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Old 07-30-2013, 01:16 PM   #3931
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Yeah, I've had those thoughts too. But, from what I've been seeing over in the the Motus thread, it does appear to be a bit more than vaporware at least. Still a bit early to see where it falls in relation to the Tucker, though. They still have a long way to go before they establish themselves as a long term player.
I see it as a mid 20th century SAAB V-4 stuffed into a motorcycle.
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Old 07-30-2013, 02:10 PM   #3932
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I see it as a mid 20th century SAAB V-4 stuffed into a motorcycle.
LOL. That's a Ford industrial engine.
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Old 07-30-2013, 02:12 PM   #3933
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this bike is on craigslist

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Really would have liked to have purchased this one from a fellow inmate, but the timing was not right.

Somebody got a great deal on it - http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=903772



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Old 07-30-2013, 02:16 PM   #3934
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Old 07-30-2013, 02:22 PM   #3935
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LOL. That's a Ford industrial engine.
Actually, it began life as the engine for the German Ford Taunus 12M. During the development of the Ford Falcon, the company installed some in SAAB front drive cars to study the concept in the "Cardinal" program. They ran around Dearborn for awhile. SAAB saw some of them and ended up buying the engines from Ford for production, mainly because the 2 stroke engines wouldn't meet emission standards.
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Old 07-30-2013, 02:38 PM   #3936
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Right now, I want Guzzi to get busy building the 750 retro-bike that Oberdan Bezzi just sketched up. If they were to build this, I would be all over it like ants at a picnic. I love the concept of modern bikes with retro looks, but I got my motorcycle license in 1980 at age 17, so I naturally connect with the 80s vibe more deeply than the currently popular '60s/early '70s cafe look. which harkens back to an era well before my time.

A Guzzi that channels the 850 LeMans III would get me going in a big way.



http://motosketches.blogspot.com/201...v75-monza.html
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Old 07-30-2013, 03:14 PM   #3937
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Right now, I want Guzzi to get busy building the 750 retro-bike that Oberdan Bezzi just sketched up. If they were to build this, I would be all over it like ants at a picnic. I love the concept of modern bikes with retro looks, but I got my motorcycle license in 1980 at age 17, so I naturally connect with the 80s vibe more deeply than the currently popular '60s/early '70s cafe look. which harkens back to an era well before my time.

A Guzzi that channels the 850 LeMans III would get me going in a big way.



http://motosketches.blogspot.com/201...v75-monza.html
I'd love to see something like that too! But I really don't want just another model that uses the weak engine of the current V7. What I'd really like to see is a new tonti framed bike with modern hardware and larger displacement engine. I'd love to build something like this,



or this,



... just a couple of examples of bikes that blow my skirt up....


but with modern brakes, suspension, etc, and not have to worry about restoring a 30 year old bike to get there.

Give it to me in 1100 flavor please.

I've seen so many great looking builds based on older tonti framed bikes and have thought many times of doing a project based on one. I had it pretty much all planned out once too. And, then I start looking at the work and expense... But, if I could start with a newer, modern, mechanically sound bike and then do the mods to make it what I want it to be...

Oh well... I guess I can dream...
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:28 PM   #3938
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Right now, I want Guzzi to get busy building the 750 retro-bike that Oberdan Bezzi just sketched up. If they were to build this, I would be all over it like ants at a picnic. I love the concept of modern bikes with retro looks, but I got my motorcycle license in 1980 at age 17, so I naturally connect with the 80s vibe more deeply than the currently popular '60s/early '70s cafe look. which harkens back to an era well before my time.

A Guzzi that channels the 850 LeMans III would get me going in a big way.



http://motosketches.blogspot.com/201...v75-monza.html
Oh, that is nice!
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:53 PM   #3939
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I want one of these, but I just can't afford it for a couple of years
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:00 PM   #3940
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I'd like to take one of these for a test ride.
... Until you took one for a test ride...
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:39 AM   #3941
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I'd like to take one of these for a test ride.


130 HP , 130 LB/FT of torque . What more could you want? IN A CRUISER!

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Old 07-31-2013, 05:05 AM   #3942
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130 HP , 130 LB/FT of torque . What more could you want?
The engine used in a motorcycle that handles well, has ground clearance etc.. ?
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Old 07-31-2013, 05:18 AM   #3943
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The engine used in a motorcycle that handles well, has ground clearance etc.. ?
Those two in the picture have been lowered a bit. I was responding to others comments. I'm NOT a cruiser guy.
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:37 AM   #3944
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A Guzzi that channels the 850 LeMans III would get me going in a big way.



http://motosketches.blogspot.com/201...v75-monza.html
OM*G. I just hurt myself.

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Old 07-31-2013, 11:39 AM   #3945
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130 HP , 130 LB/FT of torque . What more could you want?
Ground clearance?
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