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Old 06-15-2005, 08:00 PM   #1
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Moto Guzzi Adv bike.?

Hello !
i keep seeing this bike around Phoenix Az. i think he,she? is a student @ MMI;
i get a glance at it occasionally going the other direction;it looks like a GS adventurer,but w/ guzzi motor! any idea what it is???
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Old 06-15-2005, 08:37 PM   #2
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Hello !
i keep seeing this bike around Phoenix Az. i think he,she? is a student @ MMI;
i get a glance at it occasionally going the other direction;it looks like a GS adventurer,but w/ guzzi motor! any idea what it is???
thx dave
Probably a Quota:





The Quota 1100 ES was imported to the USA in 2000. There are probably about 100 of them here in the states. They are about the size of a BMW GS. Good reliable bikes. I like mine...
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Old 06-15-2005, 10:10 PM   #3
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Of course, it could be an earlier Goose like the V65TT, more akin to the R80G/S than an Adventure, of course...



This is a terrific bike...you should buy it.

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Old 06-15-2005, 11:11 PM   #4
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Of course, it could be an earlier Goose like the V65TT, more akin to the R80G/S than an Adventure, of course...



This is a terrific bike...you should buy it.

BillB

God damn it... stop showing that bike! You know it's like seeing hot naked chicks kissing to me!!!!

BillB? Yep, just trade me my TAG Heuer watch for that bike and all is good Mate! (well, for me anyway!)
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Old 06-15-2005, 11:31 PM   #5
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yeah that pure italian porn.

ever want a restored bsa thunderbolt 650?.......crap. i just gotta sell it, JR guzzi, damn, gotta have it, gotta have it....
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Old 06-16-2005, 12:52 AM   #6
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Hey Evil, what is Derek riding in that pic?

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Old 06-16-2005, 02:37 AM   #7
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Hey Evil, what is Derek riding in that pic?

Cpl. Dilla
That's the Daytona demo that was crashed on Hwy 16 during the open house a few years ago. Derek had bought it to make it into the second shop racebike, but after the shop closed, he put it together and has been riding it.

No gauges, no turn signals, no lower fairing. A Triumph rat bike !!! LOL...

He rode that thing to Laguna Seca to the Superbike races two years ago like that !!!
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Old 06-16-2005, 06:39 AM   #8
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God damn it... stop showing that bike!
I know the feeling. When I first saw it, I had to have it, too. And I like it and enjoy riding it. Here are some more pix: http://billybee.smugmug.com/gallery/589463

Sorry for hijacking yet another thread....

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Old 06-17-2005, 05:41 AM   #9
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It is refreshing to see someone talking about anything but V-stroms !
Moto Guzzis, Cagivas, Ducatis or Aprilias. Anything but V-stroms !

Or maybe it is just me. Do our Adv. bikes just need less hype?
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Old 06-17-2005, 06:45 AM   #10
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The Guzzi pictured is not what I would classify as any version of an ADV Bike. But I believe Guzzi actually did/does make an Adv bike didn't they?


Would still love to hear more about the Cagiva version of the Strom!
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Old 06-17-2005, 12:40 PM   #11
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The Guzzi pictured is not what I would classify as any version of an ADV Bike.
Which pictured Guzzi? Cuz I'd be happier taking my V65TT on all but the longest tours, especially where dirt is involved. The TT weighs in at only 360 lbs (dry). The TT also does remarkably well on the slab. I did a long weekend on the bike when I first bought it. Here's a pic of the bike loaded up. I could have carried more stuff and still weighed less than the GS dry.



(Modrover, wipe the drool from your chin and buy this thing...)

I'm sure the Quota does better on the slab then the TT. Wonder how much the Quota weighs?

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Old 06-17-2005, 08:59 PM   #12
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Which pictured Guzzi? Cuz I'd be happier taking my V65TT on all but the longest tours, especially where dirt is involved. The TT weighs in at only 360 lbs (dry). The TT also does remarkably well on the slab. I did a long weekend on the bike when I first bought it. Here's a pic of the bike loaded up. I could have carried more stuff and still weighed less than the GS dry.



(Modrover, wipe the drool from your chin and buy this thing...)

I'm sure the Quota does better on the slab then the TT. Wonder how much the Quota weighs?

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Quota weighs 541 lbs dry...
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Old 06-17-2005, 09:02 PM   #13
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The Guzzi pictured is not what I would classify as any version of an ADV Bike. But I believe Guzzi actually did/does make an Adv bike didn't they?


Would still love to hear more about the Cagiva version of the Strom!
???

Guzzi's original customers for the Quota were the Tunisian police/military. I'd recon that a motorcycle intended for use in the North African desert qualifies as an Adventure Bike.
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Old 06-17-2005, 09:06 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by JoeKher
It is refreshing to see someone talking about anything but V-stroms !
Moto Guzzis, Cagivas, Ducatis or Aprilias. Anything but V-stroms !

Or maybe it is just me. Do our Adv. bikes just need less hype?
I'll second that !!!

When are the moderators going to spare us and create a separate area for the "stroms" like they did for the GS guys and the KTM950 guys ???

I've seen quite enough of the Vstrom here at Big/Mean/Nasty !!!
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Old 06-17-2005, 10:24 PM   #15
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well that's one worthless opinion, in my opinion. ever ride one?

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The Guzzi pictured is not what I would classify as any version of an ADV Bike. But I believe Guzzi actually did/does make an Adv bike didn't they?


Would still love to hear more about the Cagiva version of the Strom!
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