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Old 01-23-2006, 10:59 AM   #46
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This thread has made me realize..

that I really don't have any decent pictures of my Guzzi! These were the only two I could find. 01 V11S Rosso Mandello which now wears a black Magni fairing and clipons.

Pictures are from an Arizona trip in 02.





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Old 01-23-2006, 11:51 AM   #47
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IMHO, Guzzis are the best vintage bike for Adventure riding.
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Old 01-23-2006, 01:55 PM   #48
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There's the odd, (I mean that literally and figuratively), Airhead GS rider that might disagree, but I concur that Guzzis are way cool.
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Old 01-23-2006, 02:04 PM   #49
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There's the odd, (I mean that literally and figuratively), Airhead GS rider that might disagree, but I concur that Guzzis are way cool.
After restoring a few airheads and crashing an oilhead after the cylinder touched down I was looking for something different ....but not too much. The Guzzi has way more torque and looks way cool and you just don't pass yourself very often.

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Old 01-23-2006, 02:17 PM   #50
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After restoring a few airheads and crashing an oilhead after the cylinder touched down I was looking for something different ....but not too much. The Guzzi has way more torque and looks way cool and you just don't pass yourself very often.

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Plus, they sound like a small-block chevy, (in a good way).
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Old 01-23-2006, 02:28 PM   #51
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After restoring a few airheads and crashing an oilhead after the cylinder touched down I was looking for something different ....but not too much. The Guzzi has way more torque and looks way cool and you just don't pass yourself very often.

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I wonder why it would necessarily have more torque? Is it a longer stroke motor than BMW?
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Old 01-23-2006, 03:54 PM   #52
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It's been a long time, maybe 15 years, but this was my first sport-tourer:



Golly, I still miss her. I do still have the stuffed animal and seat cover.
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Old 01-23-2006, 04:51 PM   #53
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Moto Guzzi Museum

I don't have a Moto Guzzi or pictures to show, but some information for Guzzi enthusiasts!

I was in Italy in May 2000 for 3 weeks and while I was staying on Lake Como for 4 days I decided to go to the Guzzi factory in the town of Mandello del Lario. I hadn't done any research, I just showed up hoping that I could get a tour of some sort.

No factory tours, but they have a fantastic museum with hundreds of Guzzi's of all vintages. And the tour is self guided, there was a Guzzi rep to answer questions but he only spoke Italian. I was lucky because they only open the museum for one hour per day, I just happened to arrive about 15 minutes before the doors opened.
Unfortunately, I was shooting film back then and I don't have a scanner.

I highly recommend going to the museum if you're in Italy, it's a wonderful feast for the eyes with beautiful machines of all types. Here's the link about the museum.

http://www.motoguzzi-us.com/visit/index.html
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Old 01-24-2006, 09:11 AM   #54
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Old 01-24-2006, 04:21 PM   #55
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As instructed....
Nice! If that good looking seat is as comfy as it looks what kind is it?

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Old 01-24-2006, 04:54 PM   #56
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I don't have a Moto Guzzi or pictures to show, but some information for Guzzi enthusiasts!

I was in Italy in May 2000 for 3 weeks and while I was staying on Lake Como for 4 days I decided to go to the Guzzi factory in the town of Mandello del Lario. I hadn't done any research, I just showed up hoping that I could get a tour of some sort.

No factory tours, but they have a fantastic museum with hundreds of Guzzi's of all vintages. And the tour is self guided, there was a Guzzi rep to answer questions but he only spoke Italian. I was lucky because they only open the museum for one hour per day, I just happened to arrive about 15 minutes before the doors opened.
Unfortunately, I was shooting film back then and I don't have a scanner.

I highly recommend going to the museum if you're in Italy, it's a wonderful feast for the eyes with beautiful machines of all types. Here's the link about the museum.

http://www.motoguzzi-us.com/visit/index.html
I agree, if you get a chance, don't miss it.

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Old 01-26-2006, 05:37 AM   #57
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Nice! If that good looking seat is as comfy as it looks what kind is it?

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The seat is by Rich Maund from Virginia. Great product, highly recommended. A fine place to park one's arse for the day.....
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Old 01-26-2006, 08:06 AM   #58
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I don't have a Moto Guzzi or pictures to show, but some information for Guzzi enthusiasts!

I was in Italy in May 2000 for 3 weeks and while I was staying on Lake Como for 4 days I decided to go to the Guzzi factory in the town of Mandello del Lario. I hadn't done any research, I just showed up hoping that I could get a tour of some sort.

No factory tours, but they have a fantastic museum with hundreds of Guzzi's of all vintages. And the tour is self guided, there was a Guzzi rep to answer questions but he only spoke Italian. I was lucky because they only open the museum for one hour per day, I just happened to arrive about 15 minutes before the doors opened.
Unfortunately, I was shooting film back then and I don't have a scanner.

I highly recommend going to the museum if you're in Italy, it's a wonderful feast for the eyes with beautiful machines of all types. Here's the link about the museum.

http://www.motoguzzi-us.com/visit/index.html
Been there, done that, got a very nice T-shirt, will be there again this September:
http://www.motoguzzi.it/gmg06/gmg.asp?lin=eng




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Old 01-26-2006, 04:06 PM   #59
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The seat is by Rich Maund from Virginia. Great product, highly recommended. A fine place to park one's arse for the day.....
Thanks for the info.....now about those bars clearing the LeMans fairing. I need to take some ergo lessons from you so my upper body doesn't go numb.

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