likes it too...

http://www.ashonbikes.com/content/mo...a-1400-touring

Says UK MSRP is 15770...over $25k if you just used today's conversion.

Still beautiful, but I'm out.
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