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Old 11-26-2005, 08:26 PM   #61
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more then any other bike mentioned on this site, this bike has soul.

cycle world called the engine closer to an american V-8 then any bike made including a harley, no shit.

This isnt a dual sport bike, neither is any of the bikes you mentioned. It'll do forest service dual track, as well as a GS1150/1100, its lighter then a 1150,

reliable? shit i've heard of some getting a 100K out of the clutch, ride one you feel it or you dont. dealer in Van BC ( but they suck)
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Old 08-16-2007, 09:52 PM   #62
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I'm starting to hear rumors of a new adventure touring bike from Moto Guzzi. I suppose it would be based on the 1100 motor, but I sure would be interested in an adventure-touring version of the Breva 750, considering its light weight relative to the 1100. Anybody else hear rumors of this?
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Old 08-17-2007, 06:43 AM   #63
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I'm starting to hear rumors of a new adventure touring bike from Moto Guzzi. I suppose it would be based on the 1100 motor, but I sure would be interested in an adventure-touring version of the Breva 750, considering its light weight relative to the 1100. Anybody else hear rumors of this?
Its called the Stelvio (sp) a search should reveal a few threads on it.
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Old 08-18-2007, 02:49 AM   #64
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Yup,with Guzzi's new 4valve 1200 motor dubbed the '8valve'
Claimed 108 HP should make it interesting...
but that uglly 'can will have to go...Mr Staintune??

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Old 08-18-2007, 10:47 AM   #65
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Isn't it already available?
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Old 08-18-2007, 02:52 PM   #66
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Isn't it already available?
Maybe in Europe? I'm disappointed it isn't based on the 750 motor. I guess I'd be more interested in a F800GS.
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Old 08-18-2007, 04:28 PM   #67
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I, too, would have liked to see a lighter dualsport from Moto Guzzi. The 750 motor has become reliablle in it's latest guise and has a serious advantage over the large block guzzi in terms of weight. I had a Targa 750 which weighed 180kg and featured a low-tech steel frame, shaft drive, two stands, faring and a humugous car battery. If they could make that in 1990 I'm sure they could make a trailie the same weight in 2007.

Fuelling and exhaust weight would probably increase but with more modern materials the rest of the bike could be lighter. As has been suggested, a Guzzi to compete with the expected F800GS.

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PS the Stelvio looked promising but the latest pics I've seen show it with cast 17" wheels. OK for some, but more of a n 07Tiger than a GS.
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Old 08-18-2007, 04:58 PM   #68
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That 1000 Quota with the alum bags looks great.
Like this one:

http://vancouver.craigslist.org/mcy/395637501.html
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Old 08-18-2007, 07:42 PM   #69
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Did somebody mention Cagiva? It's pretty clear that Suzuki copied the Gran Canyon, too bad something was lost in the translation!!

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Old 08-19-2007, 02:53 AM   #70
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I, too, would have liked to see a lighter dualsport from Moto Guzzi. The 750 motor has become reliablle in it's latest guise and has a serious advantage over the large block guzzi in terms of weight. I had a Targa 750 which weighed 180kg and featured a low-tech steel frame, shaft drive, two stands, faring and a humugous car battery. If they could make that in 1990 I'm sure they could make a trailie the same weight in 2007.

Fuelling and exhaust weight would probably increase but with more modern materials the rest of the bike could be lighter. As has been suggested, a Guzzi to compete with the expected F800GS.

Jon

PS the Stelvio looked promising but the latest pics I've seen show it with cast 17" wheels. OK for some, but more of a n 07Tiger than a GS.
I agree,but Apparently its not engineeringly possible to bore the small block any bigger...so MG is shortening the stroke on their current 1100Griso/Breva motor instead to 850 & about 75HP.It weights the same as the 1100
And will be in the Stelvio 850,but I guess its aimed at the 'older' market.
Meanwhile,Aprilia has the Shiver 750,also a 90deg V-twin pumping out 95HP...and theres a Motard in the pipeline...
The Guzzi Stelvio 1200 '8valve' (4v head) sounds promising.108HP,but pricing will decide its success IMO.
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Old 08-19-2007, 02:54 AM   #71
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Did somebody mention Cagiva? It's pretty clear that Suzuki copied the Gran Canyon, too bad something was lost in the translation!!

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Old 08-19-2007, 02:56 AM   #72
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Isn't it already available?
Late '08 they're now saying...
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Old 08-22-2007, 11:47 PM   #73
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Did somebody mention Cagiva? It's pretty clear that Suzuki copied the Gran Canyon, too bad something was lost in the translation!!

What because it has two wheels and a vtwin?

There are no styling cues from the grand canyon on the zuki.
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Old 08-23-2007, 02:11 AM   #74
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Did somebody mention Cagiva? It's pretty clear that Suzuki copied the Gran Canyon, too bad something was lost in the translation!!
Damn shame Ducati doesn't make a "Gran Canyon" with the new Multi 1100DS motor.
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Old 01-15-2008, 02:00 PM   #75
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way back in this thread I wrote about building a better Quota. Well, I'm getting serious about it. I am parting out my old Le Mans roadrace bike to get the cash to do it. I've located a fine set of forks and will go from there. I'll keep you posted, but don't expect much till I accumulate all the parts.
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