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Old 04-15-2013, 04:48 PM   #271
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No way a 1400 cc Guzzi is going to be a power crusier!
Define "power cruiser".

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Old 04-15-2013, 05:02 PM   #272
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Yeah, you might have noticed that in the picture that was posted the other day, a lot of that rider's foot is off the front of the footboard. Move that foot back on top of the footboard and their leg wouldn't be touching.

I've had three Guzzis and it's never been a problem.
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Ping Jamie Elvidge. She is an inmate here and wrote the review for Cycle World.

There's your answer - the rider in the knee pic must be Jamie Elvidge. I recall that her inseam is the same as mine - 36".
The only time I road a Lemans, my shins and knee were "at one with the machine".
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:02 AM   #273
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I like the look...

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No way a 1400 cc Guzzi is going to be a power crusier!
I really like the looks of this Guzzi. I wish they would lose the dry clutch! It sounds like a muskrat running on a squeaky/clanky hamster wheel. It's probably not a power cruiser. Never owned a Guzzi but rode a couple. The 1200 Bassa in last gear reminded me of a "Tiller"(gardening equip) with a lil less power than the Briggs.
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:06 AM   #274
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I really like the looks of this Guzzi. I wish they would lose the dry clutch! It sounds like a muskrat running on a squeaky/clanky hamster wheel. It's probably not a power cruiser. Never owned a Guzzi but rode a couple. The 1200 Bassa in last gear reminded me of a "Tiller"(gardening equip) with a lil less power than the Briggs.
Well Buck tell us how u really feel? U must be a Rocket man!
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:11 AM   #275
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Well Buck tell us how u really feel? U must be a Rocket man!
Yea sorry about the slight rant. Just had the urge to poke the bear...
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:06 PM   #276
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WOW! that's a good looking bike!
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Old 04-17-2013, 01:12 PM   #277
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WOW! that's a good looking bike!
Yes, it really is a looker...
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Old 04-17-2013, 02:03 PM   #278
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I really like the looks of this Guzzi. I wish they would lose the dry clutch! It sounds like a muskrat running on a squeaky/clanky hamster wheel. It's probably not a power cruiser. Never owned a Guzzi but rode a couple. The 1200 Bassa in last gear reminded me of a "Tiller"(gardening equip) with a lil less power than the Briggs.
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Yes, it really is a looker...
Crap!!! I want one now!!!
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Old 04-17-2013, 05:14 PM   #279
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black 2014 moto guzzi california 1400 custom

in my humble opinion the new 2014 moto guzzi 1400 california custom is the best looking cruiser ever designed by any manufacturer in the one hundred and twenty year history of motorcycles . at a pice of $14,700 (msrp) moto guzzis will sell like hotcakes . i want one and i will buy one soon . this bike is far ahead in style and performance of any cruiser from harley yamaha honda and indian . the black 2014 mg 1400 cal custom is a complete success in every way .

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Old 04-17-2013, 06:34 PM   #280
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in my humble opinion the new 2014 moto guzzi 1400 california custom is the best looking cruiser ever designed by any manufacturer in the one hundred and twenty year history of motorcycles . at a pice of $14,700 (msrp) moto guzzis will sell like hotcakes . i want one and i will buy one soon . this bike is far ahead in style and performance of any cruiser from harley yamaha honda and indian . the black 2014 mg 1400 cal custom is a complete success in every way .

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Gots a little stiffy going there?
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:28 PM   #281
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Stelvio owner here.....I have not the slightest idea what you are saying or meaning. No such thing experienced here...no matter what the clutch is...did you have headphones on with a poor connection?
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:30 AM   #282
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Stelvio owner here.....I have not the slightest idea what you are saying or meaning. No such thing experienced here...no matter what the clutch is...did you have headphones on with a poor connection?
Lol!! Maybe it was the headphones... Or maybe it was the aftermarket bars that turned in "horseshoe" like that reminded me of the tiller. However, it was def down on power in top gear. And the dry clutch noise is a turn off to me. With that said I still do really like the new Guzzi's style... Italian like my blood!!
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Old 04-18-2013, 03:24 PM   #283
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Lol!! Maybe it was the headphones... Or maybe it was the aftermarket bars that turned in "horseshoe" like that reminded me of the tiller. However, it was def down on power in top gear. And the dry clutch noise is a turn off to me. With that said I still do really like the new Guzzi's style... Italian like my blood!!
Now we know u could get in trouble with the Family should U come down too hard on an Itailian motorcycle, Capish! That said I have had 2 Guzzi and the only negative was dry clutch and driveline lash. Both Guzzi handled really well as far as what is Power Crusier here we go: Vmax, Rocket III, Warrior, Diavel, there are more, maybe just maybe the 2014 MG 1400 if you can graba handful snd burn that rear tire. And please, pleaze, beat the snout out of a stockHarley need apply! IMHO! Buck80 youtthoughts should U not fear the Wrath of Da Family!
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Old 04-18-2013, 03:36 PM   #284
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it was def down on power in top gear.
Guzzis are geared tall since the engines only turn 8,000 rpm and they're geared for 140 - 150 mph depending upon model...

Top gear on any Guzzi beginning with the 1100s in the 1990s is TALL! You really don't need it below 80mph.
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Old 04-18-2013, 05:50 PM   #285
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Gots a little stiffy going there?
IMHO California Custom is one hell of a cool looking bike

and yes I think I got a little movemen down there!!

And i like the commercial as well. (I know all the way in am I)
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