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Old 02-25-2013, 09:16 PM   #3001
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WOW! It took a couple of days, but I just went through all 200 pages of this thread. WHEW!!!!! Man, what a variety of motorcycles!
I saw some incredibly beautiful BMWs and some incredibly ugly BMWs; Liked most of the Triumphs; ALL the Ducatis were stunning; liked the Laverdas and Bimotas. The ONE bike however, that made me say out loud "DAMN" was the Moto Guzzi Griso!
This is the Moto Guzzi that I'll never stop lusting after:

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Old 02-25-2013, 11:09 PM   #3002
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since we're on "scramblers" today:
just discovered this and loved it instantly (and it follows the theme )
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:25 AM   #3003
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One I could actually afford.

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Old 02-26-2013, 09:06 AM   #3004
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That's nice!!
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:42 AM   #3005
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:24 PM   #3006
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That's nice!!
Yeah, I figured you'd found that one.
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:32 PM   #3007
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just discovered this and loved it instantly (and it follows the theme )
Wow what is that?
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:15 PM   #3008
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Wow what is that?
It's a Moto Morini Scrambler 1200 (that one specifically is their factory custom)
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:18 PM   #3009
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Well CB1100 but this could do it...Loved the look of the S3 and at last Guzzi are thinking right...
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:26 PM   #3010
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It's a Moto Morini Scrambler 1200 (that one specifically is their factory custom)
I'm in love. Is it in the us?
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:40 PM   #3011
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I'm in love. Is it in the us?
I'm not absolutely sure, I think so but even if it is it'd be a little hard to get. They don't have much of a dealer network, I read somewhere that they just came back after filling for bankruptcy a few years ago. I hope they do import it tho cause I love the look of the bike and that it'll do street and light offroad well. All the reviews I've seen for it are good.
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Old 02-26-2013, 03:47 PM   #3012
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I'm not absolutely sure, I think so but even if it is it'd be a little hard to get. They don't have much of a dealer network, I read somewhere that they just came back after filling for bankruptcy a few years ago. I hope they do import it tho cause I love the look of the bike and that it'll do street and light offroad well. All the reviews I've seen for it are good.
To my knowledge, none of the Moto Morini's have made it to the USA in the past 10 years. If I'm wrong, please correct me, and let me know where the importer is located.
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:36 PM   #3013
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:50 PM   #3014
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:50 AM   #3015
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To my knowledge, none of the Moto Morini's have made it to the USA in the past 10 years. If I'm wrong, please correct me, and let me know where the importer is located.
This is correct. Morini hasn't sold any of it's 1200 line in the US. They haven't had any bikes in the US since their 350 and 500 cc bikes (which I think ended sales in the US in the early 80's but I'm not sure). They are producing bikes again however, selling directly to the public from the factory. They have service agreements with a network of shops around Europe now. Not optimal, but a logical first step to bringing the brand back. I'm sure they are working towards retail sales again but there has been no word on when and how that will play out.

As for US sales, I know that before the bankruptcy they had plans on returning to the states. However, with the companies troubles and the current economy (the worlds and Italy's) I suspect that has been put on the back burner if not shelved completely, but that's is just speculation on my part.

I too coveted a Morini for several years that's why when I moved to Germany about two years ago I started looking. I wanted to buy from the factory sell off but it wasn't a good time for me. I ended up stumbling onto probably a better deal though when I bought this 2010 scrambler with damn near all the options.



couldn't be happier with the bike. It is a true scrambler with serious street abilities and more than competent off-road (it did win the street class of the Erzberg rodeo). I really hope that they make it to the states. Regardless I'll be bringing mine back in a couple years.


And to tie this back to the thread.... This is the bike I want today... I just want the damn snow to go away so I can get it out of the garage.
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