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Old 04-14-2013, 09:21 AM   #256
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:29 AM   #257
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Thats nothing more than a sales blurb imo. Just reeling out the specs with no 'this was great, that was crap' commentary.

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Old 04-15-2013, 10:59 AM   #258
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Thats nothing more than a sales blurb imo. Just reeling out the specs with no 'this was great, that was crap' commentary.





Or is it the perfect bike?
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:46 AM   #259
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Two guys on wildguzzi.com posted they picked up their new 1400s last weekend. Naturally, their reviews are very positive so far.
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:09 PM   #260
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Two guys on wildguzzi.com posted they picked up their new 1400s last weekend. Naturally, their reviews are very positive so far.
Pics of how close their left knees are to the cylinder would be interesting.





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Old 04-15-2013, 12:35 PM   #261
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Pics of how close their left knees are to the cylinder would be interesting.





Your like the Dakez of Guzzi's.
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:43 PM   #262
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:49 PM   #263
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Pics of how close their left knees are to the cylinder would be interesting.





Hi Leo. They didn't have any left knee pics, but you can check out their impressions of it at these two links.
http://wildguzzi.com/forum/index.php?topic=61260.0
http://wildguzzi.com/forum/index.php?topic=61227.0
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:59 PM   #264
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That second link was particularly glowing recommendation. His knee did NOT touch the cylinder.

Hmmmmm.
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Old 04-15-2013, 02:01 PM   #265
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Yeah, you might have noticed that in the picture that was posted the other day, a lot of that rider's foot is off the front of the footboard. Move that foot back on top of the footboard and their leg wouldn't be touching.

I've had three Guzzis and it's never been a problem.
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Old 04-15-2013, 03:48 PM   #266
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Same Rider. Road King and Cal 14.

Amazingly similar seating positions...



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Old 04-15-2013, 04:26 PM   #267
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Moto Guzzi and why I no longer like tem

I had a 2000 Basso and Griso 1100. If they ever could get rid of that noisy dry clutch and driveline lash they would be rid of the "Character" that keeps me off my third potential Guzzi.
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Looks very good. And the specs are interesting, too.

My sense is that Moto Guzzi, like Triumph, is reading forums like this one and learning what folks want in their bikes. This bike appears to have everything I want in a cruiser (although I don't know its alternator capacity): cruise, abs, decent size tank, shaft drive, cast wheels, not too large, and nice looks.

I can't wait to learn more about it.

Now if only MG would take some to Daytona Bikeweek so we could test drive them.
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Old 04-15-2013, 04:30 PM   #268
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What a sexy beast this California is!

Looks like the rider's left leg is mashed against the cylinder in this photo:

Surely it couldn't be that tight, else your leg would be bruised and cooked in no time.
Ping Jamie Elvidge. She is an inmate here and wrote the review for Cycle World.
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Old 04-15-2013, 04:34 PM   #269
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Three modes! Your kidding!

No way a 1400 cc Guzzi is going to be a power crusier!
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Found the accessories page. It is here.

Also tech specs, here.

And for more pics, there is a gallery here.

And an article at Cycle World.


Looks like an interesting blend of old and new.



There is ride-by-wire with three modes, LED running lights, traction control, elec cruise control, single throttle body (so no need to balance throttles), twin-plug heads, twin lambda probes, enormous oil cooler low behind front wheel where it is vulnerable to road junk, proper touring front mudguard (fender) with mudflap (I want the bike just for that. )

Engine hangs from the frame on three rubber-bushed rods.

Base wet weight of the cruiser is 300kg (660lbs). About the same as a fully equipped Stelvio NTX, IIRC.

The Touring version is quoted at 322kg wet, or 337 "fully equipped", whatever that means.

A lot of metal there. i have a feeling this will be expensive.
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Old 04-15-2013, 04:42 PM   #270
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Rider's Hill Dahlonega, GA has a couple for sale...and I believe a demo model, too

I am not in the market as I just moved from my Stelvio to a '12 DL650 and a touring rig is in the distant future, but thought someone may want to swing by and take a look. Great folks to deal with over there

Very nice looking bike, too, IMO...I hope Guzzi did all of there homework and this thing is ready for prime time as it is sure to turn some heads towards the boot shaped country.
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